Opinion  /  Published 24.11.21

History of firecrackers offers clues to silence them

The big bang began with the baozhu. Almost two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Chinese — the progenitors of many human inventions — had committed the original sin: they ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

India  /  Published 31.10.21

Haryana bans firecrackers in 14 NCR districts

The Haryana government on Sunday imposed a ban with immediate effect on the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in 14 of its districts in the National Capital Region while restrictions were impos...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Chandigarh

India  /  Published 29.10.21

Celebration cannot be at cost of others' health: SC

Celebration cannot be at the cost of others' health, the Supreme Court said on Friday and clarified that while there is no total ban on use of firecrackers, those fireworks which contain Barium sa...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 09.11.20

Undaunted, hubs promise fireworks

Two-sound shells: Rs 250-Rs 260 apiece  Three-sound shells: Rs 250-Rs 290 apiece  Chocolate bombs: Rs 100-Rs 150 a packet  Tubri, rang mashal, phuljhuri, shells and chocolate bombs &...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.11.20

Forget fireworks. You can still shop

Fireworks are off the table in most major shopping hubs in Calcutta, including Burrabazar, Hatibagan, Kumartuli and Ultadanga, this year and colourful lamps in various shapes and sizes, ready-to-make ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 06.11.20

Toxic fumes: Banning fireworks

Sir — The West Bengal government has ‘advised’ people against the use of firecrackers during Diwali and Kali Puja in view of the Covid-19 pandemic (“Advice against crackers&rdq...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.20

Covid: advice against crackers

By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.11.20

Steel city cracker dealers raided

Steel city police raided the premises of six firecracker dealers at Jugsalai and seized goods worth several lakhs on Sunday evening, Dhalbhum sub-divisional officer (SDO),  Nitish Kumar sai...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.19

Green Diwali

It was a fireworks display as bright as any other except that the dark night did not get engulfed by white clouds of smoke thereafter. Visitors neither had to cover their noses nor shield their ears f...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 07.07.19

Treasures of the Trash Museum

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. And what better way to manifest this other than the Museum of Trash in East Harlem of New York? Last week, the Foundation for New York’s Stronges...
By Suhashini Sarkar


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