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  • Bursting firecrackers not matter of religion, let people breathe: Gopal Rai Nov 03, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    Bursting firecrackers not matter of religion, let people breathe: Gopal Rai

    Addressing a press conference here, Rai alleged that some people from Opposition parties were trying to sabotage the Delhi government’s fight against pollution by linking firecracker bursting to religion.

  • 2 in 3 households have no plans to burst crackers this Diwali: Survey Nov 02, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    2 in 3 households have no plans to burst crackers this Diwali: Survey

    Around 42 per cent of households are in favour of some type of ban on cracker-bursting on Diwali while 53 per cent are not in support of any restrictions, the survey conducted by LocalCircles showed.

  • Diwali 2021: Guidelines on bursting of firecrackers in different states of India; check details Nov 01, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Diwali 2021: Guidelines on bursting of firecrackers in different states of India; check details

    Diwali 2021: SC in its judgement said bursting of firecrackers causes pollution and has banned bursting of firecrackers. Firecrackers that contains Barium salts are prohibited and there is no blanket ban, the court clarified.

  • Plea mentioned in HC for urgent hearing against Delhi govt's complete ban on sale, use of firecrackers Oct 29, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Plea mentioned in HC for urgent hearing against Delhi govt's complete ban on sale, use of firecrackers

    The Delhi high court had on Thursday listed the petition for further hearing on December 13 as the main counsel for the petitioner was not available.

  • Delhi HC to hear on December 13 plea against Delhi govt's complete ban on sale, use of firecrackers Oct 28, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    Delhi HC to hear on December 13 plea against Delhi govt's complete ban on sale, use of firecrackers

    A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh listed the matter for December 13 as the main counsel for the petitioner was not available today.

  • SC raps firecracker manufacturers for violating court orders Oct 06, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    SC raps firecracker manufacturers for violating court orders

    Citing a recent CBI report, which revealed that manufacturers continue to maintain inventories of barium salts, the court said, "We are not averse to celebrations, but we cannot celebrate at the cost of others’ lives."

  • CBI report on use of toxic chemicals in firecrackers very serious, violation of court's orders: SC Sep 29, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    CBI report on use of toxic chemicals in firecrackers very serious, violation of court's orders: SC

    A bench of Justices M R Shah and A S Bopanna said the CBI has found harmful chemicals such as barium salts in the seized items.

  • Complete ban on bursting, sale of firecrackers in Delhi up to January 1 Sep 28, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Complete ban on bursting, sale of firecrackers in Delhi up to January 1

    According to the order, several experts have indicated a possibility of another surge of COVID-19 and largescale celebrations by bursting of firecrackers will result not only in agglomeration of people in violation of social distancing norms but also a high level of air pollution leading to serious health issues in Delhi.

  • Firecrackers: Cannot infringe right to life of other citizens under guise of employment, says SC Sep 28, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    Firecrackers: Cannot infringe right to life of other citizens under guise of employment, says SC

    ''We have to strike the balance between employment, unemployment and the right to life of the citizen. Under the guise of employment of few we cannot permit others to infringe the right to life of other citizens.

  • Ban on firecrackers: SC dismisses petition seeking repeal of NGT prohibition Jul 23, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    Ban on firecrackers: SC dismisses petition seeking repeal of NGT prohibition

    The order issued in December 2020 directed a “total ban on the sale and use of all kinds of firecrackers” during the COVID-19 pandemic in the national capital region (NCR) and all cities and towns, where ambient air quality or Air Quality Index (AQI) falls under 'poor' or worse category.

  • NGT directs complete ban on sale, use of firecrackers Dec 02, 2020 03:32 PM IST

    NGT directs complete ban on sale, use of firecrackers

    A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said its direction to restrict the use of firecrackers in cities/towns where air quality is 'moderate' or below to green crackers and for the duration of not more than two hours will continue.

  • BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi's 6-year-old granddaughter dies of cracker burns Nov 17, 2020 04:37 PM IST

    BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi's 6-year-old granddaughter dies of cracker burns

    The MP's aide said that Joshi’s granddaughter was bursting crackers with a couple of other children when the fire mishap took place in Prayagraj on November 16.

  • Diwali 2020: What will happen if you flout the firecracker ban? Nov 11, 2020 10:52 PM IST

    Diwali 2020: What will happen if you flout the firecracker ban?

    If a person is caught selling or bursting firecrackers this month, the offender will likely be booked under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on charges of disobeying an order promulgated by a public servant.

  • Diwali 2020 | A list of states that have banned firecrackers Nov 09, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Diwali 2020 | A list of states that have banned firecrackers

    Firecrackers hold risk of increasing air pollution and impacting the health of COVID-19 patients, besides the activity increasing the risk of infection among high-risk individuals such as children and senior citizens, states said.

  • Even if violated widely, SC order on firecrackers is good starting point for change: Experts Nov 09, 2018 12:32 PM IST

    Even if violated widely, SC order on firecrackers is good starting point for change: Experts

    But legal experts say the order is certainly implementable in the long run, even if it appears a monumental task now, and law enforcement agencies must be made accountable for the breaches that can hurt the ambitious efforts to combat pollution.

  • Burning of firecrackers in surrounding states also contributing to rise of pollution in Delhi: SAFAR Nov 07, 2018 05:40 PM IST

    Burning of firecrackers in surrounding states also contributing to rise of pollution in Delhi: SAFAR

    The air quality in Delhi-NCR Wednesday oscillated between poor and very poor categories. While the Central Pollution Control Board recorded the overall air quality index (AQI) in the national capital at 281, which falls in poor category, the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) recorded it at 319, which falls in very poor category.

  • Websites carry out SC ban on online sale of firecrackers Oct 23, 2018 07:41 PM IST

    Websites carry out SC ban on online sale of firecrackers

    Several online websites such as crackermart, buyonlinecrackers, mycrackers.com, patakewala.com have flashed messages on their site that online orders are closed

  • Podcast | Editor's pick of the day - A case of exploding firecrackers at the Supreme Court Oct 23, 2018 07:33 PM IST

    Podcast | Editor's pick of the day - A case of exploding firecrackers at the Supreme Court

    Judicial intervention on the use of firecrackers is nothing new for Delhi, but this is the first time that all of India will be celebrating Deepavali with such restrictions.

  • SC to examine whether there should be total ban on firecrackers Aug 01, 2018 09:02 PM IST

    SC to examine whether there should be total ban on firecrackers

    SC said around 20-25 percent of children in the city suffer from respiratory problems due to abnormally high levels of pollution during the festival.

  • Fresh plea in SC for extending ban on firecrackers in Delhi Oct 27, 2017 03:05 PM IST

    Fresh plea in SC for extending ban on firecrackers in Delhi

    A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it would consider whether the plea seeking extension of ban on firecrackers can be heard urgently.

  • Over 1,200 kg firecrackers seized, 29 held post Supreme Court ban on fireworks sale Oct 18, 2017 10:07 AM IST

    Over 1,200 kg firecrackers seized, 29 held post Supreme Court ban on fireworks sale

    After the Supreme Court order, Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik had directed the deputy commissioners of police of the 13 police districts to ensure that crackers are not sold in the city.

  • Boycott of Chinese crackers, green awareness 'impact' sale Oct 29, 2016 01:12 PM IST

    Boycott of Chinese crackers, green awareness 'impact' sale

    According to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Fire Crackers Association president Sanjay Bhope, the wholesalers in entire Hyderabad and Secunderabad are not selling Chinese crackers.

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