Nov 03, 2021 02:40 PM IST
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.
- Nov 02, 2021 03:25 PM IST
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.
- Nov 01, 2021 10:12 AM IST
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.
- Oct 29, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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.
- Oct 28, 2021 02:14 PM IST
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.
- Oct 06, 2021 01:02 PM IST
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."
- Sep 29, 2021 05:01 PM IST
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.
- Sep 28, 2021 08:57 PM IST
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.
- Sep 28, 2021 01:23 PM IST
''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.
- Jul 23, 2021 03:27 PM IST
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.
- Dec 02, 2020 03:32 PM IST
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.
- Nov 17, 2020 04:37 PM IST
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.
- Nov 11, 2020 10:52 PM IST
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.
- Nov 09, 2020 03:15 PM IST
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.
- Nov 09, 2018 12:32 PM IST
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.
- Nov 07, 2018 05:40 PM IST
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.
- Oct 23, 2018 07:41 PM IST
Several online websites such as crackermart, buyonlinecrackers, mycrackers.com, patakewala.com have flashed messages on their site that online orders are closed
- Oct 23, 2018 07:33 PM IST
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.
- Aug 01, 2018 09:02 PM IST
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.
- Oct 27, 2017 03:05 PM IST
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.
- Oct 18, 2017 10:07 AM IST
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.
- Oct 29, 2016 01:12 PM IST
According to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Fire Crackers Association president Sanjay Bhope, the wholesalers in entire Hyderabad and Secunderabad are not selling Chinese crackers.