Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicFirecracker ban

Topic: firecracker ban

SC refuses to interfere with Calcutta HC cracker ban, says preserving life more important

The top court, hearing a plea by a firecracker maker, said it is a time when preservation of life is more important and the high court knows what is needed at ground level.

Mumbai civic body bans firecrackers ahead of Diwali, makes few exceptions for Laxmi Pujan

BMC permitted use of 'mild firecrackers' on Laxmi Pujan, saying Mumbaikars can use 'anar' and 'fulzadi' at their private premises on that day.

BJP leader Vijay Goel, traders stage protest against AAP govt ban on firecrackers

Goel questioned Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for his sudden decision, which, he said, has put the lives of many businessmen at stake.

Ban on fire crackers not required, Punjab tells NGT

Punjab govt said there is no need for a ban on use of fire crackers as no part of the state falls in NCR and apprised NGT about measures taken for checking air pollution.

Karnataka govt to issue order banning use of firecrackers during Diwali, says Yediyurappa

The Karnataka CM said the ban was imposed due to Covid-19 related reasons. Several states including Rajasthan, Odisha & Delhi have already prohibited the use & sale of firecrackers.

Delhi govt bans firecrackers, ramps up medical infrastructure ahead of Diwali

Taking to Twitter, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also said he has reviewed the Covid situation in Delhi and preparedness with the chief secretary and health officials.

Firecrackers ban caused a lot of unemployment while vehicles remain biggest polluters: Supreme Court

The top court observed that people involved in manufacturing of firecrackers have lost jobs and said the court does not wish to generate unemployment.

SC cracker ban fails: Can legal diktats alter cultural habits or did police not do enough?

The morning after Diwali, Delhi-NCR’s air quality was “hazardous”. The Supreme Court had allowed bursting of green crackers between 8 pm and 10 pm....

Delhi’s pollution crisis needs a political solution, not the Supreme Court

Unless Delhi’s pollution crisis gains political traction, the Supreme Court will be drawn further into the fire.

Don’t see SC’s Diwali cracker ban through a communal lens: Union minister M.A. Naqvi

Minority Affairs Minister and BJP’s Muslim face says if there is pollution because of any religion’s festival, action should be taken.

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Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
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RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.