Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicFirecrackers

Topic: firecrackers

Most in India’s Hindi belt support fireworks sale ban. Don’t let TV tell you otherwise

Religion not above all, survey of 15,0000 Indians on Diwali cracker ban shows.

This is what happens to those arrested in Delhi-NCR for bursting firecrackers around Diwali

Delhi Police data shows 281 people — 138 for selling and supplying firecrackers and 143 for bursting them — were arrested between 28 September and Diwali on 4 November.

Higher wind speed flushes out pollution in Delhi, air quality improves slightly

Due to bursting of crackers on Diwali, Delhi recorded its poorest air quality in five years. The winds are expected to flush out pollutants further over the next two days, experts said.

Delhi records worst air quality in five years a day after Diwali

Residents flouting firecracker ban & emissions from farm fires peaking at 36% push Delhi's 24-hour average air quality index after Diwali to 462.

‘BJP made people burst crackers on Diwali’, Delhi govt says after air quality turns ‘severe’

Environment Minister Gopal Rai Friday said that Delhi's base pollution has remained the same & two factors — firecrackers and stubble burning — have added to the poor air quality.

2 in 3 families won’t burn crackers this Diwali, but 53% don’t support ban, says survey

LocalCircles survey shows 42% of households want 'some form of ban' on crackers. Of those who don't plan to burst them, 63% cite air pollution as the reason why.

Noida shopkeeper arrested for allegedly carrying 21.5 kg firecrackers amid cracker ban

According to the police, Lal was arrested on Friday when a police team deployed on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg intercepted his vehicle after a brief chase and recovered the firecrackers.

Can’t allow people to suffer and die — SC lashes out at firecracker makers

The apex court noted that manufacturers such as Hindustan Fireworks and Standard Fireworks purchased barium in huge quantities and used these chemicals in the fireworks.

Can’t infringe right to life of others under guise of employment — SC on firecrackers

The apex court said its prime focus is the right to life of innocent citizens and a balance needs to be struck between employment, unemployment and the right to life of citizens.

Chinese fireworks ban to green crackers, Rs 1 lakh penalty — What states are doing for Diwali

Across India, different restrictions have been imposed on sale and use of firecrackers during the festive season in light of high levels of air pollution. A look at what they are.

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YourTurn

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Not Shinde vs Uddhav, Shiv Sena has an identity crisis. Choose Hindutva or get a makeover

In the see-saw game between the Shinde faction and the Uddhav group, no guess is a good guess. The big question for Shiv Sena is about its ideology.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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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.
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