Saturday, 21 May, 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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Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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