Wednesday, 5 October, 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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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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