The Supreme Court in 2017 suspended the sale of firecrackers till November 1 to curb the alarming air pollution in New Delhi. The ban was on the sale of firecrackers, not the use of it. In August, 2018, Centre ruled out the nationwide ban on firecrackers. They suggested a freeze on the production of Laris or series crackers.
06 Nov 2020
Bursting or selling firecrackers in the national capital this season could invite a fine of up to Rs. 1 lakh, Delhi's Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.
01 Jan 2019
Even as the national capital continued its battle with toxic air, several instances of firecracker bursting, before and after the time limit fixed by the apex court, were observed in Delhi-NCR during New Year celebrations.
29 Dec 2018
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed the Delhi Police to ensure the apex court order on burning firecrackers is complied with on New Year.
07 Nov 2018
In a bizarre and equally shocking incident, a drunk man set vehicles on fire in Delhi's Madangir area on Tuesday.
04 Nov 2018
In a first case, the Delhi police arrested a Ghazipur-based man on Saturday after he didn't follow the Supreme Court orders and burst crackers.
02 Nov 2018
Ahead of Diwali, dealers have decided to voluntarily shut their firecrackers shops in Old Delhi as they are confused about the Supreme Court order.
31 Oct 2018
The Supreme Court today clarified that firecrackers other than green crackers will not be sold in the Delhi-NCR region this Diwali and other festivals.
23 Oct 2018
The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court's order which permitted the sale and manufacture of low emission "green" firecrackers countrywide but fixed a two-hour time period from 8pm to 10pm for bursting them on Diwali and other festivals.
23 Oct 2018
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to put a blanket ban on the sale of firecrackers but said that only low emission firecrackers should be sold by licensed sellers.
16 Jan 2018
Scientists in India are developing electronic or e-crackers that will neither emit smoke nor be a fire hazard, in order to promote a smokeless and pollution-free Diwali.
19 Oct 2017
Despite the SC ban on firecrackers, Delhiites should brace for a very polluted Diwali.
18 Oct 2017
Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, known for his frequent communal comments, is at it again.
18 Oct 2017
Turns out the SC ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR might not even have the intended results.
17 Oct 2017
As Delhi continues to reach dangerously high air pollution levels, diesel generators have been banned, under the new Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) enforced today to combat pollution.
17 Oct 2017
Traders were already suffering from the blows of demonetization and GST, both of which hit business severely.
14 Oct 2017
As if Delhi was not crumbling under pollution from coal plants and exhaust from cars, high imports of a fuel more polluting than diesel and petrol, petcoke, adds to Delhi's pollution woes.
13 Oct 2017
The SC has refused to modify its ban on firecrackers over allegations of communal targeting. It has urged people not to politicize the issue.
12 Oct 2017
The latest to slam the SC ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR is Baba Ramdev. The Patanjali founder has said the apex court's order targeted a particular community.
11 Oct 2017
Despite the ban on firecrackers in Delhi, you can still procure some legally. It won't be easy though: you will have to undertake a six-eight hour journey costing few thousands.
11 Oct 2017
After the SC upheld the ban on selling firecrackers in Delhi-NCR region till November 1, Maharashtra's environment minister Ramdas Kadam hinted that he might talk to CM Devendra Fadnavis if a similar ban can be proposed in Maharashtra.
09 Oct 2017
Delhiites will have to settle for a silent Diwali this year. In a bid to check pollution, the SC has ruled that no firecrackers would be sold on the festival this time.
14 Sep 2017
The NGT has dismissed a plea by the Centre against its ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR. "One diesel vehicle causes pollution equal to 24 petrol vehicles and 40 CNG vehicles," it observed.
13 Sep 2017
Ahead of Diwali, the SC has lifted a ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR. The ban had come last year after poor quality of air was recorded during and after Diwali.
01 Aug 2017
The SC has banned five chemicals in fireworks- antimony, lithium, mercury, lead and arsenic -which increase air and noise pollution.