CRACKERS

  • PM Modi praises clean up efforts after Diwali firecrackers bursting October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the public for their efforts towards cleaning up the dirt left behind after bursting of firecrackers on Diwali. In tweets posted on the Prime Minister's Office twitter handle, Modi said: "Several friends told me that a lot of people cleaned the areas...
  • Watct: The Week That Wasn't Diwali special with Cyrus Broacha October 24, 2014

    On this Diwali special show of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha advises not to burst crackers. He also takes on the BJP's celebrations in Maharashtra after sweeping the elections. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus advises not to burst crackers on Diwali October 24, 2014

    To curb the air pollution on Diwali, Cyrus Broacha urges his viewers to not burst crackers. ...
  • Delhi air quality deteriorates alarmingly post-Diwali, pollution 5 times higher than normal October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Air quality in the national capital deteriorated alarmingly a day after Diwali as pollution levels spiked more than five times higher than normal leaving many at the risk of respiratory problems. The Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM), which directly affects breathing, has gone up by five times from the...
  • Our effort to reduce use of crackers has not been successful, CSE admits October 24, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Programme manager of Centre for Science and Environment Vivek Chatopaday said that their efforts to reduce use of crackers had not been successful. "We saw pollution levels reaching upto 10 times higher than normal," said Chatopaday. ...
  • High level of pollution in cities across India after Diwali, Faridabad maintains prescribed standards October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: After the celebrations, in the the fallout of Diwali, the quality of air has gone alarmingly bad across the country. The Met department has predicted that the air will stay polluted for the next two days. On Thursday, the national capital recorded 210 micro grams per cubic metre...
  • Jaipur: Seven people killed in cracker shop fire October 23, 2014

    Jaipur: At least seven people were killed early on Thursday in a fire at a firecracker shop in Rajasthan's Barmer district, police said. The incident took place around 1 am at the shop in Balotra area of the district, over 430 kms from the state capital Jaipur. "We have so far recovered...
  • Faridabad cracker market fire: Fire station officer suspended, 5 injured October 22, 2014

    Faridabad: A day after a huge fire erupted at a cracker market on the Dussehra ground in Faridabad, the fire station officer has now been suspended. 5 people have been injured and over 200 makeshift stalls and 20 vehicles have been burnt. Police authorities have said that the fire is...
  • Celebrate this Diwali with Modi crackers, Priyanka sparklers October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Narendra Modi wave swept the political arena, it seems to be doing the same in the markets this Diwali. With markets being adorned with diyas, lights, paper candles, crackers, people are flocking the place looking for particular kinds of crackers and sparklers. After Modi t-shirt, mugs, badges,...
  • Faridabad cracker market fire: Vendors helpless, hundreds of onlookers, no police October 22, 2014

    Just a day ahead of Diwali people banking on the sale of crackers in Faridabad are reduced to tears, worried and have just one question - what next? A morning after a huge fire gutted Faridabad's biggest cracker market at the Dussehra Ground, there were hundreds of onlookers gathered at...
  • Faridabad: Cracker market goes up in flames October 22, 2014

    Around 200 shops were reduced to ashes when a massive fire engulfed a cracker market in Faridabad's Dussehra Ground on Tuesday evening. ...
  • Faridabad: A dark Diwali for vendors who sold crackers at Dussehra Ground October 21, 2014

    Faridabad: Ajay Batra, a middle-aged businessman, was one of those who lost their shops and vehicles in the huge fire that gutted over 200 cracker stalls at Faridabad's Dussehra Ground on Tuesday evening. And like anyone in his situation, Batra was rightly outraged. "We paid hefty fire safety charges when we got...
  • Watch: Over 200 stalls gutted in fire at Dussehra Ground in Faridabad October 21, 2014

    Over 200 shops were gutted in a huge fire at a cracker market in Faridabad's famous Dussehra Ground on Tuesday evening. Five people were reportedly injured and 20 cars were damaged in the fire. ...
  • Faridabad: Over 200 stalls gutted in fire at Dussehra Ground, three injured October 21, 2014

    Over 200 shops were gutted in a huge fire at a cracker market in Faridabad's famous Dussehra Ground on Tuesday evening. Five people were reportedly injured and 20 cars were damaged in the fire. ...
  • Faridabad: Over 200 stalls gutted in fire at cracker market at Dussehra Ground October 21, 2014

    Faridabad: Over 200 shops were gutted in a huge fire at a cracker market in Faridabad's famous Dussehra Ground on Tuesday evening. The number of injuries and deaths is still not confirmed as the police say that five people were hurt but eyewitnesses put the figure at 20. Around 20 cars...
  • Andhra: Toll in cracker manufacturing unit explosion climbs to 17 October 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: The toll in the explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit at Vakatippa village in East Godavari district on Tuesday rose to 17 with six more persons succumbing to burns at a local hospital, police said. The toll in the explosion has now climbed to 17 from 11, after six...
  • Assam government's aid gives a new lease of life to the state's 130-year-old fireworks industry this Diwali October 20, 2014

    Barpeta: As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, the 130-year-old firework industry in Assam is getting a new lease of life this festive season. The state government's aid of almost Rs 7 crore is trying to fire-up the industry once again. The Barpeta fireworks industry in lower Assam was started way...
  • Noida: Teacher beats up student for carrying fire crackers to school October 18, 2014

    Greater Noida: A class ninth student was allegedly beaten up by a teacher for carrying fire-crackers to school, following which his parents and kin assaulted the teacher Friday, police said. The incident occurred when Pushpinder was caught carrying fire-cracker to school in Jarcha area by his PT teacher, who allegedly beat...
  • Lucknow: Cracker factory blast kills six, injures 14 others September 20, 2014

    Lucknow: A major blast in a cracker factory in Lucknow killed six people and injured 14 others on Saturday morning. The incident is reported from Mohanlalganj area in Lucknow. The cracker factory is reported to be an illegal establishment. More information is awaited. ...
  • Sivakasi: Two dead, five injured in cracker factory fire June 25, 2014

    Sivakasi: Two people died and five others suffered injuries when a fire broke out at a cracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi on Wednesday. Fire tenders were pressed into service and have successfully doused off the flames. Sivakasi, known for its cracker and match sticks factories has witnessed several such fatal...
  • Five children injured in cracker explosion in Shrawasti June 3, 2014

    Five children were injured on Tuesday in a fireworks explosion in Shrawastiwith villagers claiming that the kids were imitating a movie scene shot in the area some time back. The children had collected the left over crackers after a wedding. They filled them in a bottle and set it afire, leading...
  • Clashes over bursting of fire crackers during marriage ceremony May 24, 2014

    Clashes took place in an Uttar Pradesh village following an argument over bursting of fire crackers during a marriage ceremony, police said Saturday. The clashes erupted Friday night in Pratapgarh district's Gajadharpur village, police officials told reporters. Members of a community objected to the bursting of fire crackers leading to a brawl....
  • Six killed in firecracker manufacturing unit explosion May 13, 2014

    At least six people were killed in an explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh, police said Tuesday. The accident occurred on Monday in Sultanpur district's Jaitapur village and killed six members of a family Chand Babu (20), Islam (18), Ajay Bheem (20), Mohd Ramzan (12), Mohd...
  • All cracker units to be inspected, says home minister Babulal Gaur May 5, 2014

    Taking a serious view of a recent fire in a cracker factory at Badnagar in Ujjain district which claimed 18 lives, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur said in Bhopal on Monday that all cracker units will be inspected and directed officials to ensure safety measures at these units. After inspecting...
  • Ujjain: Fire at a cracker factory, 15 feared dead, toll likely to rise May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Fifteen persons, including three children were killed in a major fire at a cracker factory in Badnagar, Ujjain on Saturday evening. The Madhya Pradesh government announced ex gratia of Rs 1.50 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured. The cracker factory, located near...
  • 15 labourers killed as fire breaks out in cracker factory, compensation of Rs 1.50 lakh announced May 3, 2014

    Fifteen persons, including three children were killed in a major fire at a cracker factory in Badnagar town in the district on Saturday, police said. The cracker factory, located near Khob Darwaza area in the city caught fire around 4.45 PM, in which eight women, four men and three children were...
  • News 360: Major fire in cracker factory in Mumbai, 9 dead February 27, 2014

    A major fire broke out on Thursday evening at a cracker factory in Alibaug near Mumbai. At least nine people are feared dead in the incident. The incident took place around 3 pm. ...
  • FTP: Crackers and pollution: Should crackers be banned on Diwali? November 5, 2013

    The national capital is feeling the aftereffects of Diwali as air pollution levels peaked in Delhi on Sunday evening. Reports show harmful Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur Dioxide were all above their permissible levels even on Monday morning. ...
  • Delhi: Pollution levels on the rise this Diwali November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: After all the festivities is the unhealthy news as the national capital is feeling the aftereffects of Diwali. Air pollution levels peaked in Delhi on Sunday evening as reports show harmful Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur Dioxide, all well above their permissible levels even on Monday morning. This...
  • Kolkata: Over 200 held for bursting prohibited sound crackers November 3, 2013

    Over 200 people were arrested from various parts of the city on Kali puja night for bursting prohibited sound crackers and indulging in unruly behaviour. They were arrested in nightlong operations for bursting prohibited sound crackers on Saturday night like chocolate bombs and other fire crackers which exceed the sound limit...