Crackers

  • Lucknow: Cracker factory blast kills six, injures 14 others 2 days ago

    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 6, 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...
  • Bangalore: 6 lakh students to celebrate ecofriendly Diwali November 2, 2013

    Bangalore: At least six lakh children across Bangalore have said no to crackers this Diwali and the State Pollution Control Board is confident that the initiative is going to make a big difference. High decibel levels, pollution and the possibility of getting injured these are what school children in...
  • TN: Fire at Kumbakonam cracker unit, 9 killed November 1, 2013

    Kumbakonam: Kumbakonam: Nine people have died and at least four others suffered injuries after a fire broke out at a cracker unit in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. The cause of the fire is yet to be known. The workers were at work in the unit when the crackers burst. The condition...
  • Watch: Modi crackers selling for Rs 1000 this Diwali October 29, 2013

    A week to go for Diwali and fire crackers with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's image are a huge success. The cracker is being sold for Rs 1000. Vendors said crackers with Modi's brand on them are giving the ones imported from China a stiff competition. ...
  • Middle-aged man arrested for throwing fire crackers inside White House fence September 17, 2013

    A man threw fire crackers over the north fence of the White House, hours after a shooting rampage at a Navy Yard in Washington that left at least 13 people dead. A middle-aged man was arrested near the White House after he threw fire crackers inside its fence, officials said. Immediately thereafter...
  • WB: Explosion in cracker factory kills two September 12, 2013

    Two persons were killed in an explosion in a cracker factory in West Midnapore district on Thursday. An explosion took place at the cracker factory in Thakurda Gurtala on Thursday morning, Additional Superintendent of Police, Kharagpur, B Chandrasekhar said. Two persons died in the explosion and many are injured, the ASP...
  • Tamil Nadu: Fire breaks out at the cracker factory in Sivakasi August 22, 2013

    Sivakasi: A major fire broke out at a cracker factory in Sivakasi on Thursday after an explosion. The fire broke out during the lunch hours on Thursday. Some fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze brought under control. The cause of the fire is still unknown. No causalities...
  • Odisha: One dead, eight injured in cracker explosion April 15, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: One person was killed and eight others injured, some of them critically, when one of the fire crackers they were making exploded in a village in Odisha's Puri district, police said on Monday. The incident occurred at Srikanthapur village under Pipili police station area, about 20 km from state capital...
  • Are crackers indispensible for Diwali celebrations? November 15, 2012

    Is it possible to celebrate Diwali without crackers? Well many clearly don't think so, till then a smokeless Diwali remains a distant future. ...
  • Is a cracker-less Diwali possible? November 14, 2012

    Diwali was less noisy but more polluted with nearly 50 per cent jump in toxic gases. ...
  • Delhi under the grip of smog due to Diwali crackers November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: In spite of the warnings, the citizens of Delhi burst a huge quantity of crackers on Diwali leading to a thick envelop of smoke in the capital. Compared to last year this time there were fewer fireworks, but the fear of smog came true and by evening smoke...
  • Diwali in AP: Dozens, including minister, injured November 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: Dozens of people, mostly children, were injured in accidents during Diwali celebrations in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday night. As many as 25 people, including 12 children, were brought to the government-run Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in Hyderabad. The children, all aged below 10 years, were admitted with grievous eye...
  • Delhi: Pollution data to be released today November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: It's the day after Diwali on Wednesday and the pollution control board will release it's data on pollution levels. Experts have warned that crackers would add to toxin levels in the atmosphere and cause the smog around the National Capital Region to return. People in the national capital...
  • Mumbai set to celebrate a greener Diwali November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Diwali in the maximum city, Mumbai, will be greener this year, thanks to the efforts of Sumaira Abdulali, an activist with NGO Aawaz Foundation, who for the last ten years has been working tirelessly to make this happen. Maximum city has been recording relatively noise-free Diwalis for the past...
  • Tamil Nadu: Fire in a house in Sivakasi, 3 dead September 28, 2012

    Sivakasi: In yet another case of fire in the cracker-making hub of Sivakasi, at least three people died on Friday. The fire broke out on Friday morning in a house resulting in the tragedy. Even though the fire was put out quickly, three people had already died. Earlier, on September 5 as...
  • Tamil Nadu: Show cause notices to 233 fire cracker units September 25, 2012

    Virudhunagar: As many as 233 firecracker units in Virudhunagar district were being issued show-cause notice by the district administration for violations. Also, the licenses of 48 units were suspended so far, said R Raju, District Revenue Officer of Virudhunagar. In the wake of the fire tragedy at a cracker unit...
  • Sivakasi fire: Factory owner Murugesan arrested September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Murugesan, the owner of the Sivakasi cracker factory, in which 37 people died and over 60 got injured in a massive fire, has been arrested on Sunday in Madurai. Investigations have confirmed that the factory was operating illegally and had been inspected less than 24 hours earlier and ordered...
  • Ground report: Sivakasi, a ticking time bomb September 7, 2012

    Sivakasi: Images of the recent accident in Sivakasi are still fresh. But locals here seem to have resigned themselves to a fate of playing with fire. Rajeshwari lost here husband and son in a similar accident three years ago. Her elder son still works at one of the fireworks factories...
  • 33% Sivakasi units don't have licence September 7, 2012

    Madurai: As many as 33 per cent of all crackers units in Virudhunagar district function illegally, especially ahead of Diwali, sources said on Wednesday. These firecracker units engage unskilled workers through the contract system and sell crackers through brokers, who supply it to other parts of the country. “These companies...