Crackers

  • News 360: Major fire in cracker factory in Mumbai, 9 dead 27-02-2014 08:28 PM

    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? 05-11-2013 11:03 PM

    The national capital is feeling the after-effects 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 04-11-2013 09:09 AM

    New Delhi: After all the festivities is the unhealthy news as the national capital is feeling the after-effects 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....
  • Kolkata: Over 200 held for bursting prohibited sound crackers 03-11-2013 03:42 PM

    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 night-long operations for bursting prohibited sound crackers on Saturday night like chocolate bombs and other fire crackers which exceed the sound...
  • Bangalore: 6 lakh students to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali 02-11-2013 12:08 PM

    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 01-11-2013 04:47 PM

    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...
  • Watch: Modi crackers selling for Rs 1000 this Diwali 29-10-2013 10:58 AM

    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 17-09-2013 10:07 AM

    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....
  • WB: Explosion in cracker factory kills two 12-09-2013 11:33 AM

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: Fire breaks out at the cracker factory in Sivakasi 22-08-2013 03:51 PM

    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...
  • Odisha: One dead, eight injured in cracker explosion 15-04-2013 10:20 AM

    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...
  • Are crackers indispensible for Diwali celebrations? 15-11-2012 07:18 PM

    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? 14-11-2012 11:50 PM

    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 14-11-2012 12:22 PM

    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 14-11-2012 11:55 AM

    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 14-11-2012 08:02 AM

    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 13-11-2012 08:39 AM

    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...
  • Diwali: Spare a thought for children of Sivakasi

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    One of the first things that we would be looking in a yearly calendar is the day Diwali would be celebrated. The Indians living in...

  • Fire crackers help railways deal with fog 09-01-2012 04:08 PM

    New Delhi: In these high-tech times, Indian Railways continues to rely on the age-old practice of bursting fire crackers on tracks to alert train drivers during dense fog. "Fire crackers continue to help us deal with fog. New technology supplements the decades old practice," said Y S Rajput, senior PRO,...
  • Diwali Dhamaka: Unleashing the child within us

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    Diwali is that time of the year when India celebrates itself. It's that time of the year when Indians across the world, irrespective of gender...

  • 8 killed in cracker factory fire near Indore 06-10-2011 02:42 PM

    Eight persons were killed and several others injured in fire at a cracker factory at Rau near Indore. ...
  • One killed in explosion in North Kolkata 01-10-2011 07:37 PM

    Kolkata: Ahead of the five-day Durga puja festival, a powerful explosion in a cracker factory rocked North Kolkata killing one person and injuring four others while pulling down a portion of a house in a congested area, police said. The blast occurred in an unauthorised cracker factory at Shyambazar, the...
  • This Diwali try going green 03-11-2010 11:03 AM

    This Diwali, some school children are showing the way on how to celebrate the festival of lights in an environment friendly way. ...
  • Harry Potter scores over SRK and Salman 29-10-2010 05:55 PM

    Bursting crackers is part of Diwali festivities. And this year ‘Harry Potter’ crackers are the flavour of the season. Followed by Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif crackers, in that order. It is interesting to note that a firang film character is generating better sales of...
  • Harry Potter scores over SRK and Salman 29-10-2010 05:55 PM

    Bursting crackers is part of Diwali festivities. And this year ‘Harry Potter’ crackers are the flavour of the season. Followed by Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif crackers, in that order. It is interesting to note that a firang film character is generating better sales of...
  • Karnataka govt to ban bursting dangerous crackers 27-10-2009 03:54 PM

    200-plus cases of burnt children are reported every Diwali ...
  • CJ finds out how cracker ban is flouted in Delhi 18-10-2009 01:26 PM

    Supreme Court has banned the use of firecrackers from 2100 hrs IST to 0600 hrs IST. But this rule is openly flouted in most parts of the countries. Citizen Journalist Devashish Bhattacharya takes a look at how people in the Capital are busy busting crackers post 2100 hrs IST. ...
  • Watch: 32 people killed in TN firecracker factory explosion 18-10-2009 12:59 PM

    The actual cause of the fire is not known yet. ...