FIREWORKS

  • Fireworks, lighting at Amritsar's Golden Temple October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, was lighted up on Thursday in festive spirit in this Sikh holy city in Punjab. Fireworks display and millions of lights around the whole complex saw thousands of devotees turning up for the occasion. The day is celebrated in...
  • Funeral director to send his father out with a bang: Fireworks packed with dead father's remains to be launched skyward in final goodbye October 23, 2014

    Springfield, Mo.: A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway. Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver's cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his family's goodbye. Carver's family is...
  • 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...
  • Fireworks manufacturers wary of influx of Chinese crackers October 13, 2014

    Sivakasi: With less than 10 days to go for Diwali, Tamil Nadu fireworks manufacturers are gearing up for the festival with new varieties of crackers to compete against those made in Chinese as their influx was posing a threat to the Rs 3000-crore domestic industry. Eight new varieties of crackers have...
  • Watch: Bastille Day fireworks lit up Eiffel Tower July 15, 2014

    Spectacular firework display over Eiffel Tower as France marks the centenary of World WarI on Bastille Day. Bastille prison by angry Paris crowds that helped spark the French Revolution as France marks the centenary of World WarI on Bastille Day. ...
  • Watch: Ever been 'inside' a fireworks display? The world's trippiest video of a fireworks show was captured from a drone July 8, 2014

    This video will give you the feeling of flying through a firework show. Shot with a DJI Phantom 2 and filmed with a GoPro Hero 3 silver, this video is the trippiest thing you will see all day. ...
  • Watch: This viral video of a toddler watching fireworks for the first time is absolutely hilarious May 13, 2014

    Combine an overexcited toddler, a massive fireworks display and you have complete hilarity. A toddler was taken to see a fireworks display for the first time in his life. His reaction was so hilariously cute that the video went viral on YouTube. ...
  • Ahead of LS polls, DMs asked to check stock of ammunition, fireworks March 27, 2014

    In view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, directives were on Thursday issued to all district magistrates to check stock of ammunition, fireworks and explosives to prevent their misuse during elections. "If stock of ammunition, fireworks and explosives of licence holders was found more than the prescribed quantity, or any person making illegal stock of prohibited...
  • Dubai celebrates New Year with record setting display of fireworks January 1, 2014

    Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year's Eve which lasted around six minutes, with...
  • Watch: Fireworks at the Statue of Liberty as US celebrates Independence Day July 5, 2013

    The Statue of Liberty reopened on July 4, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom, as Americans around the country celebrated with fireworks and parades its Independence Day. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Explosion in fireworks unit kills one January 3, 2013

    Pudukottai: A 42yearold worker was killed and two others were seriously injured in a blast at a firework factory near Alangudi here, police said on Thursday. The victims were packing chemicals when the blast, caused by friction, ripped through the godown of the factory at Annanagar near Alangudi here Wednesday...
  • I have a split personality: Katy Perry June 29, 2012

    London: Pop star Katy Perry says she sometimes feels that she has a split personality. The Firework hitmaker also said that her outrageous outfit choices reflect her moods at the time and that is why her creations are sometimes bizarre because she feels a mixture of emotions, reported Femalefirst. "My sense...
  • Fireworks, parades, hot dogs: US celebrates 4th July 5, 2011

    New York: The nation's most extravagant display of July 4 fireworks Monday was a triumphant celebration that turned sober briefly to commemorate the 10year mark since the Sept. 11 attacks. Tens of thousands of people from around the world streamed to Manhattan's West Side to see the pyrotechnics show over the...
  • Paris explodes with Europe's longest fireworks display September 14, 2009

    Paris: The baroque style park at St Cloud in Paris is normally a place of calm and tranquillity, but on Saturday (September 12) it erupted into a deafening celebration of music and explosives. The 18th century cascade there was illuminated by fireworks for twoandahalf hours, making it the longest firework...
  • Sixteen burnt to death in fireworks factory fire July 8, 2009

    Madurai: Sixteen people were burnt to death and more than 25 others suffered serious injuries when a major fire raged through a fireworks factory and godown at Vadakkampatti near Madurai on Tuesday. Eight persons died on the spot while others succumbed to the burn injuries either on way to or at...
  • 5 feared dead in Madhya Pradesh factory explosions July 5, 2009

    Singrauli (Madhya Pradesh): At least five people were feared dead and around 100 injured late Sunday when multiple blasts triggered massive fire in two explosive factories in an industrial area of this Madhya Pradesh district, police and eyewitnesses said. The death toll may mount as the two factories in the Bairhan...
  • In pics: The many shades of Diwali in India October 28, 2008

    Fireworks illuminated the evening sky and earthen lamps dotted the houses as Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated across the country with traditional fervour and gaiety on Tuesday. ...
  • 28 killed in Rajasthan cracker factory blast October 23, 2008

    New Delhi: An accidental explosion ripped through an illegal fireworks factory in Rajasthan, killing at least 28 people, including 10 children, just days before Diwali. Police also said that at least 20 others were hurt after the explosion on Wednesday in Deeg, 30 kilometres from Bharatpur. "We now have a death...
  • Kerala gears up to celebrate Thrissur Pooram April 11, 2008

    Thrissur: It's time once again for the colourful Thrissur Pooram in Kerala which starts on April 16. With the historic festival being just under a week away, roundtheclock preparations are on at the two temples Thiruvambadi and Paramekkavu, which are the centre of this 200yearold festival. Vice President Thiruvambadi Dvaswom P. Chandrasekharan...
  • World breaks into song and dance to ring in 2008 December 31, 2007

    New Delhi: Over a million revelers cheered as fireworks sprayed from Sydney's iconic Harbor Bridge in a massive display at the stroke of midnight as Australia ushered in 2008 and kicked off worldwide New Year celebrations on Monday night. At New York's Times Square, the New Year's Eve Ball celebrated its...
  • Fireworks over festival in Kerala April 2, 2007

    Thiruvananthapuram: It's festival time in Kerala and temples are gearing up for the big day with Thrissur Pooram round the corner but danger of accidents involving fireworks looms large yet again. More than half a dozen people have died while making firecrackers in the state and a large number have...
  • Mumbai fireworks set to crack a record October 19, 2006

    New Delhi: Diwali is a time for sweets, gifts and of course fire crackers. And this time the fire works are all set to crack its way to the records in Mumbai and everyone can prepare themselves to be blown away. However, how long would a chain of firecrackers be?...