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The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) has directed officials to ensure strict implementation of the Supreme Court’s order on bursting of firecrackers during Diwali and other festiv

Diwali may be two weeks away, but the air quality in Gurgaon has already dropped to ‘very poor’.

Delhi's air quality continued to be in the 'poor' category Tuesday, with the Environment minister directing all officers and agencies to be in "war mode" to combat air pollution.

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused a blanket ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers across the country, but said that only 'green' firecrackers will be sold which are less pollut

Hours after the Supreme Court order regulating use of fire crackers across the country, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) sprung into action.

The Supreme Court ruled out imposing a complete ban on the sale of firecrackers during Diwali but put certain conditions in place for the sale and use of firecrackers.

Sivakasi's fire industry is not just battling ban but many questions are raised on its not so enviable safety record.

NEW DELHI: Delhi government on Wednesday suggested to the National Green Tribunal to put a regulatory mechanism in place to restrain use of polluting firecrackers in the capital rather than putting

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Arjun Gopal & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/08/2018 regarding pollution problems which occurs due to firecrackers during Diwali. Supreme Court asks the Union of India/Ministry of Environment to come out with concrete suggestions to deal with these problems.

Justice Sikri said, "Diwali is a festival of lights. Firecrackers are not necessary to bring people together. People can be brought together by distributing and sharing sweets also."