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As residents celebrated Deepavali with enthusiasm and fervour, air pollution levels in the city crossed permissible limits on Saturday.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), particulate matter (PM) in the air in Mumbai is set to increase this Diwali, making the air more polluted as compare

KOLKATA: If cops ensured that the city remains quiet on Kali Puja, it needed a divine intervention to neutralize the air pollution triggered by bursting of 'safe' firecrackers.

He was making big bucks as a firecracker vendor. But a tragic incident in the early 1980s in which people lost lives after a cracker shop caught fire turned him against his own livelihood.

Jaipur: When the entire city is immersed in celebrations, a group of animal rights activist is working overtime rescuing animals suffered due to burn injuries and exposed to high-decibel sounds.

KOLKATA: Diwali turned out to be decidedly noisier than Kali Puja as the decibel count crept up steadily as the evening progressed on Sunday.

Concentration levels of harmful particulate matter were on average three times the standards.

Noida/Ghaziabad: The pollution levels have gone beyond proportional limits in Noida and Ghaziabad even before Diwali, an indication that it could reach "scary" heights once the festival gets over.

Lucknow: People suffering from asthma, bronchitis and other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) should take extra care of themselves during Diwali as experts say their medical condition c

A firecracker shop set up outside a supermarket, flouting all norms, at Ashok Nagar in the city | ashwin prasath