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NEW DELHI: The petition seeking ban on firecrackers in NCR has been pending in the Supreme Court since 2015 but the court's approach had been inconsistent on the issue.

It will be a cacophony- and smoke-free Diwali this year+ in Delhi and in the National Capital Region (NCR) thanks to the Supreme Court (SC) which on Monday banned the sale of fireworks ahead of th

The Supreme Court has brought back the November 2016 ban on sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR region. This order effectively means that no firecrackers will be available for purchase before Diwali, which is on Oct 19, 2017

While no one factor may be termed as the biggest contributor to air pollution in Delhi, the morning after Diwali last year saw a massive spike in levels of air pollutants.

As the rise in air pollution has triggered concerns causing various organisations to uphold a clean and green Diwali, the Education Department has issued guidelines to all schools asking them to ob

While the single crackers were found to be within their permissible limits of 125 dB(A), with most measuring between 116 to 119 dB(A), they were still found to be higher than last year's highest re

Nashik: Nashik police has banned bursting crackers making noise 125dB (Decibels) or above beyond 4 meters. The ban will be effective till the night of November 6.

Under the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, firecrackers are recognised as one of the sources contributing to ambient noise in public places and some restrictions on their use have also been laid down.

PANJIM: In a bid to minimise air and noise pollution during the Diwali season, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) to conduct a mass awaren

NEW DELHI: Delhi environment minister Imran Hussain has directed the environment department and Delhi Pollution Control Committee to complete the installation of 20 new air quality monitoring stati