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The air quality of Delhi has till now been “relatively better” as compared to last year, the government today said in a statement a day after the Supreme Court-appointed EPCA pulled up the NCR stat

Firecrackers would be available in Delhi NCR and people could procure and use it to celebrate Dussehara and Diwali in coming festive seasons as the Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted ban on their sale

SC pulls up govt over ‘mere paperwork’

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Delhi government was being “lethargic” about taking proactive steps to counter air pollution.

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court's decision to lift the ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi NCR by once again allowing permanent licences for sale and retail of firecrackers has received a mix respons

Air pollution is dependent on several factors like industries, aviation, railways and construction activities.

The Supreme Court sought to know which chemicals should not be used beyond a limit in the firecrackers and observed that guidelines on this have to be laid down.

Diwali is one of the major and most important festivals celebrated all over India which falls in the period late October to early November every year. It is associated with burning of firecrackers especially during the night of Diwali day that leads to degradation of air quality that lasts for a longer duration of time. Firecrackers on burning releases huge amount of trace gases such as NOx, CO, SO2 and O3 and huge amount of aerosols and particulate matter.

All states, including Delhi, have been asked by the National Green Tribunal to issue guidelines on manufacture, sale and burning of firecrackers keeping in mind that these were a major source of po

Even though city residents might have heaved a sigh of relief after a decrease in pollution level was reported in the city during Diwali, the situation is actually grim as a majority of pollution s

KOLKATA: The jury is still out on whether the city stuck to sound norms this Diwali but a survey conducted by ENT specialists revealed that the bursting of firecrackers led to a 27% rise in tinnitu