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No pichkaris, no water balloons or bags, no gulal — in short, a dry Holi with no colours.

PATNA: Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) has appealed to the residents to avoid burning polythene bags, plastic sacks and other non-combustible items during Holika Dahan, which is a tradi

“Turmeric powder, flowers of marigold and flame of the forest, raw waste of beetroot and spinach and kattha used in paan are used as ingredients to obtain colour pigments."

AGRA: The lighting of bonfire as a replay of burning of Holika symbolizing the victory of good over evil, now seems to have a not-so-holy side.

Holi festivities this year has come between the crucial board exams and a raging swine flu outbreak in the city and its peripheral areas.

While people prepare to celebrate the festival of Holi on March 6, scientists suggest precautions to avoid the harmful effects of colours containing toxic chemicals and adulterated food items.

With Holi just round the corner, green activists are seeing red as rules to burn only dead trees are set to be flouted by many in the festival.

KANPUR: The burning of Holikas will once again witness the use of green trees and branches.

With Holi just around the corner, doctors have begun warning people against chemical-laden colours available in the market.

As a measure to check pollution during Diwali festival this year, Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPCB) will conduct a survey at local markets to examine firecrackers for the level of pollu