NEW DELHI: A report submitted in the Supreme Court last week by Harish Salve, the amicus curiae in air pollution matters, highlighted how the Union environment ministry's stand on various measures

The only official document on the ‘known health impact’ of fireworks is a compilation of findings of surveys, put together by Central Pollution Control Board.

Firecrackers are undoubtedly a threat to environment and our health, but it may not be possible to accurately measure how effective this ban will be

Senior advocate and amicus curiae Harish Salve, on Wednesday (October 11, 2017), told the Supreme Court that the union government is contradicting its own reports and stand on various air pollution issues. While reading out the affidavit filed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEF&CC) in response to Comprehensive Action Plan prepared by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA)

City residents, too, appeared split on the court order.

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court order banning sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR has been welcomed by doctors.

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

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has slammed the state governments for their "casual and chalta hai" attitude towards environment protection and controlling pollution by not appointing people with prof

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