Fire Breaks Out During Madurai's Santhana Mariyamman Temple Festival: Tamil Nadu
In Tamil Nadu's Madurai, during the celebrations of annual Santhana Mariyamman temple festival, a fire broke out. The fire gutted the temporary sheds, shops and vehicles. The sheds were laid to provide shelter to thousands of devotees that attend. Reportedly, no casualties were reported, and the fire was caused due to bursting of crackers. The Santhana Mariyamman temple festival takes place once a year, and is celebrated for a week.
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City Vendors Protest After Chandigarh Government Bans Fireworks
Chandigarh Administration placed a full ban on the sale and usage of fireworks on October 12 in the city until further notice. The decision was made during a meeting presided over by UT-Adviser Dharam Pal. Any disobedience of instructions would result in penalties under sections 51-60 of Disaster-Management-Act 2005, judicial action under Section-188 of IPC, and other related laws. However, cracker-dealers'-Association made a statement … read-more
Tags: Chandigarh, fire crackers, Banned, Firecracker Ban
Courtesy: The Indian Express
NGT Extends Cracker Ban Up To New Year In Cities With Poor AQI
Considering the COVID-19 spread, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has prolonged the prohibition of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR and cities with poor air quality. However, the NGT has allowed the use of green crackers between 11:55 PM-12:30 AM during Christmas and New Year only in areas with moderate or good AQI. The tribunal has also asked the district magistrates in Delhi-NCR to check the sale of firecrackers as per the guidelines.
Tags: Delhi-NCR, NGT, fire crackers, Air Pollution, Covid-19 Test, Smog
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Mizoram: Firecrackers To be Strictly Prohibited During Christmas & New Year's Eve
The Mizoram Cabinet has planned to prohibit use of firecrackers on the eve of Christmas and New Year, in-order to minimise the emission levels that could intensify COVID-19 and respiratory issues. A ban on sky lanterns, toy guns and other pyrotechnics has been imposed after the meeting held on November 24, hosted by Home Minister Lachamliana. There are 452 active Covid-19 cases in the province out of 3,710.
Tags: fire crackers, Mizoram, Ban, Christmas
Courtesy: The Hindu
Kolkata: Puja Community Members Destroy Firecrackers To Spread Awareness
After the Calcutta High Court banned the use and sale of firecrackers on Diwali, members of a Kali Puja community in Kolkata on November 12 destroyed firecrackers with water to spread awareness. In addition to Diwali, the court has also decided to restrict 'Chhath' and 'Kartik Puja' celebration to curb pollution. The High Court has warned that those, who flout the rules, would serve a six-month jail term.
Tags: Diwali, fire crackers, Pollution
Haryana Eases Ban On Firecrackers, Allows Bursting For 2 Hours
Taking a roll back from its two-day old order, Haryana's BJP-led government on November 8 diluted the blanket ban on sale of firecrackers in the state. Under the revised decision, the government has allowed people to burst crackers for two hours. The government said the restrictions have been imposed under the NGT guidelines to curb air pollution. Earlier, the government had imposed a total ban on firecrackers citing COVID-19 scare.
Tags: Haryana Government, Manohar Lal Khattar, fire crackers, Air Pollution, NGT
Courtesy: Economic Times
Tamil Nadu: CM Palaniswami Requests to Reconsider Decision on Cracker Ban
Tamil Nadu CM K. Palaniswami has requested Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to reconsider their decisions on the ban of firecrackers in their respective states. The CM, in a letter, stated that bursting crackers during Diwali is a part of people's 'cultural ethos'. He further cited the Apex Court's 2018 judgement, which allowed bursting of crackers for up to two hours considering the employment of workers in the… read-more
Tags: fire crackers, Ban, Sivakasi, Green Crackers, ASHOK GEHLOT, naveen patnaik, Edappadi K Palaniswami
Courtesy: Brifly Exclusive
Fire Crackers Banned In Odisha To Curb COVID Spread
To curb the COVID-19 spread through air pollution, Odisha government has imposed a ban on firecrackers in the state just ahead of Diwali. The State's Special Relief Commissioner pointed out the risk of burning crackers during the pandemic and urged to celebrate through conventional methods. As per a notification, sale and use of firecrackers will be banned from November 10-30. Moreover, violators will be booked under Disaster Management Act (… read-more
Tags: Odisha, fire crackers, COVID outbreak, Air Pollution, Diwali
Courtesy: The Hindu