Four children sustained severe burn injuries after some abandoned firecrackers accidentally went off at Ganpur under Baghmari police limits in Khorda district.
These shocking images are from Kottakuppam village in Tamil Nadu. A father-son duo was travelling in a scooter, which blew-up in a high-intensity explosion triggered by firecrackers on Thursday. The freak accident occurred when country-made firecrackers the duo had bought for Diwali celebrations exploded in the motorbike they were travelling.
The traders are reeling under stress even after getting a go ahead for the sale of crackers as the pronouncement of the order was belated. The traders got the green signal only on November 1 while Diwali is falling on November 4.
The Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Umashankar Das on Tuesday (Nov 2) informed that the police would conduct raids on shops and take action against those selling firecrackers without a Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) certificate.
Ahead of the Orissa High Court's final hearing on the ban on sale and use of firecrackers this Diwali festivities, the Police on Sunday seized a huge cache of firecrackers from Nalabanta in Aska area of Ganjam district.
CBK Mohanty, Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) said though we have a tradition of bursting crackers during Diwali it will lead to air pollution and helps in the growth of coronavirus infections.
It’s the second Diwali since the lethal pandemic struck India. But unlike last year, a revival is in sight for the traders. There is expectancy of business getting better with fewer restrictions in force during the festival this year.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin had announced a solatium of Rs 5 lakh to those who died in the fire mishap and an amount of Rs 1 lakh for all the injured .
A grocery shop was allegedly converted into a firecracker shop ahead of Diwali and was doing brisk business when the incident occurred.
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday moved the Supreme Court, urging it to allow bursting of firecrackers in the morning from 4.30 a.m. to 6.30 a.m., as Diwali in the state is celebrated in the morning. On October 23, the apex court had said firecrackers can be burst only between 8 p.m. and 10 […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a plea that sought a countrywide ban on manufacture, sale and possession of firecrackers to curb air pollution. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan reserved the order after hearing arguments from all the concerned parties including petitioner, firecrackers manufacturers and […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said its order of last November banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) will continue till October 31. A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri said the apex court’s September 12 order temporarily lifting the stay and permitting sale of firecrackers would be effective from […]
Paradip: While most of us were busy bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets to celebrate Diwali, some villagers on the outskirts of Paradip chose to bring smile on the face of a cancer survivor Sangram Sethi and his family members. In a bid to boost morale and extend financial support to Sethi’s family members, residents of […]
Cuttack: Licences will be issued by the Commissionerate Police for setting up temporary firecracker shops for the upcoming Diwali, the festival of lights, in Cuttack. Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh told reporters on Monday that the Commissionerate Police will soon identify places where the temporary shops selling firecrackers would come up in different parts of the […]
Berhampur: Amidst the ongoing speculation over the fate of firecracker shops this Diwali, the Ganjam district Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange on Tuesday urged traders not to set up temporary stalls this year. While speaking to OTV, Kulange appealed people of the district to observe ‘Green and COVID-Free Diwali’ this year. Though a detail guideline is […]