Thursday, Oct 06, 2022


Salman Khan Requests Fans Not To Burst Crackers Inside Theatres During 'Antim' Screening

Nov 28, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Actor Salman Khan posted a video of a screening of his latest movie, 'Antim,' and asked his fans to avoid bursting crackers inside movie theatres as it could endanger their lives.

Delhi Court Upholds 6-Month Jail Term Of Man For Causing Firecracker Injury On Diwali

Nov 17, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

A Delhi Sessions Court has upheld an order convicting a man for causing permanent damage to a person's eye by negligently lighting a firecracker on Diwali in November 2013.

Delhi Air Pollution: It's An Emergency Situation, Stop Vehicles Or Impose Lockdown, Asks SC

The Supreme Court said: ‘everybody has the passion of blaming farmers. Have you seen how crackers are being burnt in Delhi for the last seven days? It is an emergency situation’.

Delhi Pollution: Air Will Take Two Days To Normalise, Predicts SAFAR Chief

Nov 06, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Delhi AQI: Dr BS Murthy, Project Director at SAFAR, tells Outlook that bursting crackers during Diwali had led to a significant increase in air pollution in Delhi.

Watch: Shocking Footage Of Cracker-Laden Truck Bursting Into Flames In Tamil Nadu

The explosion killed a father and his 7-year-old son who were heading to Tamil Nadu's Villupuram district to celebrate Diwali after procuring country-made crackers from Puducherry.

05 November, 2021

Not Just Crackers, Delhi Environment Minister Blames 'Farm Fires' For Thick Smog Day After Diwali

Outlook Web Desk

According to Environment Minister Gopal Rai, Delhi's base pollution has remained the same. Only two factors have been added, firecrackers and stubble burning.

04 November, 2021

Diwali: Delhi Gasps For Breath As Air Quality Inches ‘Severe’ With Firecracker Bursting

Outlook Web Desk

The firecrackers were burst in the national capital in violation of the ban imposed by the government.

04 November, 2021

Diwali: UP Man Killed After Two Groups Clash Over Bursting Firecrackers

Outlook Web Desk

The two groups clashed and attacked each other with stones, following which two people were left injured, police said.

04 November, 2021

Diwali 2021: What Are Electronic Crackers And Are They Truly Green?

Outlook Web Desk

Electronic firecrackers are devices that can be operated through remote controls once plugged into an electricity source.

03 November, 2021

Delhi Police, SDMs Been Asked To Keep 24x7 Vigil On Firecrackers: Environment Minister Gopal Rai

Outlook Web Desk

The Environment Minister of Delhi, Gopal Rai on Tuesday said to prevent the purchase, sale and burning of firecrackers, especially in the border areas, Delhi Police and SDMs have been asked to keep 24x7 vigil.

01 November, 2021

Diwali Firecracker Ban: SC Says Cannot Impose Complete Ban, Here's What That Means

Outlook Web Desk

The apex Court’s ruling has come, following Calcutta High Court’s order to ban firecrackers during the festivals.


28 October, 2021

Diwali 2021: Firecracker Ban Not Against Any Community, Says SC

Outlook Web Desk

The apex court said: ‘all firecrackers were not banned. It was in larger public interest. There is a particular impression being created. It should not be projected that it was banned for particular purpose’.

08 October, 2021

Muzaffarnagar: Sec 144 imposed Ahead Of Festive Season, Ban On Carrying Firearms

Outlook Web Desk

The district administration has restricted assembly of more than four people in public place, carrying of firearms and other weapons, celebratory firing, and use of "Chinese manjha", or glass-coated kite string.

05 October, 2021

Death Toll Rises To 5 In UP’s ‘Illegal’ Firecracker Factory Explosion

Outlook Web Desk

With one more injured worker in UP’s Shamli firecracker factory explosion succumbing to his injuries, the death toll has mounted to five.

15 September, 2021

Delhi Govt Bans Firecrackers During Diwali

Outlook Web Desk

The government has banned the storage, sale and use of firecrackers during Diwali in the national capital

12 February, 2021

Fire Explosion In Tamil Nadu Firecracker factory, 11 Killed In Blast

Outlook Web Bureau

Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami announced Rs 3 lakh for the families of the deceased.

02 December, 2020

Ahead Of New Year Celebrations, NGT Puts A Ban On Sale, Use Of Firecrackers


Green crackers can be used on Christmas and New Year only for 35 minutes at midnight in NCR and neighbouring areas with decent air quality.


17 November, 2020

Allahabad MP Rita Bahuguna's Granddaughter Dies Of Burns


Bahugana's six-year-old granddaughter died around 2 am on Tuesday after receiving severe burns.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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