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Delhi govt announces complete ban on firecrackers ahead of Diwali

The Delhi government has imposed a complete ban on the sale, storage and use of firecrackers in the national capital as part of its attempts to prevent the worsening of the air quality during Diwali. Last year too, the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government had imposed a ban on firecrackers. However, it had to face...

This is what the Centre said about celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali & Eid amid the COVID-19 pandemic

With the threat of a surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths looming large, the Union health ministry has urged citizens to celebrate the upcoming festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Eid at home without gathering in large numbers. Notably, the request from the Centre comes as fresh COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant of...

Four fire accidents reported on Diwali night

Four fire accidents were reported on Saturday in Gujarat as the country celebrated Diwali—the festival of lights. While many states had imposed a ban on the sale and purchase of firecrackers amid the coronavirus pandemic, the scene was as usual in Gujarat with people bursting firecrackers till late in the nights. Fire accidents reported from...