The Telangana High Court on Thursday directed the State government to immediately ban the sale and use of firecrackers by the individuals and organisations during this Diwali season. The court also directed the government to forthwith clampdown and close the shops selling firecrackers.
The bench, comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy, also directed the State to make an appeal to the people through print and electronic media, asking them to refrain from bursting firecrackers in order to prevent any further deterioration in air quality.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the newspaper
Xiaomi, 8 other Chinese firms face US ban just days before Trump exit
JUST days before exiting the White House, the trump administration on Friday added nine Chinese firms, including smartphone giant Xiaomi, to its list of blacklisted companies. the US alleged that the companies had links to the Chinese military, terming them “Communist Chinese Military Compan(ies)”.
Forest may emit more CO2 than O2
Study says world’s green set to release more greenhouse gas than absorb it by 2050
N Korea shows submarine-launched missile that could be a game-changer
NUCLEAR-ARMED North Korea unveiled a new submarine-launched ballistic missile at a military parade in Pyongyang, state media showed Friday.
Centre will be forced to withdraw farm laws: Rahul
The Union government will be forced to withdraw the farm laws, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who was on a tour to the State to witness Jallikattu at Avaniyapuram.
BRUISED BUT NOT BATTERED
New-look bowling line-up keeps India alive despite Saini injury on Day 1 of final Test
Bhogi pollution: City breathes sigh of relief
Chennai records Air Quality Index of 121 as favourable climatic conditions ensure faster dispersion of pollutants
MASTER, FANBOYS, AND THE VIRUS: A LOVE TRIANGLE
FESTIVALS are incomplete in Tamil Nadu without films. Bigticket releases of Kollywood superstars are usually timed to coincide with Deepavali or Pongal. This year, however, with the Covid playing the supervillain in the real world, filmmakers struggled to get their movies out to the audience.
RAIN BATTERS SOUTHERN TN FOR THIRD DAY
Over 6,000 acres of paddy in Nellai under water; 19 families near Thamirabarani bund at Kongurayakurichi and 25 families at Alwarthoppu shifted to community halls
Unseasonal showers wash away Pongal business
THOUSANDS of small-time traders in Tiruchy, who were banking on Pongal sale to help them recover from loss due to the pandemic, are a disappointed lot.
Are we ‘mask'ing it? Covid safety takes back seat
“MASK it or risk it,” was the key takeaway that 2020 left us all with. By now, the familiarity with the virus, has made us adapt a laid-back approach towards it. Festival seasons, social gatherings and movie releases are testing times; wait... all these together have filled our calender this week. So, how well ‘mask disciplined’ are we?