No blanket ban on fireworks at Diwali, only after 10 pm: SC

LIVEMING, NEW DELHI | 28 October 2015 21:36 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to expand the eight-hour night-time ban period on bursting of crackers and voiced unhappiness over government’s failure to run a campaign to create public awareness during Diwali time on the ill-effects of fireworks.

Refusing to modify its direction in 2001 banning bursting of crackers between 2200 hours and 0600 hours, a bench comprising chief justice H.L. Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra asked the Centre to...

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