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Manufacturers using banned articles in green firecrackers, says SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that under the guise of green crackers, banned articles are being used by firecracker manufacturers and reiterated that its earlier order banning joint crackers......

15 killed in TN fireworks unit explosion

At least 15 workers were killed and over 30 injured when an explosion ripped through a fireworks factory near Sattur in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu on Friday, police said. The explosion......

What TN protestors achieved by scrapping Murali's '800'

‘For the Tamil Nadu protestors to openly ask popular film actor Vijay Sethupathi not to play Murali in 800 is a travesty in every sense. It may have given them a cause to tell the world, and......

Kerala man sentenced to life for joining Islamic State

A court in Kochi on Monday awarded life imprisonment to a man who was convicted for intentionally and knowingly joining Islamic State and later proceeding to Iraq to further the activities of the......

IMA puts out names of 382 doctors martyred in war against Covid

Taking exception to Health Minister Harsh Vardhan not mentioning the death of healthcare workers due to Covid-19 in his statement in Parliament, the Indian Medical Association has published a list......

Stalin asks Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Odisha to lift firecracker ban

According to the Indian Fireworks’ Manufacturers’ Association, the ban would wipe out sales of around Rs 600 crore during the upcoming Deepavali season. IMAGE: Kindly note that this......

Sivakasi, home of fireworks, is losing its spark

It’s not just the pandemic that has shr­unk every Indian festival to a shadow of its exuberant self. Pollution also has been a factor. Enter the fireworks city of Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu......

Costlier green crackers may just dampen Delhi's Diwali spirits

Delhi, which has gained infamy as one of the world’s most polluted cities, has for some years now witnessed a sustained campaign from various quarters seeking a ban on firecrackers. While the......

Sivakasi rolls out green crackers ahead of Diwali

The changeover to green crackers after extensive experiments marks a revival of the industry which has over 1,000 manufacturing units around Sivakasi and used to clock an annual turnover of......

Green firecracker norms may rob Sivakasi's sparkle

Some experts opine that green crackers are yet not practical and question government's move to promote them. The fireworks industry in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, is expected to take a hit of about Rs......

'Till yesterday, you were glowing in your exalted place like a queen'

'The very fact that she survived her migration to Bollywood, where many young lives have been sacrificed or abandoned to the streets, bears testimony to her grit, determination and good fortune,'......

PIX: Children pay tribute to Sridevi

Saying goodbye to Sridevi, in their special way. Sridevi's fans are paying homage to her memory. While many who can make their way to the Celebrations Sports Club in Andheri, north west Mumbai,......

Asin: Kaavalan is not like Sivakasi or Pokri

Asin returns to Tamil after a long gap with Kaavalan directed by Malayalam director Siddique. Vijay plays Asin's Kaavalan or bodyguard in this Pongal release. Over......

Malayan is tedious

"Thiruvalarchelvan" Karan, as he styles himself, started out at as an immensely likeable actor who showed the seeds of potential. Lately, though, he's taken to pushing himself as a star with all......

Poo is poetic

Adaptations are always tricky. One step back and you're left with sentimental idiocy that will wreck the originality of the story; one step forward and you end up with characters that are......

Dhanalakshmi beats Hima Das, breaks Usha's 200m mark

IMAGE: Tamil Nadu’s S Dhanalakshmi poses for the camera after winning her 200 metres semi-final heat in the Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships, in Patiala, on Thursday.......

Missing: Indian cricketers on matchbox labels

Can anyone out there solve the mystery of the missing cricketers on matchbox labels, asks Gulu Ezekiel. Stamp collecting, or philately, has for long been the most popular hobby in the world. That......
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