Diwali fireworks only between 6.30-9.30pm in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh: HC

Four days after Supreme Court banned the sale of crackers in the national capital region, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday fixed the time slot of 6.30pm to 9.30pm for bursting crackers on Diwali in Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh. No one will be permitted to burst crackers before 6.30 pm or after 9.30 pm. The order was passed by the division bench of justices AK Mittal and Amit Rawal, taking a suo motu note of news-reports on air pollution. The court expressed its alarm at the pollution witnessed…

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