SUBJECT :Ban on Bursting Crackers 

 In view of the Diwali festival, UT Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi has banned bursting of firecrackers between 10 pm and 6 am from November 3 to November 26. Joshi said during the Diwali period, the noise pollution caused by bursting of firecrackers was likely to create “annoyance and cause harm to the health of the public” and there was a need for preventing it by restricting the use of firecrackers. Besides, bursting of crackers would not be allowed in the silence zone, which comprises an area of 100 metres around hospitals, educational institutions, courts and religious places. — TNS

Source: The Tribune, Chandigarh