Supreme Court refuses to modify order on cracker sales in Delhi

Supreme Court refuses to modify order on cracker sales in Delhi

"Anyhow, it is not going to be a cracker-free Diwali", the court said.

A section of traders in the national capital had on Thursday mentioned the matter before the apex court for an urgent hearing and said their licences were revived in pursuance of the court's order passed on September 12 and they had procured firecrackers for sale during Diwali.

The top court had recently imposed the ban on fireworks until November 1, saying it wanted to test if it would make a difference to Delhi's air quality, ranked among the worst in the world. "People will burst firecrackers which they have purchased before the order banning its sale", the court said.

It will be a silent Deepavali this year as the Supreme Court is keeping its ban on trade of fire crackers in the capital and the National Capital district till November 1, 2017.

The top court also expressed pain over certain people trying to give its order a political colour, after advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for one of the parties, referred to certain statements made by some political leaders.

Dragon Age Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare
Laidlaw first joined BioWare as the lead story developer and writer for Jade Empire , an action role-playing game that launched in 2005.

Graft cases: Maryam Nawaz, Capt (r) Safdar reach NAB court
The cases were filed after the July 28 verdict by the Supreme Court which disqualified Sharif. Safdar would be indicted on October 13 (today).

NFL commissioner's wife was using anonymous tweets to defend him
Jane Skinner Goodell called the Tweets "a really silly thing to do", but said she only did it out of frustration and love. Watching people constantly mock the man you love must be tough, so you can't blame her for wanting to fight back.

Several traders had approached the court saying that the ban order was unfair to them as they had been issued licences for a limited period of time to sell crackers during Diwali and would incur huge losses due to the ban. The interim application came up for hearing before a bench headed by Justice A K Sikri.

Disagreeing with the SC's ban on crackers sale, renowned author Chetan Bhagat had asked on Monday why such bans are only against Hindu festivals.

The order of 11 November 2016, suspending licences for sale of firecrackers was operative until the next year but its impact had not been tested during the Diwali period.

According to media reports, the traders after the Supreme Court judgement were asking customers to place an order via whatsapp.

Related Articles

  • Shiv Sena leader's vehicle  runs over schoolchildren in Maharashtra's Baramati, 2 killed

    Shiv Sena leader's vehicle runs over schoolchildren in Maharashtra's Baramati, 2 killed

    According to police, three girls were going to their school via Baramati-Morgaon Road around 8 am, when a vehicle hit the girls. The deceased, identified as Samiksha Vitkar (13) and Divya Pawar (12), were on their way to school when they were mowed down.
    SC refers ban on women's entry at Sabarimala to constitutional bench

    SC refers ban on women's entry at Sabarimala to constitutional bench

    The case of entry of women of menstruating age to the Sabarimala shrine has seen a prolonged legal journey of over a decade. The Kerala High Court had upheld the Rules and allowed the Devaswom Board to enforce the ban.

    Michael Jordan believes super teams are ruining the National Basketball Association

    Other franchises are trying to put their version of super teams out there to knock off the champs. Jordan is likely referring to the concentration of talent on the Golden State Warriors ' roster.
  • New Mutants Teaser Trailer Reveals Darker Side of the X-Men Universe

    New Mutants Teaser Trailer Reveals Darker Side of the X-Men Universe

    Next spring, X-Men fans will see the arrival of a whole new breed of mutants in the appropriately titled New Mutants . True to the advance word on the film, you won't find any costumes here, nor any familiar X-Men.

    Gilead Sciences INC (GILD) Shareholder Cadence Capital Management LLC Decreased Its Position

    Centurylink Invest reported 21,013 shares. 217.98 million shares or 0.25% less from 218.52 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. After $-0.13 actual EPS reported by VolitionRX Ltd for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.69% negative EPS growth.
    Keep Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) stock under observation

    Keep Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) stock under observation

    Wells Fargo & Company's institutional ownership is 77.3%, while its institutional transactions stand at -0.01%. M Holdings Securities Inc acquired 5,859 shares as Wells Fargo & Co New Com ( WFC)'s stock declined 8.66%.
  • No boys for Girl Scouts in area

    No boys for Girl Scouts in area

    The program for older girls is expected to start in 2019 and will enable girls to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout . Those groups said the Boy Scouts' new initiative would not weaken their commitment to single-sex programming.
    Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024

    Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024

    And Paris City Hall called its third car-free day, banning automobiles in more than 40 square miles for most of October 3. Diesel-powered vehicles are actually set to be outlawed in Paris before their gas-powered equivalents.
    Gal Gadot lined up for post-World War II revenge thriller Ruin

    Gal Gadot lined up for post-World War II revenge thriller Ruin

    Her DCEU commitments mean she is locked in to Justice League 2 and the Flash standalone Flashpoint as well as Wonder Woman 2 . The actress has the Wonder Woman sequel on her docket for late 2018.
  • Court defeat means Jacob Zuma is running out of road

    Court defeat means Jacob Zuma is running out of road

    Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA ) were appealing against the High Court ruling, made in April 2016. In April a year ago , the North Gauteng High Court ordered that Zuma must face all the charges.
    Tom Brady will play Sunday despite shoulder injury

    Tom Brady will play Sunday despite shoulder injury

    They were non-participants in the team's practice ahead of their Week 6 matchup against the New York Jets on Sunday. One way to do that would be to put pressure on Brady like the Panthers , and every other team this season, did.
    DICE offers clarification on Star Wars: Battlefront 2's controversial crate system

    DICE offers clarification on Star Wars: Battlefront 2's controversial crate system

    For the most powerful items, they are working to make those only obtainable via in-game achievements. Crates will include a mix of of Star Cards, Outfits, Emotes or Victory Poses.