A shopkeeper waits for customers at his firecracker shop. Photo: Reuters

Indian court eases ban on firecrackers before Hindu festival despite soaring pollution levels

  • Firecrackers set off for the Hindu festival of lights add to the toxic mix created by farmers burning crop stubble, diesel engines, coal-fired power plants and industrial emissions
  • The World Health Organisation in May listed 14 Indian cities, including Delhi, in the world’s top 15 with the dirtiest air
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A shopkeeper waits for customers at his firecracker shop. Photo: Reuters
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