Indian children light firecrackers during Diwali celebrations. Photo: AFP

Diwali firecrackers send air pollution levels in New Delhi soaring as attempts to reduce smog fizzle

  • The Supreme Court ruled last month that only environmentally friendly crackers – that emit less smoke and soot – can be sold in Delhi
  • The court also ruled that firecrackers could only be set off between 8pm and 10pm, but their bangs were still reverberating well after midnight
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Indian children light firecrackers during Diwali celebrations. Photo: AFP
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