Delhi breathes easy as Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers in NCR

The battle for fresh air in Delhi saw a significant development today. The Apex Court has passed an order that, in effect, bans the sale of firecrackers in the capital and the adjoining areas of the National Capital Region.

The order was passed today at 2 p.m. by a Bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur, and Justices AK Sikri and SA Bobde, in a batch of PILs filed highlighting the deteriorating air quality in Delhi. As a result of today's order . . .

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