India's Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on firecrackers in Delhi
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
NEW DELHI, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- India's Supreme Court Friday refused to lift the ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and nearby cities in the run-up to the Hindu festival of Diwali.
The top court had recently imposed the ban on fireworks until Nov. 1, saying it wanted to test if it would make a difference to Delhi's air quality, ranked among the worst in the world.
"We are not going to relax the order on the sale of crackers. This is an experiment. After Diwali we will take stock of the situ ...