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Pune’s air quality was badly affected during Diwali. The main reason for worsening air quality was bursting of firecrackers despite the Supreme court’s restriction.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Your Space: Awareness and sensitisation needed to have a pollution free Diwali

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 03:35 PM IST
As happens every year, unacceptably high air and noise pollution levels were recorded across the country due to the bursting of firecrackers during Diwali. What should be done to make a real difference next year? Here is what our readers have to say.
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Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Manish Tewari.(HT File Photo)
Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Manish Tewari.(HT File Photo)

Congress puts off nationwide protests for notes ban anniversary by a day, for diwali

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 05:16 PM IST
The decision to ban the two high-value currency notes was taken on November 8, the main opposition party has decided to defer the agitation by a day in view of the festival season.
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