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The explosion took place at an illegal firecracker factory near Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar district, (ANI Photo)

3 killed in explosion at illegal firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 10:47 AM IST
Rescue operations are underway after the explosion at the illegal firecracker manufacturing factory.
Three people have been admitted to Kovilpatti GH and six to Sivakasi GH. The rescue operations are still underway, the official said.(File photo/ Image used for representation)
Three people have been admitted to Kovilpatti GH and six to Sivakasi GH. The rescue operations are still underway, the official said.(File photo/ Image used for representation)

12 dead, 36 injured as fire breaks out in factory in Tamil Nadu’s Sivakasi

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Arpan Rai, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 07:19 PM IST
The rescue operations after the fire broke out at around 11.45am are still underway, officials have said.
Workers busy with preparation of crackers at a factory in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.(Mint)
Workers busy with preparation of crackers at a factory in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.(Mint)

Ban by states cripple nerve-centre of firecracker industry in Tamil Nadu’s Sivakasi

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 10:14 PM IST
Manufacturers in Sivakasi say that they face a threat of closure. Since the pandemic induced lockdown on March 24, the firecrackers industry brought their shutters down for 55 days.
The girl, the daughter of a daily wager, went missing on Monday evening and her body was recovered from a bushy area half a kilometre from her house a day later.(HT File Photo)
The girl, the daughter of a daily wager, went missing on Monday evening and her body was recovered from a bushy area half a kilometre from her house a day later.(HT File Photo)

Class 3 girl out to relieve herself, raped and murdered by 20-year-old in Tamil Nadu: Police

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 09:49 AM IST
The Class 3 student used to go to her father’s workplace after school and on Monday evening too she had gone there. She went missing after telling him that she was going to relieve herself.
The High Court also directed the state government to build a 450 sq ft two-bedroom house for the victim.
The High Court also directed the state government to build a 450 sq ft two-bedroom house for the victim.

Pregnant woman infected with HIV blood at govt hospital, gets Rs 25 lakh

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The woman, hailing from Sattur, had gone to Sivakasi for treatment. There she was transfused with HIV-infected blood on December 3, 2018.

Pregnant woman transfused with HIV positive blood, delivers baby girl

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2019 11:52 PM IST
A 24-year-old pregnant woman, who was accidentally transfused with HIV positive blood in Tamil Nadu last November, has delivered a baby girl in Madurai.
Early therapy conveys a double benefit, not only improving the health of individuals but at the same time, by lowering their viral load, reducing the risk they will transmit HIV to others. ()(Shutterstock)
Early therapy conveys a double benefit, not only improving the health of individuals but at the same time, by lowering their viral load, reducing the risk they will transmit HIV to others. ()(Shutterstock)

HIV blood transfusion case: Madras high court directs autopsy be recorded on video

Madurai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 02:24 PM IST
The man did not know he was HIV positive and had donated blood on November 30. He found out only after he underwent a medical check-up days later as a requirement for a foreign job, local authorities said.
Cracker-sellers protesting outside the deputy commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Friday. They are demanding an increase in the limit of issuance of temporary licences.(HT Photo)
Cracker-sellers protesting outside the deputy commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Friday. They are demanding an increase in the limit of issuance of temporary licences.(HT Photo)

SC’s green firecrackers order leaves Ludhiana’s local vendors in Catch-22 situation

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohammad Ghazali, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 11:08 AM IST
Sellers claim they are not even aware of this new variety of firecrackers; say the decision will lead to losses.
A file photo of crackers market in Ludhiana.(HT Photo)
A file photo of crackers market in Ludhiana.(HT Photo)

Sivakasi traders to challenge Supreme Court ban on using certain chemicals in crackers

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 12:09 AM IST
The court barred the use of barium nitrate and aluminium in all firecrackers.
Customers visit a firecracker shop in New Delhi on October 23, 2018(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Customers visit a firecracker shop in New Delhi on October 23, 2018(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)

Rs 2000 crore loss this year due to lower production, say Sivakasi firework manufacturers

Chennai, Hindustan Times | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 06:52 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers Association (TANFAMA) president T Asaithambi said that firecracker production has dipped by about 30-40% this year as compared to the previous years, leading to the loss.
A fire crackers market in India (File Photo)(HT Photo)
A fire crackers market in India (File Photo)(HT Photo)

Madras HC bans online sale of crackers till a week after Diwali

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 11:59 PM IST
In his petition filed last month, M Shaik Abdullah, a member of the Chennai Metro Fireworks Dealers Association sought restraint of online sale of fireworks and crackers by retailers as this was illegal and also raised safety concerns
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