Source: BBC News
India’s Supreme Court has banned fireworks in the capital Delhi, in the run-up to the Hindu festival of Diwali.
The court said it wanted to test if banning fireworks would make a difference to Delhi’s air quality, ranked among the worst in the world.
The ban on the sale and distribution of firecrackers will last until 1 November. Diwali falls on 18 October.
Diwali, the most important Hindu festival in north India, celebrates the victory of good over evil.