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India Bans Sale of Fireworks in Capital

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India's Supreme Court has temporarily banned the sale of fireworks Monday in New Delhi, ten days ahead of the Diwali festival, in an effort to curb the capital's deadly air pollution.

Millions of fireworks are lit around Diwali, which falls on October 19th this year, each year — exacerbating the city's pollution which is among the worst in the world.

The court ruled that people who had already bought fireworks may use them, but that no new ones could be sold for the...

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