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TN tops in cases over bursting of crackers, pollution levels

Tamil Nadu topped the southern states in the number cases filed for violation of Supreme Court s time-limit for bursting of crackers on deepavali day with 2,190 FIRs while none were booked in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, police said. In Telangana, police booked over 75 cases in Hyderabad while in the union territory of Puducherry around 30 cases were registered for violating the two-hour window set by the apex court for bursting crackers. Noise pollution was low in Andhra Pradesh while in Tamil Nadu the air pollution levels dipped across the state on deepavali day, reports from the states said. Tamil Nadu and Puducherry celebrated deepavali on Tuesday while the other southern states on Wednesday. The festival is not celebrated on a largescale in Kerala compared to other states and crackers are burst mainly during Vishu , the Malayalam new year. Among the state s 32 districts in Tamil Nadu, Chennai topped the list in violations of the time limit for bursting crackers ..

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