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Indian court bans firecracker sales in smog-hit Delhi

NEW DELHI: India's top court ordered a temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi on Friday, after air quality reached crisis levels in the world's most polluted capital. The order came weeks after the Supreme Court criticised the federal government for failing to do more to tackle pollution, which it described as a "public health emergency". "(The) Supreme Court directs suspension of licences for possessing, stocking and selling firecrackers in Delhi-National Capital Region til further orders," the court…