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Delhi Metro Rail Corporation asks Passengers not to carry Fire-crackers on Trains during Diwali

Carrying Fire-crackers are prohibited under Delhi Metro Railway (O&M) Act 2002 and Rules

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Shops selling Firecrackers in Diwali. Flickr

New Delhi, October 23, 2016: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has asked its passengers not to carry fire-crackers and toy-guns while travelling on trains during the Diwali festival season, an official said on Saturday.

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In an official advisory issued here, DMRC said: “Carrying such items is prohibited under Delhi Metro Railway (O&M) Act 2002 and Rules framed therein, as the same may be dangerous and pose safety and security risk to the entire Metro system and its patron including staff and general public.”

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“All concerned are advised not to carry such items for their convenience and cooperate with DMRC and CISF authorities to facilitate a smooth and convenient journey during the festive season,” it added. (IANS)

  • Ruchika Kumari

    Good decision because safety comes first.

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Twitter Unveils New Emoji For Diwali 2019

However, keeping in line with the spirit of the festival of lights, audiences could have the flame burn brighter by switching over to Twitter's dark mode

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Dark Mode on Twitter consists of two variations, "dim" and "lights out". The former is already available across the Web, iOS and Android, while the latter has been available on the Web and iOS, and rolled out on Android this week. Pixabay

Twitter on Thursday announced a new emoji allowing its users to control how high the diyas flame burns during Diwali.

“In line with our tradition of engaging people in this conversation, as well as delighting them with innovations, we have launched a ‘Lights On’ diya emoji to represent the joy of the festival of lights,” Manish Maheshwari, Managing Director, Twitter India, said in a statement.

The emoji — diya or oil lamp, when viewed in the light mode would appear with a small flame.

However, keeping in line with the spirit of the festival of lights, audiences could have the flame burn brighter by switching over to Twitter’s dark mode.

Twitter’s dark mode consists of two variations, “dim” and “lights out”. The former is already available across the Web, iOS and Android, while the latter has been available on the Web and iOS, and rolled out on Android this week.

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Twitter on Thursday announced a new emoji allowing its users to control how high the diyas flame burns during Diwali. Pixabay

“Lights Out” mode could save battery life on those devices with OLED screens, improves readability at night, and also increased accessibility for individuals with specific types of visual impairment.

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It would also render in eleven languages including Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Odia, Tamil and Telugu allowing a diverse set of people to celebrate Diwali and join the public conversation.

The emoji will be available until October 29. (IANS)