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Supreme Court refuses to take sparkle out of Diwali celebrations
Prabhati Nayak Mishra
DNA India , Thursday, October 29, 2015

People can continue to burn firecrackers up to 10 pm on Diwali as the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to impose a ban, saying if people want to celebrate outside their houses, the court cannot stop ...More


IIT-Kanpur holds workshop on environmental pollution
Aditya Dev
The Times of India , Thursday, October 29, 2015

AGRA: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur held a two-day workshop on 'Sources of Environmental Pollution in India: The influence of Municipal Solid Waste and Biomass Burning on Air Quality and the ...More


Needed, air quality curbs on firecrackers
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, October 29, 2015

NEW DELHI: Diwali is just over a fortnight away, but the Delhi government hasn't started its anti-crackers drive. With temperatures falling already, we may be heading towards days with severely pollut ...More


Ahead of Deepavali, additional air monitoring unit to be set up
SHANKAR BENNUR
The Hindu , Thursday, October 29, 2015

It will come up near Government PU College at Kuvempunagar Ahead of Deepavali, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is all set to put up an additional ambient air quality monitoring un ...More


Smartphones could soon detect deadly form of air pollution
PTI
Business Standard , Thursday, October 29, 2015

A breakthrough by Australian and Chinese researchers could allow people to use their smartphones to combat a deadly form of air pollution. Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, ha ...More


SC refuses blanket ban on Diwali crackers, asks Centre to spread awareness
PTI
Live Mint , Thursday, October 29, 2015

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to expand the eight-hour night-time ban period on bursting of crackers and voiced unhappiness over government’s failure to run a campaign to create pu ...More


SC refuses to ban firecrackers, manufacturers question the very logic of pollution and health impacts
The Indian Express , Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to order a blanket ban of fireworks during Diwali on a plea by three infants. It reiterated its earlier ruling that firecrackers will be prohibited between 10 pm ...More


Mumbai: WAYU to reduce pollution at five city junctions
DNA India , Thursday, October 29, 2015

In what could help bring down the high level of pollution at traffic junctions in Mumbai, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has given a go ahead to install a simple yet cost effective pol ...More


Firecrackers create less noise now, finds report
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, October 29, 2015

This Diwali might be a quieter one than last year. According to a report from a noise test conducted on Wednesday, firecrackers could be getting less noisy. The test was jointly carried out by the Ma ...More


Large-scale open burning of garbage damaging Taj: US study
Aditya Dev
The Times of India , Thursday, October 29, 2015

AGRA: One of the major threats to the Taj Mahal — a high level of particulate matter (PM) responsible for masking the white marble sheen - is being released into air on account of large scale burning ...More


Centre against total ban on firecrackers in Delhi
Prabhati Nayak Mishra
DNA India , Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Central government is not in favour of complete ban on the use of firecrackersin Delhi during festival season saying there are several other factors responsible for pollution in the national capit ...More


Tackling pollution needs multi-disciplinary approach: Centre
Dhananjay Mahapatra
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NEW DELHI: Asked by the Supreme Court whether cracker bursting time could be restricted to between 5 pm and 10 pm on Diwali to curb pollution, the Centre on Tuesday diplomatically parried it, saying a ...More


MPCB officials to give residents a sound check of cracker noise
Manoj Badgeri
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 28, 2015

THANE: The Maharashtra Pol lution Control Board (MPCB) is planning to make residents aware about the illeffects of no ise pollution during the upco ming Diwali festival. The offici als are planning to ...More


Display boards on real-time air quality data soon across Delhi
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government is planning to make public real-time air pollution levels in various parts of the city this winter. While real-time data is already available on theDelhi Pollution Con ...More


Response to ‘plea by toddlers’: Complete ban on firecrackers not needed, Centre tells SC
The Indian Express , Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that a complete ban on the bursting of firecrackers on Diwali was not required in the capital, since the existing rules include adequate provis ...More


Hopes for a quieter Diwali this time after massive awareness campaign
Neetu Chandra Sharma
India Today , Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hopes for a quieter Diwali this time hinge on massive awareness campaign as government's pollution watchdog has come out with record of alarming decibel levels last year compounding health hazards acc ...More


Private toll company seeks to be spared environment levy collection
IANS
Business Standard , Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The SMYR Consortium LLP, that collects toll for DelhiMunicipal Corporation at 125 entry points to the city, on Tuesday sought an early hearing of its plea seeking to be spared responsibility of taki ...More


Ludhiana: For your dog's sake, go green this Diwali
Harsheen Juneja
The Times of India , Monday, October 26, 2015

LUDHIANA: According to veterinarians, animals suffer permanent damage from the sounds and lights produced by fireworks. If you love animals, don't burst any of those pollution-causing crackers this Di ...More


Care for the stray dogs
The Hindu , Sunday, October 25, 2015

Diwali may light up our lives, but for animals, especially strays, the festive season is rather dim with noise and air pollution as well as the danger of getting burnt by firecrackers lurking at every ...More


Noida too joins car-free day bandwagon
DAMINI NATH
The Hindu , Sunday, October 25, 2015

After Gurgaon and Delhi, another city in the National Capital Region – Noida – is planning on observing a car-free day in an effort to raise awareness and reduce air pollution. Gurgaon had kicked off ...More


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