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Ban on bursting crackers in public places this Diwali
Somendra Sharma, Mustafa Plumber
DNA India , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Mumbai police have prohibited citizens from bursting fire crackers in public places including the streets this Diwali, as it exposes residents and commuters to noise, air pollution and the risk of ...More


Thane adds a ‘green’ glow to light up Diwali celebrations
Freny Fernandes
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THANE: The go-green mantra has caught up with city residents and shopkeepers alike this Diwali. Even though Chinese lamps are lighter on the pocket, shops selling Diwali items are stacked up with r ...More


It's time to work out Clean Air Action Plan
Ajai Sreevatsan
The Hindu , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chennai’s noise profile on a normal day is comparable to Deepavali day levels in the other major towns of the State. With increasing urbanisation, they’re fast catching up. Every year, in the run-up ...More


Diwali brings air pollution scare in Indore
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Indore, which is known for high air pollution, is likely to witness further high on Diwali day because of pollutants emitting from lighting of crackers. Official data of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Contr ...More


Ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Deepavali
Sharanya CR
The Times of India , Monday, October 20, 2014

Deepavali is all about bursting crackers, binging on sweets and savouries and not to miss, shopping. With the markets in the city abuzz with festive fervour, the spirit of Deepavali should be cele ...More


Despite HC diktat, KSPCB has no plans for safer Deepavali
Bosky Khanna
Deccan Herald , Monday, October 20, 2014

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) hasn’t put in place any special plans to check pollution during the Deepavali despite being ordered by the High Court to take stringent measures to ...More


No Diwali crackers, no lung cancer, say Delhi doctors
Bindu Shajan Perappadan
The Hindu , Monday, October 20, 2014

A large number of doctors in Delhi this year are appealing for a cracker-free Diwali. Advocating ‘No Diwali crackers, no lung cancer’ for the city this festival season, Dr. Niranjan Naik, senior Oncol ...More


Polluting Chinese crackers flood Kolkata
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, October 20, 2014

KOLKATA: City police have prepared a list of 93 fireworks that failed to keep their noise level within 90-decibel limits in random tests conducted by it. The police have claimed to have already carrie ...More


Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon
AFP
Business Standard , Monday, October 20, 2014

Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon today, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level. Organisers rejected cal ...More


Sound and fury
Business Standard , Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dr Harsh Vardhan’s call for a silent Diwali could be seen as a well-publicised expression of civic concern from a prominent citizen. As such, it is welcome. But Dr Vardhan is also the health and famil ...More


India launches national air quality index
ANI
DNA India , Sunday, October 19, 2014

India has launched a new air quality index to help citizens understand complex pollution data and its implications for their health, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said. A World Health Or ...More


Govt launches National Air Quality Index
Nikita Mehta
Live Mint , Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Delhi: In an attempt to make air quality measurement easier to understand, the ministry of environment and forests launched a National Air Quality Index on Thursday. “We have added five more compo ...More


Environment ministry launches national air quality index
Business Standard , Saturday, October 18, 2014

Concerned about the rising air pollution level in cities, the environment ministry on Friday launched a tool for people to measure air quality in their vicinity. Environment minister Prakash Javadekar ...More


Now, Govt gets serious about cleaner air
Business Line , Saturday, October 18, 2014

Launches a more broad-based air quality index that will cover 66 cities in 5 years New Delhi, October 17: Indian cities have been receiving considerable bad press across the globe for poor air p ...More


CSE welcomes launch of air quality index
IANS
Business Standard , Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Friday welcomed the release of the national Air Quality Index (AQI) by Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar here. "CSE h ...More


Air pollution on Diwali getting worse
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, October 18, 2014

NEW DELHI: The festival of light seems to be the worst time for people suffering from asthma and other respiratory diseases with the city's air quality deteriorating with each passing year during Diwa ...More


Winter months worst for Delhi, says Central Pollution Control Board study
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Saturday, October 18, 2014

NEW DELHI: The capital seems to be experiencing the worst air pollution during winter. An analysis of July and November 2013 air quality index (AQI) by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) shows ...More


Government launches new measure to check toxic levels in our air
India Today , Saturday, October 18, 2014

The government on Friday launched the National Air Quality Index (AQI) scheme to ensure mass participation in measures to tackle rising air pollution in cities. The programme, to be implemented by th ...More


Cities to put figure on air pollution
The Telegraph , Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Delhi, Oct. 17: Pollution monitoring authorities in cities across India may release single, easy-to-interpret numbers and associated colour codes to indicate their air quality through a set of sof ...More


Geo-mapping to speed up green approvals
Vishwa Mohan & Sidhartha
The Times of India , Saturday, October 18, 2014

NEW DELHI: The Centre's ongoing efforts to streamline green clearance process for industrial, infrastructure, mining and power projects will soon get another boost with the environment ministry plan ...More


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