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Thane: Hazardous stone quarries face closure

Thane, December 3: Alarmed by the rising pollution levels and environmental damage caused by rampant quarrying activities, the Thane Collectorate has launched a drive against errant stone quarries across the district. Of the 15 quarries surveyed by the district mining department in the past one week, as many as eight were found to be flouting the prescribed norms and the process for their closure has been initiated.

Pollution axe on chem factory

KOLKATA, December 2: Residents of Lake Town, in the northern fringes of the city, have won themselves a significant victory against a 

Corjuem mangroves dyed brown

PANAJI, December 2: A dense patch of mangroves along a two-kilometre stretch of the western bank of River Mapusa in Corjuem has turned brown mysteriously, but experts termed it as the handiwork of miscreants and ruled out any effect of disease.
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Row over renewal of licence to Margao builder

MARGAO, December 1: The issue of renewal of the construction licence for a commercial project near the old fish market site in the city by relaxing conditions imposed on the builder by theMargao municipal council (MMC) generated considerable heat at the council meeting held on Wednesday.

Around 20% distilleries shut shop in UP

Lucknow, November 30: Around 20 per cent of overall distillery capacity in Uttar Pradesh has closed due to a crackdown by the government through regular raids from the state excise department.
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Nalco to dump fly ash in abandoned quarries

Bhubhaneshwar, November 30: National Aluminium Company which has come under attack from the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) for recurring incidents of ash pond slippage has proposed to dump its fly ash in abandoned stone quarries.
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Arkavathi interrupted

Bangalore, November 29: There are many instances where development has eaten into verdant forests, pristine rivers, vast tracts of farm lands and has upset the ecological balance. Rampant sand mining, quarrying coupled with industrialisation have led to the virtual death of River Arkavathi near Bangalore.
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Suspension notices to 22 Colva hotels

MARGAO, November 29: Following recommendations from Goa State Pollution Control Board, the South Goa district collectorate on Monday issued orders tosuspend operations of 22 hotels/restaurants and eateries within seven days due to non-compliance of GSPCB directives.

House panel recommends MSP Metallics closure

Bhubhaneshwar, November 28: The House Committee on environment of state assembly has recommended shutting down of MSP Metallics factory at Jharsuguda on pollution grounds.
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