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Chinese crackers up pollution levels

NEW DELHI, October 26: The Delhi government's 'anti-cracker' campaign seems to have worked well over the years but an increase in the number of imported crackers has paled the move a bit.
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Chandy charged with Kerala’s biggest industrial graft of decade

Kochi, October 25: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has been charged with direct involvement in the Rs 121-crore corruption related to an “impractical” pollution control project at State-owned Travancore Titanium Ltd in Thiruvananthapuram, as per documents published by the media on Monday. The affair is billed as Kerala’s biggest industrial corruption of the new millennium.
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Cabinet note on manufacturing policy may be moved

NEW DELHI, October 25: The industry ministry is likely to seek union cabinet's nod on Tuesday for its manufacturing policy, having secured the consent of the environment and labour ministries that had stalled it the last time. 
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Sound limit set at 125 decibels - Diwali to dazzle, not deafen

Bhubaneswar, Oct. 24: Diwali will not be an ear-splitting affair this year as the city police have advised citizens not to raise the sound level above 125 decibels.
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State wants Nalco to adopt slurry ash disposal

Kolkata/Bhubhaneshwar, October 24: With recurring incidents of ash pond slippage of National Aluminium Company (Nalco) sparking resentment among the locals and also triggering fears of environmental damage, the state environment department has taken a tough stand on the matter.
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Crackdown on Hospitals helps to control Bio medical waste

PATIALA, October 23:  The Pollution Control Board of Punjab today said that crackdown on doctors and the Bio-medical treatment facilities in the state has increased the collection of Biomedical Waste at all the four Biomedical Waste treatment facilities operational in the state.
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Big bangs likely on Diwali as babus pass the buck

Mumbai, October 23: The din on Diwali might not lessen this year after all. There seems to be no one to curb the sale and manufacture of firecrackers with dangerous noise levels, with the Department of Explosives (DOE), a central government agency, and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) starting a blame game over the issue.
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For a cracker of a Deepavali

Bangalore, October 23: Riding on the swanky, brand new Namma Metro, Bangaloreans are on a high. That upbeat, celebratory mood is bound to add more sparkle to Deepavali just round the corner.
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CCP ordered to stop dumping garbage at Patto

PANAJI: Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Friday issued a direction to the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) to stop dumping of garbage at Patto plaza to avoid any stink inconveniencing Mala residents.
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Stringent monitoring of noise level during Diwali in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, October 22: Diwali is traditionally the festival of lights. But more often than not, the deafening loud firecrackers turn the festivities into a noisy affair. Taking a serious note of the noise pollution caused by firecrackers, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) will be on its feet, conducting checks across the state to monitor noise levels during the festive season.
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