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Pollution down this Diwali in Delhi but noise level up

New Delhi, Oct 27: Air pollution declined in the capital this Diwali as compared to last year but noise level rose marginally due to bursting of more loud crackers. Data released by Delhi Government and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) board showed that air pollution, particularly levels of pollutants in the air, was much lower this Diwali compared to that last year.
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Air pollution rises this Diwali

PATNA, October 27: The state capital witnessed a mixed scene this Diwali as far as pollution is concerned. While air pollution saw a rise, noise pollution was lower compared to previous years.
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PCB checks pre-fest air

Vishakhapatnam, October 26: State pollution control board authorities are monitoring ambient air quality and noise pollution at select places on the eve of the Diwali festival in both East and West Godavari districts.
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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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