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THIS RIVER RANKS!

Kerala, October 29: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data reveals that the Puzhakkal river is one of the 150 most polluted rivers in the country. The board prepared the latest report on polluted river stretches in India, after monitoring water quality under the board's National Water Quality Monitoring Programme (NWMP).
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Recycle the bulb

India consumes a few hundred million energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps every year and the volumes are growing. This is welcome news not just for the lighting industry, which places the number of pieces manufactured in 2010 at around 304 million, but also for climate change mitigation efforts. Yet this also presents a waste management challenge.
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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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