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Favouritism pollutes PCB

Srinagar, Oct 21: The premier environmental institution of the state, J&K State Pollution Control Board (PCB), has been marred by pollution wherein the fundamental scientific work has been abandoned by officers in lieu of ‘more beneficial’ assignments.
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Cracker-free festival is govt’s mantra

Gurgaon , October 21: In order to check pollution during Diwali, the district pollution control board has embarked on a mission to make students pledge to celebrate the festival without crackers.
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Decibel demon bigger this Puja

Ranchi, October 19: Figures tabled by Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB), which mapped noise levels this Durga Puja between October 3 and 5 at 19 key areas of Ranchi, revealed that most places showed an uptrend in noise pollution.
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TNPCB asks local bodies to set up e-waste collection centres

Chennai, October 19: In an effort to prevent e-waste being broken down by rudimentary and hazardous methods by people in the informal sector, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has asked local bodies, including the Chennai Corporation, to set up e-waste collection centres.
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Ships carrying dubious ore not to be allowed to leave Goa port

Panaji, October 18: The Mormugao Port, caught in the eye of a storm after it was hit by allegations of allowing export of illegal ore both from Goa and Karnataka, has now decided to act and stop dubious ships from leaving port.
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No big bang this diwali

Mumbai, October 17: Taking a serious note on the air and noise pollution caused by firecrackers, the State Environment Ministry has decided to curb the menace, this Diwali. So, the noisy Laxmi bombs and the crackling 5,000 'ladis' could just become a thing of the past.
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On a bumpy ride

Bangalore, October 17: Officials with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) too are concerned about the increase in the air pollution level. But the officials at the Transport Department think otherwise. 
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Siolim fire: Govt agencies pass the buck

MAPUSA, October 16: The six-day old fire fuelled by plastic and industrial wastes at Siolim-Assagao plateau refuses to die down, despite pouring of nearly 200 cubic metres of water over it. Sore over breathing toxic fumes, villagers alleged that authorities are ill-equipped to tackle such disasters.

Project to check plastic menace

Kochi, October 16: The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (PCB) is holding talks with Malabar Cements Ltd. to implement a unique project to check the menace of plastic waste.
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