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TRICHY: The city witnessed a slight increase in air and noise pollution levels on the night of Diwali compared to the previous year.

Anti-pollution noise falls on deaf ears; PM 2.5 at 14 times the safe limit

PM10 pollution was down, PM2.5 figures being worked out.

Hyderabad: Many Hyderabadis said no to crackers this Diwali, and this was reflected in the city’s pollution data for Sunday.

Activists said the government had not done enough to combat winter pollution in general.

Chandigarh: Air pollution on Diwali was worse than last two years in the city as the safe level was breached at different sites, according to data released by the UT administration.

The city remained quieter than the last two previous years on Diwali night by around five decibels but the average noise level still soared to 98 decibels, substantially higher than the permissible

VIJAYAWADA: For the first time over the years, Vijayawada city witnessed muted Diwali celebrations as a majority of the citizens on Sunday celebrated the festival of lights by avoiding bursting of

Despite the awareness spread by traders, schools, business houses and various NGOs for promoting eco-friendly Diwali by holding anti-cracker campaigns ahead of the festival, the level of noise poll

TRICHY: The civic body collected over 75 tonnes of excess waste on Sunday, a day after Diwali. It had also collected 55 tonnes of excess waste on Friday.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) will be 443 on Diwali day, which is severe.The Air Quality Index (AQI) will be 443 on Diwali day, which is severe.