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Recently, state’s energy minister DK Shivakumar reportedly said the state expects power demand to rise from around 8,500 MW to 9,500 MW — 10,500 MW in the upcoming festive season.

While a ban on plastic bags has been in effect across the state since February 24, 2015, lack of proper implementation has kept the bags in rampant use even now.

Firecrackers would be available in Delhi NCR and people could procure and use it to celebrate Dussehara and Diwali in coming festive seasons as the Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted ban on their sale

SC pulls up govt over ‘mere paperwork’

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Delhi government was being “lethargic” about taking proactive steps to counter air pollution.

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court's decision to lift the ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi NCR by once again allowing permanent licences for sale and retail of firecrackers has received a mix respons

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice to the social activists on a plea of state government and stayed the September 1 order of h

NEW DELHI: The immersion of idols after Ganesh Chaturthi will reach a peak on Anant Chaturdashi on September 5, but with visarjan taking place at specific intervals during the 10 days of the festiv

The police said that total number of cases related to noise pollution stood at 35 cases in the north zone in August.

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board is providing over 700 sound monitors to the police in Kolkata as well as other districts to help them curb noise pollution, an official said on Wednesday.

Air pollution is dependent on several factors like industries, aviation, railways and construction activities.

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