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With Ganesh Chaturthi beginning today, organisers will be able to play music in silence zones that spread in a 100-metre radius around hospitals, educational institutes and courts.

The lanes of Bindal, with stalls selling colourful Ganesha idols, have been buzzing with customers over the past few days.

Pune: A group of activists and citizens have signed a petition to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to heed the Supreme Court judgments and restore the silence zones.

Pune: Nanasaheb Shendkar had a thriving business of thermocol decorative items that he made in his own factory.

MYSURU: Join to Help Charitable Trust, under its Mruthyunjaya Scheme, will distribute free eco-friendly Ganesha idols to people.

Agra: Despite National Green Tribunal's (NGT) ban on immersion of idols made of plaster of paris (POP) in the Yamuna river, market's in the City of Taj is flooded with Ganesh idols made of the mate

This is not the first time a minister has come forward to highlight the benefits of environment-friendly idols.

“With no silence zones, it will be a lot easier to get permissions for mandals around hospitals and educational institutes.

THANE: The sale of plaster of Paris (POP) idols continue to be the first choice of many Thaneites over the eco-friendly ones.

Idols made from plaster of Paris continue to be sold across Beng­a­luru despite a ban in place.