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MUMBAI: Noise levels during Diwali were ear-splitting, while Ganesh Chaturthi was among the quieter festivals, a decade ago. The reverse is true today.

Those who have illegally erected Ganpati pandals this year, shall not be allowed to erect pandals next year, the Bombay High Court ordered on Wednesday while directing the municipal corporations to

Mayor Vaishali Dakare has appealed to Ganesh mandals to avoid the use of high-decibel music systems during the festival season.

The concept of clay idols is increasingly finding acceptance and around three lakh idols are being sold in the city, says an activist Shiva Karan.

Ganesh Chaturthi is just round the corner and many residents in the city will be keeping Lord Ganesha idols at home for nine days and then finally immerse these in water on the tenth day.

The court also asked the trust to submit an undertaking that it will not obstruct traffic and will abide by noise pollution rules.

AGRA: Idols of elephant-headed god Ganesh have thronged city's markets for the annual Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. A fairly private practice earlier, it is a large public festival today.

NGOs and schools teaming up to promote useof clay idols

NAVI MUMBAI: The police department has appointed four zonal assistant commissioners (ACP) and 20 inspectors as nodal officers to monitor noise pollution levels during the upcoming festivals of Dahi

The state government has permitted Ganesh mandals to play loudspeakers till midnight on the last five days of the 10-day festival.