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

MUMBAI: Seventeen years after Noise Pollution Rules came into force, the Centre last week made changes to the law, putting a question mark over the fate of silence zones across the country.

Meanwhile in Thane, which witnesses high decibel levels during Gokulashtami celebrations saw lesser number of events organised as compared to last year

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.

Pimpri Chinchwad: The Pimpri Chinchwad municipal commissioner on Wednesday exhorted Ganesh mandals and citizens to adhere to the guidelines of the Bombay high court and the state environment depart

Bengaluru devotees can choose an idol that comes with an embedded seed ball that will germinate as the idol dissolves

While every idol had its price attached, customers were told that they were not up for ‘sale’ and if they want an idol, they could take it by donating an amount as per their wish.

Stressing for the importance for protecting environment Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that conservation of environment and sustainable development is a massive challenge and has to be met sq

Ahead of the festival season in the city, the Azad Maidan police have started issuing pamphlets to Mandals and citizens in residential societies to curb noise pollution before and during festivals.

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