A pusher tug, a small barge that propels a bigger vessel, drowned in the Hooghly near Prinsep Ghat on Friday night, releasing oil into the river.

Mumbai The state environment department plans to urge the Centre to regulate the sale of colours next Holi, the move following a report in The Indian Express that such colours contain heavy metals.

Calcutta has honked its way to the top of the decibel charts even as stricter noise norms take effect nationwide with a reminder to drivers: no horn please, it

BHUBANESWAR: With more and more industries setting up shop in the State and environmental pollution monitoring becoming a tough task, the State Government is looking to introduce a self-regulation system soon.

The proposed system will put the onus on industries to adhere to the norms.

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has initiated strict action against half a dozen dyeing industrial units in Ludhiana, which are violating pollution control norms by burning municipal solid waste (MSW) and other unauthorised fuels. PPCB Member Secretary Dr Babu Ram said that on a tip-off, the team of PPCB officers conducted surprise checks of dyeing units situated along the Tajpur Road .

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New Delhi: The Union environment and forest ministry team sent to assess the toxic material on-board the controversial ship Platinum II, anchored in Indian waters near Alang for ship-breaking, has confirmed the vessel contains tonnes of toxins.

Rs.2 lakh each for Tirunelveli and Tuticorin Corporations allotted

MESSAGE: An awareness programme on solid waste management in progress at Palayamkottai on Monday.

TIRUNELVELI: An awareness campaign on solid waste management and segregation of plastic waste at source was inaugurated at Palayamkottai on Monday.

A central team on Monday began a probe into allegations that a radioactive contaminated US ship has been anchored at the Alang coast in Gujarat even as NGOs demanded a CBI probe.

Hyderabad, Oct. 19: The pollution level in the city peaked on the Diwali night (Saturday) with different parts of Hyderabad and Secunderabad recording as much as 39 per cent more pollutants than on ordinary days.

NEW DELHI: The Union government has ordered an inquiry into the anchoring of a United States ship, reportedly laden with radioactive substances, off the Alang coast in Gujarat.