NOISE POLLUTION

  • Bangalore: 6 lakh students to celebrate ecofriendly Diwali November 2, 2013

    Bangalore: At least six lakh children across Bangalore have said no to crackers this Diwali and the State Pollution Control Board is confident that the initiative is going to make a big difference. High decibel levels, pollution and the possibility of getting injured these are what school children in...
  • Mumbai airport stops announcement system to cut noise pollution April 22, 2013

    Mumbai: The oftheard boarding announcements that would alert passengers at airports about the departure of their flights, is now a thing of the past at Mumbai's domestic airport. Departing private airline passengers at the airport will now have to rely on large display screens put up throughout the airport to...
  • Delhi: Pollution data to be released today November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: It's the day after Diwali on Wednesday and the pollution control board will release it's data on pollution levels. Experts have warned that crackers would add to toxin levels in the atmosphere and cause the smog around the National Capital Region to return. People in the national capital...
  • Should festivals be exempted from noise pollution rules? October 24, 2012

    On Face the Nation, CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts should festivals be exempted from noise pollution rules? Here is the full transcript of the show: Sagarika Ghose: Hi there, yes today is Maha Navami, the Navratri festival ends today and it is a day of festivity...
  • FTN: Should festivals be exempt from noise pollution rules? October 23, 2012

    There are in fact strict rules on noise pollution in India and there are legally prescribed decibel levels for residential areas. But these rules are usually ignored at festival time. ...
  • Politicians turn a deaf ear to deafening rallies October 21, 2010

    Mumbai: The latest health worry for the people of Mumbai high levels of noise pollution, violating all norms. And political parties holding loud, massive rallies are the worst culprits. However, political leaders themselves seem to be least bothered by this growing concern. Balasaheb Thackeray, Shiv Sena supremo said, "The Sena's...
  • Case against Sena for flouting noise pollution norms October 18, 2010

    Mumbai: The city police has registered a case against Shiv Sena workers for flouting Noise Pollution Control Rules during the party's Dusshera rally, held at Shivaji Park in Central Mumbai. "A case under Bombay Police Act has been registered against the organisers of the rally for exceeding the 50 decibel noise...
  • Horn Not OK Please: Making Mumbai a noisefree city April 7, 2008

    Mumbai: It was not just another manic Monday in Mumbai. It was also 'No Honking Day', which meant that on Monday, no horns in the city. But is it really possible to drive around Mumbai without honking? Cab drivers say it is an impossible feat to achieve and that if they...
  • Hornhappy drivers to pay a heavy price December 11, 2007

    Mumbai: The Mumbai traffic police seem to be determined to improve the appalling traffic discipline in the city. After the crackdown on drunken drivers, it has now started an initiative to check irritating horn happy drivers. The Mumbai traffic police is coming down with a heavy hand on those who...
  • Beware of overexposure to air, noise pollution July 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Here's something to worry about if you live close to heavy traffic. You might have learnt to turn a deaf ear to the constant honking of vehicles, but something more serious and which has far reaching consequences is the air pollution. You may be exposed to the danger...
  • It's getting noisy underwater too August 19, 2006

    Washington: A new study by Scripps Institute of Oceanography has revealed that Ocean Noise has increased tenfold since the 1960s. Oceanologists Sean Wiggins, John Hildebrand from Scripps and Mark McDonald from Whale Acoustics, Colorado, studied declassified US Navy documents. They then came to the conclusion that global shipping has contributed a...