Noise

  • Sony Xperia Z2 review: Noise-cancelling tech more promise than practical February 28, 2014

    Barcelona: I typically have headphones on when I'm home in New York, whether it's during a jog or a commute. I often crank the volume up, at the risk of hearing loss, so that I could hear my favourite podcasts over loud subways and honking cars. I was excited to see...
  • 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...
  • CJ Jasmeen fights street sexual harrasment August 26, 2013

    CJ Jasmeen Patheja turns the focus away from what women wear. She invites women to fight sexual harassment, they face on the streets, in a novel way - by donating the clothes in which they have faced such nuisance. ...
  • 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...
  • Safe City Pledge - an initiative to make your city safer March 18, 2013

    Safe City Pledge is a campaign driven Blank Noise which majorly focuses on building safe cities, identify every individual's role in making one's city safe. ...
  • A 24 hour tweetathon to make cities safer for women January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: #SafeCityPledge was one of the top trending topics in India on Saturday. This was because Blank Noise, a volunteerled project against street sexual harassment, had initiated a 24 hour tweetahon to push for a change in the way we address the security of women. The horrific Delhi gangrape...
  • Delhi: Diwali this year was a more polluted one November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Diwali in the national capital this year has been a more polluted one, and this has been revealed by the data from the central pollution control board. According to the information, the air quality in Delhi was worse than that in last Diwali. The maximum level of sulphur...
  • 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...
  • Jodhpur: Naomi's event company manager arrested November 10, 2012

    Jodhpur: A case has been registered against the event management company that handled the birthday extravaganza of supermodel Naomi Campbell's boyfriend Vladimir Doronin, and its manager arrested. The case was lodged against Live for Entertainment for violating the Rajasthan Noise Control Act during celebrations at Umaid Bhawan Palace here on Wednesday...
  • 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. ...
  • Thriller 'Contraband' nabs box office title January 16, 2012

    Los Angeles: Adult thriller 'Contraband' starring Mark Wahlberg grabbed the weekend movie box office title, beating expectations with an estimated $24.1 million in ticket sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters. 'Contraband' added $1.5 million from seven international markets for a global openingweekend debut of $25.6 million, distributor Universal Pictures said. In second...
  • IIT to help in reducing noise level around IGIA September 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it has sought the IIT's help to find a way to curb noise pollution near Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to ensure a quieter environment for residents near the airport. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) AS Chandhoke told a division...
  • Politicians turn a deaf ear to deafening rallies September 15, 2011

    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...
  • Cops warn Hrithik over loud music at birthday party October 27, 2009

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan was warned against playing loud music at a late Sunday night party at his suburban Juhu residence. Besides a host of celebrities from the tinsel town, police too made an appearance at the party, thrown to celebrate the birthday of Pinky Roshan, the actor's mother, and...
  • Check out Creative's EP430 noiseproof earphones March 27, 2009

    Creative has introduced a new inearphones model EP430 that comes with color options. These noiseisolating inearphones are ergonomically designed to minimize external surrounding noise and provide long hours of pure music listening experience. The Creative EP430 InEar Earphones are available in six bubble gum type colors of red,...
  • Sony launches noisecancelling headphones February 27, 2009

    Sony has launched MDRNC7 noise canceling headphones that feature a foldable and swivel design. Claiming a battery life of approximately 50 hours, the haedphones have a dualuse capability that gives users the option to listen to music with or without the noise cancellation feature. The 30mm driver (Neodymium magnet), and an...
  • 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...
  • Staving off noise pollution on Diwali October 23, 2006

    The noise pollution during Diwali is enough to make you temporarily deaf. Watch for tips to cope with the noise. ...
  • No crackers after midnight on Diwali October 5, 2006

    Mumbai: In a relief to those who lose sleep during Diwali, the Bombay High Court ordered on Thursday that no noisemaking crackers can be burst after 2200 hours, IST. The division bench of Justices H L Gokhale and J P Deodhar, in response to a PIL filed by Gaurang Vora, had...
  • Romeos ruin harassment protest September 18, 2006

    New Delhi: A midnight march by women to protest against "touching, staring, groping, pinching and stalking" sounded heroic enough until the protesters ran into stalking Romeos lining up the path. With 3,850 cases of violence, including 654 rapes and 197 sexual harassment complaints reported in the national capital in 2005,...
  • A night out against eveteasing September 17, 2006

    New Delhi: You would have to be slightly crazy to be a woman in Delhi and take to the streets at 2230 hrs at night. But if the cause is to spread anti eveteasing messages around town, then the effort seems worth it. Tired of being leched, ogled and jeered...
  • Women's night out against eveteasing September 15, 2006

    New Delhi: What do you do when you really want to do something about eveteasing? Well, confront them with "something you always wanted to wear, but could not". Not quite. It may not be the best of ideas to take on the eveteasers in that form in a city like...
  • 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...