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Shiv Sena asks Centre to ease norms for using loudspeakers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 23:51

Shiv Sena has asked the Centre to increase the number of days for relaxation from noise pollution control norms which allows loudspeakers to be used till 12 pm instead of the usual 10 pm.

Right to freedom from noise pollution is fundamental: HC

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 20:34

The Allahabad High Court has held that the "right to freedom from noise pollution is a fundamental right".

Row over planes revives Belgium`s language war

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 23:04

In a political rumpus some would say could only happen in quirky Belgium, a dispute over new flight paths and noise pollution is reviving the nation`s language war just over two weeks before elections.

Road side noise beyond limit in Panchsheel Park: DPCC to NGT

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 20:22

Delhi Pollution Control Committee Monday informed the National Green Tribunal that roadside noise levels near Panchsheel Park area in South Delhi is beyond permissible limits.

Diwali effect: Noise pollution high, air pollution down in Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 00:59

Noise pollution in Delhi witnessed an upward trend this Diwali, as compared to six other metros like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Beware of your breath this Diwali!

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 10:05

With Diwali round the corner, air pollution levels are bound to rise in the country.

Birds sense speed limit when fleeing cars

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 18:15

Birds flee from the path of an incoming car on the basis of the posted speed limit, rather than the actual speed of the vehicle, a new study has found.

HC seeks Sena`s reply over noise pollution during

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012, 19:29

The Bombay High Court sought Shiv Sena`s reply on allegations levelled against it for flouting noise pollution norms.

Pune devotees find answer to noise pollution curbs

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 05, 2012, 10:49

Some Ganeshotsav organisers in Pune follow a bizarre practice during immersions to by-pass noise pollution norms - abandoning the idols on the roadside after the noise ban becomes effective at midnight.

J&K Assembly asks govt to check noise pollution

Last Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 16:13

The committee on environment of J&K Legislative Assembly has asked the state govt to take measures to check noise pollution in and around hospitals.

Madonna parties loud, neighbours complain

Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 10:27

Madonna`s after-show party following a concert in London`s Hyde Park caused neighbours to complain about noise pollution.

`Urban noise killing baby sparrows`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 19:37

Noise in urban areas may be the key culprit behind the increasing mortality rate among young house sparrows, a study has suggested.