Noise Pollution
News  /  Published 06.08.22

Pollution fight tops environment minister Manas Bhunia’s list

Manas Bhunia, the new state environment minister who took charge on Friday, identified air pollution and degradation of rivers and canals as the greatest challenges faced by the department. Bhunia, g...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.05.22

National Green Tribunal raps WBPCB for ‘rampant’ pollution

“Noise pollution has been rampant in the city/district Kolkata (Calcutta), Howrah, Hooghly… in the entire State of West Bengal,” observed the bench. “No reply has been given b...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

People  /  Published 09.05.22

Long before Greta Thunberg, Kolkata school kids hit the streets for green rights

At the point of action on the street students were armed with large but light-weight flex placards printed on both sides with the standard “No Horn” symbol used by the Kolkata Police with ...
By Bonani Kakkar and Pradeep Kakkar

News  /  Published 26.04.22

Green tribunal calls noise reduction drive in West Bengal an eyewash

The eastern zonal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said no effective action has been taken by police to check noise pollution in Kolkata and the rest of Bengal. The bench of Justice B. ...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.03.22

Noise and air pollution triggering sleep disorders in Kolkatans, say doctors

Rajarshi Neogi, a psychiatrist, pointed out that insomnia has increased during Covid, particularly in people confined to their homes. “Work from home is completely destroying sleep discipline an...
By The Plurals News Network


Opinion  /  Published 02.03.22

Letters to the Editor: Work-life balance is a pipe dream for Indians

Different realities Sir — Belgium has announced that it will be offering employees a four-day workweek as part of the changes in its labour laws. Although employees will have to work for 10 hou...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.22

Letters to the Editor: Will the 'Gates of Hell' be extinguished for good?

Delicate balance Sir — Turkmenistan aims to extinguish the infamous ‘Gates of Hell’. The country’s president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, has ordered authorities to find a sol...
By The Telegraph

News  /  Published 02.01.22

Kolkata air ‘very poor’ on December 31 night

Toxic air and deafening sounds of firecrackers greeted 2022 in the city. Public health experts said the rise in the air pollution level, a result of the combination of natural phenomena during winter...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.12.21

Kolkata weddings violate noise rule with impunity, complaints pour in

Diwali and Chhath Puja were relatively silent this year than what they used to be a couple of years ago but a new phase of noise menace has started with the current wedding season.  Sounds of fi...
By Subhajoy Roy, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 12.11.21

Violation of cracker and noise norms during Chhath Puja celebrations

Many Kolkatans woke up to the sound of blaring loudspeakers on Thursday morning and as many complained of incessant bursting of firecrackers in their neighbourhoods on Wednesday night and the next mor...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata


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