Noise Pollution
Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

Pollution spike in ‘solidarity’

The city’s air and noise pollution levels, which had been below the limits since the lockdown started, took a sudden leap after 9pm on Sunday when people burst firecrackers to show solidarity in the...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.20

Holi organiser faces music over speaker use

A day-long Holi celebration attended by Bengal minister of state Bachchu Hansda who danced to Bollywoood tunes at Tapan in South Dinajpur on Tuesday came under scanner as the organisers flouted the ba...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.03.20

Art to fight noise monster

The capital has got a sculpture that aims to create awareness about noise pollution.The three-piece sculpture, depicting an ear trying to protect itself from the sound created by two trumpet-shaped l...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.20

Great men don't honk

The other day I walked out of office at peak hour, when radio taxi rates are impossibly high. The white taxis arrive late too. So I hopped on to a yellow taxi after a bit of haggling, agreeing to pay ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

North East  /  Published 18.02.20

Noise reprieve for Tinsukia students

Tinsukia seems strangely silent these days, but all for a good cause.When the season of weddings coincides with examinations, noise pollution becomes an issue with students trying to concentrate on th...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

West Bengal  /  Published 15.02.20

Helpline to fight noise during exams

Police have announced four numbers where students can call or WhatsApp to report inconvenience caused by loud music or loudhailers during board exams.Calcutta police commissioner Anuj Sharma announced...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 01.02.20

Quiet, please

Sir — To tackle noise pollution, especially at traffic signals where drivers honk even when the vehicles are stuck in traffic jam, the Mumbai police, in a recent video, claimed to have installed dec...
By The Telegraph in

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.01.20

Fruit bats exit hastily

Thanks to noise pollution, the sharp-eyed fruit bats, also known as flying fox, have made an hasty exit from the island at Jayanti sarovar at landmark Jubilee Park.Heightened activity in view of the ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 17.12.19

Noise crusader passes away

Veteran lawyer Gitanath Ganguli, known for his tireless efforts in countering noise pollution, passed away on Tuesday. He was 83. Enrolled in the legal profession in 1962, Ganguli was appointed specia...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.11.19

Foul air bad news for ears

Poor air quality not only impacts the lungs but can also affect the ears and lead to reduced hearing, swelling and pain, doctors said on Thursday. Complaints of congestion in the chest, throat and ear...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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