Opinion  /  Published 05.04.20

Pollution levels offer sliver of hope

There can, perhaps, be a silver lining in the darkest of clouds. This would be especially welcome in the middle of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Such a sliver of hope, however temporary, seems to have...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.04.20

Lockdown cleans up coal town air

The lockdown has significantly improved the air quality in Dhanbad, which was recently in the news for being the second-most polluted city in the country.A study conducted by Biswajit Paul, an associa...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 30.03.20

Nailed: Diesel role in air pollution

The ongoing lockdown to fight the novel coronavirus has not only sharply reduced Calcutta’s air pollution level but has also underlined the pivotal role played by diesel-powered vehicles in making t...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 29.03.20

Over 90 cities record minimal air pollution

With a nationwide lockdown in place, over 90 cities, including Delhi, recorded minimal air pollution in the last few days.Welcoming the reduction in pollution, environmentalists urged the government t...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.20

Pollution concern at Holika Dahan

After about 35 years of holding their Holika Dahan event at BC Block, organisers were forced to change the location after residents complained it was causing pollution. Salt Lake Sanskrit Sansad has f...
By Brinda Sarkar and Shatadipa Bhattacharya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.20

Board issues waste guideline

The Central Pollution Control Board has issued a guideline to have dedicated vehicles and bi-layered collection bags for medical waste of corona patients or those suffering from symptoms.The guideline...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.03.20

Meet to review air quality

Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) has floated tenders to purchase 40 PM10 analysers to be installed at its active mines in Dhanbad as part of concerted efforts to improve the air quality in coal town ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

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 05.03.20

BS VI calls for pollution test upgrade

The city’s “frail” auto emission testing centres need to upgrade their machines in the wake of BS VI vehicles making it to the roads from April, air pollution specialists said on Thursday. Bhara...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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