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No takers for green norms

Ranchi, October 10: The water bodies of Ranchi continue to be strewn with Puja paraphernalia even 48 hours after the last idol immersion took place, in gross violation of Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board guidelines, which stipulated cleaning of all tanks within two days of immersions.
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Public hearing on Malom petrol depot to be held today

IMPHAL October 9: A public hearing process for ascertaining the concerns of the locals affected due to the proposed setting up of a Petroleum depot at Malom, Imphal west will be held at Megha Government High School on October 10.
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KSHRC issues notices on pollution of resorvior

Bangalore, October 8: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) has issued notices to the Urban Development Department and the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) on the reported inflow of polluted water into the Tippagondanahalli (TG Halli) reservoir, and has sought a detailed report on the matter.
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Go toward the light, says state govt

Mumbai, October 9: With only about two weeks left for Diwali, the state Environment Ministry is yet to organise a meeting with firecracker manufacturers and retailers to help promote light-emitting crackers over sound-emitting ones in a bid to promote an eco-friendly Diwali. This, after various NGOs approached the ministry to reduce the permitted decibel levels for crackers, revealed state environment secretary Valsa Nair Singh.
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Action plan for Bhima basin inches forward

PUNE, October 8: The Rs-800 crore action plan for the Bhima river basin has moved forward with the state environment ministry assigning the Maharashtra Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (MUIDCL) to prepare a detailed project report for its execution within four months. The report will look at cohesive implementation of the plan, and will help draw funds from various agencies, including the Union government.
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Wildlife Week concluded with Valedictory function at Jammu

Jammu, October 8: To create awareness among the people about the significance of preserving wildlife and the forests, the Department of Wildlife Protection Jammu observed Wildlife Week, 2011, which is celebrated every year throughout country on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti.
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Goa mining scam: PAC report not in current session

Panaji, October 7: A Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report that has unveiled a Rs. 3,500 crore illegal mining scam will not be tabled on Friday, the last day of the two-day monsoon session of the state assembly. The day's agenda does not list the report.

Bhima river basin action plan stuck in red tape

Pune, October 7: It has been six months since the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) submitted a proposal to the state government to draw out an action plan for the Bhima River Basin. 
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'We are keeping a close watch on sugar factories in state'

Pune, October 6: The sugar industry has been rocked by scams and mismanagement of co-operative sugar factories. It has also been frowned upon by the central and state pollution control boards for being a very polluting industry.
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Immersing Durga in environment-friendly way

New Delhi, October 6: Amidst beating of drums and chanting of hymns, nearly 600 idols of Durga were immersed in Yamuna on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi on Thursday. At Kalindi Kunj, 250 idols were immersed on the culminating day of the five-day Durga Puja.
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