September 03, 2020 1:27 pm
Joint Commissioner of Police, Ravindra Shisave, said, “Pune police thanks all members and executive committees of Ganesh mandals for excellent cooperation and response to the code of conduct decided considering the Covid situation
September 02, 2020 11:26 pm
“Our observations are significant and self explanatory,” said Mahesh Shindikar, adding that the average noise levels recorded were between the range of 55 dB to 61 dB. For comparison, the average noise levels recorded were 86.2 decibels in 2019, 90.4 dB in 2018, and 90.9 dB in 2017.
September 03, 2020 10:27 am
Muted celebrations and no processions – due to the Covid-19 pandemic – also led to a dip in noise levels during Ganesha festival, according to NGO Awaaz Foundation, which advocates against noise pollution in the city.
August 27, 2020 10:20 am
The Mounted Unit is especially useful in places where a traditional police vehicle cannot enter, like the beaches, SP Ahmednagar Akhilesh Singh, who played an important role in training the Mounted Unit, said.
August 24, 2020 1:07 am
Additional Municipal Commissioner, Suresh Kakani, Sunday visited an artificial pond at Wadala and a natural pond at Sion to take stock of the immersion preparedness.
August 20, 2020 1:18 pm
"Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly... if we don't want the virus to spread, we should avoid celebrations. There should be no installation or immersion processions in the city," said Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar.
August 15, 2020 12:21 pm
Speaking to the media later, Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao said the decision was made in the light of the central government’s directives to avoid religious, social or political events with potential to attract crowds in highly affected districts.
July 12, 2020 11:21 am
A list of guidelines for the 11-day festival, slated to be held from August 22 this year, was issued Saturday. As per the directives, Mandals have to restrict the height of Ganpati idols to four feet, while idols worshipped at homes should not be more than two-foot high.
September 21, 2018 8:21 pm
The bench took note of the submissions made by the state government at the previous hearing, where Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni had said that DJ and Dolby audio systems are a major source of noise pollution.
September 20, 2018 3:24 am
The revellers are caught in a tricky situation as crossing the tracks during the immersion procession is convenient for them, but civic officials consider the act to be illegal.
September 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Anant Chaturthi, the festival which marks the end of the 10-day long Ganesha Festival, draws a huge crowd of devotees. Mumbai is popular for hosting some of the most famous Ganpati festivals and mandals.