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PIL to be lodged against use of DJ sound, laser lights during festivals

During this year’s Ganpati festival, a lot of people who attended the immersion processions in the city later faced hearing and eye-related issues due to heavy DJ sound music during the procession

Aniket Jadhav, a 19-year-old student from Pune, said, “After attending the visarjan procession, I had major visibility and hearing discomfort, it was only after undergoing treatment that the issues were resolved.” (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 09, 2023 07:24 AM IST

2,50,000 idols immersed, floral offerings turned into agarbattis

Over 39,000 idol immersions took place on the final day of Ganeshotsav in Mumbai, with a total of over 205,000 immersions over the ten-day festival. Natural water bodies were still the preferred choice for immersions, but artificial ponds are becoming more popular. The BMC collected 500 metric tonnes of flower remains, which will be converted into compost for use in the gardens department. In G North ward, the remains are made into incense sticks. The NGO Shiva Sneha Samajik Pratistik has developed a process to turn the flowers into incense sticks, with 70% of the flower remains usable.

Mumbai, India - Sept. 28, 2023: Huge idol of Lord Ganesha, during procession for immersion at Girgoan, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, September 28, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:12 AM IST
BySabah Virani, Mumbai

Ganesh Visarjan: Noise levels to be monitored at 22 locations, police warn of stern action against violators

Noise levels will be monitored at 22 locations across the city by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and environment department of the College of Engineering, Pune

On the eve of visarjan procession, Mandal workers were busy giving final touches to the respective decors. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 10:38 PM IST

Arjun Bijlani: My son is more involved than me in Ganesh Chaturthi preparation

Actor Arjun Bijlani likes to involve his son in preparations and celebrations as he feel it's “important for kids to learn our customs, traditions, and rituals”

Arjun Bijlani celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi on a grand scale every year with son Ayaan.
Published on Sep 19, 2023 01:45 PM IST

Now , Panvel RTO acts against overcharging private bus operators

Navi Mumbai RTOs are cracking down on bus operators overcharging passengers during Ganeshotsav. Inspections have resulted in fines and increased passenger safety.

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Updated on Sep 18, 2023 10:09 PM IST
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