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97 smuggled Indian star tortoises to fly back from Singapore to India (August Week #1 (2017))
97 smuggled Indian star tortoises to fly back from Singapore to India [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92109]At least 97 endangered Indian Star Tortoises, which were smuggled into Singapore, will soon be brought back to India where they will be released back into their natural habitat. Karnataka Forest Department and Wildlife SOS have taken the responsibility of repatriating the Indian Star Tortoises from Singapore.


Why e-waste will continue to flow into city (August Week #1 (2017))
Why e-waste will continue to flow into city [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92103]New Delhi: With the Centre planning to reconsider targets given to companiesfor collecting e-waste from consumers and recycling them, tonnes of e-waste may continue to pollute waterbodies, groundwater and soil in informal recycling hubs like Moradabad, Saharanpur, Delhi and other smaller towns.


Delhi doctor to find how bad air hurts lungs (Issue of the week, July Week #4 (2017))
Delhi doctor to find how bad air hurts lungs [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92049]NEW DELHI: In about seven years, Indians would know to what extent air pollution may be impacting their lung function. Dr Anurag Agrawal, principal scientist at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), would start work next month on one of the first long-term studies involving children (10-18 years) from across the study.

Ahead of Ganesh fest, cops warn music system owners (July Week #4 (2017))
Ahead of Ganesh fest, cops warn music system owners [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92048]Nagpur: The city police have issued notices to owners of DJ system and Ganesh mandals warning them against playing loud music, particularly on the roads, blocking carriageways.Besides, the shops selling noisy crackers will also face action if they are found violating the norms, as per the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, and Noise Pollution (regulation and control) Rules, 2000.


Cement factories wrap Kashmir industrial hub in toxic cloud (July Week #4 (2017))
Cement factories wrap Kashmir industrial hub in toxic cloud [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91971]Khrew, Khanmoh: Non-compliance from cement factories and lack of a proper environmental audit has left the inhabitants of Kashmir’s twin industrial hubs, Khrew and Khanmoh, vulnerable to life-threatening health problems. These factories emit a thousand kilograms of toxic fumes every day, as per experts, thereby wrapping neighbouring villages in a toxic grey cloud.

Telangana govt taking measures to check pollution, industrial waste: KT Rama Rao (July Week #4 (2017))
Telangana govt taking measures to check pollution, industrial waste: KT Rama Rao [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91968]Hyderabad: The Telangana government is taking tough measures to check industrial pollution in the city, Industries Minister K T Rama Rao said in Hyderabad on Saturday.Rao, who held a meeting with officials of industries department and also pollution control board, directed them to take concrete measures to ensure that industrial waste is not dumped into the drainage system, a government release said.

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