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Celebrate, but adhere to rules: Police

Date of Release: 
Nov 1 2013

Booming sounds of firecrackers started echoing in the city from Thursday evening as the city residents started Diwali celebrations with full gusto. The district administration and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) have issued advisory to the residents warning strict action against those bursting high decibel crackers in silent zones like adjacent to hospitals and medical care facilities. The violators will be taken into custody and be fined up to RS 1000.

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First court case over haze may start next month

Date of Release: 
Aug 30 2013

THE first case of a company charged with illegal burning may land in a Riau district court next month, said a senior Indonesian official, even as the haze thickened and meteorologists warned of more hot spots through October.

"Most of the cases have moved to the investigations stage and we expect the first case ready to be in court by end of September," Mr Mas Achmad Santosa, deputy of a presidential task force, told The Straits Times on the sidelines of a United Nations-led workshop on Forestry Law.

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