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Representational: Under the new amendment, a provision of a fine up to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh rupees was made on any medium causing noise pollution.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Playing loudspeakers sans permission will now attract upto 1 lakh fine

ANI | By hindustantimes.com | Posted by Deepali Sharma, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 02:28 PM IST
As per the order copy, 1 lakh fine will be imposed for Diesel Generator sets of over 1000 kilovolt-ampere (KVA); 50,000 for sound-emitting construction equipment without prior permission.
Azaan is recited by a ‘muezzin’, a man who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque at prescribed times of the day. (HT Photo)
Azaan is recited by a ‘muezzin’, a man who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque at prescribed times of the day. (HT Photo)

‘No loudspeakers for azaan, only human voice allowed’: UP top court orders

Hindusatn Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 04:19 PM IST
The court added that such recitation by human voice cannot be hindered under the pretext of violation of the guidelines issued by the state government to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The secondary (Madhyamik) examination will be held from February 18 to 27.(HT file)
The secondary (Madhyamik) examination will be held from February 18 to 27.(HT file)

WBPCB bans use of loudspeaker during secondary, higher secondary exams

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 12:35 PM IST
In a notification, the board said the ban will come in force three days prior to the commencement of the examinations and remain till they end.
A police personnel makes an announcement on a loudspeaker in West Bengal on November 10, 2019.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
A police personnel makes an announcement on a loudspeaker in West Bengal on November 10, 2019.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
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SHOs told to remove loudspeakers from religious places in Jalandhar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2019 10:41 PM IST
No loudspeakers will be permitted 15 days before the annual examinations in the district
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No loudspeakers in Haryana between 10pm and 6am: Police

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 10:43 PM IST
The guidelines were based on the directions of Punjab and Haryana high court to curb noise pollution by restricting the use of loudspeakers or public address system operating at public and private places across Haryana.
The Supreme Court said children’s studies are more important than election campaigning.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court said children’s studies are more important than election campaigning.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)

‘Studies get priority over poll campaign’: Supreme Court upholds Bengal loudspeaker ban

New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 11:36 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition by the BJP in West Bengal that wanted the court to cancel a 2013 order by the Mamata Banerjee government banning use of loudspeakers during February and March.
DU teachers’ association (DUTA) president Rajib Ray said the university is trying to “terrify” teachers who have been protesting over several “pressing issues” over the last few months.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
DU teachers’ association (DUTA) president Rajib Ray said the university is trying to “terrify” teachers who have been protesting over several “pressing issues” over the last few months.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

Delhi University curbs use of loudspeakers within 100 metres of its campuses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2019 03:26 PM IST
The advisory was not well-received by teachers or students, who termed it a way of curbing their right to protest and demonstrate on the campus.
MCG officials said the buildings were sealed as they are located within the 300-metre radius of an Air Force ammunition depot in Sector 14, in violation of a Punjab and Haryana high court order.(HT Photo)
MCG officials said the buildings were sealed as they are located within the 300-metre radius of an Air Force ammunition depot in Sector 14, in violation of a Punjab and Haryana high court order.(HT Photo)

Gurugram mosque sealed a week after protest over loudspeaker

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 12:25 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Wednesday sealed 11 buildings, including a mosque, in Sheetla Mata Colony, a week after residents had protested against the installation of a loudspeaker on the premises.
This year, kanwar pilgrimage will start from July 28.(HT File)
This year, kanwar pilgrimage will start from July 28.(HT File)

Uttarakhand CM’s prod to kanwariyas: Play loudspeakers at low volume

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2018 10:23 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government will allow loudspeakers and DJs to be used during the kanwar pilgrimage in a “controlled measure”, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said here on Sunday
A worker adjusts loudspeakers at a camp during the Magh Mela festival in Allahabad on January 6, 2018.(AFP)
A worker adjusts loudspeakers at a camp during the Magh Mela festival in Allahabad on January 6, 2018.(AFP)

Loudspeakers permitted under noise pollution rules: Delhi Police tells High Court

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 12:30 PM IST
The Delhi Police made the submission before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar which was hearing a PIL seeking ban on use of loudspeakers at religious places in the national capital.
Uttarakhand High Court directed the state government to ensure that no loudspeaker or public address system is used by any person or organisation, including religious bodies, without the written permission of the relevant authorities.(AFP File Photo/For Representation)
Uttarakhand High Court directed the state government to ensure that no loudspeaker or public address system is used by any person or organisation, including religious bodies, without the written permission of the relevant authorities.(AFP File Photo/For Representation)

Uttarakhand court sets 5-decibel limit for loudspeakers; your breathing is louder

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 11:28 PM IST
Uttarakhand high court says even temples, mosques and gurudwaras in Uttarakhand can’t use loudspeakers without a written undertaking.

Noise pollution levels from loudspeakers in religious places are high in Punjab villages, finds PPCB study

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By HT Corrrespondent, Patiala
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 05:15 PM IST
PPCB chairman says noise monitoring was carried out at boundary walls at 50m, 100m and 200m distance from religious places.
The vehicle with loudspeaker making announcement of “heavy discount” on liquor, in Talwandi Sabo, 30km from Bathinda, on Friday.(Photo: Grab from video by local resident who sought anonymity)
The vehicle with loudspeaker making announcement of “heavy discount” on liquor, in Talwandi Sabo, 30km from Bathinda, on Friday.(Photo: Grab from video by local resident who sought anonymity)

Law run over as liquor sold on wheels in Talwandi Sabo, with a loudspeaker!

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Sachin Sharma, Bathinda
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 09:31 AM IST
Pick-up vehicle with loudspeaker makes rounds of the religious town near Bathinda where liquor sale is anyway not permitted; police struggle to trace vehicle caught on video.
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