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Delhi: Rs. 1 lakh fine on bursting or selling firecrackers

06 Nov 2020

Delhi: Rs. 1 lakh fine on bursting or selling firecrackers

Bursting or selling firecrackers in the national capital this season could invite a fine of up to Rs. 1 lakh, Delhi's Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.

Leonardo DiCaprio talks about Delhi's air pollution: Details here

19 Nov 2019

Leonardo DiCaprio talks about Delhi's air pollution: Details here

Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has raised serious concern over the tormenting air pollution levels in Delhi.

#HealthBytes: Tips to stay safe from the winter smog

04 Jan 2019

#HealthBytes: Tips to stay safe from the winter smog

As if the hazardous air quality wasn't enough, the winter season makes life even worse for urban Indians, due to the formation of smog, a thick layer of harmful pollutants that engulfs the air.

Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days

24 Dec 2018

Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) today imposed a three-day ban on industrial activities in pollution hotspots and construction work across Delhi-NCR in view the national capital's severe air quality.

Delhi: Air pollution breaches 'hazardous' category, PM10 at 900-mark

05 Nov 2018

Delhi: Air pollution breaches 'hazardous' category, PM10 at 900-mark

After a brief respite on Sunday, thick smog descended on Delhi-NCR on Monday, with air pollution levels crossing the hazardous category.

Delhi's air quality improves to 'poor' category

04 Nov 2018

Delhi's air quality improves to 'poor' category

Delhi's air quality continued to improve as today, the pollution level reached to 'poor' category after oscillating between 'very poor' and 'severe' for nearly three weeks.

Delhi: Air-quality remains 'very poor'; 113 industries asked to shut

30 Oct 2018

Delhi: Air-quality remains 'very poor'; 113 industries asked to shut

In a meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal held in New Delhi, officials told Baijal that 1,368 show cause notices and 417 closure directions have been issued against polluting units by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

Delhi-govt fined Rs. 50cr for inaction against steel pickling units

17 Oct 2018

Delhi-govt fined Rs. 50cr for inaction against steel pickling units

The National Green Tribunal yesterday fined Delhi government Rs. 50cr for not taking action against steel pickling units in residential areas as they fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity.

Air quality in Delhi remains beyond 'severe' for third day

14 Jun 2018

Air quality in Delhi remains beyond 'severe' for third day

The air quality in Delhi remained beyond the "severe" level for the third-day with the PM10 level beyond 796 in Delhi-NCR and 830 in Delhi, particularly.

Rather than curing air pollution, Delhi focuses on preventing it

22 Mar 2018

Rather than curing air pollution, Delhi focuses on preventing it

A pollution prediction model will soon be installed in Delhi, the kind which has already been installed by SAFAR across the country and the one present in Beijing, a government official said.

Delhi drafts policy for removing vehicles older than 15 years

05 Feb 2018

Delhi drafts policy for removing vehicles older than 15 years

Delhi is gearing up to become India's first city with an "end of vehicle life" policy as it works on draft rules to remove all vehicles older than 15 years from roads.

AAP government tests anti-smog guns, but will they help Delhi?

21 Dec 2017

AAP government tests anti-smog guns, but will they help Delhi?

The Delhi government has tested another weapon against the capital's hazardous smog - a "first of its kind" field experiment with anti-smog guns.

AoL "responsible" for damage to Yamuna floodplains, rules NGT

07 Dec 2017

AoL "responsible" for damage to Yamuna floodplains, rules NGT

Based on a report by an expert committee, the NGT has held Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living (AOL) for "responsible" damaging the Yamuna floodplains.

Delhi HC raps govt over Rs. 787cr unused environment fund

17 Nov 2017

Delhi HC raps govt over Rs. 787cr unused environment fund

The Delhi HC has asked the state government how it will spend a Rs. 787cr environment fund that has largely remained unused since two years.

Why didn't Delhi Govt spend Rs. 787cr environment fund?

RTI

Why didn't Delhi Govt spend Rs. 787cr environment fund?

Even as Delhi chokes on toxic air, shocking information has come to light. An RTI query has revealed that in two years, the government has spent just 0.11% of a Rs. 787cr-fund generated as ECC.

Delhi pollution: The fate of Half Marathon hangs in uncertainty

14 Nov 2017

Delhi pollution: The fate of Half Marathon hangs in uncertainty

The Indian Medical Association has urged the Delhi HC to postpone the Delhi Half Marathon in the wake of "severe" air quality.

Delhi police crack first case of 'Mysterious hair thieves'

06 Aug 2017

Delhi police crack first case of 'Mysterious hair thieves'

Delhi police concluded investigation of first case of mysterious hair choppings after they found out that 14-year-old girl's hair was chopped as part of a prank by her relatives in Dakshinpuri.

AoL controversy: DDA report contradicts NGT experts' findings

29 Jul 2017

AoL controversy: DDA report contradicts NGT experts' findings

Contrary to an experts' report, a DDA panel has found there was no soil compaction or wetlands near the Yamuna riverbed before or after the Art of Living's World Culture Festival.

Jagga Jasoos' actress found dead in Gurugram apartment

19 Jul 2017

Jagga Jasoos' actress found dead in Gurugram apartment

Assamese singer-actor Bidisha Bezbaruah, who was recently seen 'Jagga Jasoos', was found hanging from a ceiling fan with a dupatta tied around her neck in her Gurugram apartment.

Pvt firm caught red handed violating biomedical waste disposal norms

03 Jun 2017

Pvt firm caught red handed violating biomedical waste disposal norms

In a surprise inspection, Delhi Environment minister Imran Hussain caught a private biomedical waste treatment facility red handed in violating proper waste management rules, thereby, running the risk of causing the outbreak of diseases and endangering lives.

Yamuna riverbed damage: Ravi Shankar's statement 'shocking', says NGT

20 Apr 2017

Yamuna riverbed damage: Ravi Shankar's statement 'shocking', says NGT

The NGT slammed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and his Art of Living for accusing them of bias over their report of damage to the Yamuna riverbed, calling their statements 'shocking'.

AoL event: 10 years, Rs. 42crore to restore Yamuna-bed

14 Apr 2017

AoL event: 10 years, Rs. 42crore to restore Yamuna-bed

In its report to the National Green Tribunal, a team of experts said that the damage done to the River Yamuna banks by Art of Living's cultural festival will take 10 years to be undone.

Diwali 2016 pushes Delhi's air pollution limits

01 Nov 2016

Diwali 2016 pushes Delhi's air pollution limits

According to experts, the level of pollution created by this year's Diwali caused several poisonous gases to cross the danger mark.