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Very dense fog lowers visibility to zero meters in Delhi

16 Jan 2021

Very dense fog lowers visibility to zero meters in Delhi

A thick blanket of fog reduced visibility to zero meters in the national capital on Saturday, affecting traffic movement, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas

03 Jan 2021

Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas

Several parts of Delhi recorded moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers early on Sunday morning for the second consecutive day.

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' as people defy firecracker ban

15 Nov 2020

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' as people defy firecracker ban

Pollution levels in Delhi and its neighboring areas spiked as several celebrated the festival of Diwali on Saturday night.

Delhi's air quality could turn 'severe' on Diwali night

14 Nov 2020

Delhi's air quality could turn 'severe' on Diwali night

Delhi's air quality remained 'very poor' on Saturday morning and is likely to turn 'severe' by night due to calm winds and emissions from firecrackers, government agencies reported.

NCR: Total ban on firecrackers from midnight till November 30

09 Nov 2020

NCR: Total ban on firecrackers from midnight till November 30

Considering the rising air pollution levels, the National Green Tribunal on Monday imposed a total ban on the sale or usage of all kinds of firecrackers in NCR, which engulfs entire Delhi, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Haryana, till November 30.

Delhi: Worst air quality of season recorded today, citizens suffer

09 Nov 2020

Delhi: Worst air quality of season recorded today, citizens suffer

The residents of the Delhi/NCR woke up to a thick smog on Monday as air quality dipped drastically and remained severe.

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.

Delhi's pollution worsens, PM2.5 ten times the safe level

05 Nov 2020

Delhi's pollution worsens, PM2.5 ten times the safe level

With the onset of winters, Delhi's battle with poisonous air has also started and Wednesday's hazardous condition proves the same.

Delhi's air quality worsens to 'severe'; thick smog envelops capital

29 Oct 2020

Delhi's air quality worsens to 'severe'; thick smog envelops capital

The air quality in Delhi fell into the 'severe' category on Thursday as residents awoke to a thick smog blanketing the national capital.

Delhi's air quality 'very poor' for first time this season

13 Oct 2020

Delhi's air quality 'very poor' for first time this season

The air quality in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) dipped to "very poor" on Tuesday for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed in March.

Side-effect of lockdown: Delhi's air cleanest in 5 years

01 Sep 2020

Side-effect of lockdown: Delhi's air cleanest in 5 years

On Tuesday morning, Delhi's air quality improved to the "good" category, following favorable wind speed and good rainfall during the last month.

Delhi's air quality likely to become 'good' as rains continue

23 Aug 2020

Delhi's air quality likely to become 'good' as rains continue

Delhi's air quality may improve to 'good' this week as the national capital has received heavy rainfall this monsoon.

Skies cleared up, no need to reintroduce odd-even, says Kejriwal

18 Nov 2019

Skies cleared up, no need to reintroduce odd-even, says Kejriwal

On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that there is no need to extend the odd-even road rationing scheme for now as the air in the national capital has started clearing up.

BJP's Gautam Gambhir skips meeting on pollution, enjoys in Indore

15 Nov 2019

BJP's Gautam Gambhir skips meeting on pollution, enjoys in Indore

Such is the apathy of our elected leaders, that they are busy enjoying their lives while residents of Delhi are choking due to air pollution.

Six cities with the cleanest air around the world

14 Nov 2019

Six cities with the cleanest air around the world

In the subcontinent, air pollution has affected us rather adversely.

Pakistan may have released poisonous gas to pollute air: BJP-leader

06 Nov 2019

Pakistan may have released poisonous gas to pollute air: BJP-leader

Delhi/NCR and adjoining areas are choking, and governments should, of course, take immediate steps to provide relief to residents.

Air purifier installed near Taj Mahal as pollution worsens

05 Nov 2019

Air purifier installed near Taj Mahal as pollution worsens

While a severe pollution grips northern India, an air purifier van has been deployed at the gates of the Taj Mahal in Agra, in a bid to provide relief to tourists visiting the Mughal-era monument.

After Delhi smog problem, cyclonic storm Maha clouds Rajkot T20I

05 Nov 2019

After Delhi smog problem, cyclonic storm Maha clouds Rajkot T20I

The T20I series between India and Bangladesh seems to be bothered by environmental issues.

Delhi Air Emergency: PMO holds second meeting to discuss measures

05 Nov 2019

Delhi Air Emergency: PMO holds second meeting to discuss measures

The situation in Delhi/NCR has invited criticism for governments, and rightly so. As residents are gasping for fresh air, they want authorities to take swift action.

Farmers can't kill others for livelihood: SC on Delhi's air-pollution

04 Nov 2019

Farmers can't kill others for livelihood: SC on Delhi's air-pollution

Delhi's air pollution has made it uninhabitable, sickened even the healthy ones, and spelled doom for children.

Delhi smog: Concerns over India versus Bangladesh T20I rise

03 Nov 2019

Delhi smog: Concerns over India versus Bangladesh T20I rise

The first T20I between India and Bangladesh is set to take place Delhi today.

Rohit Sharma suffers injury ahead of first T20I: Details here

01 Nov 2019

Rohit Sharma suffers injury ahead of first T20I: Details here

India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma was hit on his left thigh while taking throwdowns during a training session in Delhi on Friday.

Bangladesh cricketers wear masks to battle Delhi smog: Details here

01 Nov 2019

Bangladesh cricketers wear masks to battle Delhi smog: Details here

The Bangladesh cricket team was spotted wearing masks during an outdoor training session at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

India-Bangladesh T20I in Delhi to go as planned, says Ganguly

31 Oct 2019

India-Bangladesh T20I in Delhi to go as planned, says Ganguly

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said the first T20I between India and Bangladesh in Delhi will go ahead as planned.

Team India to train indoors ahead of Delhi T20I: Report

30 Oct 2019

Team India to train indoors ahead of Delhi T20I: Report

The Indian cricket team could train indoors in order to avoid the pollution in Delhi that has reached an extreme level post Diwali.

Delhi's post-Diwali air pollution an issue ahead of first T20I

27 Oct 2019

Delhi's post-Diwali air pollution an issue ahead of first T20I

The air pollution in the national capital region is a cause of concern for years.

Delhi's air quality remains 'poor' on Sunday as stubble-burning continues

13 Oct 2019

Delhi's air quality remains 'poor' on Sunday as stubble-burning continues

Residents of Delhi woke up to hazy skies on Sunday morning as the national capital's air quality took a hit.

Women exempted from odd-even, not private CNG vehicles, says Kejriwal

12 Oct 2019

Women exempted from odd-even, not private CNG vehicles, says Kejriwal

As Delhi gears up for the odd-even scheme a third time, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that privately-owned CNG vehicles will not be exempted from the rule unlike previous editions of the scheme.

Delhi government launches 'one stop app' for daily commuters

09 Mar 2019

Delhi government launches 'one stop app' for daily commuters

Just recently, the Delhi government launched a common mobility app, One Delhi, to ease the daily travel of local commuters.

Bangkok residents coughing blood due to smog. Is Delhi next?

03 Feb 2019

Bangkok residents coughing blood due to smog. Is Delhi next?

In what will come as a warning to Delhiites, air pollution in Thailand is reportedly in its worst state as it is causing people to cough up blood.

After a day of relief, Delhi air quality deteriorating again

23 Jan 2019

After a day of relief, Delhi air quality deteriorating again

A day after heavy rains and hailstorms lashed Delhi and washed away some of the air pollution, air quality in the national capital has started deteriorating yet again.

Air quality 'severe' in Delhi, rainfall may bring respite

12 Jan 2019

Air quality 'severe' in Delhi, rainfall may bring respite

Delhi's air quality was recorded in the severe category today due to reduced wind speed even as authorities have forecast rainfall in the next couple of days.

Delhi's air improves after rainfall but remains 'very poor'

07 Jan 2019

Delhi's air improves after rainfall but remains 'very poor'

Delhi recorded its lowest pollution levels this year today after rains washed away the pollutants and cleansed the air, but the air quality still remained in the very poor category, the authorities said.

Rainfall brings pollution level to year's lowest in Delhi

06 Jan 2019

Rainfall brings pollution level to year's lowest in Delhi

Delhi recorded its lowest pollution level of the year today after a spell of rain but the air quality remained in the very poor category.

Delhi's air quality worsens again, turns 'severe'

05 Jan 2019

Delhi's air quality worsens again, turns 'severe'

Delhi's air quality deteriorated again to the severe category today due to unfavorable meteorological conditions after showing a slight improvement yesterday.

Conditions unfavorable for pollutant dispersion, Delhi's air turns 'severe' today

02 Jan 2019

Conditions unfavorable for pollutant dispersion, Delhi's air turns 'severe' today

Delhi's air quality turned severe today due to adverse meteorological conditions that remained unfavorable for dispersion of pollutants.

Delhi records 'severe' air quality for the third consecutive day

01 Jan 2019

Delhi records 'severe' air quality for the third consecutive day

For the third consecutive day, the air quality in the national capital was in the severe category today.

Attention, Delhiites! City's air quality slips into 'severe' category

30 Dec 2018

Attention, Delhiites! City's air quality slips into 'severe' category

Delhi's air quality slipped into the severe category today due to unfavorable meteorological conditions slowing down dispersion of pollutants, authorities said.

With smog covering around, Delhi's air quality turns 'severe'

22 Dec 2018

With smog covering around, Delhi's air quality turns 'severe'

Delhi's air quality deteriorated to severe category today as a cover of smog surrounded the national capital and prevented dispersion of pollutants, authorities said.

Delhi's air-quality remains 'severe', mild rain adds to pollution woes

12 Dec 2018

Delhi's air-quality remains 'severe', mild rain adds to pollution woes

Thick haze engulfed Delhi today as air quality in the national capital remained severe for the third consecutive day with mild rains further adding to pollution woes, authorities said.