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06 Nov 2018


Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'very poor' ahead of Diwali

Delhi's air quality was recorded in 'very poor' category today as the wind continued to blow from regions where there is rampant stubble burning, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said.

04 Nov 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

'Can he really be IIT-graduate?': Punjab-CM on Kejriwal's stubble-burning claims

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today termed his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal's claim that stubble burning in Punjab was solely responsible for the high pollution levels in the national capital as "nonsense," and wondered can the AAP leader "really" be an IIT graduate.

04 Nov 2018

Air Pollution

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.

30 Oct 2018

Air Pollution

Delhi's air-quality turns 'severe' for the first time this season

For the first time this season, Delhi's air quality turned "severe" today.

28 Oct 2018

Air Pollution

#AirPollution: Delhi chokes as air quality continues to deteriorate

Delhi recorded its worst air quality of this season Sunday as a thick haze engulfed the national capital which continued to grapple with deteriorating air quality.

27 Oct 2018


Delhi continues to choke, 5 areas record severe pollution: CPCB

Delhi's air quality remained very poor for the fourth day today with five areas recording severe pollution levels, as authorities warned the situation may deteriorate further next week due to localized emissions during festival and stubble burning.

27 Oct 2018

Air Pollution

Shut coal, biomass industries; minimize use of private vehicles: CPCB

Stringent measures, including minimization of private vehicles and shutdown of coal and biomass industries, are recommended by the CPCB-led task force between November 1-10 to deal with the alarming increase of pollution in Delhi.

24 Oct 2018

Air Pollution

Delhi's air-quality slips to 'very poor' at AQI of 312

Delhi's air quality today dipped to 'very poor' barely two days after staying in the 'poor' category.

18 Oct 2018

Manish Sisodia

Delhi: Get 10% discount on using Metro-card in DTC buses

To encourage the use of public transport among commuters amid rising air pollution levels in Delhi, the Delhi Cabinet today approved a proposal by which one can avail 10% discount on using the Metro Card in DTC cluster buses.

18 Oct 2018


Delhi: Air quality remains 'very poor' for second consecutive day

The air quality in Delhi remained "very poor" for the second consecutive day on Thursday, with several areas in the national capital nearing severe levels of the pollution, according to the authorities.

17 Oct 2018

Climate Change

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

Delhi's air quality for the first time this season deteriorated to 'very poor' category with several areas in the national capital nearing towards severe levels of pollution, according to authorities.

China: Experts blame perfume, hair-gel for fueling smog in Beijing

Chinese experts have blamed the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in hairspray, perfume and air refreshers for the recurring air pollution in China as the dreaded smog returned to haunt the capital city of Beijing today.

15 Oct 2018

Air Pollution

Delhi: NBCC told to stop construction at Pragati Maidan

Seeking to curb Delhi's pollution level, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) yesterday asked the state-run NBCC to "immediately halt" all construction and demolition activities at its project site at Pragati Maidan, officials said.

08 Oct 2018

Air Pollution

Wind from stubble burning areas worsens Delhi's air quality

Delhi's air quality has slipped back to poor category due to change in wind direction, which is now flowing from stubble burning areas in Punjab and Haryana, authorities said today.

06 Oct 2018


Delhi's air quality remains poor for second consecutive day

Delhi's air quality remained poor for the second day due to change in wind direction, which is now flowing from the stubble burning areas, authorities said today.

06 Oct 2018

Air Pollution

Poor air quality in NCR; here's what you can do

Owing to a change in the direction of the wind, Delhi's air quality remained poor for the second day in a row.

22 Sep 2018


Delhi's air-quality turns 'good' for second time this year: CPCB

Delhi's air quality turned "good", for the second time this year due to the persistent monsoon that washed away pollutants from the air.

13 Aug 2018


Indians may live 4yrs longer if country meets WHO standards

Indians would live for about four years longer on an average if the country meets the WHO's air quality standards, according to a new study.

29 Jul 2018

Air Pollution

Meteorological factors improved Delhi air-quality; source still not addressed: Greenpeace

Noting that air quality in the national capital had improved due to meteorological factors and not by addressing the "source of pollution", Greenpeace India stressed the need for taking comprehensive action to contain such sources for sustained clean air days.

29 Jun 2018


Delhi is currently breathing cleanest air in a year

Delhiites breathed the cleanest air this week, with monsoon winds washing away the dust and bringing the air quality in the satisfactory level for the first time in nearly an year, authorities said.

17 Jun 2018

Air Pollution

Speed up 'National Clean Air Programme' roll-out, Greenpeace-India urges govt

With a massive haze of dust enveloping Delhi and pollution levels dropping to "severe" category, Greenpeace India urged Union Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out its National Clean Air Programme, which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution.

16 Jun 2018

Air Pollution

Delhi: Air-quality improves but pollution-level remains 'severe' for 5th day

Delhi witnessed a decline in its air pollution level on Saturday, but it continued to remain in the "severe" category. Authorities expressed hope that air quality would improve during the day due to dispersion of pollutants.

13 Jun 2018

Air Pollution

Delhi: Air-quality beyond 'severe' due to dust-storm in western India

The air quality in Delhi today deteriorated beyond the "severe" level because of a ground-level dust storm in western India, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed.

28 Feb 2018


Delhi's air-quality improves; some anti-pollution GRAP measures to be lifted

Starting tomorrow, Delhi's Badarpur power plant that's been shut for over four months can start temporary operation, ban on diesel generators will be lifted, and hundreds of brick kilns can resume production.

13 Feb 2018


At least 15 trains cancelled, 25 running late in Delhi

As many as 15 trains have been canceled while 25 other trains will be arriving late on Tuesday in the national capital due to operational reasons, as per the Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Northern Railways. However, there were no reports of flight services being affected.

09 Dec 2017


Mumbai heading the Delhi-way? Dense smog engulfs city; air-quality hazardous

As Delhi's air pollution levels started improving (reached "moderate" for the first time in two months), it looks like Mumbai is now suffocating in dense smog that has engulfed the city.

23 Nov 2017


What can India learn from Beijing's Odd Even formula?

The debate surrounding the merits of Delhi's proposed odd-even scheme for cars has continued to rage amid worsening air quality.

08 Nov 2017


Delhi pollution: What can you do to keep yourself safe?

With pollution reaching alarming levels, Delhi is currently battling a public health emergency.

07 Nov 2017


Delhi pollution reaches critical levels, 'public health emergency' declared

Weeks after battling deteriorating air quality, Delhi woke up to a hazy, smoggy morning today with alarming pollution levels at some places.

29 May 2017


DU cut-offs to remain unaffected by CBSE results

The marginal reduction in the number of students scoring 90% is unlikely to affect Delhi University's cutoffs as the number of students scoring 95% and above has increased by 7%.

21 Apr 2017


Mumbai: College students hack biometric attendance system

Approximately 200 students from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Matunga, hacked the institute's biometric attendance system.

Mumbai: 2 Vasai societies fighting for water-connection since a decade

The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation has failed to provide 2 housing societies in Vasai's Evershine City with a water connection since they were formed in 2007.

04 Mar 2017


Acid rain increasing due to pollution

India's Meteorological Department and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology have stated that increasing levels of atmospheric pollution in India have led to acidification of rains.

27 Feb 2017

Delhi High Court

Now, mobile games will promote road safety in Delhi

New Delhi's traffic police will make use of mobile and computer games to promote road safety awareness among students of Classes VI to VIII.

19 Feb 2017


2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution

A study published in the medical journal The Lancet, said that over a million Indians die every year due to air pollution. This equates to an average of two deaths a minute.

18 Feb 2017


WHO report on pollution in India alarming

Report titled 'State of Global Air 2017' claimed that 1 million deaths in 2015 in India were attributable to pollution.

15 Feb 2017


Indian tops global ozone pollution deaths

India has fared second worst in the world in the total number of deaths attributed to air pollution. Only China has worse statistics than India.

02 Jan 2017


Mumbai charting a new course

Mumbai police have adopted e-challans to do their bit towards cashless economy.

08 Dec 2016

Delhi High Court

What's Delhi upto this Thursday?

In a freak accident, a Delhi Metro coach caught fire at Patel Nagar station earlier today.

04 Dec 2016


Greenpeace: 1.6 million pollution deaths in India, China

A report released by Greenpeace states that 1.6 million people in India and China died due to pollution caused by fossil fuels in 2015.

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