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06 Nov 2018Diwali
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 2018Arvind 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 2018Air 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 2018Air 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 2018Air 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 2018Dwarka
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 2018Air 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 2018Air 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 2018Manish 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 2018Dwarka
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 2018Climate 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.
15 Oct 2018World Health Organization
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 2018Air 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 2018Air 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 2018Haryana
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 2018Air 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 2018Monsoon
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 2018India
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 2018Air 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 2018Monsoon
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 2018Air 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 2018Air 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 2018Air 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 2018Delhi
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 2018Delhi
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 2017Mumbai
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 2017Delhi
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 2017Delhi
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 2017Delhi
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 2017Delhi
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 2017Mumbai
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.
13 Apr 2017Supreme Court Of India
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 2017Delhi
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 2017Delhi 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 2017Delhi
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 2017Delhi
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 2017Delhi
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 2017Mumbai
Mumbai charting a new course
Mumbai police have adopted e-challans to do their bit towards cashless economy.
08 Dec 2016Delhi 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 2016Delhi
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.