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How to protect yourself from air pollution during winters

13 Dec 2020

How to protect yourself from air pollution during winters

Winter is the time for warm blankets and fuzzy sweaters. However, one more thing that is attached to this season is the bad air pollution levels.

Delhi air quality 'severe' amid cold wave; flights disrupted

20 Dec 2019

Delhi air quality 'severe' amid cold wave; flights disrupted

Early Friday morning, Delhi's air quality fell to 'severe' as weather conditions made the environment conducive to trapping pollutants.

Delhi pollution: Dos and Don'ts to help you stay safe

31 Oct 2019

Delhi pollution: Dos and Don'ts to help you stay safe

The ever worsening air quality in the national capital is no mystery.

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.

Delhi: Dense fog disrupts flights and trains

18 Jan 2019

Delhi: Dense fog disrupts flights and trains

On Friday morning, at least a dozen flights from Delhi was put on hold for nearly three hours, as a dense fog engulfed the national capital, leading to poor visibility conditions.

Delhi: Visibility drops due to dense fog, 13 trains delayed

05 Jan 2019

Delhi: Visibility drops due to dense fog, 13 trains delayed

Thirteen trains were delayed by two to three hours due to fog in Delhi, which recorded a low of 5.4 degree Celsius this morning.

#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.

Dense fog leads to vehicle pile-up in outer-Delhi, several injured

04 Jan 2019

Dense fog leads to vehicle pile-up in outer-Delhi, several injured

Several people were injured yesterday in a pile-up of 25 vehicles due to dense fog on the Kanjhawala-Bawana road of outer Delhi, police said.

Low visibility conditions disrupt flight operations at Delhi airport

25 Dec 2018

Low visibility conditions disrupt flight operations at Delhi airport

Low visibility conditions disrupted flight operations at the Delhi airport today, and departures were put on hold for two hours, an official 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: 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.

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

15 Oct 2018

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.

Gurugram becomes the most polluted city in NCR region

12 Feb 2018

Gurugram becomes the most polluted city in NCR region

The air quality in Gurugram was reported to be in the 'very poor' category recently, even after the city witnessed a drop in temperature.

To reduce pollution, will buy buses, launch plantation drive: Kejriwal

07 Feb 2018

To reduce pollution, will buy buses, launch plantation drive: Kejriwal

In a bid to reduce air pollution in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that the government will buy at least 2,000 buses for public transportation and also launch a plantation drive on large scale.

Centre to earmark Rs. 1,000 crore for curbing stubble burning

25 Jan 2018

Centre to earmark Rs. 1,000 crore for curbing stubble burning

To tackle the air pollution problem due to stubble burning in Delhi and other neighbouring states of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the Centre has planned to allocate Rs. 1,000 crore in the upcoming budget.

China to tackle pollution with world's biggest air purifier

17 Jan 2018

China to tackle pollution with world's biggest air purifier

In a bid to tackle China's chronic smog problem, the country has reportedly built the largest air purifier in the world.

Pollution-free Diwali: Scientists to create electronic, reuseable firecrackers

16 Jan 2018

Pollution-free Diwali: Scientists to create electronic, reuseable firecrackers

Scientists in India are developing electronic or e-crackers that will neither emit smoke nor be a fire hazard, in order to promote a smokeless and pollution-free Diwali.

As Chennai lights up for Bhogi festival, flight services disrupted

13 Jan 2018

As Chennai lights up for Bhogi festival, flight services disrupted

Flight operations in Chennai were suspended today for at least five hours due to thick smog and poor visibility. This was because Tamil Nadu began Pongal festivities with the Bhogi bonfire.

Delhi's air quality is "severe" once again, but improvement predicted

22 Dec 2017

Delhi's air quality is "severe" once again, but improvement predicted

For the first time since November's hazardous smog, air quality in Delhi reached the "severe plus or emergency" category yesterday.

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.

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

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.

India forced to declare as smog troubles Sri Lankan players

03 Dec 2017

India forced to declare as smog troubles Sri Lankan players

Virat Kohli & Co. were forced to declare their first innings on day 2 of 3rd Test at 536/7, as Delhi's smog played a spoilsport affecting the Sri Lankan players.

Haryana finally on board to help Delhi fight smog

15 Nov 2017

Haryana finally on board to help Delhi fight smog

Delhi now has at least one neighbor willing to help in its fight against hazardous smog.

Will Delhi have odd-even scheme? The government is confused

14 Nov 2017

Will Delhi have odd-even scheme? The government is confused

The Delhi government seems to be confused about the planned odd-even scheme. Earlier, the NGT had refused to allow exemptions in its implementation, but the government batted for exempting women and two-wheelers.

Massive car pile-up on Yamuna Expressway, at least one dead

08 Nov 2017

Massive car pile-up on Yamuna Expressway, at least one dead

Dense smog led to a 24-car pile-up on the Agra-Noida Yamuna Expressway, killing one and injuring at least six.