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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.

As Delhi chokes, try these anti-pollution masks to stay safe

04 Nov 2019

As Delhi chokes, try these anti-pollution masks to stay safe

Since Diwali night, Delhi NCR has become a literal gas chamber.

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.

This IIT-Delhi start-up offers pollution fix for just Rs. 10

16 Jun 2019

This IIT-Delhi start-up offers pollution fix for just Rs. 10

With 22 of the world's 30 most polluted cities in India, it is one of the most polluted countries. The national capital itself is so polluted, that breathing in Delhi is just the same as smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day.

China, India record maximum number of deaths by air pollution

04 Apr 2019

China, India record maximum number of deaths by air pollution

According to a report published by Health Effects Institute (HEI), headquartered in Boston, US, air pollution took over 12 lakh lives each in India and China in 2017.

Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

05 Mar 2019

Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

With the air quality worsening in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Gurugram has emerged as the most polluted city in the world, according to a report.

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.

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.

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.

Delhi's pollution level remains 'severe' for third consecutive day

24 Dec 2018

Delhi's pollution level remains 'severe' for third consecutive day

Pollution in Delhi remained in the severe level for the third consecutive day, as wind speed and other meteorological factors remained "highly unfavorable" for dispersion of pollutants today, according to authorities.

Attention Delhiites! City's AQI worsens, CPCB suggests minimum outdoor exposure

23 Dec 2018

Attention Delhiites! City's AQI worsens, CPCB suggests minimum outdoor exposure

A Central Pollution Control Board-led task force has advised people to minimize outdoor exposure for the next three to five days and avoid using private vehicles, with Delhi's air quality slipping to the severe category.

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.

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

03 Dec 2018

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

At a time when the national capital is choking on "very poor" air, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a Rs. 25 crore fine on the Delhi Government for failing to curb pollution.

Delhi's air quality deteriorates, slips to 'very poor' category

02 Dec 2018

Delhi's air quality deteriorates, slips to 'very poor' category

Delhi's air quality deteriorated again today and slipped into very poor category due to local pollutants as authorities predicted further increase in pollution level.

Kolkatans, you are breathing poison! November air worse than Delhi's

28 Nov 2018

Kolkatans, you are breathing poison! November air worse than Delhi's

When it comes to air pollution in Indian cities, we tend to associate it with Delhi, most of the times.

As air quality deteriorates, thick haze engulfs the national capital

27 Nov 2018

As air quality deteriorates, thick haze engulfs the national capital

A thick haze engulfed Delhi as the air quality deteriorated, authorities said today, adding eight areas of the national capital recorded severe pollution level.

After slight improvement, Delhi's air quality is now 'poor'

22 Nov 2018

After slight improvement, Delhi's air quality is now 'poor'

Delhi's air quality showed a slight improvement yesterday due to increased wind speed and settled in the poor category, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology said.

Delhi's overall air-quality 'very poor', some areas record 'severe' pollution

21 Nov 2018

Delhi's overall air-quality 'very poor', some areas record 'severe' pollution

Delhi's overall air quality remained in the 'very poor' category today, while pollution levels in some areas touched 'severe' levels due to low wind speed, authorities said.

Delhi continues to choke, air quality remains 'very poor'

19 Nov 2018

Delhi continues to choke, air quality remains 'very poor'

Delhi's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category due to slow wind speed and high humidity today, authorities said.

After short relief, Delhi's air-quality slips to 'very poor'

16 Nov 2018

After short relief, Delhi's air-quality slips to 'very poor'

After a brief respite, Delhi's air quality deteriorated again to 'very poor' category today as the dispersion of pollutants slowed down.

Delhi's air quality remains severe due to unfavourable weather conditions

11 Nov 2018

Delhi's air quality remains severe due to unfavourable weather conditions

Delhi's air quality remained in the "severe" category today owing to unfavorable weather conditions and a significant increase in contribution from stubble burning, authorities said.

Delhi's air quality improves from 'severe' to 'very poor'

10 Nov 2018

Delhi's air quality improves from 'severe' to 'very poor'

Days after Delhi witnessed 'severe' air quality post-Diwali, its air quality improved today to 'very poor' category, after local pollutants "reduced significantly" and the contribution from stubble burning remained "marginal" due to wind speed, authorities said.

Delhi air sees improvement, quality remains 'severe' however

09 Nov 2018

Delhi air sees improvement, quality remains 'severe' however

Delhi's pollution level remained 'severe' for the second day, as a thick haze engulfed the national capital, even as the authorities said there was a significant improvement in the air quality as compared to yesterday.

#DelhiPollution: Ban on medium/heavy vehicles entering city, till Nov 11

08 Nov 2018

#DelhiPollution: Ban on medium/heavy vehicles entering city, till Nov 11

With Delhi choking on smog and worsening air pollution, the Delhi Police, on the instructions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), has issued a ban on all heavy and medium vehicles entering the city from Thursday night, starting 11pm.

People protest outside Environment Ministry office against increasing pollution

06 Nov 2018

People protest outside Environment Ministry office against increasing pollution

A group of people gathered outside the office of the Environment Ministry today to protest the alarming rise in the pollution level that has raised health concerns.

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

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.

This mammoth 'smog tower' could help with Delhi's pollution woes

05 Nov 2018

This mammoth 'smog tower' could help with Delhi's pollution woes

At a time when air pollution in spiralling in Delhi, a Delhi-based start-up has claimed that it has a solution to Delhi's air pollution woes.

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 schools preparing students to deal with alarming air-pollution level

04 Nov 2018

Delhi schools preparing students to deal with alarming air-pollution level

Shifting the morning assembly of students indoors, mandating them to wear masks during outdoor activities, and distributing gooseberries are among the measures taken by the schools in Delhi and adjoining areas to deal with the alarming level of air pollution.

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.

National lab certifies technology that can clear air at public-places

30 Oct 2018

National lab certifies technology that can clear air at public-places

Amid an alarming rise in air pollution level in Delhi, a national laboratory today certified an air-purifying technology that can turn public spaces into clean air zones.

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

30 Oct 2018

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.

#AirPollution: Delhi chokes as air quality continues to deteriorate

28 Oct 2018

#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.

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

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.

The world's fastest growing economy is choking on toxic air

22 Oct 2018

The world's fastest growing economy is choking on toxic air

India might be the world's fastest growing economy, but it is fighting an increasingly uphill battle against air pollution.