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Follow these tips to keep your lungs healthy

01 Apr 2020

Follow these tips to keep your lungs healthy

Lungs supply oxygen to the heart and other parts of the body.

BJP leader Javadekar says, No Indian study shows pollution kills

07 Dec 2019

BJP leader Javadekar says, No Indian study shows pollution kills

On Friday, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar delivered an appalling statement, claiming no Indian study has established a direct link between pollution and a reduced lifespan.

Better kill Delhiites with explosives, end suffering: SC on #DelhiPollution

25 Nov 2019

Better kill Delhiites with explosives, end suffering: SC on #DelhiPollution

On Monday, the Supreme Court pulled up the Central and Delhi governments for not taking action against the deteriorating air quality in the national capital.

Delhi's air-quality may slip from 'very poor' to 'severe' today

22 Nov 2019

Delhi's air-quality may slip from 'very poor' to 'severe' today

The air quality in Delhi, which was marked as 'very poor' on Thursday, will follow a downward trend, and may slip into the dreaded 'severe' category by Friday.

In polluted Delhi, this bar serves oxygen. No kidding!

16 Nov 2019

In polluted Delhi, this bar serves oxygen. No kidding!

In the face of adversities, new opportunities spring up, and 26-year-old entrepreneur Aryavir Kumar has shown the same.

Air pollution: Five houseplants that can help purify indoor air

15 Nov 2019

Air pollution: Five houseplants that can help purify indoor air

At a time when air quality in our cities have hit such low levels that 'severe' is the new normal, schools have been ordered to remain shut, and government's apathy is incredulous, taking small steps for combating/dealing with pollution is the need of the hour.

Five common myths about air purifiers you should stop believing

06 Nov 2019

Five common myths about air purifiers you should stop believing

With such harrowing levels of pollution around us, buying an air purifier is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

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 pollution breaks records, odd-even scheme starts in Delhi today

04 Nov 2019

As pollution breaks records, odd-even scheme starts in Delhi today

Delhi is dealing with a grave situation with residents looking towards governments, both Centre and State, to give them a reprieve from air pollution.

Delhi Pollution: BJP minister suggests 'yajna' to please Lord Indra

03 Nov 2019

Delhi Pollution: BJP minister suggests 'yajna' to please Lord Indra

As the national capital gasps for air, an Uttar Pradesh minister has made a shocking statement.

Day before odd-even, Delhi's air quality remains severe despite rains

03 Nov 2019

Day before odd-even, Delhi's air quality remains severe despite rains

A day before the odd-even road rationing scheme comes into force, residents in Delhi woke up to a thick blanket of smog on Sunday morning even as some areas received light rainfall.

Delhi air quality becomes severe: How to protect your children

02 Nov 2019

Delhi air quality becomes severe: How to protect your children

Once again, in November this year, the air quality in Delhi slipped into the dreaded 'very poor' category. In some areas of the city, it has even entered the 'severe' category.

Pollution: Five Yoga poses to help you breathe better

01 Nov 2019

Pollution: Five Yoga poses to help you breathe better

Today, the pollution levels around us are harrowing.

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.

Buying an air purifier? Here are important things to consider

29 Oct 2019

Buying an air purifier? Here are important things to consider

Given the harrowing levels of pollution around us, buying an air purifier is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

#HealthBytes: 6 tips to stay safe from Diwali pollution

27 Oct 2019

#HealthBytes: 6 tips to stay safe from Diwali pollution

Today it's Diwali, and one sees excitement and smiles all around.

Delhi government's plan: Rs. 1,000 parking fee for 10 hours

17 Oct 2019

Delhi government's plan: Rs. 1,000 parking fee for 10 hours

A committee of Delhi government and civic officials has formulated a new plan, under which parking a private car in popular areas of the capital such as Connaught Place (CP) could cost you Rs. 1,000 for a 10-hour workday.

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.

Vegetables in Delhi found to have high lead content: Study

26 Jul 2019

Vegetables in Delhi found to have high lead content: Study

If you think eating your vegetables is going to assure good health, you might want to check again.

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.

Trump blames India for pollution, says US has 'cleanest climate'

06 Jun 2019

Trump blames India for pollution, says US has 'cleanest climate'

United States President Donald Trump doesn't need to prove he's dumber than we already know, but he continues setting new lows for humankind.

Mother-daughter sue France government over air pollution, seek €160k damages

30 May 2019

Mother-daughter sue France government over air pollution, seek €160k damages

People may not debate environmental issues as much as they should, but it is a pressing concern that is leading to health crises, species extinction, climate change, on a massive, global scale.

Acne: What to eat, what not to eat?

16 Mar 2019

Acne: What to eat, what not to eat?

Hands down the most common skin problem out there is of acne. It reportedly affects at least 85% of the world population at some point of time or the other.

NGT raps DPCC over report on Wazirpur's 'polluting' industrial unit

01 Feb 2019

NGT raps DPCC over report on Wazirpur's 'polluting' industrial unit

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) over its report on a factory allegedly causing pollution in Delhi's Wazirpur area, terming it a "fixed match".

12-year-old Pune boy designs ship to clean oceans

23 Jan 2019

12-year-old Pune boy designs ship to clean oceans

What were you doing when you were 12? Reading comic books, playing with friends and trying to study, right?

How this nanotech start-up by IIT-Roorkee alumnus is fighting pollution

22 Jan 2019

How this nanotech start-up by IIT-Roorkee alumnus is fighting pollution

We are living in testing times when pollution of all forms is on the rise and a switch to renewable sources of energy has become the need of the hour.

NGT to Volkswagen: Deposit Rs. 100cr tomorrow or face arrest

17 Jan 2019

NGT to Volkswagen: Deposit Rs. 100cr tomorrow or face arrest

On Thursday, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered German car manufacturer Volkswagen to deposit Rs. 100cr with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) by 5pm tomorrow, as reparations for the 2015 emissions scandal.

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.

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.

#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.

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-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days

24 Dec 2018

Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) today imposed a three-day ban on industrial activities in pollution hotspots and construction work across Delhi-NCR in view the national capital's severe air quality.

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.

After Hyderabad, IKEA eyes Noida with Rs. 5,000cr investment

20 Dec 2018

After Hyderabad, IKEA eyes Noida with Rs. 5,000cr investment

A few months after opening its first Indian store in Hyderabad, Swedish furniture giant IKEA has now set its sight on Noida.

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.