Delhi Air pollution

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  • Delhi's air pollution: 'Dust' screen hiding bigger killers

    Delhi's air pollution: 'Dust' screen hiding bigger killers

    Dust may be the most visible marker of Delhi's air pollution, but its sheer abundance may actually be masking the bigger killers -- emissions from vehicles, thermal power plants and industries. Studies and research reports have underlined that its the......

    November 19, 2017
  • Smog 'exposes'

    Smog 'exposes'

    Both literally and technically that caption would be self-contradictory, but reality suggests otherwise. For over a week the Capital has been in the midst of a health emergency and the various authorities that hold sway have failed to cast aside......

    November 15, 2017
  • Procure more buses on 'war footing', HC tells Delhi government

    Procure more buses on 'war footing', HC tells Delhi government

    The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana alone cannot be blamed for the poor air quality in the national capital if the Delhi government was not willing to improve public transport, adding that it......

    November 14, 2017
  • HC suggests pollution check of vehicles on Delhi roads

    HC suggests pollution check of vehicles on Delhi roads

    The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the traffic police and the transport department of the AAP government to check whether vehicles on Delhi roads were compliant with pollution norms, saying there was a rampant violation of rules. "There has......

    November 14, 2017
  • Delhi schools reopen despite smog, record low attendance

    Delhi schools reopen despite smog, record low attendance

    Schools in Delhi reopened on Monday after a four-day closure forced by severe pollution levels that, however, continued unabated and many schools recorded low attendance. Teachers suggested that schools be shut for a few more days till pollution decreased in......

    November 13, 2017
  • Doctor spells steps to fight smog

    Doctor spells steps to fight smog

    As the national capital and adjoining areas reel under severe smog for the past one week, doctors have advised people to eat a healthy diet that can help reduce some adverse effects of toxic pollutants. According to doctors, harmful particulate......

    November 12, 2017
  • Exempt women from odd-even for security reasons: DCW

    Exempt women from odd-even for security reasons: DCW

    Stressing women safety issues in the capital, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Jai Hind on Saturday criticised the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order against exemptions in the odd-even scheme and sought the inclusion of single women drivers. She also......

    November 11, 2017
  • Delhi government in talks with Pawan Hans for aerial sprinkling

    Delhi government in talks with Pawan Hans for aerial sprinkling

    The Delhi government on Friday said that it was in talks with state-owned helicopter service company Pawan Hans to aerially sprinkle water over the city to settle pollutants. Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain tweeted: "Delhi govt is in talks with......

    November 11, 2017
  • Air pollution in Delhi: Half Marathon to shift to new window

    Air pollution in Delhi: Half Marathon to shift to new window

    The alarming levels of pollution in the national capital has forced the organisers of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to consider shifting the event to a new window. "There is a possibility to shift this event to a new window.........

    November 10, 2017
  • Schools shut, construction halted, advisories issued as Capital's air pollution turns 'severe plus'

    Schools shut, construction halted, advisories issued as Capital's air pollution turns 'severe plus'

    As the toxic smog engulfing the national capital worsened on Wednesday, the Delhi government directed all schools, government as well as private, to remain shut from tomorrow till Sunday, noting that the "air pollution has become unbearable" in the city. The state government......

    November 9, 2017
  • Delhi HC moots setting up task force to handle air pollution problem

    Delhi HC moots setting up task force to handle air pollution problem

    The Delhi High Court on Thursday proposed setting up of a standing task force to handle the issue of air pollution in the national capital. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Pratibha M Singh said that instead of......

    May 18, 2017