Pollution

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  • Delhi air quality to remain very poor despite drizzle

    Delhi air quality to remain very poor despite drizzle

    The air quality in the National Capital Region, which was overall "very poor" on Monday with "severe plus" in certain areas of the national capital, will not improve even after a drizzle due to high pollution, officials said. The India......

    December 11, 2017
  • You will die of pollution, if you fall in Goan river, Parrikar tells activist

    You will die of pollution, if you fall in Goan river, Parrikar tells activist

    Some of Goa's rivers are so polluted, that if someone is thrown into one, he or she would die of pollution, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday told an activist opposing inclusion of Goa's major rivers in the Inland......

    December 11, 2017
  • Parrikar rides bicycle for cause of environment protection

    Parrikar rides bicycle for cause of environment protection

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today rode a bicycle near here as a part of an event to spread across the message of environment protection. After inaugurating the event 'NoMoZo' (No Motor Zone), organised by social institutions from Porvorim near......

    December 10, 2017
  • Green tribunal slams Punjab for inaction on stubble burning

    Green tribunal slams Punjab for inaction on stubble burning

    The National Green Tribunal on Friday rapped the Punjab government for not doing anything to control the stubble burning that leads to smog in Delhi and the NCR. The tribunal had also rapped the Punjab government in November, asking the......

    December 8, 2017
  • Air quality in Delhi-NCR improves to 'very poor' as wind catches up

    Air quality in Delhi-NCR improves to 'very poor' as wind catches up

    The air quality in Delhi-NCR improved markedly on Wednesday from "severe" to "very poor" towards the evening, with the wind speed catching up. According to the environment authority, the wind speed on Wednesday increased while light showers at some places......

    December 7, 2017
  • Delhi government offers funds to civic bodies to fight pollution

    Delhi government offers funds to civic bodies to fight pollution

    The Delhi government on Tuesday offered funds to the three city municipal corporations and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), among others, if they approach the government with viable plans to control air pollution. Environment Minister Imran Hussain made the offer......

    December 6, 2017
  • Virat didn't need pollution mask to bat nearly two days: Arun

    Virat didn't need pollution mask to bat nearly two days: Arun

    India's bowling coach Bharat Arun on Monday took a dig at the Sri Lankan cricketers, stating that home team captain Virat Kohli did not require anti-pollution mask to bat for nearly two days in the third Test here. Kohli struck......

    December 4, 2017
  • 'Air pollution neither Delhi specific nor limited to winter alone'

    'Air pollution neither Delhi specific nor limited to winter alone'

    A study has pointed out that air pollution is neither Delhi-specific or limited to winter alone. At least four other cities have suffered more compared to Delhi in terms of the number of days and severity of air pollution. The......

    November 28, 2017
  • E-payments to be permitted for charging electric vehicles

    E-payments to be permitted for charging electric vehicles

    In yet another move to curb pollution, electric car users will be permitted to pay for charging of their electric vehicles through digital means, following the government accepting the recommendations of an expert committee, informed sources here said on Sunday.......

    November 26, 2017
  • ‘India must focus on renewable energy’

    ‘India must focus on renewable energy’

    Hans-Josef Fell, a German politician and international renewable energy activist, has spent more than 30 years working on solar and wind energy. In 1985, when running a home on 100 per cent solar energy was considered a highly uneconomical proposition,......

    November 18, 2017
  • Record runners for Delhi Half Marathon despite pollution

    Record runners for Delhi Half Marathon despite pollution

    The city might be reeling under severe air pollution but Delhi Half Marathon organisers claim it has not affected registration for the event, where 35,000 people have signed up for participation -- a 1000 more than last year. The 13th......

    November 17, 2017
  • High Court gives go-ahead to Delhi Airtel half marathon

    High Court gives go-ahead to Delhi Airtel half marathon

    The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed Airtel Half Marathon to be held as scheduled on November 19 after the organisers assured the court that they were ready to deal with medical emergencies. A division bench of Justice Ravindra Bhat......

    November 16, 2017
  • Four-fold hike in parking fee, ban on trucks rolled back

    Four-fold hike in parking fee, ban on trucks rolled back

    The four-fold hike in parking fee, aimed at to discourage private vehicles to ply on Delhi roads and force them to utilise public transport, and ban on construction activities, entry of trucks was rolled back on Thursday, according to Environment Pollution Control......

    November 16, 2017