Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living to appeal against NGT order, won't pay Rs 5 crore fine

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living to appeal against NGT order, won't pay Rs 5 crore fine

The NGT slapped a Rs 5 crore fine on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living for organising World Culture Festival on the banks of Yamuna.

Air quality 'improving' due to odd-even scheme: Delhi Government

The cut in vehicular emission due to rolling out of the odd-even scheme has resulted "definitive decline" in levels of PM2.5 pollutants, Delhi Government said on Tuesday while claiming success of the restrictions unveiled on January 1.

Odd-even scheme: 229 people challaned in Delhi on Day 2

As many as 229 people were challaned on Saturday for the violation of norms in the odd-even scheme for rationing of vehicles on the second day of its implementation in the national capital.

Marked pollution drop this New Year: Delhi government

Marked pollution drop this New Year: Delhi government

PM 2.5 are the particulate matter capable of causing harm to human respiration, if present above permissible levels. DPCC prescribes 60 units of PM 2.5 levels as the standard level.

Delhi's air toxicity 14 times above limit, higher than Beijing's

Delhi's air toxicity 14 times above limit, higher than Beijing's

As per the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the capital's air is 3 to 14 times more polluted than the prescribed limits.

DPCC imposes fine on major construction projects across city

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has served penalty notices to a number of major projects across Delhi, including the under-construction Parliament House annexe building.

Delhi air quality very hazardous: People advised to stay home or wear masks outside

Delhi air quality very hazardous: People advised to stay home or wear masks outside

Since past few days, Delhi has been grappling with high levels of pollution. No significant change has been noticed in the level of toxic pollutants in the air since Monday.

Atmospheric conditions, local emissions choke Delhi

Delhi Pollution Control Committee's real-time readings showed that suspended particulate matter, PM 2.5 and PM 10, levels were way above the safe limits of 60 and 100 micrograms per cubic metre in multiple areas of the city.

Delhi air quality deteriorates, nears Diwali level

Delhi air quality deteriorates, nears Diwali level

The current level in Delhi triggers emergency measures, such as shutting down schools.

Air pollution hits dangerous levels post Diwali, Delhi govt says this year better

Air pollution hits dangerous levels post Diwali, Delhi govt says this year better

SAFAR, which observed air quality of the 'Diwali period' of last three days, said the city was 'more polluted' than last year.  

Diwali pushes up air, noise pollution levels rise in Delhi

Air quality in the national capital oscillated between "severe" and "very poor" levels with pollutants rising exponentially and noise pollution peaking owing to incessant fireworks and bursting of crackers on Diwali night.

Delhi's air quality hits nadir, situation to stay till November 9

Delhi's air quality hits nadir, situation to stay till November 9

 Delhi's air quality hit a new low on Saturday with particulate matters and level of Benzene spiking astronomically in few pockets of the city with Anand Vihar showing the maximum PM 2.5 at 716 microgram per cubic metre, nearly 12 times higher than the permissible limit.

Ensure no cattle blood flows into Yamuna: NGT to Delhi govt

A day before Eid-ul-Zuha, the National Green Tribunal Thursday asked the Delhi government to ensure that no blood is allowed to directly seep into the Yamuna river due to slaughtering of cattle.

Weak monsoon pushes Delhi's air quality into downward plummet

Weak monsoon pushes Delhi's air quality into downward plummet

Due to weak monsoons and the rains letting up early this year, the pollution quotient seems to have gone up, thus sending Delhi's air quality into the “poor” zone.

Nadda pays surprise visit to Safdarjung Hospital

Health Minister JP Nadda paid a surprise visit to the Safdarjung Hospital here on Friday and directed the medical superintendent to upgrade its facilities to make it more patient-friendly.

NGT fines hotels, malls, hospitals over rainwater harvesting

Taking several hospitals, malls and hotels here to task for not complying with its orders on rainwater harvesting, the National Green Tribunal Thursday imposed fines and issued warrants on many of them and their officials for not installing harvesting systems.

NGT seeks response from Delhi govt, others on dirty water issue

 The appalling picture of water supply in the capital has prompted the National Green Tribunal to seek the response of the city government in the matter saying there is a complete "mismanagement of affairs".

NGT clears decks for reopening of hotels near IGI airport

Over 70 budget hotels near IGI airport here can heave a sigh of relief as the National Green Tribunal has cleared the decks for their reopening after they were shut down for lack of requisite permissions.

Delhi govt orders sealing of 77 hotels near IGI airport

 In a major move, the AAP government has ordered sealing of 77 budget hotels near IGI airport here which were allegedly operating without permission from either civic and police authorities or Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

Make helpline number on air pollution public: Sisodia to civic bodies

Make helpline number on air pollution public: Sisodia to civic bodies

To keep a check on air pollution, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Friday asked three Municipal corporations and other local bodies to make their helpline number public by Monday, so that people can register complaints pertaining to burning of material in open.