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Pollution woes: Delhi government fined Rs 25 crore, to be deducted from salary of officials

Pollution woes: Delhi government fined Rs 25 crore, to be deducted from salary of officials

The NGT has said that if Delhi government is unable to pay the fine, a fine of Rs 10 crore would be imposed every month.

Dec 03, 2018, 14:37 PM IST
Delhi's toxic air quality could deteriorate significantly in days to come

Delhi's toxic air quality could deteriorate significantly in days to come

SAFAR has said that air quality of the national capital is expected to "significantly deteriorate" on Sunday (December 2) due to a decline in temperature.

Nov 29, 2018, 17:47 PM IST
25% of all vehicles in Delhi to be electric by 2023: Draft policy

25% of all vehicles in Delhi to be electric by 2023: Draft policy

The Delhi government, through its draft policy, has planned to create a significant corpus of funds to incentivise every vehicle segment.

Nov 27, 2018, 23:13 PM IST
Delhi's air quality slips to 'very poor', two areas 'severe'

Delhi's air quality slips to 'very poor', two areas 'severe'

The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 343 -- in the 'very poor' category, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Nov 26, 2018, 21:27 PM IST
To battle Delhi pollution, artificial rainfall being considered through cloud seeding

To battle Delhi pollution, artificial rainfall being considered through cloud seeding

Delhi's air quality has oscillated between 'poor', 'very poor' and 'hazardous' in the first three weeks of November.

Nov 20, 2018, 09:24 AM IST
How Ikea's latest innovation could help bring down pollution over north India

How Ikea's latest innovation could help bring down pollution over north India

Several north Indian cities suffer from high pollution levels which see a spike due to the burning of straw in farms during the autumn months.

Nov 16, 2018, 08:18 AM IST
In Delhi for world championships, international boxers face pollution woes

In Delhi for world championships, international boxers face pollution woes

International stars wear anti-pollution masks before wearing any other boxing related safety gears. Most say their families back home are extremely worried.

Nov 13, 2018, 17:25 PM IST
A tale of two cities: At fraction of Delhi's air pollution, Hong Kong presses alarm buttons

A tale of two cities: At fraction of Delhi's air pollution, Hong Kong presses alarm buttons

Hong Kong has urged locals to limit exposure to outdoor air which, while unhealthy, is a fraction of Delhi's hazardous air quality.

Nov 12, 2018, 19:29 PM IST
No silver lining here: AAP vs BJP battle plunges polluted Delhi into more trouble

No silver lining here: AAP vs BJP battle plunges polluted Delhi into more trouble

Several parts of Delhi saw crackers being burst well past midnight on Diwali. And while locals did their bit to ensure toxic air prevails, politicians too are busy passing the buck.

Nov 09, 2018, 19:34 PM IST
A day before Diwali, Delhi's air quality 'improves' to 'very poor'

A day before Diwali, Delhi's air quality 'improves' to 'very poor'

PM2.5 levels are expected to spike, bringing the regions`s air quality back to "emergency" for two days - November 8 and 9 - if Delhi bursts even 50 per cent of firecrackers that it did on last year`s Diwali.

Nov 06, 2018, 20:37 PM IST
No time to breathe clean? Environment ministers of 4 states skip key meeting

No time to breathe clean? Environment ministers of 4 states skip key meeting

Steps taken by states to control stubble burning "are far from satisfactory", Union minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday as environment ministers of four states around Delhi, including Haryana and Punjab, where the practice is rampant, skipped a crucial meet to discuss measures to stop air pollution levels from deteriorating further.

Nov 02, 2018, 07:20 AM IST
Delhi continues to choke with very poor air quality, 5 areas record severe pollution

Delhi continues to choke with very poor air quality, 5 areas record severe pollution

The Central Pollution Control Board recorded the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 341. The highest AQI of this season was recorded on Friday at 361.

Oct 27, 2018, 12:26 PM IST
As Delhi's air quality worsens, Punjab shuts polluting brick kilns

As Delhi's air quality worsens, Punjab shuts polluting brick kilns

Delhi's air quality has deteriorated steadily for most parts of the month. Can neighbouring states rescue the country's capital this year?

Oct 27, 2018, 07:29 AM IST
Delhi's air turns lethal, PM 2.5 levels 10 times beyond safe in many areas

Delhi's air turns lethal, PM 2.5 levels 10 times beyond safe in many areas

The raging fire at Bhalswa landfill site, along with the burning of stubble in neighbouring states and existing weather pattern over NCR are being blamed for the toxic cocktail of pollution.

Oct 26, 2018, 08:00 AM IST
Delhi's air quality improves to 'poor'

Delhi's air quality improves to 'poor'

Although still harmful for residents, the air quality over the national capital has managed to improve over figures from Sunday (October 21).

Oct 22, 2018, 18:50 PM IST
Twin threats all set to hit Delhi's air quality to toxic levels once again

Twin threats all set to hit Delhi's air quality to toxic levels once again

Paddy stubble burning is set to resume in Haryana and Punjab while dust-laden winds from Iran and Pakistan are expected to choke Delhi.

Oct 05, 2018, 10:10 AM IST
Air pollution may lead to chronic kidney diseases: Study

Air pollution may lead to chronic kidney diseases: Study

The study finds that chronic kidney diseases are more common in polluted areas vis-a-vis areas with comparatively cleaner air.

Aug 25, 2018, 07:26 AM IST
Indians may live four years more if air is cleaned to WHO standards: Study

Indians may live four years more if air is cleaned to WHO standards: Study

A group of researchers have proposed a slew of measures to overcome the issue that includes applying monetary charges for excess emissions.

Aug 13, 2018, 15:29 PM IST
Diesel gensets cause 30% spike in Gurugram air pollution: Report

Diesel gensets cause 30% spike in Gurugram air pollution: Report

PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels see a 15 times rise between diesel genets being turned on and off across residential societies in the city.

Jun 28, 2018, 17:37 PM IST
Online campaign to stop Delhi's tree-cutting spree gains momentum

Online campaign to stop Delhi's tree-cutting spree gains momentum

Delhi is choking under a toxic air but that apparently matters little when trees have to make way for government quarters.

Jun 21, 2018, 14:22 PM IST

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