Delhi smog

Delhi environment minister seeks urgent meeting on air pollution

Delhi environment minister seeks urgent meeting on air pollution

Imran Hussain has written to union minister Harsh Vardhan seeking meeting with environment ministers of neighbouring states.

May 03, 2018, 12:39 PM IST

In WHO's global list, 14 of 20 most-polluted cities in India

Indian cities are fast becoming a gas chamber - choking residents towards a slow death with each breath.

May 02, 2018, 13:13 PM IST
Winter long gone but Delhi's air still absolutely poisonous

Winter long gone but Delhi's air still absolutely poisonous

Just because the city is not covered in smog does not mean pollution levels are down. On the contrary, alarm bells should be ringing and ringing loud.

Apr 03, 2018, 07:25 AM IST
Air purifiers bought for PM Narendra Modi's office, government buildings

Air purifiers bought for PM Narendra Modi's office, government buildings

Air quality in and around Delhi mostly remains at 'Unhealthy' levels through the year but rockets to toxic levels during the winter months.

Mar 20, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
Crop burning is a wrong tradition, stop it: PM Narendra Modi appeals to farmers

Crop burning is a wrong tradition, stop it: PM Narendra Modi appeals to farmers

He said his government is taking a number of steps aimed at helping farmers abandon the practice.

Mar 17, 2018, 14:47 PM IST
China builds world's tallest air purifier - higher than Qutub Minar, Statue of Liberty

China builds world's tallest air purifier - higher than Qutub Minar, Statue of Liberty

The tallest air purifier in the world has shown to clean the air in a radius of 10 square kilometres during testing.

Jan 16, 2018, 16:30 PM IST
Inside toxic Delhi's healthiest building, air as pure as in Switzerland

Inside toxic Delhi's healthiest building, air as pure as in Switzerland

The Paharpur Business Centre is a virtual jungle from the inside where pollution is at an absolute minimum despite being alarmingly high outside.

Jan 09, 2018, 09:46 AM IST
Over 100 flights diverted, many cancelled due to low visibility in Delhi

Over 100 flights diverted, many cancelled due to low visibility in Delhi

As many as 125 flights were on Monday diverted while 11 others were cancelled due to low visibility in the national capital.

Jan 01, 2018, 20:09 PM IST
Five oxygen cylinders daily? Delhi-NCR stares at terribly toxic future

Five oxygen cylinders daily? Delhi-NCR stares at terribly toxic future

Health and environmental experts have repeatedly warned against alarmingly high levels of pollution in and around New Delhi. Most of them agree there is no concrete plan in place and none are expected either.

Dec 30, 2017, 14:56 PM IST
Fog or Smog? Twitter debates why Mumbai turned into Delhi

Fog or Smog? Twitter debates why Mumbai turned into Delhi

A dense blanket of fog enveloped Mumbai on Saturday morning leading to a drop in visibility. While several local trains were running late, the skyline of the Maximum City resembled that of Delhi - a city infamous for being greyed out due to pollution.

Dec 09, 2017, 10:27 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: International Cricket Council to examine pollution-marred Delhi Test

India vs Sri Lanka: International Cricket Council to examine pollution-marred Delhi Test

Medical experts are to examine whether India was right to hold a Test match against Sri Lanka during hazardous smog in New Delhi, the game`s world governing body said Friday.

Dec 08, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
Air quality 'very poor', NO2-laced haze deepens worries

Air quality 'very poor', NO2-laced haze deepens worries

The city's average Air Quality Index (AQI) was 378 on a scale of 500, classified as 'very poor', marginally better than yesterday's 390.

Dec 05, 2017, 21:06 PM IST
Delhi may lose all IPL 2018 matches because of smog

Delhi may lose all IPL 2018 matches because of smog

The stadium had won rave reviews after hosting a rain drenched Twenty20 International (T20I) between India and New Zealand last month.

Dec 05, 2017, 19:00 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Pacer Mohammad Shami is fine, says Shikhar Dhawan

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Pacer Mohammad Shami is fine, says Shikhar Dhawan

Shami appeared to be struggling after bowling three overs. His reaction was similar to Sri Lankan seamers Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage.

Dec 05, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: Suranga Lakmal vomits, Delhi may lose winter Tests

India vs Sri Lanka: Suranga Lakmal vomits, Delhi may lose winter Tests

Delhi`s government last month ordered schools to shut temporarily after pollution readings in some places peaked at 500, the most severe level on the government`s air quality index that measures poisonous particles.

Dec 05, 2017, 12:48 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Angry Virat Kohli declares after Sri Lankans complain of Delhi smog — Watch

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Angry Virat Kohli declares after Sri Lankans complain of Delhi smog — Watch

On Day 2 of the third and final Test match, Lankan players entered the field wearing masks and requested frequent stoppages while India were plundering runs.

Dec 03, 2017, 18:42 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test: Delhi smog hits Kotla Test, Lanka players play with mask on

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test: Delhi smog hits Kotla Test, Lanka players play with mask on

The Delhi smog on Sunday did not even spare the Test match between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium as the match was halted briefly because of poor air quality.

Dec 03, 2017, 14:20 PM IST
Petroleum coke imported from US may be major reason for India's toxic air

Petroleum coke imported from US may be major reason for India's toxic air

The United States has largely halted burning of petroleum coke because of its negative impact on heart and lungs. However, many US refineries are exporting it to India because it burns hotter than coal and is cheaper.

Dec 01, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
Govt determined to not let Delhi smog-like situation recur: Environment Secretary C K Mishra

Govt determined to not let Delhi smog-like situation recur: Environment Secretary C K Mishra

The Centre is determined to not let the Delhi smog-like situation recur, Environment Secretary C K Mishra said here today and asserted that no single authority can be held responsible.

Nov 27, 2017, 14:37 PM IST
Air and air everywhere, not a breath to take: How pollution is changing India's lifestyle

Air and air everywhere, not a breath to take: How pollution is changing India's lifestyle

Once considered luxury products, the need for air purifiers and air monitoring devices have exponentially increased in the last few years. Increased awareness about fast falling air quality standards are driving urban Indians towards technological marvels.

Nov 23, 2017, 16:39 PM IST