Pollution

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
Why is Chandigarh not as polluted as Delhi: Captain Amarinder Singh

Why is Chandigarh not as polluted as Delhi: Captain Amarinder Singh

"If stubble burning was responsible for Delhi’s pollution then Chandigarh’s air should have been as polluted."

Nov 17, 2018, 07:47 AM IST
NGT directs Centre, states to periodically review steps to stop crop burning

NGT directs Centre, states to periodically review steps to stop crop burning

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Agriculture and the Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi chief secretaries to periodically review steps taken to stop crop burning incidents.

Nov 16, 2018, 23:31 PM IST
More stubble burning this year compared to last year: EPCA chairperson

More stubble burning this year compared to last year: EPCA chairperson

More cases of stubble burning in the neighboring states were recorded this time as compared to last year

Nov 16, 2018, 15:50 PM 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
Farmers in Haryana continue to burn stubble while Delhi's pollution remain in 'poor' category

Farmers in Haryana continue to burn stubble while Delhi's pollution remain in 'poor' category

As the pollution level in the national capital is on the rise, farmers Haryana's Rohtak continues to burn stubble on Wednesday night.

Nov 16, 2018, 00:01 AM IST
Delhi's air quality improves, but authorities warn relief temporary

Delhi's air quality improves, but authorities warn relief temporary

Delhi's air quality improved through the day on Thursday after rainfall washed away pollutants, but authorities warned that the pollution level might increase again from Saturday.

Nov 15, 2018, 23:19 PM 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
Over 2,200 heavy vehicles denied entry into Delhi from November 8 to 12: Traffic police

Over 2,200 heavy vehicles denied entry into Delhi from November 8 to 12: Traffic police

As many as 3,931 vehicles carrying essential goods were allowed inside the national capital from 11 PM on November 11 till 5 AM on November 12.

Nov 13, 2018, 10:51 AM 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
Police continue to check entry of vehicles in Delhi due to pollution

Police continue to check entry of vehicles in Delhi due to pollution

The Delhi Police on Sunday continued to check the entry of vehicles in the national capital as the entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles has been banned till November 12.

Nov 11, 2018, 16:05 PM IST
EPCA extends ban on construction activities, industries and entry of heavy vehicles till Nov 12

EPCA extends ban on construction activities, industries and entry of heavy vehicles till Nov 12

The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Saturday wrote to Delhi Chief Secretary urging to extend the ban on industries using coal and biomass in the national capital due to high pollution levels.

Nov 10, 2018, 20:48 PM IST
Over 450 medium, heavy goods vehicles denied entry into Delhi

Over 450 medium, heavy goods vehicles denied entry into Delhi

More than 450 heavy and medium goods vehicles were sent back from Delhi borders due to a three-day ban on their entry till Sunday, authorities said.

Nov 10, 2018, 20:09 PM IST
Mumbai: Over 100 cases registered for violating SC's guidelines on burning crackers

Mumbai: Over 100 cases registered for violating SC's guidelines on burning crackers

At least 53 cases of sale of firecrackers were registered in Mumbai, the Police Public Relation Officer said on Saturday.

Nov 10, 2018, 18:43 PM IST
Is Arvind Kejriwal abroad? 'Holidaying' Delhi CM under fire as pollution levels soar

Is Arvind Kejriwal abroad? 'Holidaying' Delhi CM under fire as pollution levels soar

There are unconfirmed reports that Arvind Kejriwal has left the country for an overseas family trip at a time when Delhi is shrouded in a polluted haze.

Nov 10, 2018, 17:14 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
Burning of firecrackers in surrounding states also contributing to rise of pollution in Delhi: SAFAR

Burning of firecrackers in surrounding states also contributing to rise of pollution in Delhi: SAFAR

The widespread burning of firecrackers in neighbouring states of Delhi is also adding to the pollution woes of the national capital apart from stubble burning, according to a report by a government-run agency.

Nov 07, 2018, 23:34 PM IST
Delhi air quality improves to 'poor' on Diwali morning, authorities brace for day after

Delhi air quality improves to 'poor' on Diwali morning, authorities brace for day after

Pollution watchdogs have banned the entry of trucks into the city between November 8-10. 

Nov 07, 2018, 07:47 AM 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
Dense smog chokes Delhi-NCR, air quality hazardous in several areas

Dense smog chokes Delhi-NCR, air quality hazardous in several areas

A day after significantly improvement in the air quality, a thick layer of smog engulfed the national capital and NCR leading to severe increase in the pollution level.

Nov 05, 2018, 09:51 AM IST

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