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Pollution level severe for fourth consecutive day in Delhi

Delhi's air quality remained in the 'severe' category for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. Watch this video to know more.

Dec 25, 2018, 18:06 PM IST

Thick smog engulfs Delhi for 4th consecutive day as pollution level remains 'severe' – Watch!

According to System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality index in Delhi on Wednesday touched the 500 mark, marked severe.

Nov 03, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Delhi chokes, Beijing suffocates; Asian giants under severe threat of rising pollution levels!

Due to the monsoon season, the rising pollution levels let up a bit, but the change in season has pushed the air quality from bad to worse as we inched towards the end of September.

Oct 10, 2016, 22:48 PM IST

NGT gives 3 weeks time to states to provide information on pollution levels

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday gave three weeks time to all states to provide information on the pollution levels in the worst affected cities in their respective states.

May 31, 2016, 15:47 PM IST

Beware! 7 am - Peak pollution levels for four Indian cities, including Delhi

Mornings were the worst time, with PM 2.5 levels reaching as high as 108.16 µg/m3 at 7 am in Delhi.

Apr 22, 2016, 13:48 PM IST

Direct emission from cars down by 30-40 percent during odd-even days: CSE

The fortnight-long odd-even campaign aimed at battling air pollution in Delhi which ended on Friday night brought down direct emissions of pollutants from cars by 30 to 40 percent, says leading environmental NGO CSE.

Jan 17, 2016, 12:52 PM IST

Odd-even succeeded as people found it appealing: HC

The Delhi High Court made the observation in response to the submission of Delhi Traffic Police that the scheme was successful mainly due to the fine payable for violation.

Jan 14, 2016, 19:31 PM IST

Rise in pollution, fall in health: Monday's Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map in Delhi

Check out Monday's air pollution record.

Dec 28, 2015, 08:34 AM IST

Air pollution scare: Sunday's Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map in Delhi

Beginning a little before the Diwali season in November, 2015, Delhi has been under the scanner for being one of the countries with the highest amount of air pollution.

Dec 27, 2015, 11:45 AM IST

Pollution scare: Friday's Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map in Delhi

Find out the condition of the air quality in and around Delhi.

Dec 25, 2015, 08:41 AM IST

Delhi air quality deteriorates, nears Diwali level

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

Nov 24, 2015, 09:59 AM IST

Air quality in Delhi worsens post Diwali: Six steps to keep safe!

 The levels of PM10 particulates, which are very hazardous to health, rose to 2,000 micrograms per cubic metre, on Wednesday night..

Nov 14, 2015, 11:54 AM IST

Delhi's pollution nearly 30 times higher than WHO's safety benchmark

As per reports, the levels of particulate matter (PM) levels reached an astounding 750 micrograms per cubic metres - 30 times the World Health Organization's global safety benchmark - on Saturday.  

Nov 08, 2015, 10:07 AM IST

Delhi pollution levels soar as temperatures plummet

Air pollution on Monday was at alarming levels in parts of Delhi.

Nov 03, 2015, 13:36 PM IST

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.

Sep 04, 2015, 10:02 AM IST

Delhi forest, tree cover highest among metros: Survey

While increasing pollution levels may have dented its image considerably, Delhi's green cover has increased manifold over the years, gaining the distinction of being the greenest among the metros.

Jun 24, 2015, 22:57 PM IST

DNA: Delhi or Beijing- Which city has the worst air quality?

On this World Environment Day, let's find out: India or China, whose capital city has the worse air quality?

Jun 05, 2015, 23:26 PM IST

Unacceptable levels of pollution in Delhi: Study

You must be breathing "unacceptable levels" of toxic air in Delhi as the national capital city is literally gasping because of skyrocketing levels of air pollution, according to a new data.

Feb 20, 2015, 20:17 PM IST

Differences in lung function worldwide may have major health impact

A global study has suggested that large differences in lung function between healthy people from different socioeconomic and geographical regions of the world could impact their health.

Sep 09, 2013, 17:47 PM IST

Pollution levels moderate during CWG, finds study

The air pollution level was within the permissible limits most of the time during CWG.

Dec 02, 2010, 20:15 PM IST