Tag: Delhi Ncr

Big earthquake likely to strike Delhi NCR

If a large magnitude earthquake occurs in the near future in the northwest (NW) Himalayas region as predicted by a recent study, the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi would suffer very heavy damage. The 2001 earthquake in Bhuj in Gujarat, which claimed about 10,000 lives, had shown that the destruction by an earthquake is […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Delhi's air quality very-poor, levels dependent on winds

New Delhi: The air quality of the national capital and surrounding areas saw slight improvement from near “severe” to very-poor” on Friday as winds continue determining Delhi’s pollution level. On a brighter side, the air quality will not drop until November 5, said System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), adding surface […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Only green crackers for Delhi-NCR this Diwali, clarifies SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said only green crackers with reduced emission levels will be sold in Delhi and the crackers that have already been produced would be allowed to be sold in other areas and states for “this Diwali, and other festivals and occasions”. Referring to its October 30 order, permitting Tamil Nadu, […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Air quality severe in most of Delhi, Faridabad 25 times polluted

New Delhi: With more than half of the national capital suffering a “severe or severe-plus” air quality, Delhi and the regions around it saw a sudden spike in effluents on Sunday, with Faridabad’s air 25 times more polluted than safety standards. According to the data from the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) monitoring station, the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
SC verdict on firecrackers on Tuesday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on the plea for a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of firecrackers across the country. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan said although the matter was mentioned in Monday’s (today’s) list they would be pronouncing the judgment on […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Delhi breathes normal air in December, a first in 3 years

New Delhi: With air quality in Delhi-NCR finally improving to “moderate” due to the meteorological conditions, the pollution monitoring agencies say it is the first December in three years when the national capital inhaled “normal” air. On Thursday, Delhi and the region around it saw a “moderate” air quality with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Severe heat wave may push mercury to 47 degrees C

New Delhi: The Ministry of Earth Sciences has issued warnings for heat wave for the next 4-5 days due to scorching heat in the plains of northwest India. The heat wave conditions have led to rise in maximum temperatures by 2-4 degrees Celsius over parts of northwest India, including Delhi-NCR, UP, Rajasthan and Haryana. The […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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Airtel deploys LTE 900 technology to boost 4G in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi: Aiming to enhance indoor network experience for Airtel 4G smartphone customers, telecom major Bharti Airtel on Monday announced it has upgraded its mobile network in Delhi-NCR with the deployment of LTE 900 technology on the 900 Mhz spectrum. “As we introduce LTE-900, we will further step up our indoor network coverage. It will […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Pollution Crisis: Schools Ask Parents To Send Children With Masks

New Delhi: Advising parents to send their children for classes wearing masks and shifting outdoor activities indoors are among the steps taken by schools in Delhi-NCR to deal with pollution as the air quality continues to be in the severe category. While schools reopened on Wednesday after the Diwali break, a Gurgaon school principal said […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Bad Air: Delhi Schools To Remain Shut Till Nov 5

New Delhi: With the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Friday declaring an air emergency in the Delhi-NCR amid deteriorating pollution levels, the state government has ordered all schools to remain shut till November 5. Announcing the decision on Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “Pollution in Delhi has reached high levels due […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Smog-Choked Children's Day In Delhi, Air Quality 'Severe' For 3rd Consecutive Day

New Delhi: Delhi-NCR continued to battle severe pollution for the third consecutive day on Thursday with thick smog stiffening its choke as several children wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to take measures to ensure clean air for them. Friday is unlikely to be any better with weather experts predicting a similar situation […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
New Law To Curb Air Pollution In Delhi-NCR: Rs 1 Cr Fine, 5-Year Jail

New Delhi: The Centre has issued an ordinance, making pollution an offence with a jail term, which can go up to 5 years and a penalty up to Rs 1 crore. The ordinance, was issued on Wednesday night after the approval of the President. Earlier, this week Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, during the hearing of […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021