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Tag: Delhi Pollution

BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra
Delhi Police Told To File FIR Against Sambit Patra

A court in Delhi directed the Police to register an FIR against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sambit Patra for allegedly posting a doctored video of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on social media

Delhi Pollution
Big Cars, Bureaucratic Inertia, Blaming Farmers: SC Raps Centre, Delhi Govt Over Air Pollution

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday criticised both the Centre and the Government of Delhi while blaming a lack of sincere efforts on both their parts as the reason behind the serious air pollution situation in the National Capital.

Somg in Delhi
Air Pollution: No Lockdown, But Several Other Restrictions In Delhi-NCR

The air quality in the Delhi-NCR is likely to remain 'severe' on Tuesday night, improving to 'very poor' on Wednesday and Thursday.

Delhi Pollution Hazard: CM Kejriwal Orders To Shut Schools; No Lockdown For Now
Delhi Pollution Hazard: CM Kejriwal Orders To Shut Schools; No Lockdown For Now

"All the government offices will function in a work from home manner for a week. All the government offices will be shut... but it is not a holiday. The entire workforce will continue to work remotely for this week.

Declare 2-Day Lockdown If Need Be: SC On Severe Air Pollution In Delhi
Declare 2-Day Lockdown If Need Be: SC On Severe Air Pollution In Delhi

The Chief Justice noted that stubble burning by farmers is only responsible for 25 per cent of the pollution, and the remaining 75 per cent was from firecracker burning, vehicles and dust.

Delhi's Air Quality Deteriorated Due To Farm Fires, Bursting of Firecrackers: Gopal Rai
Delhi's Air Quality Deteriorated Due To Farm Fires, Bursting of Firecrackers: Gopal Rai

According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality forecast agency SAFAR, stubble burning accounted for 36 per cent of Delhi's PM2.5 on Friday, the highest so far this season.

Delhi Gets First Smog Tower At Connaught Place To Combat Pollution
Delhi Gets First Smog Tower At Connaught Place To Combat Pollution

The Delhi government plans to add more smog towers after studying the impact this one makes on pollution. During the inauguration, Delhi's environment minister Gopal Rai said the AAP government will form a team of experts for the study which is expected to last two years.

Smog and pollution in Delhi NCR
Delhi Sees Highest Increase Of NO2 In Air Pollution In Last 1 Year

Between April 2020 and April 2021, NO2 pollution has increased in all the eight capitals of states studied -- Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Lucknow.

World Environment Day: Is Taj Mahal Now Safe From The Ravages Of Pollution Amid COVID-19 Lockdown?
World Environment Day: Is Taj Mahal Now Safe From The Ravages Of Pollution Amid COVID-19 Lockdown?

"India's tourism icon and a symbol of earthly love, the 17th century white marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, is a victim of both nature and man. If the monument looks sick and pale to visitors, the reason is the dry and heavily polluted Yamuna that once formed an integral part of the Taj Mahal complex."

40% Of Delhi Pollution Caused By Stubble Burning

New Delhi: Mentioning that stubble burning in neighbouring states is behind the 40 per cent pollution in the national capital, the Delhi government on Monday appealed to the Central government to handle the issue suggesting it to analyse bio-decomposer as an alternative to the issue. Stressing on “collective action on ground” to counter the effects […]

21 Indian Cities Among World's 30 Most Polluted; Delhi World's Most Polluted Capital City

New Delhi: Delhi topped the list of most polluted capital cities in the world in 2019, according to a new report which also revealed that 21 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India. According to the World Air Quality Report 2019 compiled by IQAir Air Visual, Ghaziabad is the most polluted city […]

Life Is Becoming Short In Delhi, Then Why Death Penalty: Nirbhaya Convict

New Delhi: Delhi is a gas chamber then why hand down the death penalty, said Akshay Kumar Singh, one of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case while moving the Supreme Court seeking review of its 2017 judgement of sentencing all the four convicts to death. “Everyone is aware of what is […]

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 […]

Rise In Delhi Pollution Level: Top 5 Tips To Stay Healthy In Such Conditions

The rise in the Delhi pollution level has triggered an alarm for the citizens in the city and around to take adequate measures to avoid its impact on health. Priyanka Chopra using a mask during her visit in Delhi further fueled the discussion as to how necessary it is to use such gadgets and take […]

SC Orders Ban On Construction Work In NCR, Imposes Fine

New Delhi: As construction and demolition works are major contributors to air pollution, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered levy of a fine of Rs one lakh against those involved in such activities and Rs 5,000 against those caught burning garbage in the National Capital Region. The top court directed that no demolition and construction […]

32 Flights Diverted From Delhi Airport Due To Low Visibility

New Delhi: With a thick smog engulfing the Delhi airport and areas around it, as many as 32 flights were on Sunday diverted to nearby cities. Most of the flights were domestic and could not land due to minimum visibility falling around the airport premises. “Till a while back, about 32 flights were diverted due […]

Crop residue burning gobbles up $30 bn annually: Reports

New Delhi: Burning of crop residue, a common practice by Punjab and Haryana growers, leads to an estimated economic loss of over $30 billion annually, besides being a leading risk factor for acute respiratory infection, especially among children, researchers said on Monday. The study at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its partner […]

Delhi chokes, records most toxic air-quality

New Delhi: The air quality of the national capital and regions around it dropped severely, with Friday recording worse pollution than what it was a day after Dussehera. The Air Qaulity Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded was 361, against 331 on Thursday and 326 a day after Dussehera, all recorded “very-poor”, according to the […]

Over 60 per cent Delhiites say no to firecracker this Diwali: Survey

New Delhi: While the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to impose a blanket ban on firecrackers, about 68 per cent people in Delhi said that they will not burn fireworks this Diwali, a survey said. The survey conducted by LocalCircles, a community social media platform, covered Delhi and the National Capital Region, in which 75,000 […]

ICC likely to incorporate pollution in its playing conditions

New Delhi: The ICC might incorporate air pollution in its ‘Playing Conditions’ clause, having taken a serious note of the plight of Sri Lankan cricketers during the recently-concluded Test match against India in the national capital. The Sri Lankan players were seen fielding while wearing anti-pollution masks during India’s batting with most of their players […]

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 […]

India vs Sri Lanka Test: Air pollution briefly halts play in Delhi

New Delhi: The second session of the third and final Test match between India and Sri Lanka was halted for a few minutes after concerns over the poor air quality here on Sunday, forcing the Lankans to wear anti-pollution masks. The visiting Sri Lankan players wore masks while fielding after the lunch session on the […]

Smog and pollution in Delhi NCR
NGT nods to odd-even scheme, emergency vehicles exempted

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given a thumbs up to the odd-even scheme of vehicle rotation from November 13-17. However, there will be no exemption for women, two-wheelers and government servants. It also said that in future the odd-even scheme will automatically come into force if the PM2.5 level goes above 300 […]

Delhi Pollution: Government in talks with Pawan Hans for aerial sprinkling

New Delhi: The Delhi government informed that it was in talk with the sate-owned helicopter service company Pawan Hans to work on a plan to sprinkle water over the city to settle pollutants here on Friday. Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain tweeted: “Delhi govt is in talks with Pawan Hans for aerial sprinkling of water […]

Punjab draws up plan to curb stubble burning

Chandigarh: Faced with environmental and health concerns over stubble-burning by Punjab farmers, the state government on Wednesday announced an elaborate action plan to curb the menace. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh appealed to farmers to abstain from the harmful practice, though farmers are not too enthusiastic about the plan drawn up by the Department of Science, […]