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Tag: Ncr

Complete Ban On Firecrackers In NCR From Nov 9-30: NGT

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Monday ordered imposition of a total ban on sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in the national capital region or any other city or town across the country where the average ambient air quality from November 9-10 to the midnight of November 30-December 1 falls under […]

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 […]

Odisha Seeks Socio-Economic Caste Enumeration Along With General Census

Bhubaneswar: Noting that no formal census including the caste details of the population has been undertaken since 1931, Odisha Cabinet on Saturday resolved to impress upon the Central Government to go for a Socio-Economic Caste Enumeration along with the 2021 general census. As per the resolution passed by the Odisha Cabinet today, the State government […]

Aircraft maker Airbus opens pilot training centre in Gurugram

Bengaluru: Global aerospace major Airbus on Wednesday opened its training centre for commercial pilots and maintenance engineers at Haryana’s Gurugram in the National Capital Region (NCR). “Through the centre, we aim to train 8,000 commercial pilots and 2,000 maintenance engineers over the next 10 years,” an Airbus spokesperson told IANS at the Aero India air […]

SC ban on crackers on Diwali in Delhi-NCR not very effective

New Delhi: Despite the Supreme Courts directives, people in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday continued to burst crackers on Diwali well past the 10 p.m. deadline though the air quality index (AQI) showed a slight improvement over last year. The Supreme Court had limited the time for bursting crackers between 8-10 p.m. on Diwali, but people started bursting […]

Tremors felt in North India

New Delhi: The northern states of India were rocked by a moderate intensity earthquake on Wednesday. Tremors were felt in Delhi and the adjoining regions this afternoon along with Union Territory of Chandigarh and other states in the zone like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. The earthquake, measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, […]

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Apex court asks Centre to publicise information on pollution

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday told the Centre that efforts to prevent air pollution, including from stubble-burning, cannot be limited to National Capital Region (NCR) and asked it to publicise information on the issue. A Division Bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the Centre to disseminate information on […]

Earthquake in Uttarakhand; tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi: Tremors were felt in Delhi and NCR at around 8.45 p.m. on Wednesday that lasted for a few seconds following a moderate earthquake in Uttarakhand. According to the Centre for Seismology, an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude was reported in Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand. “The epicentre is in Uttarakhand, the tremors felt in Delhi and […]

Delhi-NCR air pollution rises, severe at several places

New Delhi:The air quality in Delhi and NCR got more toxic on Monday with winds coming in from Punjab and Haryana where stubble burning continues unabated. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi Technical University (DTU) in north Delhi, ITO in central Delhi, Anand Vihar in west Delhi and areas in Ghaziabad and […]

Odd-even scheme to rule Delhi roads again

New Delhi: With the air quality in Delhi and NCR getting worse ahead of winter, the city government has said it may bring back the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme in the capital. In a letter written on Wednesday, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot directed the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to gear up for implementation of the […]

Voices: Is Diwali still only the festival of light?

Bhubaneswar: Diwali, the festival of light is not far. With people preparing themselves for grand celebrations on Diwali, a Supreme Court order has raised many eye-brows. On October 9, the honorable Supreme Court decided to put a ban on the sale of crackers in Delhi-NCR. While many support it, many are completely against the ban. […]

4.7-magnitude earthquake jolts Delhi

New Delhi: A 4.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Delhi and adjoining areas of National Capital Region (NCR) early Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said. The tremors lasted for nearly one minute around 4:20 a.m. and woke up many in Delhi and neighbouring areas. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the earthquake was in Gohana, […]