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My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog

Runners expressed frustration at being forced to take precautions unnecessary elsewhere, like wearing masks that filter pollutants but also restrict breathing.

published on : 19th November 2017

Delhi smog: Trains delayed, cancelled due to low visibility

At least 49 trains were delayed, 14 rescheduled and one cancelled in Delhi on Saturday morning due to low visibility and operational reason.

published on : 18th November 2017

Air pollution in North India: NGT lifts ban on construction in Delhi-NCR, allows trucks

The National Green Tribunal ordered the concerned states to submit their "Action Plan" in two weeks to show how they will tackle pollution.

published on : 17th November 2017

Air pollution crisis: Is the April 2018 date to roll out BS-VI fuel in Delhi feasible?

Bharat stage emission standards - known as Bharat Stage (BS) - are emission standards to regulate the air pollutants output.

published on : 16th November 2017

Power plants to mix coal with 10 per cent straw to curb air pollution and maybe even stubble burning

Farm stubble, the burning of which is a major cause of the air pollution crisis, could be used to make straw briquettes or pellets to be used as fuel in power generating plants.

published on : 16th November 2017

Delhi NCR: Parents want smog break in schools, says survey

Residents of the Delhi NCR region want schools to be shut between November 1 and 20 to protect their children from pollution, a survey participated in by 13,000 respondents has revealed.

published on : 16th November 2017

‘Delhi, We Need to Talk’: Virat Kohli urges people to battle toxic smog

Taking to Twitter, Virat Kohli posted a video of himself describing measures Delhiites could take to improve the situation.

published on : 16th November 2017

NGT directs all schools, colleges in Delhi to install rainwater harvesting systems within two months

The National Green Tribunal has directed all schools and colleges in Delhi to install rainwater harvesting systems within two months.

published on : 16th November 2017

Dust storm in West Asia precipitated Delhi smog crisis: Centre-run monitoring agency

On November 8, the contribution of the dust storm was 40 per cent, eclipsing the role of emissions from stubble burning, which stood at 25 per cent, Pune-based SAFAR said.

published on : 16th November 2017

Delhi air pollution: Ban on trucks and construction lifted, hike in parking fee rolled back by EPCA

The hike in parking fees to discourage use of private vehicles was rendered "ineffective" due to lack of public transport and laxity in acting against illegal parking, says the EPCA.

published on : 16th November 2017

Pakistan indifferent as toxic smog kills more people than militancy

The polluted air that has lingered in Islamabad in recent days was finally dispelled by rain this week, bringing the surrounding Margalla Hills into view once again.

published on : 16th November 2017

Choked by smog, Thai ambassador seeks ‘hardship post’ tag for Delhi

The Royal Thai embassy has sought the “hardship post” tag on staff appointments in New Delhi after the severe spike in the city’s pollution levels over the past week.

published on : 16th November 2017

Delhi government’s aerial water sprinkling fails to take off

Sources in the Ministry of Civil Aviation confirmed that the idea has been put on hold by state-run helicopter operator Pawan Hans Limited.

published on : 15th November 2017

Lucknow Diaries: Smog situation ignored, Awadhi architectural grandeur and civic poll fever grips the city

A thick layer of smog has enveloped the city, with around 20 lakh private and 50,000 commercial vehicles spitting toxic fumes on its roads but nobody seems to care about the city.

published on : 15th November 2017

Government advances BS-VI fuel roll out in Delhi to April 2018 in bid to cut pollution

Vehicular emissions, as well as illegal crop burning in the farm states surrounding New Delhi, have caused air quality to deteriorate dramatically, prompting calls for tough action.

published on : 15th November 2017
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