Delhi court upholds 6-month jail term of man for causing firecracker injury on Diwali

The incident took place on November 3, 2013, at 9 pm at Delhi's Nilothi area when the complainant stood outside his house.

published on : 17th November 2021

Deepavali increased noise pollution in Puducherry

The ambient air quality and noise pollution level increased in the Union Territory on Deepavali day, said the Puducherry Pollution Control Committee (PPCC) report.

published on : 15th November 2021

Consider 2-day lockdown: SC on Delhi's deteriorating air quality

Other than the lockdown, some immediate measures suggested by the bench include a hold on stubble-burning, if there is any, in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh till air quality improves.

published on : 14th November 2021

Delhi pollution: Schools shut for a week, construction barred, govt employees to work from home

The chief minister, after an emergency meeting, told reporters that his government will also present a proposal for lockdown before the Supreme Court.

published on : 13th November 2021

Tomato prices soar to Rs 75 per kg in East Godavari district

Earlier in October, floods and heavy rains led to the increase in vegetable prices due to lack of transportation.

published on : 8th November 2021

AQI likely to improve today in national capital

As per the SAFAR, strong north westerly winds enhanced the transport of emissions from stubble burning. Share of crop residue burning emissions in PM2.5 was 41 per cent.

published on : 7th November 2021

Muslim trader forced to shut biryani shop in Delhi, case registered

The incident took place around 6.30 pm on November 4 and a 2.46-minute-long video went viral.

published on : 7th November 2021

Pollution menace: Crores spent but Indian cities are still gas chambers

Government cleared Rs 515 crore under clean air programme, Rs 4,400 crore was released on finance panel recommendation to tackle air pollution.

published on : 7th November 2021

Indian sweets getting healthy makeover as consumption pattern changes

If nothing else, the pandemic has increased people’s awareness for nourishment. Food is not seen just as an indulgence but also as a value addition to one’s health.

published on : 7th November 2021

Hyderabad sees five-fold spike in post-festival pollution 

Hyderabad witnessed excessive pollution levels on Diwali day with air filled heavily with particulate matter between 5 pm on the day of festival and 3 am the next day.

published on : 6th November 2021

Fog and wind change added to Delhi AQI spike

Shallow to moderate fog is likely to occur on Saturday as well, but strong surface winds are likely to help improve air quality marginally.

published on : 6th November 2021

Reduce vehicle use by 30 per cent: CPCB to government as Delhi's pollution levels see worst spike

First four days of November saw stubble burning incidents go from 2,000 to 3,418; PM 2.5 spike in all hotpots

published on : 6th November 2021

Diwali sales hit new high of Rs 1.25 lakh crore: Traders

This year, gold jewellery and silverware were purchased for more than Rs 9000 crore. Besides, this Diwali also brought a sizeable business to the tune of Rs 15,000 crore for packaging commodity.

published on : 6th November 2021

India chokes due to foul air post Diwali, Delhi registers worst spike in its pollution index

Poor enforcement of cracker ban in Delhi and the absence of any bar in the satellite towns allowed large-scale burning of firecrackers overnight, resulting in a midnight spike in pollution levels.

published on : 6th November 2021

The cracker controversy: The way out

Stubble burning, we are told, is a much more complicated matter. Of course, it is. But so is pollution. It cannot be reduced just to Diwali fireworks

published on : 6th November 2021
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