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Public transport users more prone to air pollution hazards: CSE

Delhi is inhaling unacceptable levels of toxins. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has revealed shocking facts and data about the capital’s respiratory health which is vulnerable even

Morning briefing: Consumers spending less this festive season

Diwali is likely to be a subdued affair this year as middle and lower income families cut their festive spends by 43%, a survey by industry body ASSOCHAM has said. The study has attributed this red

Morning briefing: Odd-even formula will continue till January 15, HC not to interfere

The Delhi high court has decided not to interfere with the Delhi government`s odd-even formula. The scheme will thus run till Friday (January 15). The court did ask the Delhi government to take car

Delhi gears up for odd-even again

Delhi is preparing for phase-II of the odd-even scheme which is to be started in less than two weeks from now, from April 15 till April 30. It will be similar to the pilot scheme implemented in Jan

Even this too is odd for a breathless Delhi

Delhi, a city with the foulest air in the world and currently home to an estimated 17 million people, will see a second round of road rationing during April 15-30. However, opinions are sharply div

Delhi autos, taxis to go on strike on Monday

Delhi’s second phase of odd-even scheme kicked off on Friday, April 15, for the next fortnight. Being a public holiday on the occasion of Ram Navami followed by the weekend, the scheme had a

Delhi govt’s measures to tackle pollution are too little too late: Greenpeace

As the Delhi government announced emergency measures to help citizens cope with the public health crisis of hazardous air pollution levels, Greenpeace India has reiterated the central demands of it

Battlefield Delhi

The residents of Delhi gasped for breath as air pollution reached alarming levels for over a week after Diwali on October 30. The air quality index broke all records as, in some areas, the particul

Air in most Indian cities hazardous: Greenpeace

None of the Indian cities comply with standards prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) said a Greenpeace report.   The report “Airpocalypse” as

Delhi in your lungs

Sohan Lal, a traffic constable with Delhi police, is often short of breath, suffers bouts of wheezing and coughing, and sometimes complains of chest pain. He’s only 33 and was recruited after

Stories you must read over the weekend

From Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram to corporate talkshop Davos, it’s creating a buzz everywhere. If nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come, then people in more and m

As pollution level soars, smog engulfs Delhi NCR

Delhi is out of breath, yet again. The air quality in the Delhi NCR region dipped to a ‘severe’ level on Tuesday. The last time the air quality was severe in the region was on October 2

Coughing and wheezing in smog choked Delhi

This NASA image only shows half the truth. People living in the Delhi NCR region are experiencing the real horror. Breathlessness, itchy eyes and sore throat are the immediate reactions. Only time

Stubble may well be a boon for farmers

The burning of stubble, the cut stalks left sticking out of the ground after the grain is harvested, has largely been blamed for the smog that has enveloped north India and left people

Odd-even formula back in Delhi

The odd-even formula of traffic rationing is going to be implemented in Delhi in an effort to tackle the smog that has made it difficult to breath in the national capital. The Delhi

Odd-even formula may not help matters

The odd-even formula being bandied about by the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi may not be answer to the smog that is stifling life in the national capital. In clearly a knee-jer

Higher risk of bone fracture due to air pollution: Study

A Lancet study, which comes at a time when Delhi is struggling with thick smog, has shown that air pollution is linked to weaker bones and bone fracture risk The study “Associa

In pictures: Delhi`s deadly smog

Air quality in the national capital and adjoining areas has reached hazardous levels. Here are some pictures of how the city looks now.

Pollution figures as an index of criminality

When prime minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, was about to board his official plane to visit Varanasi about two years ago, he got a call from the then Frenc

Air pollution: If only Niti Aayog had been heard

Niti Aayog had come up with suggestions on how to tackle air pollution, much before smog smothered Delhi and its neighbouring states. However, the recommendations were not implemented.

Smoke across the border

Main hawa hoon, kahan watan mera? (I’m the wind...do I have a nation to call my own?) Thus goes a famous Urdu ghazal, written by the Indore-born Ameeq Hanafi and soulfully sung by the Hussain

Idling engines at red lights and traffic jams polluting air

You may not realise it, but when you keep the engine idling at red lights and during traffic jams, you are significantly polluting the air. There are a host of factors which lead to

“Pollution kills more people than infectious diseases and crimes”

At a time (Mid-November) when the national capital was engulfed in thick smog, public health experts from Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and other parts of the globe were in Delhi to attend

Delhi’s air pollution answer may lie in distant Iceland

Had the situation not been so desperate, then the AAP government’s proposal to sprinkle water from helicopters would have been considered hare-brained. But, a more practical solution to tackl

How one building gets pure air right in the middle of Delhi

Walking along the row of multistory buildings swathed in a haze of pollution at the Nehru Place business hub in South Delhi, when you come across what looks like a forest, you are just outside

Air in Indian cities unbreathable: Report

The air quality in Indian cities is poor and children are worst affected in states such as Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Maharashtra and Delhi, said a Greenpeace report. Airpocaly

Environment min reviews measures to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change held a meeting on Wednesday to review mitigation measures to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR. The review meeting was chaired by secretary CK

How prepared is Delhi to tackle the air pollution?

After experiencing a few “good” quality air days this year, Delhiites are feeling the nip in the air again. Despite strict warnings and imposition of fines, farmers in neighbouring Punj

A festival in grey

Diwali, and Delhi is again awash in grey.   Smoke from crop stubble and fireworks burdens the cold air, thick with emissions and construction dust. Mo

Norwegian Embassy goes green

As national capital chokes for clean air, the embassy of Norway has gone green by cutting down on its carbon emission and building a greener workplace for its employees.  



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