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Lawyer takes stand against city's rising pollution level
Shagun Kapil
Deccan Herald , Saturday, October 03, 2015

It was an article in the western media slamming India for its air pollution which made Vardhaman Kaushik move the National Green Tribunal. “According to the article, China had three days of polluti ...More


Pollution 'tax' plan for trucks
The Telegraph , Friday, October 02, 2015

New Delhi, Oct. 1: The Supreme Court today agreed to examine the question of imposing a compensatory surcharge on trucks driving in and out of Delhi to curb the capital's growing pollution levels. Th ...More


SC to hear plea on levy of 'pollution compensatory charges'
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, October 02, 2015

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on Monday a fresh plea seeking levy of "pollution compensatory charges", in addition to the toll charge levied by municipalities, from commercial vehicles enteri ...More


Delhi’s car-free day to cover different stretch each week
PragyaKaushika
The Indian Express , Wednesday, September 30, 2015

With three weeks to go for the first-ever ‘car-free’ day in the capital, the Delhi government plans to extend the drive to a different stretch of road every week. This is one among the many measures t ...More


Toddlers want Supreme Court to ensure cracker-free Diwali
Geetanjali Rai
India Today , Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Three toddlers aged between 3 to 14 months have approached the Supreme Court urging it to ban the sale of firecrackers on Dussehra and Diwali stressing that a pollution free environment was their righ ...More


Avoid exposure to harmful air pollution by opting for less travelled roads: New Study
ANI
DNA India , Wednesday, September 30, 2015

You may want to take quieter routes to work as a new study suggests that doing so can help you avoid peaks in air pollution. Commuting to work by walking on quieter side streets rather than main road ...More


9-yr mud therapy needed to clean Taj Mahal tan
Aditya Dev
The Times of India , Wednesday, September 30, 2015

AGRA: An RTI query filed by TOI has revealed that it will take nine long years for the Archaeological Survey of India's (ASI) to complete the mudpack therapy on the outer marble surface of the Taj Mah ...More


British ministers tried to block cleaning up air quality
IANS
Business Standard , Monday, September 28, 2015

The British government sought to block new European Union legislation that would force member states to carry out surprise checks on the emissions of cars, raising fresh questions over ministers' atti ...More


Waste processing unit at Kannahalli ransacked
Deccan Herald , Monday, September 28, 2015

Even before the waste processing unit at Kannahalli on Magadi Road has become fully functional, miscreants ransacked the plant and set fire to an earthmoving equipment in the early hours of Saturday. ...More


Take the road less traveled to avoid air pollution exposure
ANI
The Financial Express , Monday, September 28, 2015

You may want to take quieter routes to work as a new study suggests that doing so can help you avoid peaks in air pollution. Commuting to work by walking on quieter side streets rather than main road ...More


Delhi's air worst among 381 cities: World Bank
Dipak K Dash
The Times of India , Friday, September 25, 2015

NEW DELHI: The latest World Bank report on leveraging urbanisation in South Asia has identified "air pollution" as a big challenge for major cities in the region, including Delhi.While Delhi is the wo ...More


'Ramadevi suffers pollution-borne diseases'
TNN
The Time of India , Thursday, September 24, 2015

KANPUR: People living in Ramadevi area are more vulnerable to air pollution-borne diseases than people residing in Civil Lines area in the city, claims a new study conducted by a post-graduate student ...More


Acute respiratory infections rise as air quality deteriorates
Neetu Chandra Sharma
India Today , Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Deteriorating air quality is triggering cases of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) in the country. Bearing testimony to the fact, 'National Health Profile 2015' released by the Union Ministry of Heal ...More


Small children give big push to Maha tree plantation drive
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, September 23, 2015

government is taking the help of school children in a big way to plant trees across the state and increase its green cover. It is also pushing schools, both government and some private ones, to ...More


Clogged city calls Oct 22 car-free day
Rumu Banerjee & Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEW DELHI: After Gurgaon, it's the turn of Delhi to go car-free. Transport minister Gopal Rai announced on Tuesday that starting October 22, Delhi will have a car-free day every month. "On the car-fre ...More


Ample evidence to prove links of air pollution with premature deaths in India: Dr. Jos Lelieveld
AKSHAY DESHMANE
The Economic Times , Tuesday, September 22, 2015

NEW DELHI: There is a large body of evidence linking air pollution to premature deaths, says Germany-based Prof. Dr. Jos Lelieveld, who led a team of global scientists and recently published his study ...More


Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar’s flip-flops over air pollution
The Economic Times , Monday, September 21, 2015

ET analysed Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar's statements on the issue since April, and found him shifting positions and emphases according to the situation. Sometimes, he even resorted to takin ...More


Breathless in Mumbai-Part I: Gasping for fresh air
Anjali Lukose
The Indian Express , Monday, September 21, 2015

MPCB’s air quality data collected from Sion and Bandra in the past decade shows annual nitrogen oxide concentrations in the range of 60-80µg/m3, almost double the standard reading of 40µg/m3; BMC and ...More


Delhi may remain among top three air polluted cities till 2050: Study
AKSHAY DESHMANE
The Economic Times , Monday, September 21, 2015

NEW DELHI: Late last week, a new research published in science journal 'Nature' said Delhi had the world's second highest number of deaths caused by sources of air pollution and, further projected tha ...More


More Indians die early from domestic, not industrial, pollution
Vanita Srivastava
The Hindustan Times , Friday, September 18, 2015

More Indians die early from outdoor pollution caused by traditional cooking and heating than from vehicular or industrial emissions, a new study in the journal Nature said on Thursday. India has the ...More


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