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Polluting vehicles go scot-free as Chennai with one test centre for 1L vehicles
Karthikeyan Hemalatha
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Bay of Bengal may flush out Chennai's air pollutants, but activists say the city needs a sea change in its approach to curb emission from vehicles. Tamil Nadu is woefully lacking in mechanisms to ...More


Air Pollution: Plea suggests train ride for old trucks
PTI
The Asian Age , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

To curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR, a plea was moved in the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday seeking introduction of RORO (roll-on roll-off) service for commercial vehicles which are more than 10 ye ...More


Clean up Kolkata air to make it inviting: US diplomat
Subhro Niyogi
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

KOLKATA: A senior American diplomat has cautioned that Indian cities, including Kolkata and Delhi, may have difficulty in retaining and attracting talent if they do not clean up the air. Speakin ...More


Concern over Pollution in Angul-Talcher Belt
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

ANGUL:People living in the Angul-Talcher industrial belt, who are at the receiving end of pollution by industries, have resented lack of action by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) agai ...More


NGT order: Fines slapped for burning waste in the open
Naveed Iqbal
The Indian Express , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has begun issuing challans for burning of garbage in the open. The move follows an order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), directing corporations, authoriti ...More


Air pollution: Plea in NGT seeks RORO service for vehicles
The Indian Express , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A plea was moved in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) by road transport experts seeking the introduction of “roll-on roll-off” (RORO) service for commercial vehicles older than 10 years. The plea also ...More


Air pollution puts kids at allergy risk
IANS
Business Standard , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests, says a study. The sensitivity to allergens is associated wit ...More


Air pollution takes toll on GenY
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

KOLKATA: The city's polluted air — largely a result of fume-spewing vehicles — has been taking a heavy toll on children. Around 35% of them, aged between eight and 14 years, suffer from poor lung heal ...More


Move to cut petrol to polluting cars fuels anger
Aparajita Ray
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Bengaluru: More than 50 lakh vehicles use Bengaluru's congested roads every day, many of them emitting polluting gases that cause respiratory problems for residents. The government is planning to deny ...More


Air Pollution Decreasing Our Life Span
Papiya Bhattacharya
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

BENGALURU:Experts say air pollution is cutting short our life span and adversely affecting our health. Dr Nagendra Prasad Komerla of the Bangalore Allergy Centre said, “Air pollution causes both acut ...More


Air pollution triggers asthma in urban India: Experts
ANI
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Higher levels of air pollution in urban India poses a threat to a large population of adults and children, exposing them to pulmonary diseases, like asthma, medical experts have warned ahead of World ...More


Clean up Kolkata air to make it inviting: US diplomat
Subhro Niyogi
The Economic Times , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

KOLKATA: A senior American diplomat has cautioned that Indian cities, including Kolkata and Delhi, may have difficulty in retaining and attracting talent if they do not clean up the air. Speaking t ...More


No regular data update for Delhi air quality index
Jayashree Nandi & Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

NEW DELHI: Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar's recent remark as to why people aren't referring to the national Air Quality Index (AQI) and instead depending on "one embassy's" data had take ...More


Bangalore ranks second in the list of cities with highest air pollution levels in India
YM Reddy
DNA India , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Bangalore has ranked second in the list of most polluted cities in India as far as air pollution is concerned, as per a survey. The Garden City has 14% of school-going children suffering because of ai ...More


40% of Delhi schoolkids fail lung capacity test: Study
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

NEW DELHI: More than a third of schoolchildren in four big cities of India suffer from reduced lung capacity, with Delhi showing the worst results, claims a new study whose results could be pointing t ...More


Rising pollution triggering asthma in healthy people (May 5 is World Asthma Day)
IANS
Business Standard , Monday, May 04, 2015

Rameshwar Tyagi developed severe breathing problems one night. Rushed to the emergency ward of a leading hospital, he was diagnosed with asthma and put on oxygen. For Tyagi, 55, it was the first asthm ...More


NGT team finds Lotus Temple tiles turning pale but can’t say why
The Indian Express , Monday, May 04, 2015

Local commissioners appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to inspect the Lotus Temple have said there was “visible discoloration of a large number of tiles” on the structure. Acknowledging th ...More


Breathing in a stroke
The Indian Express , Monday, May 04, 2015

Delhi is seen as the city worst hit by air pollution in the world now. The Indian Express has been publishing a multi-part series on the problem. A new study shows that pollution can trigger brain str ...More


Pollution triggering asthma in healthy people
IANS
The Times of India , Monday, May 04, 2015

(May 5 is World Asthma Day) Rameshwar Tyagi developed severe breathing problems one night. Rushed to the emergency ward of a leading hospital, he was diagnosed with asthma and put on oxygen. For ...More


Residents Worried Over Tar Factory Spewing Toxic Fumes
S Lalitha
The New Indian Express , Monday, May 04, 2015

YELAHANKA: A coal tar factory near Yelahanka is making life miserable for people in the area. Residents of an old-age home, retired defence personnel and school children are among those affected by it ...More


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