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Gurugram schools alarmed, decide to remain closed
Ashok Kumar
The Hindu , Friday, November 04, 2016

Alarming fall in air quality forces some schools to ask students to stay indoors : In the wake of the alarming increase in the pollution levels in the National Capital Region (NCR) after Diwali, two ...More


‘Severe’ air prompts DM to look at shutting schools
Vinod Rajput
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 04, 2016

In view of the worsening air quality in the last six days, Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate NP Singh has sought the opinion of the chief medical officer and all private school principals on the i ...More


Delhi mulling desperate measures to chain pollution
JATIN ANAND
The Hindu , Friday, November 04, 2016

The AamAadmi Party (AAP) government is open to the implementation of “artificial emergency pollution control measures” practised around the world if air pollution in the Capital continues to spiral do ...More


Rein in air pollution, NGT warns govt
The Hindu , Friday, November 04, 2016

Stressing the urgency to control pollution in the Capital, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed Delhi Chief Secretary K.K. Sharma to call a meeting with all authorities concerned and ...More


Environment ministry to issue advisory to tackle air pollution in Delhi
PTI
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 04, 2016

Terming Delhi’s smog situation a serious issue, environment minister Anil Madhav Dave said on Thursday his ministry will soon issue an advisory to the states on taking up short, medium and long term m ...More


Fuelling air pollution through crop burning
Geeta Anand
Deccan Herald , Friday, November 04, 2016

Desperate to reduce the pollution that has made New Delhi’s air quality among the worst in the world, the city has banned private cars for two-week periods and campaigned to reduce its ubiquitous fire ...More


Surya Nagar troubled by air pollution and choked drains
MankaBehl
The Times of India , Friday, November 04, 2016

Nagpur: Infrastructure development has spelt doom for the residents of Surya Nagar near Kalamna Market Road. Environmental pollution has become a major issue due to slow-paced road construction and ot ...More


Car-free zones to curb pollution a great idea, but will not work in Delhi
KumKumDasgupta
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 04, 2016

Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu told the New Delhi Municipal Council on Wednesday to convert Connaught Place and Khan Market into ‘no vehicle zones’ to curb the city’s air pollution ...More


Rise in pollution levels force school timing change
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, November 04, 2016

NOIDA: After pollution levels shot up soon after Diwali, many schools in the city changed their timings and restricted outdoor activities for the students. A case in point is the Shriram Millennium ...More


There is no silver bullet to fight air pollution
The Economic Times , Friday, November 04, 2016

As people inhale pollution rather than air in the national capital region, it is time to revisit the sufficiency and efficacy of administrative mechanisms and pollution abatement interventions. While ...More


Delhi smog: Delhi govt may file status report before NGT today
ApurvaVishwanath
Live Mint , Friday, November 04, 2016

New Delhi: While air pollution levels continue to affect Delhi, the Supreme Court is yet to intervene on the issue, unlike last year when it came up with a series of interim orders. So far, only the ...More


Crop burning real reason for pollution: Delhi govt
PTI
The Economic Times , Friday, November 04, 2016

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government today flagged crop burning in Punjab and Haryana as one of the major factors contributing to the rising air pollution in the national capital and said it peaks during t ...More


Environment Ministry to issue advisory to tackle air pollution
PTI
The Indian Express , Friday, November 04, 2016

Terming Delhi’s smog situation a serious issue, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave on Thursday said his ministry will soon issue an advisory to the states concerned on taking up short, medium and l ...More


Environmental agency urges schools in Delhi to declare holidays till smog clears
Harish V Nair
India Today , Friday, November 04, 2016

With children bearing the brunt of the heavy smog that has engulfed the city in the last few days and the situation expected to persist for another three days, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) ...More


Diwali effect: India's air quality among world's worst
Air Pollution, Health
Sify News , Friday, November 04, 2016

Over the Diwali weekend of 2016, India's air quality was among the world's worst and between 40% and 100% worse in five north Indian cities than at the same time the preceding year, according to globa ...More


Delhi facing worst smog in 17 years: Centre for Science and Environment
PTI
The Indian Express , Friday, November 04, 2016

The national capital is facing the worst smog in 17 years, a green body said on Thusday while asking the Delhi government to issue health alerts and convey that children should stay indoors as there i ...More


Smog-fuelled pile-up on Yamuna Expressway
The Indian Express , Friday, November 04, 2016

At least 10 vehicles piled up on the Yamuna Expressway near Surer around 7 am on Thursday due to low visibility, Mathura police said. “A Maruti Alto was driving slowly due to low visibility when a 12- ...More


Severe air quality to worsen health crisis: Experts
SHASHI BHUSHAN
The Asian Age , Friday, November 04, 2016

Even after four days of Diwali, the national capital’s air quality continued to be in “severe” category, with many residents complaining of respiratory problems and watery eyes. Prolonged exposure to ...More


Strict measures to curb air pollution
Deccan Herald , Thursday, November 03, 2016

Taking tough decision to fight air pollution, the Delhi government has decided to accept public complaints against polluting construction sites on WhatsApp and the Swacch Delhi mobile applications. ...More


Acknowledging damaging air pollution, health ministry acts against chronic lung disease
Scroll. In , Thursday, November 03, 2016

After taking stock of heightened air pollution across the country and its considerable impact on health of residents, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to act against chronic obstr ...More


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