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Congress MP from Assam Gaurav Gogoi at the CPR Dialogues 2020 Tuesday

Need to include health impact of air pollution in our policies: Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi

Speaking at CPR Dialogues 2020, Gogoi lauded the Modi govt’s National Clean Air Programme, which shows that, at least, it considers air pollution a national problem.
Previous studies have exaggerated the ability of indoor plants in purifying air | Pixabay

Potted plants don’t really improve indoor air quality, finds new study by US university

Researchers from US' Drexel University claim that decades of studies have vastly exaggerated the ability of indoor plants in removing volatile organic compounds.
Women try to protect themselves from heavy smog and air pollution | PTI

North India’s air is ‘severe’, avoiding coal is one way to deal with it

In an interview to ThePrint, Professor A.R. Ravishankara highlights major sources of air pollution in north India and the issues with coal industry.
Delhi schools

Delhi’s air pollution is probably making you sad

There is now good evidence of a direct link between air quality and overall mental health and happiness.
A pedestrian covers his face with a handkerchief for protection against air pollution in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

Delhi’s ‘very poor’ air quality might get worse over the weekend

According to SAFAR, a government-run agency, the air quality of the national capital is expected to "significantly deteriorate" Sunday due to a decline in temperature.
People wearing anti-pollution mask, jogs through smog at Lodhi Garden in New Delhi | Kamal Singh/PTI

As India chokes, sales of drugs, masks & air purifiers surge this festive season

The sales of respiratory drugs, air purifiers and masks have seen a drastic surge in the past few months due to the poor ambient air quality amid the festivities.
Participants take part during the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2016

Exercise, food & plants: Best ways to prepare your body and home to fight India’s toxic air

While they can’t cure the problem of particulate matter or pollution, these three things can help strengthen the body and fortify the home against outside air.
Pollution

NCR districts must suspend construction activities till 10 November to check pollution: UP govt

It has also asked them to ensure strict compliance to other Environment Pollution Control Authority guidelines.
Delhi's air pollution

Delhi’s air quality turns severe for the first time this season, say authorities

Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Noida also recorded severe air pollution, whereas Greater Noida's air is nearly severe, according to the data.
People driving through smog on Delhi roads

Alien paddy is causing stubble burning, but don’t blame Punjab for Delhi smog this time

The paddy being grown in Punjab is alien to conditions in Punjab, and the burning of its stubble has had a big impact on the state’s air quality.

On Camera

Tablighi Jamaat will have to change its ways in post-Covid world order

Jamaat’s religious puritanism can’t be an excuse for endangering public health, nor can its criminal negligence in keeping infected foreign preachers be condoned.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.