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Manohar Parrikar and Rahul Gandhi | PTI

Rahul Gandhi calls on Manohar Parrikar, discusses Delhi pollution, not Rafale jets

Congress president Rahul Gandhi met Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Tuesday during his visit to the state with his mother Sonia Gandhi.
Pollution masks

1 out of 8 deaths in India linked to air pollution, says study in Lancet

Study says UP, Maharashtra, Delhi and Bihar are the worst affected, adds that air pollution has reduced life expectancy in the country by 1.7 years. 
Illustration by Peali Dezine

Why Delhi Metro carries far fewer riders than almost any other city’s system worldwide

Increased Metro ridership can improve Delhi’s air, where banning private vehicles cannot.
Smoke rises as people burn crackers during Diwali celebrations, in Gurugram

Delhi’s air quality today is as bad as it was a day after Diwali in 2017

The air quality index, or AQI, hit 980 at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, according to website AirVisual.
Delhi schools

Delhi schools adopt precautionary measures as pollution worsens

The measures include installing filters in classrooms and cancelling outdoor activities.  
A pedestrian is silhouetted as traffic moves along a road shrouded in smog in New Delhi

Delhi commuters pollute the most & Kejriwal’s missing buses add to the problem: Report

The national capital ranks the worst among 14 cities in terms of how much urban transportation contributes to air pollution, says a CSE report.
Cars in traffic in smog

Delhi would be better governed with full statehood

The AAP’s movement for full statehood for Delhi should be debated on merits, not politics.

L-G Baijal orders stay on all civil construction in Delhi due to dust pollution

Dusty conditions likely to prevail for another 3-4 days. People are advised to avoid staying outdoors for long hours.

प्रदूषित दिल्ली में, एक सुपर-लक्जरी होटल धनी और प्रसिद्ध को देगा ‘स्वच्छतम हवा’

ओबेरॉय होटल पूरी तरह रेनोवेशन के बाद एक जनवरी को खुलेगा. दूसरी चीजों के अलावा इसने अपने परिसर में 40 स्थानों पर एयर-प्यूरिफायर लगवाए हैं.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.