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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.

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File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.