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A file photo of pollution clouding Delhi's air | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

CNG vehicles, expressways, green cess — what EPCA leaves behind for new pollution control body

Ordinance issued Wednesday disbands Supreme Court-appointed EPCA that was set up in 1998 and in its time, enforced several key measures to tackle the air pollution challenge.
A view of Rajpath shrouded in smog in New Delhi | PTI

Centre brings in new law through ordinance to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR

The law, which comes into immediate effect, entails a jail term of up to 5 years or a fine up to Rs 1 crore if violated. It will also be in force Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and UP.
Fitness enthusiasts walk at Rajpath amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 | PTI

Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’, 19% of city’s pollution attributed to stubble burning

The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said wind direction & wind speed is favourable for transport of pollutants from farm fires in Haryana, Punjab.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: ANI

Pollution due to stubble burning can be controlled but political will lacking, says Kejriwal

Kejriwal asked Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to hold monthly meetings with the chief ministers of Punjab, Haryana, and UP to curb air pollution.
File image of Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi | @SanjaySDutt/Twitter

Times Now calls Cong leaders ‘selective secularists’, Zee asks public what news should be

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
The Delhi government has decided to install a smog tower at Connaught Place | wikimedia commons

Delhi to get more smog towers to fight pollution, but experts say it will be waste of money

Environmental experts have constantly raised concerns over the feasibility of smog towers, claiming that there are no studies to assess their impact on ambient air quality.
File image of smog in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi’s air quality hits ‘very poor’ category as AQI crosses 300 mark

New Delhi: The national capital's air quality was in the very poor category on Tuesday morning, the first time this season, with calm winds and low temperatures allowing accumulation of pollutants. According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi, an increase in farm fires in Punjab, Haryana and neighbouring regions of Pakistan is also going to impact the air quality in Delhi-NCR. The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 304 at 9:30 am, which falls in the very poor category. The 24-hour average AQI was 261 on Monday, the worst since February. It was 216 on Sunday and 221 on Saturday. Wazirpur (AQI 380), Vivek Vihar (AQI 355) and Jahangirpuri (AQI 349) recorded the highest pollution levels. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401...
A file photo of stubble burning in Tarn Taran Sahib town. | Photo: ANI

Modi govt to hold review meeting on air pollution measures, stubble burning on 1 October

The meeting, to be held virtually, will also be attended by chiefs of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi and the New Delhi Municipal Council.
A Delhi Metro train running through the smog in November 2019 | File photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi air pollution set to spike again as stubble burning begins and economy reopens

Experts say Covid-19 lockdown has reduced pollutants before stubble burning, so AQI is likely to be lower than last year. But a sharp spike is still expected.
A deserted road in Delhi on the first day of total lockdown Monday | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi air clean in lockdown but high pollution seen for few hours after dawn — JNU-DU study

The study says although the overall PM2.5 levels went down, there was a significant jump in their levels during the early morning hours, leading to haze formation. 

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Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.


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India successfully test fires air-launched version of BrahMos missile from Sukhoi jet

The missile hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal with accuracy, official sources said. It was fired after the Su-30 MKI aircraft travelled for over three hours.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.