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Dense smog during a November morning in Delhi, signifying high air pollution | ANI

Take ‘real action’ on Delhi’s bad air or we’ll set up task force — SC pulls up Centre

SC pulls up central govt, says not court's job to infuse 'creativity' in bureaucracy, asks why hasn't pollution come down if govt has taken steps.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal speaks with auto-taxi drivers during an interaction in Haridwar, on 21 November 2021 | ANI photo

Delhi govt to hold meet on threat of new Covid variant from African countries

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that experts have been asked to make a presentation to the DDMA Monday to suggest steps that should be taken.
An aerial view of Delhi covered in thick layer of smog on 5 November 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Schools shut, WFH for govt employees: Delhi govt announces measures to tackle toxic smog

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, after an emergency meeting, told that his government will also present a proposal for lockdown before the Supreme Court.
File photo of a monkey crossing the road at Raisina Hill in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

Court order, 3-year plan, Rs 5.43 cr fund — nothing is able to end Delhi’s monkey menace

Over 1,000 cases of monkey bites are reported in cities across India daily. Delhi reported over 950 cases of monkey attacks in 2018, and an estimated 20 daily in 2019.

Delhi govt to extend free ration supply until May 2022, CM Arvind Kejriwal says

Kejriwal's remarks came a day after Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said the Centre had no proposal to extend distribution of free ration through the PMGKAY beyond 30 November.

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Representational image | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How Kejriwal’s Delhi govt aims to teach students patriotism through ‘Desh Bhakti curriculum’

Delhi govt launched 'Desh Bhakti curriculum' for schools Tuesday. Reading and discussing personalities and subjects related to patriotism will be part of the 45-minute class.
The recently installed smog tower in Connaught Place, Delhi | Twitter

Delhi to get another smog tower near Anand Vihar metro station

The structure is dedicated to the public under the 'National Clean Air Program' and is designed as large-scale air purifiers to reduce pollution particles in the city.
Afghan nationals shout slogans during a protest outside the UNHCR in New Delhi, on 27 August 2021 | ANI photo

HC directs Delhi govt, police to reduce number of Afghans protesting outside UNHCR

The Delhi HC questioned how 500 Afghans seeking refugee status gathered for protest outside UNHCR office in South Delhi and asked authorities to ensure they follow Covid protocol.
The smog tower is located in Connaught Place, Delhi | Twitter/@AamAadmiParty

India’s first smog tower inaugurated in Delhi’s Connaught Place, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said the tower has been set up as a pilot project and more smog towers will be installed if this is successful.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.