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Traffic in Delhi as a thick smog envelopes the city | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi’s toxic air is also silently hurting India’s slowing economy

Pollution is now being counted among the hidden costs like repelling top corporate talent for India’s economy already hit by a sharp slowdown.
Vehicles ply on Rajpath shrouded in smog, in New Delhi

Majority of parents in Delhi-NCR want annual ‘smog break’ in schools: Survey

At least 74 per cent of respondents surveyed by advocacy group wanted scheduled holidays when the capital’s pollution levels are at its worst.
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How air pollution has become a big factor in Indians’ decision to work in Delhi

Hiring agencies say over the last couple of years, there has been a rise in the number of people looking to shift out of Delhi when the smog sets in.
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Light showers bring no respite, take Delhi’s toxic smog to season’s worst

While SAFAR recorded an AQI of 650 at 11 am Sunday, CPCB, another govt monitor, estimated it at 428 at 10 am.
Delhi saw low visibility and the worst air quality this season | Twitter| ANI

Day before Diwali, Delhi’s air quality drops to season’s worst

SAFAR predicts air quality will get worse and the AQI will be around 324 on Diwali.
People driving through smog

Privately owned CNG vehicles won’t be exempted from odd-even scheme this time, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says women will be exempted from odd-even scheme, which will be implemented for the third time from 4-15 November.

SC panel wants non-CNG vehicles banned on Delhi’s smog days: Practical or knee-jerk idea?

The environment pollution prevention and control authority (EPCA) appointed by the Supreme Court has suggested a ban on all non-CNG vehicles on Delhi roads on days with high air pollution owing to the increased smog post-Diwali. ThePrint asks- SC panel wants non-CNG vehicles banned on Delhi’s smog days: Practical or knee-jerk idea? https://youtu.be/Eb1RsUog_jk Wonder if SC panel did the math before suggesting laughable ban on non-CNG vehicles Devalina Kohli Member, SaveDelhiSOS and MyRightToBreathe In its supreme wisdom, the SC-appointed panel of the EPCA has suggested that all non- CNG vehicles be banned on bad air days in Delhi. If there ever was a stupid knee-jerk reaction to the issue of Delhi’s air pollution, this is up there on the list. Why? Let’s look at some figures (from the Delhi Transport site). In May 2018, Delhi had a total of 1,05,67,712 vehicles. A few thousand must’ve been added to it by now. Of these, we have, say, 51,000 cars...

How the Himalayas make Delhi’s smog worse

The Himalayas surround the Indo-Gangetic plains to form a land-locked Valley that leaves no space for Delhi’s emissions to escape.
File photo of stubble burning | PTI

Haryana farmers sorry for poor Delhi air, but say stubble burning is a compulsion

Since Haryana farmers know they are being watched by authorities, many have begun to burn paddy straw at night.

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What about Dalit priest at Ayodhya Ram Mandir? Even Communist intellectuals won’t demand it

It is being said that the Ram Mandir will be more significant than the Vatican of Rome and the Mecca of Saudi Arabia. But will it change the status of Dalits and Shudras?

These are the things Indians have been spending their money on during the pandemic

Immunity boosters, comfort foods and digital services are some of the items Indian consumers have been buying in the lockdown months.

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Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.