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Pedestrians walk past the India Gate monument shrouded in smog in New Delhi.

Delhi’s air pollution masks a class war that nobody is willing to talk about

Patakha over Parali appears to be the choice that many Delhi residents have made in the war between bursting crackers and farmers burning stubble.
Fireworks during Diwali celebrations (representational image) | Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Diwali crackers leave Delhi-NCR gasping as air quality drops to season’s worst: CSE report

CSE report says Delhi recorded relatively clean air between 15 September and October 27 (Diwali). But bursting of crackers spoilt the air in the city.
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Will the idea of community Diwali stop people from bursting crackers outside homes?

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has organised a community Diwali show from 26 October to 29 October at Connaught Place.
Customers shop for firecrackers and fireworks at a stall during Diwali | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

64% people in Delhi-NCR say they won’t burst crackers this Diwali, finds survey

Survey by LocalCircles finds that most people in Delhi-NCR don’t support Arvind Kejriwal government's odd-even car rationing scheme.
Customers shop for firecrackers and fireworks at a stall during Diwali | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

New green crackers promise all the Diwali fun with 30% less toxic pollution

Science Minister Harsh Vardhan said Saturday, two weeks before Diwali, that the green crackers are already available in the market.
School children leaving for school amid heavy smog in New Delhi | Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Delhi filed 2,438 pollution complaints in a week, most about construction dust & garbage

Pollution watchdog CPCB launched multiple complaint portals ahead of Diwali, including an app.
Revelers watch a firework during Diwali celebrations in Delhi

Satellite pics show crackers are only tip of the iceberg when it comes to Delhi pollution

A host of factors, from stubble burning to industrial emissions, come together to fuel Delhi and north India's notorious smog cover.
Revelers watch a firework during Diwali celebrations in Delhi | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

This Diwali, bursting firecrackers could get you jailed for a month 

In light of the Supreme Court order restricting the sale and use of firecrackers, there's little you can do to indulge your love for fireworks this Diwali.
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7 teams of state pollution board to monitor violations of firecracker norms in Kolkata

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board will check adherence to the 90-decibel limit & the recent top court’s order on bursting firecrackers.
A firework lights up the sky during Diwali celebrations | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

These ‘green’ crackers will reduce pollution & risk on Diwali without dimming the fun

Scientists at CSIR have developed range of water vapour and air-based crackers, as well as electronic ones, which will soon be made in hubs like Sivakasi.

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Donald Trump stands on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center | McNamee/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Why Trump is headed for defeat while fellow populists Modi & Erdogan thrive

It's too late for Trump to learn from Erdogan & Modi, his fellow elected demagogues who continue to win elections despite presiding over multiple political and economic disasters.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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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.