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Toxi smog engulfed Delhi Thursday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Three ways by which Delhi’s Kejriwal govt can fulfil its promise to curb air pollution

On Delhi air pollution, the AAP government shouldn't throw its hands up but formulate a concrete plan.
Toxi smog engulfed Delhi Thursday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

To fight India’s airpocalypse, Modi govt must first centralise air pollution policy

There is very little Delhi, Haryana or Punjab can do on their own to clean the air. Local air pollution control mechanisms are bound to be ineffective.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo : Manish Mondal | ThePrint

SC slams Punjab & Haryana — ‘People are in a gas chamber, finish them with explosives’

Supreme Court also hit out at the central and state governments for their ‘blame game’ on the issue of air and water pollution in Delhi.
A view of Rajpath shrouded in smog in New Delhi | PTI

Parliament panel on pollution sees near-full house, suggests artificial rain to help Delhi

After drawing flak for missing a meeting last week, MPs like Gautam Gambhir discussed a range of measures to curb pollution in Delhi and its neighbourhood.
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The Lahore smog isn’t Indian farmers’ fault alone. Pakistan should look within

The interesting thing about the ‘Lahore Smog’ is that the air pollution situation is neither limited to Lahore nor is it technically smog.
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.
Vehicles ply on Rajpath shrouded in smog, in New Delhi

Delhi schools to be closed Thursday, Friday as air quality sharply falls

This is the second time in November that Delhi schools will be shut as the capital deals with poor air quality due to stubble burning in nearby states.
Stubble being burnt as part of 'Slash and Burn' agriculture practice after the harvesting of paddy crop in Jalandhar. | ANI

Paddy seeds being developed in Punjab could fix North India’s pollution problem next year

Punjab Agricultural University is developing paddy varieties that will give farmers 15 extra days before sowing wheat, eliminate need for stubble burning.
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Curbing Delhi pollution is govts’ job. Supreme Court must not burn its hand in stubble fire

Supreme Court needs to wake up and see its orders banning stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab don’t do anything on the ground.
Delhi suffers from dangerous levels of pollution yet again this November

Why Punjab’s farmers continue to burn stubble and poison Delhi’s air

Crop burning contributed 44% on 31 Oct to Delhi’s PM2.5 level. The contribution is forecast to be 25% on Tuesday.

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.


IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.