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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

How Covid-19 is changing Indian politics

Modi’s ratings now depend heavily on his managing the health crisis, but as the Hindutva agenda is side-stepped, the opposition has a new opening.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

File image of medical staff at isolation ward where 3 patients were admitted for suspected coronavirus infection, in New Delhi | ANI

Army doctor and JCO test positive for Covid-19, both had travelled to Delhi separately

The latest cases have come over 10 days after an Army jawan in Leh tested positive for Covid-19 to become the first its victim in the 13-lakh strong force.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.