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A man wearing a face mask walks on Rajpath road amid hazy weather conditions in October 2020 | PTI

Delhi’s air quality deteriorates, several areas record ‘severe’ levels of pollution

Significant increase in stubble fire count was observed around Haryana, Punjab, and neighbouring regions which stood at 1,213 on Thursday.

Delhi air quality ‘poor’, share of stubble burning in pollution likely to increase

According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, stubble contribution in Delhi's PM2.5 pollution was around 19 per cent on Saturday.
A file photo of stubble burning in Tarn Taran Sahib town. | Photo: ANI

Early spurt in farm fires could give Delhi relief from toxic smog this winter, CPCB says

Peak stubble-burning period in Punjab, Haryana unlikely to coincide with the time when meteorological conditions in Delhi and neighbouring regions create smog.
Vehicles ply amid an atmosphere shrouded in smog in New Delhi | PTI

65% Delhi-NCR households already experiencing pollution-related ailments, finds survey

Conducted by the Noida-based LocalCircles, the survey found that the most common ailment was a cough, cold or sore throat.
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‘Staying in denial will not help’ — Kejriwal slams Javadekar’s remark on stubble burning

Earlier in the day, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar asserted that only 4 per cent air pollution is due to stubble burning and rest are local factors.
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks at the event Monday

Prakash Javadekar says only 4% pollution in Delhi-NCR due to stubble burning

The Environment Minister's statement came as he flagged off 50 teams to inspect pollution hot spots in Delhi-NCR Thursday and urged the Punjab govt to curb stubble burning.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: ANI

States must stop blaming each other & find solution for stubble burning, says Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal alleged that govts have shut their eyes to the problem and the farmers of neighbouring states and people of Delhi are bearing the brunt of it.
A file photo of stubble burning in Tarn Taran Sahib town. | Photo: ANI

Dubai firm to help curb stubble burning in Punjab, produce energy from waste

Dubai-based Averda's CEO says the company will bring in processes for segregating the waste & recycling it to produce energy.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai inaugurates the Green War Room at the Delhi Secretariat to monitor pollution levels in the national capital | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai launches ‘green war room’ to monitor pollution levels

A team has been set up to monitor the levels of primary pollutants, measures taken to curb pollution & status of complaints received through Green Delhi mobile app, said Rai.
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Delhi govt to spray bio-decomposer from 11 October to prevent stubble burning

The solution, when sprayed in the fields, can decompose crop residue and turn it into manure, Delhi CM Kejriwal said after inspecting his govt's centralised bio-decomposer system.

On Camera

Thousands of protesters take part in a demonstration in Bangkok (file photo) | Twitter | @joshuawongcf

Understanding Thailand’s history of military-monarchy nexus, coups & democratic process

In episode 600 of ThePrint's 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta discusses why youngsters in Thailand are protesting against the monarchy and the military.
File image of a sign outside the Income Tax office | Photo: Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

Govt extends deadline for filing income tax return till 31 December

Earlier in May, the govt had extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from 31 July to 30 November to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

Defence

Representational Image of a soldier in one of the canteen stores department | http://www.csdindia.gov.in/

Defence Ministry to stop sale of imported goods, including from China, in military canteens

The decision to stop sale of imported goods in canteen store departments is part of efforts to promote local goods. Defence sources say sale of foreign liquor also may follow.
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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.