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A Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope.(Representational Photo/HT)

Centre to ramp up AIR reach including in border areas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 09:24 AM IST
AIR transmitters cover 99.2% of the country by population and 92 % by area
There’s mystery in the air
There’s mystery in the air

There’s mystery in the air

By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Why is Mr.Ghosh a ‘man on a mission’ in Episode 3 of HT Neighbour’s Kitchen? Watch to know more.
The virtual learning through DD and AIR will include Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) curriculum based lessons for primary, middle and high school level students.(File photo/Representational image)
The virtual learning through DD and AIR will include Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) curriculum based lessons for primary, middle and high school level students.(File photo/Representational image)

Doordarshan, AIR to broadcast classroom lessons in Meghalaya

Shillong | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2020 07:08 PM IST
The move is likely to benefit at least 2.5 lakh students, especially in rural areas, whose access to mobile network is limited, they said.
The announcement came as the holy month of Ramadan began in the world’s largest Muslim majority country, and the government has already banned citizens’ traditional annual exodus from the cities to the provinces during the holiday period.(Unsplash)
The announcement came as the holy month of Ramadan began in the world’s largest Muslim majority country, and the government has already banned citizens’ traditional annual exodus from the cities to the provinces during the holiday period.(Unsplash)

Indonesia to ban air, sea travel till end-May

Jakarta | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Indonesia will temporarily ban domestic and international air and sea travel, with some exceptions, starting this week to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus, the transport ministry said in a statement on Friday.
(From L-R) Himanshu Gaurav Singh (AIR 2), Archit Bubna (AIR 3), Manan Aggarwal (AIR 14)
(From L-R) Himanshu Gaurav Singh (AIR 2), Archit Bubna (AIR 3), Manan Aggarwal (AIR 14)

What makes IIT-JEE toppers stand out? Find out

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 11:51 AM IST
While hours of studying and proper guidance are critical, it is also essential to stay calm and take breaks every now and then. Further, it is important to start preparing for the exam as early as you can and pay attention to the fundamentals.

CA foundation exam: 6 from Ludhiana make it to AIR top 40

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Over the years, FIITJEE has garnered the reputation of helping thousand of IIT-JEE aspirants turn their dreams into reality.(iStock)
Over the years, FIITJEE has garnered the reputation of helping thousand of IIT-JEE aspirants turn their dreams into reality.(iStock)

The secret to cracking IIT-JEE

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 04:14 PM IST
Toppers from FIITJEE—the number one coaching institute for engineering entrance exams—talk about what it takes to be ahead of the competition.
Air pollution is an urgent problem. But urgency should not translate to haste or a search for ineffective silver bullets(ANI)
Air pollution is an urgent problem. But urgency should not translate to haste or a search for ineffective silver bullets(ANI)

Designing a blueprint for clean air

By Navroz K Dubash and Shibani Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 03:00 PM IST
Strengthen the legislative mandate, and suitably enhance the institutional capacity to discharge it
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram waves at party workers and supporters after he was released from Tihar jail in New Delhi, Wednesday night, Dec. 4, 2019.(PTI)
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram waves at party workers and supporters after he was released from Tihar jail in New Delhi, Wednesday night, Dec. 4, 2019.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: ‘Happy to breathe air of freedom’, says Chidambaram on exiting Tihar and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 08:54 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
New Delhi, India - Nov. 27, 2019: Pedestrians carry umbrellas during sudden rain that brought down the temperature of the city, at Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 27, 2019: Pedestrians carry umbrellas during sudden rain that brought down the temperature of the city, at Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi breathes fresh, safe air after 51 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 11:42 PM IST
The overall average air quality index (AQI), as calculated by the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) 4 pm bulletin, was 134, as against 270 on Tuesday.
HT Image
HT Image

Gun shots fired in air in Dhakoli

Hnidustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 01:44 AM IST
A group of men opened fire in the air at the railway overbridge on the Zirakpur-Panchkula road
Delhiites are in for relatively cleaner air this week, scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhiites are in for relatively cleaner air this week, scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi to have relatively cleaner air this week: Weather experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 03:06 AM IST
On Saturday, the overall Air Quality Index reading of Delhi was recorded at 312, which, though in the ‘very poor’ range, was slightly better than Friday’s 360.
Salman Khan is the host of Bigg Boss season 13.
Salman Khan is the host of Bigg Boss season 13.

Bigg Boss 13 extended by 5 more weeks, to stay on air until Feb-March: report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2019 04:07 PM IST
Will Bigg Boss 13 be extended by another five weeks? Fresh reports suggest the Salman Khan show will certainly not end in January.
In India, pollution-related deaths could rise from 1.1 million in 2015 to 3.6 million by 2050 unless measures are taken(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
In India, pollution-related deaths could rise from 1.1 million in 2015 to 3.6 million by 2050 unless measures are taken(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

India’s toxic air is part of a global crisis. We must fix it | Opinion

By Inger Andersen
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2019 07:46 PM IST
Nobody is safe. But there are solutions which both tackle pollution, and also help battle climate change
Potential threat of high indoor pollution levels is mainly owing to poor ventilation and lighting, high ambient air pollution, among others. (Representational image)(Unsplash)
Potential threat of high indoor pollution levels is mainly owing to poor ventilation and lighting, high ambient air pollution, among others. (Representational image)(Unsplash)

How bad is indoor air? IIT Delhi to study 10 public spaces

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2019 01:31 PM IST
People spend at least 60% of their time indoors, increasing exposure to particles and risk of respiratory illness.
The air quality index (AQI), according to CPCB’s 4pm bulletin, was 453 for Kanpur, 416 for Lucknow and 414 for Patna.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The air quality index (AQI), according to CPCB’s 4pm bulletin, was 453 for Kanpur, 416 for Lucknow and 414 for Patna.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi takes a breath, but bad air chokes UP, Bihar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Patna/Lucknow | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 09:46 PM IST
The pollution in Delhi-NCR had reached levels that are regarded a public health emergency. While the problem did not appear to be that acute in other cities where the pollution had spread to, the air was hazardous for people in vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly.
A blanket of haze over a field in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
A blanket of haze over a field in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Air ‘very poor’ in Ludhiana, ‘severe’ in Mandi Gobindgarh

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:13 PM IST
This is the third time in the past week that the AQI has entered the “very poor category”, with the worst being recorded at 356 on the day after Diwali. 
BCCI logo(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
BCCI logo(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BCCI partners with AIR for international and domestic games

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 08:23 AM IST
BCCI plans to reach out to more users through the live audio commentary on AIR.
UP sheet street: Going to school in smog caused by crop burning.(AFP)
UP sheet street: Going to school in smog caused by crop burning.(AFP)

Review: Air-Pollution, Climate Change and India’s Choice Between Policy and Pretence by Dean Spears

Hindustan Times | By Sudhirendar Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 12:48 PM IST
Air pollution results in babies born with low height and also leads to higher infant mortality rates. Despite this, few in India acknowledge that it is a serious problem.

Fly frequently? Do it like a pro!

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Baxi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2019 04:51 PM IST
Tech tips and hacks for the frequent flier.
This winter will be a test case for whether the Centre’s scheme for in-situ management of crop residue has been a success.(AP Photo)
This winter will be a test case for whether the Centre’s scheme for in-situ management of crop residue has been a success.(AP Photo)

How crop diversification and mechanisation can help clean Delhi’s air

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 04:15 PM IST
Half of the Rs 1,150 crore fund allotted by the Centre was utilised last year, another half is being utilised this year to offer subsidies on machinery to manage stubble.
According to experts, this is a rare ‘good’ air day spell in Delhi, which is mainly induced by a cumulative impact of widespread rain and winds in and around the periphery of the city.(HT image)
According to experts, this is a rare ‘good’ air day spell in Delhi, which is mainly induced by a cumulative impact of widespread rain and winds in and around the periphery of the city.(HT image)

Delhi sees another ‘good’ air day, likely to hold for 3 days

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 07:30 AM IST
The AQI is expected to remain in “good” category for the next three days, as more rainfall is expected, said a statement issued by Safar on Sunday.
A local attacks constable Ram Kishan in Madanpur Khadar on Saturday.(Video Grab)
A local attacks constable Ram Kishan in Madanpur Khadar on Saturday.(Video Grab)

Cop fires into air after being chased by mob of ‘bootleggers’

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 11:28 PM IST
No one was reported to be hurt in the firing and the constable, though allegedly beaten up, escaped without injuries even as he was forced to leave his motorcycle on the spot, police said.
Delhi is presently enjoying some of its cleanest-air days. Thanks to the monsoon rains.(HT Photo/Niyati Singh)
Delhi is presently enjoying some of its cleanest-air days. Thanks to the monsoon rains.(HT Photo/Niyati Singh)

Delhi breathes clean air in nearly a year as AQI slips to 65

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 09:32 AM IST
The Air Quality Index (AQI) value, over the past five days at least, has been ranging between 50 and 100, denoting that the air quality is ‘Satisfactory’ at the moment.
A six-year-old boy died here on Sunday after his friends allegedly pumped air into him by inserting a compressor into his rectum while playing, police said.
A six-year-old boy died here on Sunday after his friends allegedly pumped air into him by inserting a compressor into his rectum while playing, police said.

6-yr-old dies as friends pump air into his body

Indore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 01:27 AM IST
After the incident, the boy was rushed to the government-run Maharaja Yeshwantrao hospital where he died, police said.
PM2.5 concentration was also the lowest so far this year, with 11 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) against the safe limit of 60µg/m3 for 24 hours.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
PM2.5 concentration was also the lowest so far this year, with 11 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) against the safe limit of 60µg/m3 for 24 hours.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s air on Wednesday was cleaner than New York, Tokyo, Sydney

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 12:55 AM IST
An AQI of 17 (good) has been predicted for Thursday.
Sitharaman said after completing Phase 1 of the Bharatmala project, state road networks would be developed in the second phase.(PTI File Photo)
Sitharaman said after completing Phase 1 of the Bharatmala project, state road networks would be developed in the second phase.(PTI File Photo)

With eyes on linking land, water and air

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta and Faizan Haider
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 11:24 PM IST
The budget provides a push to industrial corridors and dedicated freight corridors, Jal Marg Vikas Project (enhancing connectivity through inland waterways) and UDAN (regional airport development and connectivity scheme).
Data from the environment ministry showed the annual average of PM 10 levels in Mumbai were 166µg/m3 in 2018 and 151µg/m3 in 2017.(HT Photo)
Data from the environment ministry showed the annual average of PM 10 levels in Mumbai were 166µg/m3 in 2018 and 151µg/m3 in 2017.(HT Photo)

Air in 2018 most polluted in 20 years in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 01:14 AM IST
A sharp drop in particulate pollution was recorded in 2001 when levels fell to 67.2µg/m3 while in 1999, they were at 115µg/m3. PM2.5 levels, which are being measured since 2015, were also the highest in 2018 for Mumbai. Levels of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) levels were within limits (see box).
Pollution would remain under control as the IMD has predicted more rain over the next two days.(Yogendra Kumar/HT)
Pollution would remain under control as the IMD has predicted more rain over the next two days.(Yogendra Kumar/HT)

Rain helps city breathe cleanest air since March, more such days ahead

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 07:59 AM IST
The city can expect to continue breathing well for the next two days as the weatherman has forecast continued light rain and windy conditions till Thursday.
Currently, in Mumbai, solid waste is managed through open dumping (69%) and partly bioreactor landfill (31%), which generates approximately 2.47 million tonnes of CO2 a year, the study said.(HT Photo)
Currently, in Mumbai, solid waste is managed through open dumping (69%) and partly bioreactor landfill (31%), which generates approximately 2.47 million tonnes of CO2 a year, the study said.(HT Photo)

Waste side story: Garbage trucks make Mumbai’s air even more toxic

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 03:24 AM IST
Numerous studies over the past decade have found how GHG emissions, including pollutants found in this study, are not only a cause for climate change, but also cause health ailments.
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