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Farm fires gone, weather now polluting Delhi’s air?

Updated on Dec 04, 2021 07:14 AM IST

Act on bad air in 24 hrs: SC to Centre

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Updated on Dec 03, 2021 04:49 AM IST

Open, shut case: Umpteen closures widening learning gap, say Delhi schools

Schools have been shut four separate times since March last year – twice owing to concerns over Covid-19, and twice in less than three weeks because of the pollution. (HT Archive)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 01:51 AM IST

Rain has little impact as air quality slides to severe in Delhi

While only 1mm of rainfall was recorded at Safdarjung, cloud cover through the day meant Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of just 19.8°C – five notches below normal and the lowest maximum so far this winter season. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 01:19 AM IST

Needed: Affirmative action on pollution

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Its failure to implement pre-emptive measures will mean more such spikes in air pollution, and with it, several illnesses (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 07:02 AM IST

Can air pollution affect your pregnancy? Here’s how to reduce the risks

Keep yourself safe from air pollution, especially if you are pregnant.
Published on Dec 03, 2021 05:03 AM IST

Delhi suspends physical classes once again owing to pollution after SC rap

Delhi suspends physical classes once again owing to pollution after SC snub
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:58 PM IST

‘Elders have WFH and children have to go to school’: CJI pulls up Delhi govt

Students outside a school in New Delhi after schools in the national capital opened on November 29.
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:33 PM IST

Paving roads must to cut air pollution in NCR: Parl panel

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Published on Dec 02, 2021 02:24 AM IST

Capital turns dust bowl as AQI worsens

An earlier image of Rajpath covered in smog as Delhi’s AQI remained ‘very poor’ on Wednesday.
Published on Dec 02, 2021 02:09 AM IST

Checks in place to ensure Central Vista work not causing pollution: Centre to SC

Delhi’s air quality index climbed on Wednesday, with a 24-hour average recording of 370 at 4pm, and 386 at 8pm, both in the ‘very poor’ range, and up from 324 the previous day. (PTI)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:51 AM IST

Cocktail of slow winds, stubble fires gives Delhi its worst November AQI

The national capital recorded the maximum of 11 days in November when the index rose above 400, which is considered severe by the pollution watchdog. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 06:47 AM IST

Delhi air improves, but respite will be short-lived

A smog-engulfed view of construction near Parliament House in New Delhi on Monday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 02:13 AM IST

SC seeks reports from Delhi, NCR states on controlling pollution

The Supreme Court bench adjourned the case to Thursday. (Amal KS/HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 06:38 AM IST

Muzaffarnagar most polluted city in UP as AQI plunges in winter

The average AQI in Meerut, during the past 24 hours, turned out to be 373 – which is in the ‘very poor’ category, making the city the tenth-most polluted in the country. 
Published on Nov 27, 2021 08:47 AM IST

Delhi: Slow winds, fog keep air pollution in severe zone

A view of Yamuna Bank near National Highway 24 on Friday. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (Safar), relief is expected from November 29 onwards, when surface winds touch 15-20 km/hr. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 12:27 AM IST

Delhi's air quality continues to be in 'very poor' category

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Delhi's air quality continues to be in the 'very poor' category with the AQI slipping to 368, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
Published on Nov 26, 2021 09:09 AM IST

News updates from HT: President, PM to address gathering on Constitution Day 

The Preamble of the Constitution that was approved on Nov 26, 1949.
Published on Nov 26, 2021 08:53 AM IST

Not Delhi, this city in Bihar recorded the worst AQI in past 24 hours

Delhi recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 290 in the ‘poor’ category in the past 24 hours. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 08:40 PM IST

Capital’s evening air improves to ‘poor’ as winds get stronger

The overall AQI of Delhi was 311 at 4pm on Monday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.
Published on Nov 23, 2021 02:30 AM IST

Building ban in Delhi lifted, calls grow to reopen schools

“In view of the improvement in the air quality and inconvenience caused to workers, we have decided to lift the ban on construction and demolition activities,” Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said.
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 01:28 AM IST

Delhi pollution: Mercury dips, air quality improves marginally

New Delhi, India - November 13, 2021: Dust seen in Bawana, New Delhi, India on Saturday, November 13, 2021. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 02:12 AM IST

Schools in Delhi to stay shut till further orders, ban on trucks extended

New Delhi, India - Nov. 21, 2021: Civil Defence personnel hold placards urging commuters to switch off their car engines during traffic stoppage at Tilak Marg on a hazy morning in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, November 21, 2021. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 02:13 AM IST

What’s it like to live in the most polluted pockets of Delhi?

So far this November, Bawana in outer Delhi has recorded 11 ‘severe’ pollution days. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 02:10 AM IST

Delhi’s air quality in ‘very poor’ category, in some areas it’s ‘severe’

AQI in Anand Vihar, Jahangirpuri, Mundka, RK Puram, Rohini and Vivek Vihar was 401 and 500, which is categorised as “severe". 
Published on Nov 21, 2021 09:26 AM IST

Air ‘very poor’, standing travel allowed on Metro, public buses

Delhi has been in the throes of an air emergency, forcing agencies to scramble for solutions to bring down the city’s air quality index (AQI).
Published on Nov 21, 2021 02:18 AM IST

Delhi pollution: DDMA allows more people to use public transport system

A view of India Gate blanketed in heavy haze in New Delhi on October 26. (Amal KS / HT Photo)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 08:34 PM IST

News updates from HT: Hostile air poses winter pollution threat in Bengal

Weather conditions to turn hostile, to intensify winter air pollution in Bengal 
Published on Nov 20, 2021 05:17 PM IST

Weather conditions to turn hostile, to intensify winter air pollution in Bengal

Kolkata’s air quality was worse than Delhi for over a fortnight in November and December 2018. 
Published on Nov 20, 2021 04:04 PM IST

News updates from HT: Delhi's air quality stays in ‘very poor’ category

Vehicles move amid heavy haze near Supreme Court at Tilak Marg in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 01:01 PM IST
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