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Use of biomass pellets to generate power picks up in NCR

A plant-wise breakup showed that NTPC Dadri in Uttar Pradesh has used maximum biomass pellets (19,504 MT), followed by NTPC plant in Mauda, Maharashtra (18,223 MT) (REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 06:09 AM IST

Excessive groundwater extraction causing parts of Delhi-NCR to sink: Study

A widespread global problem, land subsidence occurs when large amounts of groundwater are withdrawn from some types of rocks and underground soil. (Picture for representation only/HT)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 08:29 AM IST

Delhi’s AQI ‘severe’ for second day, NCR towns add PM2.5 load

An anti-smog gun is being used to curb air pollution at Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 04:28 AM IST

When maximum is minimum: Explaining Delhi’s winter chill

While a wind chill factor is also taken into account when declaring a cold wave, the minimum temperatures were low in parts of Delhi on Sunday night – 3.3 degrees Celsius at Jafarpur and 3.6 degree at Lodhi Road – even without accounting for it. (Representational image)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 11:48 AM IST

CAQM may ease construction curbs for NCR

Delhi’s overall air quality index (AQI) returned to the ‘poor’ category on Saturday, with the Central Pollution Control Board’s daily 4 pm bulletin recording a reading of 291.
Published on Dec 20, 2021 01:07 AM IST

Schools, colleges in Gurugram to remain closed, over 930 industries to stay shut

Students of Salwan Public School leave after attending practical classes and mock drill at a CBSE exam centre. The Haryana government’s Sunday order to close all schools and ban construction activities till November 17 in the four districts of Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 18, 2021 04:22 AM IST

She is India’s fastest female motorcycle racer and speeding up for more glory

Kalyani Potekar.
Published on Sep 29, 2021 02:04 PM IST

Palaeolithic cave paintings found in corner of NCR could be among oldest

A specimen of recently discovered paleolithic cave paintings in the Aravalli Range in Haryana, India. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 10:25 AM IST

Petrol prices touch record high at 84.20 a litre in NCR

The previous all-time high price of petrol was ₹84 a litre on October 4, 2018.
Published on Jan 08, 2021 12:47 AM IST

Heavy rain, hailstorm hit several parts of Delhi-NCR

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Updated on Jan 06, 2021 09:35 AM IST

Pollution control boards slap Rs 2.76 crore fine for violating air pollution norms in NCR

File photo: Waves of dust blows from an under-construction site in Ghaziabad.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 07:56 PM IST

12 mild earthquakes since June, Delhi feels tremors again

An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter Scale hit Haryana’s Rewari on Thursday night, the tremors of which were felt in Delhi-NCR.
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 11:29 AM IST

Law-making process ‘unconstitutional’, BJP leader urges PM, home minister for reform

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 04:49 PM IST

Bad-air law drafted, cleared in less than a week

On Tuesday, the air pollution levels in Delhi and National Capital Region was between very poor to severe with Ghaziabad being the most polluted city with Air Quality Index (AQI) of 415.
Published on Dec 09, 2020 08:30 AM IST

Tackling pollution, beyond stubble burning | Opinion

Bad air knows no boundaries and a multiplicity of agencies working in silos doesn’t help the situation
Published on Dec 08, 2020 08:23 PM IST

Red-breasted merganser duck sighted in NCR for first time

This marks the first-ever appearance of the avian species in Haryana and Delhi-NCR. A previous sighting of the bird in India, in December 2016, at a Mumbai wetland, had sent ripples among country’s birding community .
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 06:13 AM IST

CPCB issues notice to Delhi government for immediate action against local pollution

The CPCB has issued three directions to Delhi government to redress complaints on Sameer app.
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 02:13 PM IST

NGT extends ban on sale and use of firecrackers during Covid-19 in NCR and cities where AQI falls under ‘poor’ or above categories

People burst firecrackers on the occasion of Diwali festival at Shivaji Park, Dadar in Mumbai.
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 03:19 PM IST

Farmers’ protest: Metro stations near Delhi-Haryana border to remain closed, says DMRC

A Metro train stops amid farmers’ protest, at Anand Vihar Metro station in New Delhi on Thursday.
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 11:53 AM IST

Farmers’ protest: Delhi-NCR commuters bear brunt of suspended Metro services

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Updated on Nov 26, 2020 06:08 PM IST

Metro services from NCR to Delhi suspended till further orders: DMRC

Representational photo.
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 03:48 PM IST

Starting today, outstation travellers to be screened by Mumbai civic body

In view of the rising Covid-19 cases, the Maharashtra government on Monday also announced certain restrictions and guidelines for all citizens to follow. As per guidelines, passengers travelling in flights from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat will have to produce a negative RT-PCR report on landing at airports in Maharashtra.
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 12:43 AM IST

MeT office sounds hail, rain warning for parts of Delhi, NCR

A man walking near the Union Home Ministry during a sudden rain in Delhi.
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 05:13 PM IST

Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘severe’ zone post Diwali, likely to improve later today

People bursting crackers in the National Capital Region on Diwali despite a ban on fireworks leading to rising pollution levels.
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 08:24 AM IST

Will Diwali again lead to a bad air spike?

Fishermen seen at work in heavily polluted waters of the Yamuna River at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi.
Updated on Nov 14, 2020 02:39 AM IST

CPCB orders closure of stone crushers, asks Punjab, Haryana to curb stubble burning

A stone crusher at work.
Published on Nov 11, 2020 05:09 PM IST

Former Delhi chief secretary MM Kutty to be chairperson of Air Quality Commission

A man pedals his cart amid an atmosphere shrouded in smog, in New Delhi on Thursday.
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 12:45 PM IST

Cracker ‘less’ Diwali? Sellers in Delhi-NCR say sale is not good so far

Cracker sellers in Delhi-NCR feel the awareness on green crackers being available in the market is low.
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 01:59 PM IST

West UP districts, NCR on alert after Covid-19 surge in Delhi

File photo: Healthcare workers conduct temperature and swab test at Covid-19 testing center.
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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