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Delhi air pollution hearing: 'Better to kill all in one go'; Supreme Court slams Punjab and Haryana govts for increase in stubble-burning
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Delhi air pollution hearing: 'Better to kill all in one go'; Supreme Court slams Punjab and Haryana govts for increase in stubble-burning

A bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta took serious note of stubble burning in the two states and said that the life span of millions of citizens has shortened and people are suffocating due to pollution in Delhi-NCR.

'Ironical': As Delhi chokes under 'severe' and 'hazardous' air, Twitter slams Prayas for making kids run in marathon without protective masks
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'Ironical': As Delhi chokes under 'severe' and 'hazardous' air, Twitter slams Prayas for making kids run in marathon without protective masks

Delhi is one of the world's most polluted cities, a sobering fact its residents are reminded of every winter when the visibility in the city is low and mostly remains engulfed by thick smog.

Air quality in Delhi-NCR remains in 'severe' category; likely to improve by Friday, says SAFAR
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Air quality in Delhi-NCR remains in 'severe' category; likely to improve by Friday, says SAFAR

The air quality in Delhi and NCR region remained in the 'Severe' category on Thursday morning as the private and government-run schools in the national capital remained closed for Thursday and Wednesday

Daily Bulletin: SC to announce judgments on women's entry into Sabrimala, Rafale verdict review plea today; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: SC to announce judgments on women's entry into Sabrimala, Rafale verdict review plea today; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Sabarimala verdict: Five-judge constitution bench of SC set to pronounce judgment on women's entry today; Delhi air pollution: SC-mandated body orders closure of schools in Delhi-NCR on Thursday, Friday as AQI touches emergency levels; and more

Delhi air pollution: SC-mandated body orders closure of schools in Delhi-NCR on Thursday, Friday as AQI touches emergency levels
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Delhi air pollution: SC-mandated body orders closure of schools in Delhi-NCR on Thursday, Friday as AQI touches emergency levels

The Supreme Court-mandated anti-pollution authority EPCA on Wednesday ordered closure of schools in Delhi-NCR for the next two days as pollution in the region hovered close to emergency levels.

Delhi pollution: Air quality index in National Capital remains in 'very poor' category; AQI recorded at 331 on Monday morning
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Delhi pollution: Air quality index in National Capital remains in 'very poor' category; AQI recorded at 331 on Monday morning

Delhi's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category on Monday morning. At 10.37 am, the air quality index (AQI) was 331.

With AQI of 283, air quality in Delhi improves from very poor to poor; share of stubble burning in pollution level drops to 8 percent
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With AQI of 283, air quality in Delhi improves from very poor to poor; share of stubble burning in pollution level drops to 8 percent

The System for Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said the share of stubble burning in Delhi's pollution had been 'very low' over the past couple of days

Delhi air pollution: Residents get respite as quality improves from 'very poor' to 'poor'; AQI stands at 214
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Delhi air pollution: Residents get respite as quality improves from 'very poor' to 'poor'; AQI stands at 214

Delhi's air quality improved from 'very poor' category to 'poor' category on Thursday morning, giving some respite to people grappling with severe pollution.

Delhi air pollution updates: 'Stop stubble burning on priority', SC directs Punjab, Haryana, UP to give incentives, subsidised machinery to farmers
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Delhi air pollution updates: 'Stop stubble burning on priority', SC directs Punjab, Haryana, UP to give incentives, subsidised machinery to farmers

SC on Delhi air pollution LIVE Updates: A Special Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Arun Mishra on Wednesday directed the Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh governments to provide an incentive of Rs 100 per quintal to the states' farmers in seven days.

Delhi air pollution: SC gives Punjab, Haryana 7 days to implement action plan, says it is question of life or death for crores
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Delhi air pollution: SC gives Punjab, Haryana 7 days to implement action plan, says it is question of life or death for crores

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court hearing petitions regarding the rising levels of air pollution in Delhi, on Wednesday gave the authorities seven days to formulate a plan to buy crop from cultivators.

Delhi pollution: Experts say immediate action needed to ensure pollution-free Diwali and winter next year
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Delhi pollution: Experts say immediate action needed to ensure pollution-free Diwali and winter next year

Environmental experts and senior government functionaries at the Centre strongly believe that the mission to reduce pollution can only be achieved if the execution of the action plan begins immediately.

Delhi pollution: PMO sets up panel to monitor air quality in National Capital as smog lifts, visibility levels improve to 'normal'
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Delhi pollution: PMO sets up panel to monitor air quality in National Capital as smog lifts, visibility levels improve to 'normal'

Amid a flurry of activity from various authorities to try to combat the alarming levels of air pollution in Delhi, the smog lifted on Tuesday after a week-long siege in the National Capital. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that winds gusting up to 25 kilometres per hour were 'flushing pollutants out faster'

Delhi Air Pollution Updates: NGT recommends compensation to daily-wage workers after SC bans construction, demolition activities in National Capital
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Delhi Air Pollution Updates: NGT recommends compensation to daily-wage workers after SC bans construction, demolition activities in National Capital

Delhi Air Pollution LIVE Updates: The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday recommended to the Centre that a stipend or compensation be given to daily-wage labourers who have become unemployed as a result of the ban on construction activities to bring down the severe pollution levels in Delhi.

Odd-Even scheme in Delhi: Day One sees 260 challans issued across National Capital, Kejriwal lauds' successful' scheme
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Odd-Even scheme in Delhi: Day One sees 260 challans issued across National Capital, Kejriwal lauds' successful' scheme

The Delhi government rolled out the third edition of the 12-day Odd-even scheme on Monday owing to the alarming level of pollution in the National Capital.

Pollution levels in Delhi-NCR dip after implementation of Odd-Even scheme; AQI moves from 'severe' to 'very poor'
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Pollution levels in Delhi-NCR dip after implementation of Odd-Even scheme; AQI moves from 'severe' to 'very poor'

Pollution levels in Delhi-NCR dipped, moving from 'severe' to 'very poor' category, with an increase in wind speed which reduced the noxious haze that obscured Delhi's skies for around a week.

After SC raps Kejriwal govt over Odd-Even plan to battle Delhi air pollution, Manish Sisodia says first day successful; 'air quality has improved'
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After SC raps Kejriwal govt over Odd-Even plan to battle Delhi air pollution, Manish Sisodia says first day successful; 'air quality has improved'

Even as the Supreme Court questioned the logic behind the Odd-Even scheme, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia claimed that the first day of the scheme in Delhi was successful and that the air quality in the National Capital had improved.