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Delhi air pollution: Crucifying Arvind Kejriwal alone for bad air is unfair; Centre, Haryana, Punjab are equally responsible
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Delhi air pollution: Crucifying Arvind Kejriwal alone for bad air is unfair; Centre, Haryana, Punjab are equally responsible

What is more alarming is the fact that choking of Delhi post-Diwali is an annual phenomenon while the Union environment ministry and the state governments of Punjab and Haryana, who should have ensured to take care of their bit, have again been found napping.

Delhi, adjoining areas gasp for breath as Punjab, Haryana govts fail to prevent stubble burning; environmentalists decry apathy
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Delhi, adjoining areas gasp for breath as Punjab, Haryana govts fail to prevent stubble burning; environmentalists decry apathy

The thick, smoky haze hanging over the National Capital Region has led to a sudden rise in cases of respiratory illness, breathing difficulty, itchy throats and watery eyes.

Diesel generators banned in Delhi as pollution exceeds safe limits by four times; odd-even policy to be implemented from 4-15 November
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Diesel generators banned in Delhi as pollution exceeds safe limits by four times; odd-even policy to be implemented from 4-15 November

The use of diesel generators on Tuesday was banned as pollution levels in the Indian capital exceeded safe limits by more than four times.

Layer of haze covers Delhi-NCR as air quality touches 301 on AQI, plunges into ‘very poor’ category
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Layer of haze covers Delhi-NCR as air quality touches 301 on AQI, plunges into ‘very poor’ category

A layer of haze lingered over the national capital on Sunday as the city's air quality plunged to the "very poor" category, days before strict measures to fight air pollution come into force.

Delhi’s air quality remains ‘poor’ for third consecutive day, likely to deteriorate to ‘very poor’ by 14 October
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Delhi’s air quality remains ‘poor’ for third consecutive day, likely to deteriorate to ‘very poor’ by 14 October

Delhi's air quality remained 'poor' for the third day on the trot on Saturday and is likely to deteriorate further, the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research recorded the overall Air Quality Index at 221, which falls in the 'poor' category

Delhi pollution level soars beyond hazardous level: RTI reveals inadequacy of govt bodies led to failure of emergency plan this winter
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Delhi pollution level soars beyond hazardous level: RTI reveals inadequacy of govt bodies led to failure of emergency plan this winter

Over the last two years, Delhi’s pollution levels were high enough to affect the respiratory and cardiac systems of even healthy people

Delhi pollution: Supreme Court prohibits plying of 15-year-old petrol, 10-year-old diesel vehicles in NCR
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Delhi pollution: Supreme Court prohibits plying of 15-year-old petrol, 10-year-old diesel vehicles in NCR

The apex court directed that a list of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles be published on the website of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

Graded Response Action Plan back in Delhi as authorities struggle to keep rapidly rising pollution in check
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Graded Response Action Plan back in Delhi as authorities struggle to keep rapidly rising pollution in check

Diesel generators are already banned as air pollution level has reached the ‘Very Poor’ level as the presence of PM2.5 or PM10 concentration in air is between 121-250µg/m3 or 351-430 µg/m3 respectively.

As Delhi's air quality turns very poor, emergency plan to combat pollution to kick in from Monday
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As Delhi's air quality turns very poor, emergency plan to combat pollution to kick in from Monday

An emergency action plan will be implemented from Monday to combat air pollution that has begun to show a trend towards very poor category, the Central Pollution Control Board said.

To control pollution, Greenpeace India asks environment ministry to speed up implementation of National Clean Air Programme
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To control pollution, Greenpeace India asks environment ministry to speed up implementation of National Clean Air Programme

Greenpeace India said air pollution is a "silent and invisible killer" and a national health emergency and asked the environment ministry to implement NCAP soon

Delhi govt files odd-even review petition before NGT, seeks exemption of two-wheelers and women drivers
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Delhi govt files odd-even review petition before NGT, seeks exemption of two-wheelers and women drivers

Within 24 hours of its assurance to launch the next round of odd-even scheme without exemptions, the Delhi government on Thursday made a U-turn and filed a review petition at the National Green Tribunal (NGT), seeking exemptions again

Delhi air pollution: More than 60,000 trucks enter capital after expiry of ban on entry
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Delhi air pollution: More than 60,000 trucks enter capital after expiry of ban on entry

More than 60,000 trucks entered the national capital after the ban on entry of such vehicles expired on the night of November 12, officials said.

Delhi air pollution: Odd-even restrictions must include two-wheelers, autos-rickshaws to succeed, says Columbia researcher
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Delhi air pollution: Odd-even restrictions must include two-wheelers, autos-rickshaws to succeed, says Columbia researcher

The researcher said air pollution is "taking a toll on the health" of the citizens of Delhi and the rest of India.

Pollution returns to choke Delhi: Air quality back to 'emergency' levels day after pollutant levels dropped
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Pollution returns to choke Delhi: Air quality back to 'emergency' levels day after pollutant levels dropped

Delhi's air quality went south and once again entered the 'emergency' dashing hopes of recovery generated during the morning hours when the level of pollutants showed drop

Delhi air pollution updates: NGT blocks Arvind Kejriwal's odd-even plan, to hear govt stance on policy tomorrow at 11 am
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Delhi air pollution updates: NGT blocks Arvind Kejriwal's odd-even plan, to hear govt stance on policy tomorrow at 11 am

Delhi remained in the throes of a pollution emergency for the third day on Thursday, prompting the city government to declare a return of the odd-even scheme from 13 November

As Delhi, Punjab grapple with air pollution, environment ministry sets up high-level committee to combat smog
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As Delhi, Punjab grapple with air pollution, environment ministry sets up high-level committee to combat smog

The environment ministry has set up a high-level committee to propose and monitor solutions to air pollution, which has risen to dangerous levels in and around Delhi

Delhi to continue choking: Pollution control norms meant to improve air quality face implementation hurdles
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Delhi to continue choking: Pollution control norms meant to improve air quality face implementation hurdles

Pollution control measures, suggested by the Graded Response Action plan (GRAP), are likely to be welcomed by the long-suffering citizens of Delhi, but past experience tells us that the road ahead will not be easy

EPCA directions are mandatory and legally mandated, says environment panel member Sunita Narain
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EPCA directions are mandatory and legally mandated, says environment panel member Sunita Narain

The EPCA's directions to "immediately" slash metro fares and hike parking fees today put authorities in Delhi in a spot, but the law is clear that the Supreme Court-appointed body's orders are binding.

Sharp decline in Delhi's air quality: Medical body declares public health emergency, says schools must be shut
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Sharp decline in Delhi's air quality: Medical body declares public health emergency, says schools must be shut

As Delhi and the National Capital Region saw a sharp decline in air quality levels, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) declared the city in a public health emergency state.

Delhi wants a pollution-free Diwali: Officials consider slew of measures; may shut power plants, hold surprise drills
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Delhi wants a pollution-free Diwali: Officials consider slew of measures; may shut power plants, hold surprise drills

Delhiites may not face a repeat of 2016, as as the national capital is better prepared this year, mulling in several measure to crub air pollution.