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Delhi air quality turns ‘very poor’ on Wednesday morning; AQI to deteriorate further, predicts SAFAR
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Delhi air quality turns ‘very poor’ on Wednesday morning; AQI to deteriorate further, predicts SAFAR

According to SAFAR, overall AQI of Delhi was at 305 in Delhi, in the lower end of 'very poor' category at 8:30 am on Wednesday

Air quality deteriorates in Delhi, looks set to move to 'emergency' category from 'severe' as day progresses
India

Air quality deteriorates in Delhi, looks set to move to 'emergency' category from 'severe' as day progresses

On Wednesday morning, the National Capital recorded a minimum temperature of 14.2 degrees Celsius.

Stubble-burning continues in Amritsar despite ban; farmers claim lack of alternatives forcing them to set fire to crop residue
India

Stubble-burning continues in Amritsar despite ban; farmers claim lack of alternatives forcing them to set fire to crop residue

The farmers also said that they are ready to follow the government's instructions, but they should be practical and economically viable, meanwhile, air quality in Delhi remained poor for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday with overall Air Quality Index docking at 266

JDU condemns Arvind Kejriwal's 'Biharis as outsiders' remark, says CM is 'drunk on power' and has 'sacrificed human values'
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JDU condemns Arvind Kejriwal's 'Biharis as outsiders' remark, says CM is 'drunk on power' and has 'sacrificed human values'

JDU slammed Arvind Kejriwal for his statement wherein he alleged that 'people from outside' were landing up in the national capital to avail the free medical benefits for those living in Delhi.

Delhi district magistrate orders evacuation of National Capital's low-lying areas with Yamuna water expected to rise today
India

Delhi district magistrate orders evacuation of National Capital's low-lying areas with Yamuna water expected to rise today

In view of the rising water level in the Yamuna River in the national capital, the District Magistrate (East) has issued orders to concerned Sub-Divisional Magistrates to evacuate people and shift them to relief camps or suitable locations.

Hike in autorickshaw fares in Delhi to be in effect from today; commuters will have to pay Rs 25 for first 1.5 kms
India

Hike in autorickshaw fares in Delhi to be in effect from today; commuters will have to pay Rs 25 for first 1.5 kms

Commuters in Delhi have to shell out more for auto rides from Tuesday onward as the hike in auto-rickshaw fares comes into force. The revised auto-rickshaw fares comes with an 18.75 percent hike on existing rates in the city. Under revised rates, the metre-down charge will be Rs 25 for the first 1.5 kilometres.

Congress says it is willing to fight alone in Delhi but is open to tie-up with AAP only in national capital
Politics

Congress says it is willing to fight alone in Delhi but is open to tie-up with AAP only in national capital

Congress on Friday announced that it will fight the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi alone but maintained that it is still willing to form an alliance with AAP.

Overcast conditions in New Delhi; thundershowers and hail predicted as minimum temperature settles at 15 degrees Celsius
India

Overcast conditions in New Delhi; thundershowers and hail predicted as minimum temperature settles at 15 degrees Celsius

The minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees Celsius, according to the MeT Department. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 25 degrees Celsius

Delhi weather today: National Capital wakes up to heavy rains, hailstorm, waterlogging; north India gets a fresh cover of snow
India

Delhi weather today: National Capital wakes up to heavy rains, hailstorm, waterlogging; north India gets a fresh cover of snow

The National Capital of Delhi woke up to a day of heavy rains, thunder and hailstorm and gusty winds which improved the air quality in the city as north India received a fresh cover of snow.

Gold tops Rs 32,000-mark on fresh buying by jewellers, global cues; silver recovers by Rs 200 to Rs 38,000
Business

Gold tops Rs 32,000-mark on fresh buying by jewellers, global cues; silver recovers by Rs 200 to Rs 38,000

Gold prices surged on Thursday after falling for three straight days, largely on fresh buying by jewellers at the domestic spot market.

Delhi air pollution: Entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles banned in national capital until 11 November
India

Delhi air pollution: Entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles banned in national capital until 11 November

As per the notification, entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles into the national capital will be banned from 11 pm of 8 November till 11 pm of 11 November, Special Commissioner of Transport department KK Dahiya said.

Delhi’s air quality marginally improves from 'severe' to ‘very poor’ after increase in early morning wind speed
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Delhi’s air quality marginally improves from 'severe' to ‘very poor’ after increase in early morning wind speed

An official with the Centre-run SAFAR said the improvement in Delhi's air quality can be attributed to increased speed of early morning winds.

Kisan Kranti Yatra updates: Delhi Police justifies action against farmers, says they used 'minimum required force'
India

Kisan Kranti Yatra updates: Delhi Police justifies action against farmers, says they used 'minimum required force'

Kisan Kranti Yatra LIVE updates: The Delhi Police justified action against protesting farmers. In a statement, it said, "Despite persuasive methods requesting them to wait till outcome of talks of their leaders with the government, a section of crowd turned violent and tried to break barricades forcefully through tractor-trolleys and were also carrying lathis."

Kisan Kranti Yatra: Centre says committee to look into demands, but protesters not satisfied with assurances
India

Kisan Kranti Yatra: Centre says committee to look into demands, but protesters not satisfied with assurances

The Kisan Kranti Yatra, which began from Tikait Ghat in Haridwar on 23 September, was joined by farmers from various parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Two buildings collapse in Greater Noida: 9 killed, several feared trapped under rubble; landowner, 3 others arrested
India

Two buildings collapse in Greater Noida: 9 killed, several feared trapped under rubble; landowner, 3 others arrested

Eight people were killed and several feared trapped under the rubble of two adjacent buildings which collapsed in Greater Noida on the outskirts of the National Capital, officials said on Wednesday.

Arvind Kejriwal writes open letter to people of Delhi over demand for full statehood for national capital
India

Arvind Kejriwal writes open letter to people of Delhi over demand for full statehood for national capital

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday wrote an open letter to the people of Delhi, making a case for his demand for full statehood status.

On the outskirts of New Delhi, women bear the highest cost of unreliable transportation
India

On the outskirts of New Delhi, women bear the highest cost of unreliable transportation

Located some 40 km away from Delhi, Bawana, like many of the city’s resettlement colonies on the periphery of India’s capital, is the sum of its discards.

Petrol prices hit four-year high at Rs 73.73, diesel at highest level in Delhi
Business

Petrol prices hit four-year high at Rs 73.73, diesel at highest level in Delhi

Petrol price on Sunday hit a four-year high of Rs 73.73 a litre while diesel rates touched an all-time high of Rs 64.58 in the national capital, renewing calls for the government to cut excise tax rates.

Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal govt had a busy time in 2017 as the National Capital breathed uneasy
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Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal govt had a busy time in 2017 as the National Capital breathed uneasy

The year saw less of rabble-rousing between the Arvind Kejriwal government and the Lt Governor's office as compared to the past.

Delhi Jal Board approves 20 percent hike in water, sewer tariff for those using more than 20,000 litres a month
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Delhi Jal Board approves 20 percent hike in water, sewer tariff for those using more than 20,000 litres a month

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Tuesday approved a combined 20 percent hike in water and sewer charges in the National Capital for consumption above 20,000 litres a month.