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November 23, 2023 5:18 PM

Delhi’s restrictions to stay in place until air quality improves

New Delhi authorities on Thursday (November 23) said measures under an action plan to contain the toxic air pollution in the Indian capital will remain in place until the air quality improves. The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi was at 302, putting...

November 16, 2023 2:34 PM

New Delhi smog grows more intense as farm fires rage

Toxic smog gripping New Delhi grew more intense on Thursday as farm fires raged in nearby fields despite a court-ordered ban, making India's capital the world's most polluted city again. Pollution levels have risen since earlier this week after a br...

November 14, 2023 10:45 AM

Why is South Asia the global hotspot of pollution?

 Toxic levels of air pollution are disrupting the lives of millions of people in South Asia forcing closure of schools, impacting sporting events and leaving governments urging people to stay indoors to avoid health problems. The worsening air poll...

November 13, 2023 11:22 AM

Three Indian cities among world’s 10 most polluted after Diwali

Two Indian cities joined New Delhi to be among the world's worst 10 for pollution on Monday morning, with smoke heavy in the air a day after revellers let loose with firecrackers for Diwali - the annual Hindu festival of light. The capital New Delhi...

November 3, 2023 3:55 PM

New Delhi blanketed by toxic haze, world’s most polluted city again

 India's capital New Delhi was wrapped in a thick layer of toxic haze on Friday and some schools were ordered closed as the air quality index (AQI) plummeted to the "severe" category. New Delhi again topped a real-time list of the world's most poll...

November 2, 2023 4:04 PM

Climate’s ‘Catch-22’: Cutting pollution heats up the planet

Air pollution, a global scourge that kills millions of people a year, is shielding us from the full force of the sun. Getting rid of it will accelerate climate change. That's the unpalatable conclusion reached by scientists poring over the results o...

November 2, 2023 2:22 PM

Delhi’s air turns hazardous, residents gasp for breath

Delhi’s air quality turned to “severe” on Thursday as toxic haze blanketed the national capital region, raising fears of another public health emergency. Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 415 on a scale of 500 in the capital's Anand Vihar area,...

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