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150 flights impacted due to Delhi smog

Flights to Delhi were diverted to Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar between 9Am and 1 PM due to low visibility at Delhi airport. The visibility at Delhi airport fell to below the minimum visibility required due to smog, primarily created by crop burning in Punjab and Haryana, and has engulfed the city for the past one week.

Measuring pollution: How government is ramping up air quality monitoring stations according to Indian standards

Most solutions to battle pollution are imported from foreign shores. Instruments for both measuring and monitoring air quality and cleaning it up is calibrated mostly to European standards. The government of India is ramping up its network of air quality monitoring stations like never before to be able to correctly assess the levels of pollution across states.

Maharashtra political course depends on outgoing CM's steps: Shiv Sena

The Sena has been taking sharp barbs at the BJP through "Saamana" amidst a cold war between the two parties over sharing the post of chief minister in new government since the October 24 assembly poll verdict. The ongoing tussle has delayed formation of a government, a Constitutional obligation that has to be fulfilled before November 9.

Delhi smog: Air quality hazardous after Diwali, severe at several places

Delhi is covered in a blanket of thick smog, one of the prime reasons being several refusing to pay heed to SC’s order on cracker ban. Violations were reported across several areas and AQI was at hazardous levels in many locations.Delhi smog: Air quality hazardous after Diwali, severe at several places

No solution in sight to Delhi's November smog as government calls it 'emergency'

Experts monitoring the Delhi air crisis told that while the Graded Response Action Plan is a good start for “emergency” action, a “massive” and sustained series of action are required to address the scale of the problem.

Delhi smog: Ban on trucks, construction lifted

The measures, part of the Graded Response Action Plan, were enforced on November 8 after pollution levels had spiked, hitting the emergency category, accompanied by thick smog.

Delhi smog and runway closure to dent travel plans

The UK has updated its travel advisory for India citing the runway closure at Delhi airport, which may lead to flight delays and cancellations.

Dust storm in West Asia precipitated Delhi smog crisis: SAFAR

On November 8, the contribution of the dust storm was 40 per cent, eclipsing the role of emissions from stubble burning, which stood at 25 per cent, SAFAR said.

Delhi smog: EPCA lens on diesel vehicles, thermal power plants

The SC-appointed panel has also pitched for stickers on vehicles reflecting fuel and age so that based on the level of pollution, certain categories of vehicles can be prohibited.

Delhi smog: Supreme Court seeks responses from Centre, state governments

SC seeks responses from Centre, UP, Haryana and Punjab on the plea seeking direction to curb pollution through road dust, stubble burning, PTI reported

Delhi smog: AAP government files Odd-Even review petition in NGT

The AAP government had said that it would file a review petition against the NGT's decision rejecting most exemptions given under the Odd-Even scheme.

Delhi smog: NHAI tells staff to take pollution control measures

NHAI has issued instructions to the field officials to take all possible steps to reduce contribution of the highways sector towards air pollution in Delhi NCR.

Heavy Delhi smog leads to multiple car pile-up on Yamuna Expressway

On 8 November, footage emerged of a car pile up on the Yamuna Expressway between Agra and Mathura. Vehicle after vehicle plowed into each other after drivers lost control owing to reduced visibility.

Government determined to not let Delhi smog-like situation recur: Environment Secretary C K Mishra

"But, as a government, we are determined to not let the Delhi smog-like situation happen again. And, we are concerned not just for the national capital but for the whole India.

Delhi smog: Rahul Gandhi takes Bollywood style dig at PM Narendra Modi

Gandhi quoted the well-known ghazal from the 1978 Hindi movie 'Gaman' to take a poetic dig at The Delhi smog without naming any political party or leader.

Delhi smog: Doctors say N90 masks can help protect from ill-effects

Experts say that exposure to air pollution can lead to cancer and heart disease.

Delhi smog live updates:Odd-even scheme from Nov 13-17 in the national capital called off

Delhi and Punjab governments announced complete closure of schools till Sunday following weather forecasts that situation is unlikely to improve soon.

Nine flights diverted over Delhi smog

The aircrafts were diverted to Sanganer Airport here, an official said, adding that one of the charted planes was carrying BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya.

Delhi smog: Rise in asthma, allergy, breathlessness cases

Doctors and experts say that besides spike in fresh cases, health complications have aggravated in people having a history of asthma, allergy or other related ailments.

What the government should do to tackle the Delhi smog

Given that the smog conditions were expected, why weren’t emergency measures in place and advisories released in advance?

Delhi smog: MCD schools to be closed tomorrow

About 10 lakh students are enrolled in the schools administered by the South, North and East Delhi Municipal Corporations.

Delhi smog: Govt bans crackers, only allowed during religious functions

The LG has also issued directions for strict action against polluting industries running in Delhi, particularly in non-conforming areas

Delhi smog: CISF to issue masks to 7,000 personnel out on field

The masks will be provided to those personnel who remian posted outside the buildings to secure the entry and exit of these facilities and those who are mandated to remain positioned at vantage positions and be mobile for patrols or as part of quick reaction teams, officials added.

Delhi smog: Arvind Kejriwal goes all out to save suffocating capital

Arvind Kejriwal said that emergency measures are needed to tackle the situation and announced that all constructions and demolitions activities will be stopped for next 5 days.

Delhi smog should be seen as serious warning, says union minister Rao Inderjit

Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said it should be taken as a "serious warning" and all stakeholders should "wake up in time" to avoid its recurrence.

Delhi smog: Every house in this locality has one person suffering from lung ailment

Residents of Bhalswa JJ colony live close to the site where nearly 2,700 tonnes of garbage is dumped from south and the north Delhi.

Varanasi's air quality 'deteriorating', Delhi victim of 'negligence': Report

The air quality index (AQI) in Varanasi reached an alarming 490 in 2017 and 384 -- very poor category -- in December 2018, the report claimed.

Pollution control body to raise Delhi smog concerns in Supreme Court

Sunita Narain, member, EPCA, and director, Centre for Science and Environment, said that they will be taking up three issues in court.

Expect more anti-pollution measures in 2018

2017 is ending on an anxious note—that we aren't doing enough to solve the problem of pollution.

Delhi pollution: Need well-rounded approach to tackle pollution, says UN official

Air pollutant touched calamitous levels here yesterday, as a thick grey smog hung low across the region, prompting the government to declare schools closed till Sunday.

Delhi smog normal winter phenomenon, not Jaipur fire fallout

An unusually thick smog over the capital and its suburbs since early this morning is a normal winter phenomenon and not a fallout of the Jaipur oil depot fire as perceived by many, the country's pollution watchdog and met department said.

Ban, Mandatory, Compulsory: Three words that define the modus operandi of India’s ruling politicians

Our leaders, especially when in power, are not interested in persuasion, discussion, etc. Why persuade when you can bulldoze them? Why coax when you can coerce them?

Demonetisation impacts aviation sector, flight ticket sales dip 10%

Travel industry insiders say the Delhi smog seen post Diwali did not see a dip in inflow of foreign tourists to North India's they could not have cancelled their tickets at such a short notice

Environment Ministry to issue advisory to tackle air pollution

The ministry to hold a meeting with secretaries of NCR states tomorrow after which he will hold meetings with all the state environment ministers, other stakeholders like NGOs, and then the advisory will be issued.

How NCR authorities must move to provide clean air to breathe

Air Quality Index (AQI) measures the concentration of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) in the air.

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