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Working on long-term solution to stubble burning: Air commission

India, Nov. 25 -- Instead of a piecemeal approach, the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) is consulting north-western states to find out a work... Read More


Season's first cyclone to cross Tamil Nadu coast on November 25

India, Nov. 22 -- This season's first cyclonic storm will cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram around November 25 afternoon. Under its influence, heavy rainfall a... Read More


Karnataka's Malenad region can support 1,300 tigers, estimates study

India, Nov. 19 -- Though the area under tiger habitat did not increase in Karnataka's Malenad region between 1970 and 2015, the number of tigers rose from 70 to 391 there due to strong law enforcement... Read More


Stubble fires come down; NW India breathes easy for now

India, Nov. 18 -- Most parts of northwest India experienced blue skies and "satisfactory" and "moderate" air quality after a spell of "severe" air quality last week following widespread rains and snow... Read More


Centre to regulate sale of veterinary NSAIDS to boost vulture numbers

India, Nov. 16 -- The Centre plans to stop the misuse and overuse of veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that lead to death of vultures by regulating its sale only against prescr... Read More


Govt eases norms for thermal power plants, allows coal to be sourced, moved without fresh approvals

India, Nov. 14 -- The Union environment ministry has relaxed norms for the coal mining sector and thermal power stations, allowing thermal plants to change their source of coal irrespective of its ash... Read More


500: What a maxed out AQI means

India, Nov. 10 -- On Tuesday morning, around 9.30 am, at least 18 stations in Delhi reported an air quality index (AQI) of 500, the highest value on the pollution measurement metric. A few private air... Read More


Worst episode of smog negates all good air records in Delhi

India, Nov. 10 -- More stubble fires than previous years and unsuitable weather conditions have negated the gains made in terms of more good and satisfactory air days as well as the annual average PM2... Read More


Under toxic haze, Delhi gasps for breath

New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- A veil of haze hung over most parts of the city throughout Sunday as Delhi continued to receive a heavy load of pollutants from farm fires raging in Punjab and Haryana, turning th... Read More


Shrouded in haze, Delhi gasps for breath

India, Nov. 9 -- A veil of haze hanged over most parts of the city throughout Sunday as Delhi continued to receive a heavy load of pollutants from farm fires raging in the neighbouring Punjab and Hary... Read More