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Pollution body readies action plan for hot spots

New Delhi, Oct. 23 -- With pollution levels likely to spike from next week, the Delhi government has started cracking the whip to clean up identified pollution hot pots in the capital. The government ... Read More


Zoo moots birdwatching tours, to rope in schools

New Delhi, Oct. 22 -- The Delhi Zoo is planning to launch birdwatching tours this winter once the migratory birds start visiting the city. To start with, zoo authorities plan to rope in all city scho... Read More


'Unclaimed' debris cleared from alongside roads, under flyovers

New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- The Delhi government identified over a 100 stretches across the national capital where construction and demolition (C&D) waste was dumped in violation of dust control norms, even... Read More


Contractors fined 30lakh for not controlling dust

New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has fined contractors of eight construction sites in the city, including central government agencies, of a total of 30 lakh for their... Read More


Pollution twice safe limit as smoke blows in

New Delhi, Oct. 16 -- The concentration of particulate matter - PM 10 and PM 2.5 - shot up twice the safe limit on Tuesday, when the national capital region's (NCR) emergency action plan to tackle bad... Read More


Delhi air gets toxic, NASA's crop burning images point to worse days ahead

India, Oct. 16 -- The concentration of particulate matter - PM 10 and PM 2.5 - shot up twice the safe limit on Tuesday, when the national capital region's (NCR) emergency action plan to tackle bad air... Read More


Pollution twice the safe limit as smoke blows in Delhi, NCR

India, Oct. 16 -- The concentration of particulate matter - PM 10 and PM 2.5 - shot up twice the safe limit on Tuesday, when the national capital region's (NCR) emergency action plan to tackle bad air... Read More


Idol immersions in ponds keep Yamuna water clean

New Delhi, Oct. 12 -- Water quality in the Yamuna has "improved" this year, as for the first time idol immersion during Ganesh Chaturthi festival was conducted in artificial ponds instead of the river... Read More


BLOs now record voters' data on mobile phone app

New Delhi, Oct. 1 -- Booth-level officers (BLOs) conducting door-to-door verification of voters in the national capital have now been equipped with a mobile application to record data. In a first, mov... Read More


With Diwali just a month away, traders reluctant to get green cracker permits

New Delhi, Sept. 30 -- With Diwali less than a month away, the number of traders applying for licences to sell low-emission firecrackers has dropped significantly this year with many unsure about thei... Read More