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Air turns ?severe? again

Air turns ?severe? again

GURUGRAM: After a slight improvement in the on Tuesday, pollution level in the city touched the ?severe? category again on Wednesday. Gurugram remained the most polluted city in Delhi-NCR, with its air quality index () rising to 458 on Wednesday from 394 (very poor) on Tuesday. This is the third […]

AQI improved? Noida, Ghaziabad had only 4 days of ?good? air this year

AQI improved? Noida, Ghaziabad had only 4 days of ?good? air this year

Noida/Ghaziabad: The air quality on the last day of 2018 is at least 40-50 points better than the corresponding day last year. The pollution levels have been lower in December 2018 as compared to last year, though it continued to remain in the severe levels for most of the month. […]

NCR may shut schools on ?high-pollution? days

NCR may shut schools on ?high-pollution? days

NEW DELHI: The government agencies in the () are contemplating shutting down schools during high pollution days, said an expert member of the CPCB-led task force for Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). Dr T K Joshi, also a health expert, told TOI that in the latest task force meeting, the […]

Foggy morning in Delhi, air remains ‘very poor‘

Foggy morning in Delhi, air remains ‘very poor‘

NEW DELHI: Residents of the national capital woke up to a morning on Monday with the minimum temperature touching 6.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season‘s average. “There was shallow fog in the morning along with haze and mist. The sky will remain clear with no chances of rainfall,” […]

Rain helps improve air quality to ?moderate?

Rain helps improve air quality to ?moderate?

NEW DELHI: The capital?s air quality saw a significant improvement on Thursday as the air quality index reached ?moderate? at 194. This was a marked improvement from Wednesday?s 392 ?very poor? range and Tuesday?s ?severe? 413. According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research, the rain on […]

Toxic air triggers spurt in lung ailment cases

Toxic air triggers spurt in lung ailment cases

KOLKATA: Breathing heavily polluted air round the clock for 35 consecutive days has left Kolkatans more prone to a range of illnesses, including asthma, bronchitis, rhinitis and nervous system disorders apart from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) in individuals, even those without a history of these diseases. Particulate matter infiltrating […]

Crusaders throng Lake; seek right to clean air

Crusaders throng Lake; seek right to clean air

KOLKATA: On a day when Kolkata?s touched 428, when the safe limit is 50, various citizens? groups ? pollution masks firmly in place ? congregated at Rabindra Sarobar?s Safari Park demanding their . At 7pm on Sunday, PM10 became the most prominent pollutant and its count per cubic metre was […]

Gurugram records season?s lowest temperature on Sunday

Gurugram records season?s lowest temperature on Sunday

GURUGRAM: City witnessed the lowest average minimum of this winter with mercury dropping to 5.9 degree Celsius on Sunday. The temperature was recorded at 7.1 degree Celsius last week. According to the department, the city is set to witness further drop in the average minimum temperature after Thursday. ?Gurugram has […]