Air Quality Standards
Jharkhand  /  Published 31.05.19

Kolhan units spurn clean-air deadline

As many as 20 industrial units, in addition to 10 railway establishments, have ignored the state pollution board’s directive to install devices to provide real-time ambient air quality data by May 3...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.19

Could trams save Calcutta?

Calcutta witnessed a series of firsts during the latter half of 2018. First fashion store on wheels in September, and first restaurant on tracks a month later. Novel ideas and potential tourist attrac...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

India  /  Published 30.10.19

Delhi air ‘severe’, expected to improve

Air quality over the National Capital Region improving after pollution spikes from firecrackers’ during Diwali remained in the “severe” category on Wednesday but is expected to improve by Friday...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Bihar  /  Published 16.11.18

Air quality alarm in Bihar’s Patna and Muzaffarpur

The air quality in two of Bihar’s largest cities — Patna and Muzaffarpur — remains alarming despite the focus being always on Delhi.Patna recorded the third worst air quality of the month on Chi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Patna

India  /  Published 11.04.19

'Breathless' in Varanasi? It's bad air, not Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have received the top United Nations award on environment but his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, from where he is seeking re-election, has turned “breathless...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.19

Missing: plan to fight Calcutta's toxic air

Calcutta is close to Delhi this winter in terms of the level of toxicity in the air and environment experts feel Calcutta should have an emergency action plan like the national capital to fight air po...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 06.11.19

Poof! A reason for potted plant goes

Potted plants may spruce up interior décor through foliage and flowers, perhaps even uplift the spirits of occupants, but claims about their capacity to improve indoor air quality are vastly exaggera...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.19

Action plan for clean air in Kolkata

The Bengal government on Friday drew up an action plan to bring down the city’s pollution levels and fixed timelines for its execution. Ban on burning of waste in the open, bar on use of coal-fired ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 01.11.19

Dare the air: Game must go on

The Bangladesh and Indian teams put up a brave face, even if some hid them behind masks, as they trained under a blanket of haze that thickened over Delhi ahead of Sunday’s T20I at the Feroz Shah Ko...
By Agencies in New Delhi

Odisha  /  Published 08.11.18

6 cities in Odisha fail air quality tests

Six cities in the state, including Cuttack and the state capital, are among the 102 cities in the country that have failed to maintain the national ambient air quality standards fixed by the Central P...
By Sandeep Mishra in Bhubaneswar


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