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Pollution
West Bengal  /  Published 05.11.19

Civic quick action plan to clean air

A 13-member committee of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation will submit a short-term plan to combat the city’s air pollution within a fortnight, mayor Firhad Hakim said on Tuesday. The committee, co...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 07.12.18

India foul air toll outstrips tobacco’s: Study

The analysis shows that lower respiratory tract infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ischaemic heart disease — in that order — account for the largest proportions of years lost fr...
By G.S. Mudur in

Cricket  /  Published 04.11.19

ICC mulls advisory on post-Diwali Delhi games

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is likely to advise the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to maintain “caution” when slotting matches at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi du...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

One does not simply adapt to noise pollution

Dhak, the rhythmic beat of which is apparently music to the Bengali ear, grated on my nerves on the night of Kali Puja. Woken up from sleep at midnight by the exuberant dhakis — Kali Puja is a signi...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.11.19

Union health minister silent on air quality

Even as Delhi and the National Capital Region are engulfed in a hazardous smog, Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan - who also happens to be an ear, nose and throat surgeon - has other issues on hi...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.11.19

Delhi public health emergency

A Supreme Court-mandated panel on Friday declared a public health emergency in the Delhi-NCR region and banned all construction activities till November 5.As pollution level in the region entered the ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.12.18

Set to reach emission goal on time: India

India is on track to achieving its 2030 targets to curb its greenhouse gas emissions, environment minister Harsh Vardhan asserted at a global climate summit on Monday and asked developed countries to ...
By Jayanta Basu in Katowice (Poland)

India  /  Published 30.10.19

Delhi remains shrouded in toxic haze

Delhi remained blanketed by a thick haze on Wednesday with its air quality dropping further, largely due to the heavy load of smoke from stubble burning in neighbouring Haryana and Punjab, according t...
By PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.10.19

Cracker curbs tough to enforce: cops

The state is ill-prepared in enforcing the Supreme Court fiat on cracker bursting for only two hours on Diwali night.While Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) prefers to pass the enforceme...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

PCB to study pollution impact of fireworks

The state pollution control board plans to measure the air pollution impacts of various firecrackers to make people aware of the “poison” they are exposed to. “The environment protection act doe...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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