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Pollution
India  /  Published 20.10.19

Delhi's air quality drops to 'poor'

The national capital's air quality turned 'poor' on Sunday as wind direction changed to northwesterly, increasing the contribution of smoke from stubble burning in neighbouring states to the pollution...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.19

Air quality ‘very poor’ in parts of Calcutta

The tiniest pollutants in air that can act as carriers of toxic carcinogenic chemicals and enter the deepest crevices of human organs have already reached “very poor” levels in several places in t...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.10.19

Central draft slams vehicles for air pollution

Vehicles are the biggest source of pollution in Calcutta and Howrah, a central government laboratory researching on environmental engineering has said in a study. In a draft of its final report, the ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.10.19

Pedal to checkmate pollution

Jayant Kumar Bhuyan, known for his smart moves on the chessboard, will now create ripples on the road on his cycle on Thursday. Fifty-six-year-old Bhuyan, a chess mentor and arbiter, will be off to ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.18

Being nationalist is easier than being civilised

The recent air pollution of severe proportions in cities like Calcutta and New Delhi resulted from a failure to comply with a Supreme Court order that banned firecrackers during Diwali. The unabated p...
By Anup Sinha in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.18

Cracker rerun drags down air quality in parts of Calcutta

Air quality in parts of the city at the stroke of midnight on Friday rivalled the toxicity of Diwali as defiance of firecracker norms returned with a bang during Kali Puja immersion.The air quality in...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.06.20

Covid waste of two months: 1 tonne

Hospitals, quarantine centres and diagnostic labs in Jharkhand have disposed around a tonne of Covid-19 biomedical waste in two months beginning April, figures compiled by the Jharkhand State Pollutio...
By Saurav Roy in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 06.06.20

Oil India wants blowout probe

Oil India Ltd on Saturday appealed to the Tinsukia administration to probe the reported death of four persons from a nearby village allegedly because of pollution caused by the May 27 oil well blowout...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 14.10.18

Pollution action plan for Delhi kicks in on Monday

An emergency action plan will be implemented in New Delhi from Monday to combat air pollution that has begun to show a trend towards very poor category, the Central Pollution Control Board has said.Un...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.18

Lessons from the London bus system

I’ve always loved the bus system in London, but as time passes I’ve begun to value it more and more. If you’re not one of those people who need to topple out of bed and into office at a certain ...
By Ruchir Joshi in


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