India  /  Published 16.11.19

Sibal blasts Modi government over Delhi pollution

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the pollution crisis in Delhi, saying the Centre should have paid as much attention to poor air quality as i...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.11.19

Call to extend odd-even on Monday

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said a final call on extending the odd-even scheme would be taken on Monday.The overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi was 552 at 2 pm, according to Safar, minis...
By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.11.19

Our callousness about the environment

Every year, like absurd drama, the season of fog and deadly pollution descends on a large part of India, especially North India. Last winter, seven of the world’s 10 most polluted cities were in Ind...
By Anup Sinha

India  /  Published 11.11.19

Hundreds of birds found dead in Rajasthan

Hundreds of migratory birds belonging to about 10 species have been found dead around Sambhar Lake, the country’s largest inland saltwater lake, near Jaipur.Officials said they suspected water conta...
By PTI in Rajasthan

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.18

What's missing in the battle against air pollution

A step forward in India is often accompanied by two steps back. This was evident in the contrasting pictures of the nation’s environmental health, especially with regard to air pollution, that were ...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 10.11.19


A festival in its broadest sense in these scattered times is less about faith, more about identity. Chhath is a pre-Vedic festival of Bihar, which has now travelled out to every part of India wherever...
By Upala Sen

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.11.19

Water bodies to get monthly care

The water bodies of Ranchi will be cleaned every month, the civic body has decided. Taking lessons from the difficulties in cleaning water bodies during festivals, Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) h...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur/Ranchi

India  /  Published 08.12.18

Arrests for dust at NCR building sites

Eighteen people were arrested in Greater Noida on Saturday for allegedly violating the National Green Tribunal’s orders on checking air pollution and leaving construction materials uncovered, offici...
By PTI in Noida

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


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