Saturday, May 30, 2015



2,000 men armed with swords, axes began attack in Ballabhgarh: FIR
Sat, May 30, 2015

The violence in Atali began Monday evening, the flashpoint of a five-year dispute over the construction of a mosque.

Dispute over mosque rears its head when panchayat polls draw near, say villagers
Sat, May 30, 2015

Panchayat elections to be held in August this year.

Ballabhgarh Communal Tension: Homes torched, 150 Muslims seek shelter at a Haryana police station
Fri, May 29, 2015

The violence in Atali began Monday evening, the flashpoint of a five-year dispute over the construction of a mosque.

Ballabhgarh Communal Tension: MLA Moolchand Sharma says all calm, but Muslims are wary
Fri, May 29, 2015

A quick clean-up job at Atali Village, but most villagers stay on at police station

Ballabhgarh Communal Tension: Fear rules village after axe attack on Muslim farmer
Thu, May 28, 2015

Most Muslims in Atali homeless, still camping at police station

Ballabhgarh Communal tension: ‘They tied me up and set my hands on fire’
Thu, May 28, 2015

Budhhan said he managed to escape from his attackers when some Muslim youths turned up at the mosque and began retaliating.

Ballabhgarh Communal tension: At heart of dispute lie a temple and half-built mosque
Thu, May 28, 2015

Eyewitnesses to the violence said the mosque too was targeted, with about 10 men entering it and dousing the scaffolding with petrol.

Ballabhgarh Communal Tension: Their houses set on fire, Muslims flee village
Thu, May 28, 2015

Evidence of the hasty exodus everywhere. Almost no house is locked and many still have fans running a day after the violence

NGT orders land grant to DJB for sewage plants
Tue, May 26, 2015

Civic bodies face tribunal’s ire for ‘not cleaning a single drain’ .

Punjab policeman harassed me on train: UK student
Thu, May 21, 2015

The victim, a student, was returning to Delhi from Amritsar, where she had been backpacking.

Noida land row: Farmers hold mahapanchayat, threaten stir
Sat, May 16, 2015

Allahabad High Court had ordered enhanced compensation for villages where acquisition proceedings passed the muster.

Summons to Kumar Vishwas: Govt says DCW chief misused her position, serves showcause notice
Sat, May 16, 2015

Vishwas was summoned after an AAP volunteer accused him of not denying “rumors” of an illicit relationship with her.

Slow death of a river
Mon, May 11, 2015

With various agencies plan and prod one another over its cleaning, flowing Yamuna remains a dream.

Acquire land under emergency clause, Tribunal tells government
Sat, May 09, 2015

The project was conceptualised by the DJB as the solution to the Yamuna’s pollution.

Clean Yamuna: Every household in Delhi to pay environment compensation, says, NGT
Sat, May 09, 2015

Funds collected will be used for new sewage treatment plants as part of Yamuna revival plan.

After Rahul Gandhi, Prakash Javadekar meets NCR home buyers
Thu, May 07, 2015

An NGT order forbade the Noida Authority from giving completion certificates to projects within a 10-km radius around the sanctuary.

The King Cobra finds a home in the capital — Delhi zoo
Thu, May 07, 2015

Officials say 14-foot-long snake was rescued from the home of a Kota resident, who was trying to sell it.

Congress lines up 14 conventions
Sat, May 02, 2015

The first convention at Karol Bagh on May 4 will be addressed by Meira Kumar.

Death By Breath Challenges: NGT pulls up Centre, state govts for not replying within time-frame
Sat, May 02, 2015

Ban on Old vehicles, extends deadline until May 18

Burn waste, pay Rs 5,000 fine: NGT
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

The bench noted that “it is on record” that while burning of garbage and other waste was not the only source of pollution, it accounted for “29.4% of air pollution, with regard to PM 10”.

Centre moves NGT for stay on
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

While the NGT bench said it will go through the plea and pass appropriate orders, it reiterated that the government should “come up with at least one solution” to curb pollution.

‘We have nothing left to go back to’
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Second batch of rescued persons arrive at IGI airport on Sunday evening.

Why Tughlakabad depot is toxic heart of South Delhi
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

10,000 trucks are tied to Tughlakabad container depot every night.

Death by Breath: On Delhi’s edge, a township of 25,000 more toxic than Delhi
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

The Kaushambi story: Industrial areas, bus depots and garbage landfill

Noida techie’s murder: Police have gunman’s CCTV image
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Police now believe that the 28-year-old cousin of victim Ankit Chauhan is the prime suspect in the case.

Six people to check 16 trucks per minute, NGT must look at own monitors’ reports
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Apart from the trucks, the report highlighted the lack of any monitoring of buses run by state governments — the drivers were “shocked” at the checks.

Diesel ban: after outcry, NGT gives 2 weeks, govt wants 6 months
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

NGT also asked Delhi govt to submit suggestions on providing incentives to those transferring/scrapping old, polluting diesel vehicles.

Crackdown on open burning of leaves, garbage
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

The government, in a statement, has asked all sub-divisional magistrates to carry out regular inspections and surprise checks.

Express Impact: From today, stop construction that’s polluting air, says NGT
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

Hearing plea on air pollution, green tribunal asks officials to start crackdown in Delhi and NCR.

Roadways drivers don’t know age of buses, carry no papers
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

NGT rejected the plea on Friday and asked Delhi government to file a “data-based” application in the matter.

Mumbai to Chennai: How Delhi could show the way
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

If you thought leaving Delhi was one option to escape its toxic air, you might need to think again about where you’re going.

Death by Breath: Thirst for diesel food for poison
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

From vehicles to gensets, 40% surge in diesel use means more cancer-causing chemicals in air.

Death by Breath: For generators, rules in place but no one to enforce them
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

A 2013 pollution inventory found that diesel combustion from generators contributed 6 per cent of PM2.5 and 10 per cent of PM10 levels in Delhi and satellite towns.

Death by Breath: How, why diesel is dirty
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

Its fumes can damage the lungs and brains and cause cancer; India yet to assess threat while rest of world takes note.

Death by Breath: Construction destruction
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

Area the size of 1,34,000 football fields built upon, rule book thrown to the wind.

Death By Breath: Rules to build are rules to break
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

What the govt rulebook says for construction without harming the environment, and how Delhi builders ignore it all