Monday, May 04, 2015

ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL

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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

Why each truck injects a toxic dose into the night
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Experts said that without uniform fuel standards, trucks with national permits will continue to use cheaper, poor quality diesel.

While you are sleeping: 80,000 trucks enter Delhi every night, poison on wheels
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

A driver at the Shahdara checkpost blamed the owner of his truck for forcing him to mix diesel with kerosene to save money.

Landmark study lies buried: How Delhi’s poisonous air is damaging its children for life
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Just under half of the 44 lakh schoolchildren studied are growing up into adults with irreversible lung damage.

Seven years ago, everyone saw Delhi’s air take a deadly U-turn but no one did a thing
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

As many as 15 authoritative studies red-flagged how landmark gains from CNG were being frittered away.

Death by breath: ‘You have to understand there are various lobbies,’ says Sheila Dikshit
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Former CM Sheila Dikshit looks back at the way the capital, having once become a model for fighting air pollution, went downhill from there.

Congress to launch app-based, online membership drive
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

The move is expected to be the party’s most exhaustive social media programme.

Government must provide compensation to farmers in Bawana: Maken to Jung
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

The Delhi Congress chief said that recent rain and hailstorms had ruined crops in Bawana.

Shut down industries operating in residential areas, NGT directs government
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

The bench said all industries operating in residential areas present a serious “source of pollution”.

Rooftop cell towers: Reprieve for Noida owners
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Since Friday, owners have discontinued power supply to the towers.

No-hugging, dress code order leads to uproar in city college
Sat, Mar 21, 2015

The notice, which was issued on Thursday, prohibited “public display of affection”, “hugging”, etc.

Congress looks to strengthen position in rural seats
Mon, Mar 16, 2015

While the historic win has many in the BJP worried, Congress leaders said the situation presented a unique opportunity.

Wife wanted to work, techie got angry, killed her in Ghaziabad: Police
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

The 32-year-old software engineer, arrested for allegedly murdering his wife at their apartment in Ghaziabad.

New sting on AAP: Arvind Kejriwal said Muslims are with AAP
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

The sting was reportedly recorded when Kejriwal was in conversation with members of the AAP minority wing Shahid Azad.

To keep dust down, minister wants decongested roads, more trees
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Deputy CM Sisodia says ‘unpopular’ decisions needed to repair Delhi’s air quality

Ex-Cong MLA says I have a tape too
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Mohammad Asif said there were two meetings between him and the senior AAP leaders and that he was offered a cabinet berth in new govt in exchange for breaking Congress.

Maken tells Kejriwal: Congress will support AAP govt’s ‘social causes’
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken also launched a series of swine flu awareness campaigns in Delhi.

As Delhi air thickens, govt still awaits study on pollution to draft policy
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

The last such study was done by Nagpur-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) in 2010.