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Air quality tanks as Ravana and brothers go up in flames
Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Delhi’s air quality between 2 pm and 6 pm improved consistently. By 7 pm, around the time the effigies started going up in smoke, air quality started deteriorating — and fast.

Delhi: PM 1 concentration in air increasing, scientists say trend cause for worry
Fri, Oct 19, 2018

There are no national or international acceptable standards for PM1 concentration in the air, unlike those for PM2.5 and PM10. But studies across the world have indicated a link between the pollutant and cardio-vascular disease.

Delhi air quality is ‘very poor’ for first time this season
Thu, Oct 18, 2018

According to the Ministry of Earth Science’s System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), air quality will worsen on Thursday and Friday.

City has been cruel to pedestrians, says Delhi LG Anil Baijal
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Transport and mobility experts have repeatedly raised these issues, and have said that building FOBs and subways shows that the government gives priority to vehicular traffic instead of pedestrians.

New ITO Skywalk becomes venue for Centre-Delhi war
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

According to Puri, the initial understanding between the Centre and the Delhi government was that the former would fund 80% of the project, while the remaining 20% would be provided by the Delhi government.

Smokescreen: As fields in north India go up in flames, what makes Delhi-NCR vulnerable
Mon, Oct 15, 2018

The Indian Express tries to understand what makes the capital especially vulnerable, and why incentives to farmers have failed to yield desired results

Death by breath: Why farmers say cheaper to pay fine for crop burning
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

According to farmers in Haryana, there has been a surge of around 25 per cent in diesel prices in October 2018 compared to the same time last year.

All fiddle as crop stubble burns, farmers say solutions out of reach
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Every October, the air quality in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana plummets as farmers set the leftover stubble and loose straw on fire after paddy is harvested using combines. And this time, too, the smoke signals from the fields are ominous 

Delhi: New projects, poor maintenance affect plantation drives
Mon, Oct 01, 2018

According to a senior forest department official, plantations, which are done by the forest department, survive the best. The government has ordered a third-party audit of other plantation sites in the city.

Troll armies descending on opinion holders: Delhi HC judge
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

"Now we know that at a short notice a mob can assemble. It will want justice here and now. Society appears to be on a short fuse, and at times lacking a sense of humour," said Justice S Muralidhar said.

AAP warms up for 2019, reaches out to its angry MLAs
Fri, Sep 28, 2018

“Over the past few months, things have started warming up between the few disgruntled MLAs and the party and this was evident in Assembly sessions where both Pushkar and Sehrawat have been supporting the party stand,” AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said.

Hardlook — Why Delhi finds itself facing the same waterlogging crisis year after year
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Design flaws, multiplicity of agencies and lackadaisical desilting — the capital’s waterlogging woes can be blamed on many things. The Indian Express try to understand why...

Don’t join Golf Club: Complainant in tree felling case to NGT chief
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

The complainants allege that trees were cut without permission to expand the smaller golf course, and the evidence was buried in pits. An FIR has also been registered in the matter against the club.

Projects hit by order on trees: Forest department to Delhi High Court
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

The High Court had passed the order on the petition against redevelopment in seven south Delhi colonies, to be carried out by National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) and Central Public Works Department (CPWD).

Set aside green report on Nauroji Nagar: Plea in Delhi High Court
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

The case was filed by environment activists after it was reported that the project would require chopping of at least 14,000 trees for vertical expansion.

‘Redevelopment cannot happen without either cutting or transplanting trees… Do we want people to live in slums?’
Wed, Aug 29, 2018

In the process of redesigning the redevelopment plans for seven government colonies in South Delhi, chairperson-cum-managing director of the National Buildings Construction Corporation, Anoop Kumar Mittal, says they are conducting a tree census in Sarojini Nagar to find out the age, trunk girth and species of trees. 

Raising a stink
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Despite framing rules, proposing fines and starting ‘model colonies’, waste segregation in the capital has failed to take off. With mountains of garbage continuing to grow, The Indian Express reports on the challenges before authorities.

Challenge to a cleaner Yamuna: New drains
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Interception of these drains means their flow is checked before they reach the Yamuna, sewage is treated, and the water is either re-routed into the river or recycled.

Lok Sabha polls incoming, AAP faces crisis of trusted faces
Thu, Aug 23, 2018

The departure of senior leaders Ashutosh and Khetan have led to a decrease in the number of trusted senior leaders.

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, dissatisfied supporters get a call from AAP
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

The party has reached out to former supporters and is organising small meets across the city to receive feedback and address any concerns they might have about the functioning of the party.

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