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Delhi pollution: Wait till Wednesday for clear sky, says Met Department
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

The forecast comes after poor visibility of less than 500 metres during 21 hours on Saturday and Sunday due to fog and smog, according to the IMD website.

Delhi pollution: Saturday season’s most polluted day, no respite in sight, say experts
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

In the absence of an emergency plan, experts say there is no respite in sight, and that Delhi is at the mercy of weather conditions to get rid of pollution.

Difference this Diwali: Pollution didn’t die down
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

A Central Pollution Control Board report said the average wind speed around Diwali last year was 3.4 metres per second, while it was 1.3 per second this year.

Alarm bells in schools, some shut as pollution levels rise in NCR
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Amity School has planned to ask all students to wear masks till the pollution levels come down.

Delhi: The days of tiny bugs are numbered, say experts
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

"They (insects) thrive in weather conditions where the average temperature is 25°C and the humidity is around the 60 per cent mark," said R K Seth, a professor at Delhi University

Chinese firecrackers and why they are problematic
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

They are cheap and bright, but are very often dangerous. Many Chinese-made firecrackers use the highly unstable chemical potassium chlorate — which is the main reason they are banned in India.

Delhi’s roads vacuuming plan fails to take off
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Six months later, the machines have been returned and vacuum cleaning is on hold. A tender for new machines is still being finalised.

We didn’t start the fire
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

The capital continues to suffer the effects of pollution because of large-scale burning of agricultural remains in neighbouring states, especially Punjab and Haryana.

‘Getting rid of stubble takes time, money, so farmers set the field on fire: Head of EPCA Bhure Lal
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

We need to look at a cleaner fuel, move from BS III to BS IV. We need checks on industrial pollution, thermal power plants and brick kilns... reduce the number of vehicles that enter Delhi from other states: Bhure Lal.

To fill 6,000 EWS seats vacant in private schools, Delhi govt to start new admission round
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

This year, the government introduced a centralised admission system to check corruption.

Delhi government plans to evaluate school students with learning disabilities
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

The government is planning to test children for dyslexia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disabilities for diagnosis, and to create special education plans for them, the sources added.

Soon, Delhi to get integrated lab system to monitor water quality
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

There are eight zonal water testing laboratories and nine water treatment plants in Delhi.

Student’s mother moves Delhi High Court for timely delivery of books
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia could not be reached for comment despite repeated attempts.

Ashamed, says CM Harish Rawat, but that’s cold comfort for family of Dalit killed in Uttarakhand
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

According to police, Karnatak hurled casteist abuses at Ram before slitting his throat with a sickle.

Fires at Bhalswa landfill: Recommendations to control fires at landfills not being followed
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

In the past week when fires broke out at Bhalswa, there wasn’t a single fire tender at the site and the fire brigade had to be called.

Uttarakhand firefights with cash, ration, CM Harish Rawat visit after killing of Dalit
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

On October 5, Dalit labourer Ram was killed, allegedly by a government school teacher from the upper-caste Thakur community, for entering and “defiling” a flour mill in Kadaria village.

Pollutant levels high on Tuesday despite rain: Delhi’s air quality worst in a month
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

The National Air Quality Index showed that the air quality was poor at R K Puram and Mandir Marg, very poor at Punjabi Bagh, and severe at Anand Vihar for most of the day.

Backlash over Army scene in ‘Draupadi’, teachers in trouble
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

Central University of Haryana approved staging of Mahasweta Devi short story, then set up panel to probe complaint.

Protests against teacher’s murder in Delhi: No question papers at exam centre, students wait for hours
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Officials at the education department said they are mulling action against teachers who did not let question papers leave the distribution centres.

Twelve students fail, told to leave, IIT-Delhi tries to find out why
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Language barrier main reason, but trying to figure out if low attendance also a factor, say IIT authorities.

Delhi govt’s intervention to improve learning levels in govt schools yielding results, education department says
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

The government has set itself a deadline for November 14, Children’s Day, to turn all students between class VI and VII into readers.

Housing for students in Delhi: Without a hostel seat, what some students have been forced to do
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

With the universities facing a hostel crunch, life becomes a struggle for many students from modest backgrounds who do not get a hostel seat.

Housing for students in Delhi: Struggle for hostel, affordable accommodation
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

In DU, the challenge to house outstation students has grown in the last 20 years. Students who do not get hostel seats are forced to hunt for affordable housing, which is easier said than done.

Vishwavidyalaya Metro station gets a new name, students not pleased
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

A few other stations in Delhi have seen a similar change but the colour change is a new feature.

To decongest classrooms, Delhi government plans to redistribute students
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Earlier this month, the HC had ordered the govt to work out a plan to move children from the overcrowded government girls and boys senior secondary schools in Sonia Vihar.

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