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Air pollution not only Delhi problem but pan-NCR one, need coordination: Javadekar

October 19, 2020 10:04:33 am

As per a forecast from the Central government's System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) the AQI is expected to stay in the higher end of 'poor' to the lower end of 'very poor' category for the next two days.

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Many thought it was ‘an alien’: ‘Ironman’ balloon triggers panic in Greater Noida

October 18, 2020 12:36:40 pm

The object was spotted in the sky in the Dankaur area in the morning and later landed in a canal near Bhatta Parsaul village, where a crowd had gathered to see what some of them thought was 'an alien', officials said.

GRAP effect: Fines worth Rs 11.15 lakh on polluters in Noida

GRAP effect: Fines worth Rs 11.15 lakh on polluters in Noida

October 18, 2020 8:59:31 am

The Noida Authority said the action has been taken as per the guidelines of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), which came into force on Thursday amid deteriorating air quality in the Delhi NCR.

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From the banks of Yamuna, socially distanced Ramlila premieres on YouTube

October 18, 2020 10:10:22 am

In the wake of Covid-19 and with restrictions on big gatherings, the longstanding tradition of Ramlila has found a new way of reaching eager audiences.

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Gurgaon: Nod to draft zonal master plan of Sultanpur National Park

October 18, 2020 10:04:29 am

The draft plan was approved at a meeting of the State Wildlife Board, chaired by Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, at the Haryana Secretariat in Chandigarh.

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Leopard spotted in Greater Noida 10 days ago still on loose

October 18, 2020 10:02:18 am

An inspection was carried out on Saturday as well, when we visited the last known locations of the leopard. Our effort is to rescue it before there is a man-animal conflict.

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Girl found hanging in Delhi: Kin claim foul play, police say suicide

October 18, 2020 10:07:35 am

On Friday, members of the family and some Delhi University students protested outside Model Town police station, following which police detained some members of the crowd.

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At 19%, stubble burning adds to capital’s ‘poor’ air quality

October 18, 2020 9:52:32 am

A forecast from the Central government's System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said, "Delhi's AQI likely to stay in higher-end of 'poor' to the lower end of 'very poor' for tomorrow, and likely to improve to the 'poor' category by October 19.

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NCR pollution: NGT asks UP to keep vigil on illegal brick kilns

October 18, 2020 9:59:33 am

As per the Central Pollution Control Board data submitted to the NGT earlier this week, there are 4,635 brick kilns in the NCR, out of which 2,697 have converted to the zig-zag technology, which has less consumption of coal.

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Faridabad: Jobs hit by Covid, repairman and dog trainer kidnap child

October 18, 2020 9:49:38 am

On October 13, police said the duo abducted the child from Sector 91 on their scooter while he was out to buy milk, around 6 pm. He was then taken to a hotel in Gazipur and held for the next three days.

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3,800 trees transplanted to make way for Dwarka Expressway — many don’t make it through the year

October 18, 2020 9:46:06 am

The delayed project, which aims to ease the pressure on the Gurgaon expressway, will eventually see over 10,000 trees being transplanted. The first 3,800 were transplanted under the first phase in different areas in Dwarka.

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Along with Covid, Gurgaon battles twin challenge of dengue, malaria

October 18, 2020 9:43:55 am

As per health department data, when seen individually, the number of malaria cases in the district have been fewer at 4 as compared to 15 last year, while dengue cases have increased - 22 last year to 32 this year. No cases of chikungunya have emerged in the district since 2018.

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As patients arrive at AIIMS OPD, task cut out: Prevent crowding

October 17, 2020 6:53:37 pm

On Friday morning, there was a rush of patients who had queued up to see a doctor, buy medicines or follow-up on existing conditions. The new measure meant that when Monu, 30, came from Rohtak in September regarding a macular scar in her eye, she could not meet the doctor.

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Delhi: Unfavourable Met factors meant worse September, October

October 20, 2020 5:45:38 pm

Rain helps in settling down dust and other pollutants suspended in the air. Ventilation index — the sum of mixing depth and wind speed, which is used to forecast the atmosphere’s potential to disperse pollutants — also remained low this year.

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Some hope: Peak stubble burning may not overlap with adverse weather in capital

October 17, 2020 8:51:21 am

Speaking at a press briefing, Gargava said the reasons behind this include a slight shift in the harvest season, higher fire counts so far as compared to the previous year, and comparatively less area under cultivation of non-basmati variety of rice, or paddy, which leaves stubble in fields after harvest.

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Festive season approaching, Delhi govt firm on stand to reserve Covid ICUs

October 17, 2020 10:18:04 am

Tells HC 50% of beds across city will still remain available to non-Covid patients

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MCD asked Centre to take over hospitals in 2018, says AAP

October 17, 2020 10:31:26 am

AAP leader Durgesh Pathak Friday released a document, dated July 28, 2018, prepared by the North corporation's health department, which had suggested that the proposal be placed before the standing committee of the MCD for approval.

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Woman working with Delhi govt injured in bag snatching bid

October 17, 2020 10:26:28 am

The woman, who sustained injuries on her head, was rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre. Police said the woman is stable now and the investigating officer has taken her statement.

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Journalist, 2 others allege assault by Delhi policeman

October 17, 2020 10:21:46 am

Ahan Joshua Penkar (24), a reporter with The Caravan magazine who was covering the protest, alleged that around 3.15 pm, he was detained and later beaten up by ACP Ajay Kumar.

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In upscale Noida complex, day-old baby boy found abandoned

October 17, 2020 10:28:28 am

In the hospital corridor, a couple patiently waited. "We came to know through our friend in the apartment complex that an infant has been found. We know it's a long process but we want to try adopting him,” the couple told The Indian Express.

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Met conditions in Delhi ‘extremely unfavourable’ for pollutant dispersion since this Sept: CPCB

October 16, 2020 5:00:16 pm

CPCB Member Secretary Prashant Gargava said the PM10 concentration between September 1 and October 14 this year has been more as compared to the corresponding period last year.

Delhi HC declines ruling on plea seeking no FIR for triple talaq

October 16, 2020 4:25:39 am

While issuing notice to the Centre in the main case challenging the provision, the High Court has adjourned the matter sine die.

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Turn off ignition at signals: Kejriwal launches campaign

October 16, 2020 9:01:39 am

Addressing the webcast, Kejriwal also said avoiding idling will also help save fuel, a concept which will also be explained to people as part of the government's awareness campaign.

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Amid worsening pollution levels, Centre and Delhi govt spar over stubble burning

October 16, 2020 10:10:11 am

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Thursday said the contribution of emissions from farm fires in neighbouring states to Delhi's air quality, at present, was only 4% and the remaining was from local sources: "On one side there is stubble burning, on the other side waste is burned by both people and sometimes karamcharis.

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Kashmiri woman claims beaten up by landlady

October 16, 2020 1:43:36 am

Police said there have been conflicts between the two previously over rent and payment of electricity bills.