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Silicosis-affected workers die silent death in Delhi


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) For Gulli Devi, 55, even breathing is a pain. Every time she does so, she groans as it is accompanied by sporadic coughing. Suffering from ... Read more...

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Public smoking 16 times more polluting: Study


July 11th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Wellingdon, July 11 (IANS) If you stand next to someone smoking at a bus stop, there are fair chances that you'll be exposed to fine particulate pollution nearly 16 times ... Read more...

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New Year fireworks foul Beijing’s air


January 24th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China's New Year fireworks not just left thousands of tonnes of scrap in capital Beijing but also pushed the city's air pollution to hazardous level. The ... Read more...

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Restore Yamuna’s health to protect Taj: Agra MP


November 27th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 26 (IANS) Agra MP Ram Shankar Katheria, who was recently in the spotlight for warning the Taj Mahal would collapse in five years, Saturday announced he would stage ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party attacks Mayawati government


June 8th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 8 (IANS) The opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh has accused the Mayawati government of being a corrupt and despotic political outfit, bent on ruining the ... Read more...

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Lucknow teachers go green with ‘No vehicle day’


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) In an eco-friendly initiative, the Lucknow University Teachers' Association (LUTA) has decided to observe "No vehicle day" every month to counter vehicular pollution in the campus.On ... Read more...

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Dikshit issues protect nature message on ‘World Earth Day’


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has urged the school students and teachers to protect nature on the occasion of 'World Earth Day'.Dikshit, who celebrated the occasion with ... Read more...

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CPCB told to file report on level of pollution in river Yamuna


February 28th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file a report on the level of pollution in the river Yamuna within two ... Read more...

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Train to Khajuraho and more: Rail budget brings cheer to Agra


February 26th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 26 (IANS) At last tourists from Agra will now be able to take a train to Khajuraho, the historic heritage city in Madhya Pradesh. According to the new railway ... Read more...

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Delhi Zoo a death trap, court told


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought a reply from the central government on a public interest litigation by a law student who said that the National Zoological ... Read more...

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Pollution levels rise in capital


December 13th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Pollution level is rising in Delhi, with particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen dioxide reaching unhealthy levels, a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) report said Monday. According ... Read more...

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Pollution levels moderate during CWG, finds study


December 2nd, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The air pollution level was within the permissible limits most of the time during the Commonwealth Games (CWG) but levels of particulate matter fluctuated during peak traffic ... Read more...

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Misty morning, but warm day ahead in Delhi


November 7th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Sunday morning began on a misty note in Delhi but it will get warmer during the day as US President Barack arrives in the national capital."The minimum ... Read more...

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Eco friendly crackers on high demand in Jaipur


November 5th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Nov 5 (ANI): The demand for pollution free crackers is at rise in Jaipur on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.The local manufacturers of Jaipur have decided to make it a less ... Read more...

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Preference should be given to production of biofuels, says Gadkari


October 19th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.19 (ANI): Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that preference should be given to the production of biofuels as this would reduce country's expense for importing ... Read more...

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Cleanliness drive initiated by singer Mansingh ahead of CWG


September 7th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): Renowned classical singer Sonal Mansingh and students of several schools and colleges participated in a cleanliness drive here on Tuesday to keep the city clean and to ... Read more...

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Pollution level goes up as Russia battles fires


August 8th, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (DPA) Visibility in some parts of Moscow dropped to below 50 metres and air pollution reached more than six times normal levels Saturday, as Russia battled more than 300 ... Read more...

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Solang awaits Sonia to launch ambitious tunnel work


June 27th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Solang (Himachal Pradesh), June 27 (IANS) This picturesque valley tucked in the snow-capped Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh is all decked up to welcome Congress ... Read more...

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Greens up against Mayawati’s dream expressway (With Image)


June 6th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
By S.P. Singh Ghaziabad, June 6 (IANS) Chief Minister Mayawati's dream project of an eight-lane expressway from Greater Noida to Saharanpur along the Upper Ganges Canal in Uttar Pradesh has generated much controversy, ... Read more...

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Noisy planes will not be allowed in Delhi, DGCA tells court


June 3rd, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Thursday said it will push for phase-out of old aircraft that create more noise, and assured the Delhi High Court ... Read more...

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CCI approves project for to make Yamuna River pollution free


May 19th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) on Wednesday approved the project for laying interceptor sewers along the three major drains in Delhi for abatement of pollution in ... Read more...

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Look up and know the air Delhi breathes


May 16th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Delhiites can now literally know the air they breathe. Come July and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) boards across the capital will flash hourly data about ... Read more...

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Delhi to intensify pollution check for CWG


May 15th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) With the Commonwealth Games in mind, the Delhi government Saturday said it will intensify pollution checks in the capital. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit convened a meeting ... Read more...

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‘Cap entry of vehicles from neighbouring states during CWG’


May 10th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Delhi government should restrict entry of vehicles from neighbouring states during the Commonwealth Games in October in order to check pollution level in the city, said ... Read more...

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Power woes hit Agra


May 9th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 9 (IANS) Sweating in a power cut that stretched to more than 12 hours in almost half of Agra, and 24 hours at certain places, led to angry demonstrations at ... Read more...

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UN praise for India’s pollution monitoring system for Commonwealth Games


May 9th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A pollution monitoring system developed by Indian scientists has come in for praise from the United Nations as an important step to ensure clean air ... Read more...

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Dust, vanishing greenery threaten Taj


April 19th, 2010 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, April 19 (IANS) The Taj Mahal and other heritage monuments in and around Agra are facing a major threat from dust-laden air. Unabated construction is making the city's green ... Read more...

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Brickbats and bouquets for private power discom


April 2nd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 2 (IANS) The transfer of power distribution from government to private hands has got a mixed response in this Taj city. More than 2,000 people had complaints while many others ... Read more...

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Carting children to school, the eco friendly way


March 26th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), March 26 (IANS) It could well be a case of back to the future. Bullock carts might be outmoded and belong to an era gone by, but ... Read more...

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‘Life cycle analysis to be mandatory for environmental clearance’


February 9th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) would make life cycle analysis (LCA) compulsory for environment clearance to projects within the next six months, its chief said here Tuesday. "LCA ... Read more...

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40,000 bar-headed geese roosting in Himachal now (With Image)


January 20th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands in Kangra district is home to two-thirds of the global population of the migratory bar-headed geese these days, wildlife officials say. ... Read more...

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India to renew attempts to clean up River Ganga: Jairam Ramesh


December 31st, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Dec 31 (ANI): The lack of success of the 'Ganga Action Plan' in over two decades, has prompted Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh to announce ... Read more...

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Vrindavan eco-activists launch Save Yamuna campaign


December 26th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 26 (IANS) Even as preparations are underway here for a large religious festival starting next month, eco-activists led by former director general of police K.P.S. Gill and working ... Read more...

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Police pulled up for ‘insensitivity’ to rickshaw pullers


December 8th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday pulled up Delhi Police for being "insensitive" towards rickshaw pullers in a bid to make the capital a "world class city". "Poor people ... Read more...

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India revises air quality standards after 15 years


November 18th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) With pollution level rising across the country, India Wednesday revised the national ambient air quality standards after 15 years. "We have notified the ambient air quality standards in ... Read more...

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