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‘Very poor’ AQI, Gurugram still breathes easy 21.10.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Residents feel SC ban on crackers’ sale helped bring down pollution and noise levels this year; want more such measures
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LIFE for incomplete houses 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Housing scheme will complete work on houses taken up under earlier schemes
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Zoo could do with a ‘pied piper’ 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Rats are multiplying and barn owls have been given the job of killing them
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City wakes up to smoggy skies after Deepavali 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Air pollution triggered by fireworks enters red zone
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An adventure tourism hub in the making 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Facilities to be developed at Tatipudi reservoir at a cost of ₹ 4.3 crore
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Urban residential pockets go noiseless this Deepavali 21.10.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Some urban residential pockets in the city remained silent as they adopted noiseless Deepavali celebrations on Thursday, thanks to State government’s call to make the festival of lights pollution-free...
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Mumbai: Pollution reaches alarmingly high levels after Diwali, Malad records worst air quality 21.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
Mumbai's air quality slipped from "poor" to "very poor" category a day after locals burst crackers on Diwali. A few locations like Malad recorded an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 436 and fell in "severe" category.
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Cleaner Diwali, Delhi air quality still turns severe 20.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The Supreme Court's ban on sale of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) to lessen health risks this year had some impact as Delhi had its cleanest Diwali in three years, but pollution levels still peaked to dangerous levels on Thursday night and on Friday morning. Air pollution in Delhi hit several times the healthy limit on Friday. A thick, toxic haze engulfed Delhi that ranks among the world's most polluted cities the next morning. People clearly managed to procure crackers both from inside and outside NCR or used old stocks. PM 2.5, particulate matter, less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, which can be inhaled and become lodged in the lungs and blood cells, soared dangerously. Its level, in micrograms per cubic meters, was recorded at 574. As per Indian standards, PM 2.5 levels must not be above 60. However, this was much better in comparison to last year's post-Diwali smog when the air quality index (AQI) recorded PM 2.5 level as 999, beyond which no readings are available The ...
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Faster building plan OK for sites in BDA, BMICAPA layouts 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Soon, getting a building plan approval from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for properties in BDA-approved layouts will be easier, with the newly revamped online system of Building Plan Approval and Management System (BPAMS). Hitherto, one had to visit the BBMP office and follow a manual procedure to get an approved building plan. Although one can upload the plan online for approval, one still has to visit the office to receive the approval from the officials since there is no online gateway. "All these issues are being resolved in the new plan," said H N Raghu, additional director, town planning, BBMP. The software is being upgraded with the help of Softeck Engineers Pvt Ltd. Under the upgraded BPAMS, the civic body has categorised the plan approval system on the basis of risk-based classification: very low risk, low risk, moderate risk and high risk. So far, there were only three categories, namely low risk, moderate risk and high risk. The addition of another category of very low risk has ...
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Following Deepavali, thick haze covers Delhi 20.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The air pollution levels in Delhi breached the emergency standard on Deepavali night, as people residing in the national capital region woke up to a layer of haze.From the “very poor” category of air during the day, pollution built up rapidly during the night, hitting the emergency mark.According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality index (AQI) for Delhi stands at 403 (category: severe) on Friday.The satellite towns of Noida (402) and Ghaziabad (412), too, fall in the severe category, while the air quality in Gurgaon (397) was very poor. Data from Faridabad was no
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US-backed militias declare 'total liberation' of Raqqa, Tillerson says 'critical milestone against ISIS' 20.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The liberation of Raqqa by the Syrian Democratic Forces with the support from the US-led international coalition is a "critical milestone" in the global fight against the ISIS which is a "brutal terrorist organisation", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today. US-backed militias has declared the "total liberation" of the Syrian city of Raqqa, which for more than three years was the de facto capital of Islamic State (ISIS) terror group. The US lead the 73-member Global Coalition that supported this effort, which has seen ISIS's so-called caliphate crumble across Iraq and Syria. "Our work is far from over but the liberation of Raqqa is a critical milestone in the global fight against ISIS, and underscores the success of the ongoing international and Syrian effort to defeat these terrorists," Tillerson said as he congratulated people of Syria and the Syrian Democratic Forces including the Syrian Arab Coalition. "ISIS's loss of Raqqa does not mean our fight against ISIS is over," he said. Tillerson ...
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Cleaning Ganga: Varanasi set to get new sewage treatment plants by March 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
These projects are at an advanced stage and will be commissioned before March 2018
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India among worst hit as pollution gets deadlier than wars, AIDS 20.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
An estimated nine million people died worldwide in 2015 due to diseases caused by pollution -- the biggest cause globally of all premature deaths -- more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined and even more disastrous than all violence, with India and China contributing to 5.4 million of the pollution-related mortalities, a study has found.
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Diwali 2017 pics: Air pollution chokes Delhiites, dense fog clouds vision 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Air quality usually worsens in New Delhi ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights
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Diwali cracker haze darkens Delhi, pollution 18 times more than healthy limit 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Residents of Delhi complained of eyes watering and aggravated coughs
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Toxic firecracker haze darkens Delhi after Diwali 20.10.2017 Sify Finance
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ASTC exploring feasibility of turning garbage into fuel 20.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
ASTC exploring feasibility of turning garbage into fuel
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Air quality nosedives in spite of a quieter Deepavali 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Smog and pollution touch toxic highs as weather system prevents dispersal of particulate matter in several cities
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Firm to set up 3 foot overbridges 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Corporation tells Sun Infra to submit Detailed Project Report
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Fresh notices to Darshan, Shamanur hospital over land grab 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bengaluru Urban district administration has served notices on Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, SN Hospital and owners of 69 other properties for encroaching on government land at Ideal Home township in Rajarajeshwari Nagar. Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner V Shankar said the move followed high court orders. "The high court asked us to give the property owners a chance to provide an explanation. Accordingly, the assistant commissioner served notices on the parties," he told DH. Asked whether any deadline was set, he said property owners had 15 days' time. "They may seek other details and ask for time. But the matter will reach its logical end within a month," he added. A report by K Jayaprakash, the joint director of land records, had stated that the actor's house and the hospital run by former minister Shamanur Shivashankarappa's family were among the properties that had encroached on stormwater drains. Served with an eviction notice, the actor had moved the court for a stay. Free housing This ...
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