Centre calls for heightened healthcare readiness in Delhi and 4 northern states amid pollution surge

KOLKATA: In response to the alarming levels of hazardous air affecting the well-being of residents, the Union Health Ministry has issued a critical health advisory to five states. The affected states include Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. The advisory, delivered by the Union Health Ministry, urges these states to enhance their preparedness measures. […]

Environmentalists question Delhi’s ineffective pollution control as AQI drops

KOLKATA: Environmental activists questioned the “poor” implementation of Supreme Court orders to stop stubble burning, as Delhi’s air quality plummets beyond “stable categories”, on Friday.  While speaking with The New Indian, activist and co-founder of the Warrior Moms initiative, Bhavreen Kandhari said, “The SC’s order to stop stubble burning is encouraging and it feels good […]

Firecrackers ban: Balancing environmental concerns

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has imposed a comprehensive ban on the use of firecrackers, including the use of “green crackers,” until January 1, 2024. This ban has been introduced more than a month ahead of the Diwali festival, which is scheduled to occur on November 12, 2023. To ensure strict enforcement of the […]

Western disturbance-induced rain to continue in northwest India

Northwest Indian states will witness intense rain, thunderstorm & lightening on May 29 & 30

‘Mocha’ to intensify into very severe cyclonic storm by May 11

Cyclone Mocha will make landfall between Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukpyu (Myanmar) around the forenoon of May 14.