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Get pollution in Delhi under control, NGT warns chief secretary

Updated: Nov 03, 2016 14:19 IST      
Get pollution in Delhi under control, NGT warns chief secretary

New Delhi [India], Nov. 3 (ANI): With Delhiites left with nothing but to choke in the smoggy weather conditions ever since Diwali, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed Delhi Chief Secretary K.K. Sharma to hold an urgent meeting with all concerned authorities on the issue pollution.

The NGT also directed Sharma to file a status report by tomorrow.

"The court has asked us to file a report. The court has asked Delhi government to hold a meeting today under the chairmanship of chief secretary. The court has asked to take preventive measures, short emergence step to curb the pollution," said Advocate Puja Kalra (North and South Municipal corporation of Delhi.

For the past three days, Delhiites have been inhaling copious amounts of particulate matter (PM) - both 2.5 micrometers and 10 micrometers - composed of dust, dirt, smoke, chemicals, etc., a deadly combination which enters the blood stream through one's lungs and causes cancer.

As per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), levels of Particulate Matter (PM) 10 levels reached a record 500 mark on Wednesday.

The city witnessed low visibility and smog throughout Wednesday evening and night. The reasons for this are a drop in wind speed and rise in humidity in the atmosphere. Such severe pollution levels can cause breathing problems, lung and heart diseases among many other ailments. (ANI)

Kejriwal congratulates BJP for MCD victory

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 17:11 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): After his defeat in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and expressed his willingness to work with the winning party for the betterment of Delhi.

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Dinakaran granted five-day police custody in bribery case

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 16:48 IST     

New Delhi [India] Apr 26 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Wednesday granted five-day police custody to ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V Dinakaran in the party symbol alleged bribery case.

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India, Sri Lanka sign MoU on economic co-operation

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 16:23 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): India and Sri Lanka today signed an MoU on economic co-operation.

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New Delhi [India], April 26 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday discharged businessman Abhishek Verma and his wife Anca Maria in connection with an arms deal bribery case.

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WB: Police seize arms, intercepts two in Murshidabad

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 15:35 IST     

Murshidabad (West Bengal) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The West Bengal Police on Wednesday seized sixteen arms and fifty round ammunitions in Murshidabad district and intercepted two people in a vehicle at Sagardighi police station area.

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Bribery case: Dinakaran moves bail application

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 15:35 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Wednesday moved a bail application in a Delhi Court.

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Congress' Gurudas Kamat resigns post MCD poll debacle

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 15:35 IST     

New Delhi [India], April 26 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat on Wednesday announced his resignation from all party posts following the party's debacle in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested the Central Government to give statutory status to NGO registration, accreditation and funding process instead of existing guidelines.

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New Delhi [India], April 26 (ANI): Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale on Wednesday filed an appeal with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry in connection with the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

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WB: Three killed, several missing as jetty sinks in Hooghly

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 15:15 IST     

Bhadreswar (West Bengal) [India] Apr 26 (ANI): At least three people were killed and several others are missing after a temporary jetty submerged under water due to high tide in Hooghly's Bhadreswar on Wednesday.

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BJP will punish perpetrators of Sukma encounter: Amit Shah

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 15:04 IST     

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that strong action will be taken against the guilty in the CRPF encounter with the Naxal of Chhattisgarh's Sukma District.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): After the party defeat in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Congress Delhi in-charge P.C. Chacko on Wednesday announced that he would resign from the post.

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New Delhi [India] Apr 26 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Centre and Delhi Government on a plea challenging move to stop offering Sanskrit, Punjabi and Urdu as the third language in classes IX and X.

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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 25 lakh as compensation for next of kin of Madhya Pradesh CRPF jawan who lost his life in Sukma Naxal attack.

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PM Modi thanks Delhi for MCD win

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 14:35 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Expressing gratitude for bestowing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with their mandate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked the people of New Delhi for choosing the saffron party.

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New Delhi [India], April 26 (ANI): Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale will today meet Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry to reiterate demand for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death sentence by the Islamabad military court.

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Ashok Gehlot appointed General Secretary of Gujarat Congress

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 13:52 IST     

New Delhi [India], April 26 (ANI): Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot was on Wednesday appointed as the General Secretary of Gujarat Congress.

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Will do analysis of our defeat in MCD polls: Sisodia

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 13:52 IST     

New Delhi [India] Apr 26 (ANI): With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) all set to emerge victorious in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls for a third consecutive term, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said the number of seats saffron party has got is unbelievable, adding that analysis will be done to find out the reason for their defeat.

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