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Rise in pollution levels force Delhi-NCR schools to issue advisory

Updated: Nov 04, 2016 13:22 IST

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Nov. 4 (ANI): As Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) struggled with the polluted air, a few privately-run schools in Gurugram have declared holidays, while others issued advisories directing students to wear masks and suspended other outdoor activities.

Hoping that the situation will improve by Monday, many schools have decided against declaring holidays and decided to take proactive steps.

"The school authority gave us an advisory to mask our children so that they are protected from the pollution. Many schools are also closed due to high pollution level. It is a really good step as the studies must also not get hampered," said a parent.

It can be well understood that kids are in the forefront of bearing its brunt because pollution perked up is disrobing them of the shield of immunity, leaving them as sitting ducks for virus, bacteria and other disease agents prowling in the environment. Their immunity is imperiled, so are their lives.

According to a Report by Save the Children, every fourth child, living in urban India, fall sick every month on average, reason being lower immunity. What affects their immunity?

Essentially, ground water and air pollution damage immune system of children. Doctors associate high levels of suspended particulate matter and sulphur dioxide with increased mortality, morbidity and impaired pulmonary function.

According to a study conducted by National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) on Nutrition and health status of school children in urban area, one out every three Indian kids miss school due to infections. (ANI)

Act against anything illegal: Baba Ramdev

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 12:40 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday praised the Uttar Pradesh Government for its decision to close all illegal slaughter house.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday moved the four Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha for consideration.

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Srinagar/New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Condemning the recent Budgam encounter, the National Panthers Party (NPP) on Wednesday criticised Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and ¬said imposing Governor rule appears to be the only option before the administration.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday adjourned the Ganga cleaning matter for tomorrow.

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Centre says no proposal to enhance MPLAD fund

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 12:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar.29 (ANI): The Centre has no plans to increase the component of MPLAD fund, Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V.Sadananda Gowda told Shimla Member of Parliament Virender Kashyap recently.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): A special NIA court in Mumbai on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on framing charges against ISIS suspect Arib Majeed till April 13.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Dubbing the reports that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may join hands with the NDA as 'impossible and baseless', the Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday said their alliance is strong and is working for Bihar's development.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): A 19-year-old Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) student from Ranchi attempted to commit suicide in wee hours of Wednesday morning by jumping from his hostel premises.

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Anand (Gujarat) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): A case has been registered against the director of Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) after a professor complained of sexual harassment.

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): A day after Karnataka house panel decided to form rules for media, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said regulating media is not healthy in a democratic setup and requested the Assembly Speaker to relook into his decision.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India challenging the Election Commission's decision to not allot the common symbol to contest upcoming municipal corporations elections.

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Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The terrorist who had snatched a rifle from a PSO in Jammu has surrendered before the police in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian.

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Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Welcoming the Supreme Court's proposal to mediate on the Ram Temple issue, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar has said the saffron party is ready to end the matter, adding that the construction of the temple here is not any ordinary issue for the Muslim community but a war of ego.

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Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): After cancelling his trip to Sri Lanka, superstar Rajinikanth has written a letter to Sri Lankan Tamils thanking them for their love.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The nomination papers for election of the Speaker of new assembly in Uttar Pradesh will be filed today.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was unanimously elected as the leader of Samajwadi Party Vidhan Mandal Dal.

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Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Terrorists opened fire outside the residence of a senior police officer in Khudwani area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam.

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Kapurthala (Punjab) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The recovery of some balloons, coins and a white paper carrying some message and a map created quite a panic in Punjab's Kapurthala.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will on Wednesday hear a plea filed by Vodafone India, alleging that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had failed to prohibit Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd's (RJIO) "blatant violation" of tariff orders, directions and regulations by permitting it to continue with its free offers.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will on Wednesday pronounce its order in Swaraj Abhiyan's plea seeking allotment of common symbol to the party to contest the upcoming municipal elections in the national capital.

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