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Centre introduces new law to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR

Faced with rising air pollution in Delhi-NCR, the Centre has introduced a new law through an ordinance that puts in place a powerful oversight body and provides for up to five years of jail term......

SC stays 1-man committee on stubble burning after Centre assures law

The Supreme Court on Monday kept in abeyance its October 16 order appointing one-man panel of retired apex court judge Justice Madan B Lokur to monitor the steps taken by neighbouring states to......

SC constitutes committee to monitor stubble burning

The Supreme Court on Friday appointed retired apex court judge Justice Madan B Lokur as a one-man committee to take steps for preventing stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh which......

Smoky haze shrouds Delhi-NCR; air quality now 'very poor'

Stricter anti-pollution measures, including a ban on electricity generators, under the Graded Response Action Plan came into effect in Delhi-National Capital Region on Thursday as a layer of haze......

SC allows construction activities in Delhi-NCR from 6 am to 6 pm

The Supreme Court on Monday partially lifted its ban on construction activities in the Delhi-national capital region, allowing them between 6 am and 6 pm, after the Central Pollution Control Board......

How Delhi plans to curb and control pollution

In December 2016, the Supreme Court directed the central government to have a graded action plan to tackle the menace of air pollution. There are two plans - Comprehensive Action Plan and Graded......

Why the fuss over BS-IV vehicles is quite meaningless

The fact is that BS-IV vehicles, particularly diesel trucks, are much less polluting than BS-III ones, says Sunita Narain. Why this huge fuss? I am talking about the automobile......

From April 1 vehicle owners will have to switch to BS-IV

Most of the leading vehicle manufacturers were before the court, though their stand was not identical and sometimes contradictory. The Supreme Court on Monday asked motor vehicle manufacturers to......

Why the city gas distribution is in a mess

Snarled in spats with established players and legal cases, the gas regulator has done little to streamline the process of expanding city gas networks, writes Latha Jishnu. Seldom have the ironies......

The controversial battle over natural gas

The problem has been festering for decades, one of those critical issues which have pitted the states against the Centre and set off a long, litigious trail. It is an issue involving entrenched......

India ready to play Delhi T20I, Rohit tells Ganguly

'Indian captain has confirmed that the team was fine and had a full outdoor training session without any issue.' IMAGE: The Indian players during their training session at the Arun Jaitley stadium......

To come or not to come, England to decide Sunday

A final decision on the fate of the two-match Test series between England and India, which is under a cloud of uncertainty following the terror attacks in Mumbai, is expected to come out on Sunday......

England team in Abu Dhabi

Hard-pressed to squeeze in some practice ahead of the two-Test series against India, Kevin Pietersen and his men lost precious little time and headed for the nets at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in......
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