Free Press Journal
  • Indians lose over 1.5 years of their lives to air pollution: Study

    Houston: Air pollution shortens people’s lives by over a year, say scientists who suggest that better air quality could lead to a significant extension of human lifespan around the world. This is the first time that data on air pollution and lifespan has been studied together in order to examine the global variations in how they affect overall life expectancy. The researchers from University of Texas at Austin in the US looked at outdoor

  • SC to decide on total ban on firecrackers

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern over growing respiratory problems among children due to air pollution and said it will decide whether there has to be a complete or reasonable curbs on the use of firecrackers.A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan cited a report that said 20-25 per cent children suffer from respiratory diseases.

  • Air connectivity restored in Chandigarh after two days

    Chandigarh: To and fro air connectivity in Chandigarh was restored on Saturday after two days of partial suspension owing to a thick haze of dust and pollution that reduced the visibility in the region, an airport official said.

  •  Bihar: 30 electric buses to run in Patna

    The Bihar government has planned to deploy 30 electric buses here to combat the worsening air pollution and also to promote it as a smart city, officials said on Friday. “The government is planning to run electric buses to promote Patna as a smart city and to protect the environment,” said Transport Department Secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal.

  • Over 95% of world’s population breathing unhealthy air

    Washington: More than 95 per cent of the world’s population is breathing unhealthy air, with India and China jointly contributing to over 50 per cent of global deaths attributed to pollution, a new report has found. According to the annual State of Global Air Report, published on Tuesday by the Boston-based Health Effects Institute (HEI), long-term exposure to air pollution contributed to an estimated 6.1 million deaths across the globe in 2016, reports

  • Pollution & diesel subsidy: SC tells Centre to file affidavit

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to file an affidavit on a plea on the issue of air pollution and questioned the subsidy on diesel and imposition of 150 per cent import duty on electric cars in India.

  • 15 years old vehicles to be scrapped, old vehicles to be scrapped, scrapping old vehicles policy, gadkari, air pollution, measures to contol air pollution, NITI Aayog, scrapping policy for vehicles

    Policy of scrapping 15 years old vehicles to be soon implemented: Nitin Gadkari

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the proposed vehicle scrapping policy is almost ready and soon vehicles older than 15 years could be scrapped. “Along with Niti Aayog, we have almost finalised the scrapping policy. This would lead to the scrapping of vehicles older than 15 years,” said Gadkari after inaugurating three electric vehicle charging points at Niti Aayog.

  • Don’t want Delhi to become a model of change for others: SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that Delhi should not become a model of change for the entire country as the national capital was grappling with “terrible problem” of air pollution.

  • Footballers wear masks during training

    New Delhi : Air pollution in the city is a cause of concern for not only the Sri Lankan cricketers but also for the footballers competing in the Indian Super League as they wore masks while training on Tuesday.

  • Delhi Smog: Arvind Kejriwal to meet Manohar Lal Khattar over pollution

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal left for Haryana on Wednesday to meet Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and discuss the issue of stubble burning and air pollution. Kejriwal in a tweet said he along with Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain, Environment Department Secretary Keshav Chandra was on their way to the neighbouring state “to discuss issues related to pollution” with Kattar and his team.

  • Delhi smog: Arvind Kejriwal writes to Punjab, Haryana CMs

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday sent a letter to chief ministers of neighbouring Punjab and Haryana states, urging them to work jointly to resolve the air pollution issue.