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Indian capital in ‘day-to-day battle’ with smog as cool weather sets in

Indian capital in ‘day-to-day battle’ with smog as cool weather sets in

Cooler temperatures and lighter wind trapped heavy smog over the Indian capital on Wednesday, pushing pollution to ‘severe’ levels in many places with no immediate relief in sight, government agencies said.

Millions in Indian capital endure 'eye-burning' smog

Millions in Indian capital endure 'eye-burning' smog

Millions of people in India's capital started the week Monday choking through "eye-burning" smog, with schools closed, cars taken off the road and construction halted.

Smog in Indian capital severe after unfettered festival fireworks

Smog in Indian capital severe after unfettered festival fireworks

Pollution in the Indian capital, New Delhi, rose to a ‘severe’ level on Thursday after revellers let off fireworks long into the night to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali.

India may halt private cars in capital next week if smog thickens: official

India may halt private cars in capital next week if smog thickens: official

India may halt the use of private vehicles in the capital New Delhi if air pollution, which has reached severe levels in recent days, gets worse, a senior environmental official said on Tuesday.

Delhi rolls out 'anti-smog' mist cannon in trial run

Delhi rolls out 'anti-smog' mist cannon in trial run

India on Wednesday unveiled a new weapon against air pollution -- an ‘anti-smog gun’ which authorities hope will clear the skies above New Delhi but which environmentalists say amounts to a band-aid solution.

Lakmal vomits on field, Delhi may lose winter tests

Lakmal vomits on field, Delhi may lose winter tests

India's second innings was into its sixth over when Lakmal was seen bending over and throwing up. The Sri Lankan physio rushed in and eventually walked off with the player.

Pollution stops play in India-Sri Lanka Test in Delhi

Pollution stops play in India-Sri Lanka Test in Delhi

Many of Sri Lanka's fielders returned from lunch on the second day of the Test against India wearing masks amid visible haze at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.

Indian capital choked by smog as emergency measures fail to offer respite

Indian capital choked by smog as emergency measures fail to offer respite

A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital New Delhi on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week.

Delhi smog shortening lives, say doctors as hospitals fill up

Delhi smog shortening lives, say doctors as hospitals fill up

In the emergency ward of a Delhi hospital, men and women gasp for breath as they wait to be treated for symptoms triggered by the choking blanket of smog that descended on the Indian capital this week.

Water to be sprayed over Delhi to combat smog

Water to be sprayed over Delhi to combat smog

Illegal crop burning in farm states surrounding New Delhi, vehicle exhaust in a city with limited public transport and swirling construction dust have caused the crisis, as they do year after year.

Thousands of schools close as smog blankets India, Pakistan

Thousands of schools close as smog blankets India, Pakistan

Schools closed across large swathes of north India on Thursday as pollution hit hazardous levels for the third day, with growing calls for urgent government action to tackle what doctors are calling a public health emergency.

Schools shut in Delhi amid alarm over high pollution

Schools shut in Delhi amid alarm over high pollution

A thick brown smog hung over Delhi with residents reporting smarting in the eyes and irritation in the nose and throat.