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Trump's description of India as filthy sets off calls for cleaner air

23 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI U.S. President Donald Trump's description of India as a filthy place with polluted air has unleashed calls on social media for urgent clean-up action, particularly over New Delhi, the world's most polluted capital.

Doctors in Delhi see jump in breathing issues amid COVID-19, pollution

22 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI Top doctors in New Delhi are reporting a jump in respiratory problems among its residents, coinciding with the onset of peak pollution season in India's capital and raising concerns about complications for COVID-19 patients.

Delhi residents worry about toxic mix of pollution, COVID-19

16 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI Families in Delhi with pre-existing health conditions such as asthma are stocking up on oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeters, fearing that the city's worsening air quality will make them more vulnerable to the coronavirus.

India sends out scientists to tackle winter air pollution woes

15 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI Indian authorities sent teams of scientists out to various parts of the capital, New Delhi, and surrounding districts on Thursday to clamp down on illegal factories and construction sites as part of efforts to combat worsening winter air pollution.

As wind drops and stubble smoulders, smog returns to Indian capital

14 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI Air quality in India's capital, New Delhi, deteriorated sharply on Tuesday as wind died down just as the burning of crop waste in fields sent smoke billowing across the north of the country. | Video

India's April-August steel consumption lowest in six years - government data

01 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI India's domestic steel consumption during April-August dropped to its lowest in at least six years, government data analysed by Reuters showed, underlining the economic slowdown and slump in infrastructure spending.

Indian capital loses cleaner lockdown air as farmers burn crop waste

30 Sep 2020

NEW DELHIIndia's longest spell of clean air on record came to an end in September when New Delhi, the world's most polluted capital city, recorded a significant deterioration in air quality, partly due to crop waste burning by farmers.

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