Air quality in Indian national capital is better this year, compared to the last two years, data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) shows. There were 118 days, between January 1 and August 26, with air quality index (AQI) in Delhi showing satisfactory or moderate levels. Compared to...
While Kerala witnessed the worst flood of a century, which killed over 350 and displaced a million, youth in Delhi is organising a largescale campaign to help school going children of Kuttanadu, one of the worst-hit areas in the southern state. Under the Help Kuttanadu campaign, launched by Leaders For...
The National Green Tribunal has directed five-star hotels of the National Capital Region to seek permission from Central Ground Water Authority(CGWA) before any extraction of groundwater. The hotels were also directed to inform the CGWA beforehand the quantity of monthly groundwater extraction. The decision came on a plea by resident Shailesh...
Going against previous official claims, a new survey at Indian national capital has acknowledged the prevalence of the inhuman practice of manual scavenging in the city, as it puts the number of manual scavengers at 32. According to Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, the survey may have failed...
The Delhi Metro Rail service has a punctuality of over 99%, shows official data between 2013 and 2018, obtained through a Right To Information application. According to a report by the Indian Express, India's largest metro rail service, whose network has grown substantially in the last years, had only 975 of...
By Kiran Sharma Located in Central Delhi, sprawling across 14 acres from Shadipur to Kirti Nagar, Kathputali colony has turned empty and silent. Following a court order to flatter the houses at the slum due to illegal possession of the land, the residents -- mostly Rajasthani folk artists who had...
By Phalguni Gupta Gitanjali Babbar started “Kat-Katha”, an organisation that works with women in Delhi’s largest red light area, seven years ago. The NGO supports the sex workers and their children at GB Road, a place she prefers to call ‘Pyaar Ka Moholla’ (Street Of Love), which is home...
By Anjani Chadha On a routine sweltering Wednesday morning, Kishan (name changed), 13 years old, strolls the street in front of the Dr B.R. Ambedkar Hospital. Dressed in a blue trouser and a frazzled pale white t-shirt, he is busy hunting for gold in garbage bags. As the clock strikes 11:15,...
By Devanshu Mittal While 10th class students in Delhi witnessed the return of the board examinations nearly after a decade, the government schools saw the pass percentage falling steeply from 92.44% last year to 69.32% this year, raising several questions and concern over the quality of teaching. The board examinations...
by Mayank Aggarwal, Mongabay In the past couple of weeks, severe dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning have hit several parts of India, resulting in the deaths of more than 150 people and injuries to at least 300 others. With the rise in global temperatures, the intensity of dust and...

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