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SC asks Centre to convene emergency meeting with NCR states on air pollution

New Delhi [India] : The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central government to call for an “emergency meeting” on November 16 with Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh and sought an action plan to curb the air pollution in Delhi-NCR.A Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant concluded that the major culprits of air pollution in the national capital are construction activities, industries, power plants, and vehicular transportation apart from stubble burning in some areas. It said that the hue and cry over farmers stubble burning is without factual basis as according to Centre it contributed to less than 10 per cent of the air pollution in Delhi.The Bench directed the Centre that its Committee, set up to look into air pollution issue, convene an emergency meeting with Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and…

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Rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR

New Delhi [India]: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for the national capital after rain lashed various parts of Delhi and its neighbouring areas on Wednesday morning.The national capital has been receiving rainfall since yesterday morning causing waterlogging in several parts of the city. The vehicular movement was also affected due to indecent rainfall. IMD had earlier predicted that thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rains would take place in the parts of Delhi-NCR.“Thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, NCR- Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Tosham, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Narnaul, Mahendargarh, Kosali during next 2 hours,” tweeted IMD.Rainfall remains on the forecast from September 1-4. In the month of August, the national capital has recorded 144.7 mm of rainfall till August 30. This is around 31 per cent below the normal of…

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Earthquake in Delhi and NCR

An earthquake hit Delhi-NCR late Monday night. The tremors were felt at 10.36 pm in Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Rohtak and more regions.  The earthquake was measured 3.7 on the Richter Scale. The epicentre was traced to be near Haryana’s Jhajjar.  There were no immediate casualties or damage reported. “Earthquake of Magnitude 3.7 hit 10-km north of Jhajjar, Haryana at 10:36 pm,” the National Center for Seismology (NCS) said in its last update.  Earlier on June 20, an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.1 on the Richter Scale hit the national capital. There were no damage or casualties due to the quake.

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Rain brings relief for Delhi

Delhi and nearby areas of Noida, Ghaziabad received light rain on Friday evening bringing much needed respite from sweltering heat in the region.  After a hot and humid day with the mercury hovering over 42 degrees Celsius, the national capital region witnessed sudden change in the weather in the evening. Pleasant wind and rain brought down the simmering temperature. The rain may have brought relief, monsoon is till days away from Delhi and other northern states, the weather department said.  IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said there is “no chance” of Delhi and its neighbouring areas receiving monsoon rains till July 7. After that, the region will witness below-normal rainfall till the middle of this month. The last time monsoon arrived so late in Delhi was in 2012. The meteorological office had earlier predicted that the wind system may reach Delhi by June 15, which…