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Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘severe’ category, people complain of health issues



New Delhi [India], November 6 (ANI): The national capital saw no significant improvement in the quality of air as the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi remained in the ‘severe’ category on Saturday.

According to SAFAR, the AQI of Delhi (overall) stood at 437, wherein the concentration of PM 2.5 was 318, while that of PM 10 was reported to be 448.
Meanwhile, the pollution levels in the National Capital Region (NCR), namely Noida and Gurugram, was also worrisome. Noida reported AQI in the ‘hazardous’ category at 523, while the air quality in Gurugram was at the upper end of the ‘severe’ category at 469.

As per the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), Delhi’s AQI is likely to improve to the upper end of the ‘very poor’ category as the “surface winds are becoming stronger”, dispersing air pollutants.

“Strong northwesterly winds enhance transport of emissions from stubble burning. The share of crop residue burning emissions in PM2.5 is 41 per cent,” the agency said.

The effective fire count was reported to be 5159 by SAFAR.

Residents of Delhi told ANI about the trouble they are facing due to the increased pollution levels here.

Nitin Malik, a resident said, “The pollution level this year is better as compared to previous years. It definitely creates difficulty, especially if you wish to go for a walk or a run.”

“The pollution is a great problem from the health perspective and is also a problem for the upcoming generations. There’s a lot of smog in the air making it difficult to breathe and to drive,” another resident, Meher added.

Criticising those who burst firecrackers despite the Delhi government’s ban, Meher said, “The citizens are not taking the government (measures to control pollution) seriously. The government should take action against such people.”

Yashwant, a student who originally hails from Hyderabad in Telangana said, “The pollution here is a lot more than in other cities. Because of this, we are suffering
from itching, redness and more. Pollution is excessive here.” (ANI)

Source : ANI


17-year-old boy apprehended in Delhi for stalking girls on Instagram.



A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended by the Delhi Police for allegedly stalking a number of minor girls on Instagram and threatening to publish their private photos.

According to the police, a father filed a complaint after becoming concerned that his 14-year-old daughter’s Instagram photos might have been shared with others.

According to the police, both the father and the daughter were counseled. The girl had shared her private photos and videos with a friend on instagram, and now the friend is pressurizing her to have more inappropriate conversations and send more of her private photos, the police said.

A case was filed based on the statement made by the minor girl.

Source: IndianExpress

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Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann inaugurates 400 Mohalla Clinic in Amritsar



Image: Bhagwant Mann (Twitter)

Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 400 Mohalla Clinics in Amritsar’s Putlighar.
Amritsar now has 400 mohalla clinics, bringing the total in the state to 500.

As a chief guest at the inauguration, Delhi CM Kejriwal expressed his happiness and noted that Punjab’s clinics were constructed in ten months rather than the five years it took to construct them in Delhi. He added that a lot of districts and villages will get new clinics.

“I am very happy and thankful for the citizens for believing in us. My little brother, Mann, has fulfilled another guarantee,” he said.

Kejriwal said, “Being a full state, Punjab suffers no interference from the central government unlike Delhi,” in an attack on the central government. Every village will receive more of these clinics in the coming years.”

Source: ANI

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Another Hit & Run Case: Car dragged scooty rider for 300 meters, one died



Once again a case of hit, run, and drag has come to the fore in Delhi. One person died in this accident while the other is still admitted to the hospital. Delhi Police has arrested a total of 5 accused including the driver by registering a case under the section of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. CCTV footage of this incident has also come to the fore.

On the intervening night of Thursday-Friday, at around 3 pm, two PCR vans of Keshavpuram police station were patrolling the area. Only then the police personnel riding in it saw that a Tata Zest car hit an Activa scooty at Prerna Chowk in Kanhaiya Nagar area. Two youths were sitting on this scooty. One of the young men jumped in the air and fell on the roof of the car. At the same time, another young man jumped and got stuck between the windscreen and the bonnet of the car, while the scooty got stuck in the bumper below.

After this accident, instead of stopping the car, the accused fled from the spot, but the policemen posted in PCR caught all the 5 people in the car after chasing them for about 350 meters. During this, the policemen called the control room and informed them about the accident. The team that reached the spot took both the injured to the hospital, where one was declared brought dead by the doctors. The condition of the other youth remains critical.

Source: Aajtak

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