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Thunderstorm cleanses Ludhiana’s air

This rain spell resulted in a significant improvement in the air quality index (AQI), going down from “poor” at 264 in the early hours of Thursday to 51 to be placed in the “satisfactory” category within a span of 12 hours

The maximum temperature also dropped seven notches to 18.6° C on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 30, 2023 11:54 PM IST
ByDinkle Popli, Ludhiana

Respite over? Delhi’s AQI on brink of ‘severe’ again

The forecast shows no significant change in meteorological conditions, with calm winds and no rain expected in the coming days.

Delhi-India-November 30, 2023: People are seen morning walk in a garden amid cold and hazy weather near India Gate, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, 30 November 2023. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 04:47 AM IST

‘Almost severe’ days in Delhi this November highest ever

Numbers suggest that without a natural clean-up from favourable meteorological factors, Delhi does not have any plan to control pollution.

A smoggy NH -24, near the Akshardham Temple, on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2023 05:12 AM IST

Greening of Taj Mahal’s inlay work raises concerns

The root cause of the insect’s growth in the Yamuna River is attributed to pollution with a high concentration of phosphorus.

The greening of inlay work on the white marble of the northern wall of the Taj Mahal. (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 09:51 PM IST

Big weather conditions help Delhi's air

Stubble burning is nearly nil. Vehicular emissions remain a problem. But when wind speeds pick up, Delhi begins to breathe again. Monday was a case in point

For instance, the 24-hour average AQI of Delhi was 437 in the ‘severe’ category on November 9. (File Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 09:10 AM IST
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