While the Qutb Minar is celebrated as a historic and architectural icon, the Quwwat ul-Islam is seen as haunting evidence of destruction, trauma and fanaticism.
On studying three unauthorised colonies, it was found that the incidence of children’s diarrhoea was related to the lack of safe excreta disposal systems.
The homeless, especially women, have no place to go to during the winters in the capital.
Besides restrictions on vehicular traffic, the plan envisages many other emergency measures like the closure of schools and power plants, as well as advisories being issued asking people to avoid polluted areas and restrict outdoor movement.
Independent and small beekeepers are uniting against adulterated and diluted honey sold in the domestic market by companies fighting a price war.
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
A survey conducted in Munirka village, Vasant Vihar’s Kusumpur Pahadi slum, Trilokpuri and Noor Nagar’s Pahadi slum shows that casual labourers and small shop owners have been the hardest hit by demonetisation.
If after 20 years of dialogue we are exactly at the same (if not worse) place as we started at, how are we going to get better?
In 2013-2014, the CPCB spent a mere Rs 8.14 crore on air-quality monitoring for the entire country and this amount was further reduced to Rs 5.45 crore in 2014-2015.
Najeeb Jung’s tenure as lieutenant governor of Delhi has been marked by repeated disputes with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on issues of jurisdiction.
According to the WHO’s list of 20 worst polluted cities, ten are in India. Of these, six are in North India and four in UP: Allahabad, Kanpur, Firozabad and Lucknow.
Obedience and conventionality seem to have reasserted themselves as core values, as the rebellious spirit of Delhi declines.
‘The role of the foreign community in drawing attention to the health effects of air pollution was crucial in Beijing, as it would be in Delhi later.’
PM 2.5 levels over north India sky-rocketed to over 29 times the WHO standards this Diwali, surpassing the previous year as well.
Installing an air filter in public is more like avoiding the problem and diverting attention away than solving it. Emissions should always be controlled at the source.
Despite a renewed conversation on air pollution, there was no impact this Diwali on the use of firecrackers, which create the most dangerous pollutants
India has the largest number of polluted cities among the fifty most polluted cities across the world.
The onslaught launched by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on the AAP government is unprecedented.
The report has claimed that AAP workers are being paid high rent for hosting clinics on their property and the clinics do not have proper facilities.
With Delhi caught in a tussle between the Centre and state government, the city is a perfect example of how democracy is undermined in union territories.
Kumar is the third minister to go from the Delhi cabinet in 18 months.
The minimum wages for unskilled person will increase from Rs 9,568 to Rs 14,052; for semi-skilled and skilled persons will increase from Rs 10,582 to Rs 15,471 and from Rs 11,622 to 17,033 respectively.
The recent high court order vesting all decision-making powers with the lieutenant governor will interrupt the national capital’s progress on all fronts.
We ought to look at the history of Edo, Japan to find a model of sustainable city planning in the wake of rapidly expanding urban spaces and the contemporary environmental crisis
Nanduwali in east Rajasthan started flowing again when the villagers decided to work with nature and not against it. The river is now lifeline to those settled on her banks.
A film that wants you to believe in the world of magic and greater good.
If the prime minister is not galvanised to act by the growing disaffection among India’s youth, it could spell doom for the country’s vast population – and its leaders.
This World Day Against Child Labour, the conversation should be about what it’s going to take to protect working children from abuse and violence.
Juvenile Justice Board Rules to Try Accused in Mercedes Hit-and-Run Case as an Adult; Activists Cry Foul
It is the first of its kind case since the amendment in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, which allowed the board to transfer cases of heinous offences by children to sessions courts.
Their decision to attend came as a result of the foreign ministry’s frantic damage control efforts.
African heads of mission have “strongly” urged India to take urgent steps to guarantee the safety and security of Africans in India.
Oliva had an argument with three men after which they followed him and beat him up with stones and bricks.
The Uttarakhand case and the suspension of Andhra Pradesh MLA R.K. Roja illustrate the possible consequences of mixing up the functions of the legislature and the judiciary.
A large number of criminals get away scot-free in metropolitan cities like Delhi and Mumbai, as more than half the victims do not report the crimes to the police.
Air pollution has become a global concern with rising air pollution levels, as outdoor air pollution in cities and rural areas across the world estimated to cause 3.7 million premature deaths in 2012, according to the WHO.
As autorickshaw unions threaten to stage protests and as Delhi starts the odd-even scheme again, Uber backs down.
Irom Sharmila says she doesn’t want to die. She wants to live like anyone else, she wants to fly like a bird with a message of peace and humanity across the seven seas. But she says she cannot live with dignity under the AFSPA.
The Gender Beat: Bhumata Brigade Leader Assaulted; Former First Ladies Denounce Proposed Abortion Ban in Poland
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality
Had the AAP government sought their opinion, perhaps the city’s citizens would have opted for bicycle lanes, more metro carriages, congestion charges or other initiatives instead of the odd-even scheme.
The Aam Aadmi Party government believes it has found the miracle cure for the Delhi’s perennial air pollution and traffic congestion problems. But more must be done to tackle these issues, including augmenting the public transport system.