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Women boxers wear masks, scarves to beat smog at world championship in Delhi

Nov 13 2018

NEW DELHI Women boxers training for a world championship starting in the Indian capital this week are wearing surgical masks, scarves and even T-shirts across their mouths as the level of air pollution rises several times beyond the safe limit.

Women boxers wear masks, scarves to beat smog at world championship in India

Nov 13 2018

NEW DELHI Women boxers training for a world championship starting in the Indian capital this week are wearing surgical masks, scarves and even T-shirts across their mouths as the level of air pollution rises several times beyond the safe limit.

As Delhi smog hits 'severe' level, city chief under fire after reports he is abroad

Nov 10 2018

NEW DELHI As pollution in India's capital hit "severe" on the air quality scale on Saturday, the New Delhi chief minister came under fire following reports he had left the city for an overseas family trip.

Smog in Indian capital severe after unfettered festival fireworks

Nov 08 2018

NEW DELHI Pollution in the Indian capital, New Delhi, rose to a "severe" level on Thursday after revelers let off fireworks long into the night to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali. | Video

Deadly political calculations: Why India isn't fixing its toxic smog problem

Nov 07 2018

NEW DELHI As pollution levels surged to "severe" and "hazardous" levels in New Delhi this week, there was little sign that residents of India's teeming capital were doing much to protect themselves. | Video

RPT-INSIGHT-Deadly political calculations: Why India isn't fixing its toxic smog problem

Nov 06 2018

* Many of Delhi's residents take few precautions against toxic air

Indian capital under cloud of smog as pollution level jumps

Nov 05 2018

NEW DELHI Air quality in India's haze-hit north, including the capital, New Delhi, deteriorated sharply on Monday because of unfavorable weather and an increase in smoke from stubble burning in fields across the region.

India's capital braces for "deadly cocktail" of pollution as air quality slides

Oct 24 2018

NEW DELHI India's capital is set for a "deadly cocktail" of pollution in coming weeks, a senior government official said, as air quality in the New Delhi area plummeted on Wednesday, alarming doctors and environmentalists.

Indian activists smolder over "green" Diwali firecrackers

Oct 23 2018

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the use of "green" firecrackers for Diwali next month to try to curb pollution, but it was unclear how the rules will be enforced or whether there was such a thing as an environmentally safe firework.

Firecrackers and reluctant authorities: Delhi's smog set to worsen

Oct 19 2018

NEW DELHI With a toxic smog beginning to envelop New Delhi as winter approaches, residents of the Indian capital are set to make matters a lot worse by burning hundreds of thousands of firecrackers to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali early next month.

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