Supreme Court ban on firecrackers goes up in smoke

11 November, 2018, 00:16 | Author: Sam Montgomery
  • PageTurnerExcerpt       How we breathe the cleanest air in one of Delhi’s most polluted office areas
       
       	        Kamal Meattle and Barun Aggarwal         7 Novem

This morning, the worst air was recorded by the centre in Bawana - 370, or "Very Poor" on the air quality index.

The national capital woke up to a yet another smoggy morning on Friday with the air quality in the "severe" category.

Local television news channels said Kejriwal had left the country on a private family trip to Dubai, triggering a backlash on social media and finger pointing on Twitter by the Delhi arm of India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It also stipulated that the fireworks could only be set off between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. - a ruling that appeared to go largely ignored.

But the capital's 20 million residents showed scant respect for the decision.

"For a few moments of enjoyment people are willing to endanger the planet".

A man coughs despite wearing a mask a day after Diwali.

Experts say replacement of moderate winds with light and calm winds, low temperatures, increased humidity levels along with the burning of crackers has been responsible for the deteriorating air quality and also contributing in increasing the toxicity in the air.

Walmart Black Friday Deals Start With Thanksgiving Cookies
Samsung Chromebook 3 - Customers looking for a cheap laptop can pick this one up for $99, which is half its normal price. As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities .

Ending Birthright Citizenship Could Put All Americans' Nationality in Jeopardy
Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information. While nearly all of our immigration before 1965 was from Europe, only 1 in 10 immigrants now comes from the Old Continent.

Stacey Abrams Calls Out Opponent for Cancelling Debate to Campaign With Trump
After Winfrey's speech, Abrams climbed the stage to join a discussion and was greeted by chants from the audience. Some have even started calling Atlanta " The Hollywood of the South " and " Y'allywood ".

Levels of PM2.5 - fine particles linked to higher rates of chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and heart disease - have soared since last month when farmers in Punjab and other nearby states started to burn crop residue.

Areas affected the most included Anand Vihar (AQI: 999), Lodhi Road (AQI: 500), Chanakyapuri (AQI 459) and the localities around Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium (AQI: 999), all under "hazardous" category. The quality of air in Pitampura, Airport, Terminal 3 and Delhi University stood at 679, 481 and 801 respectively.

"I regularly cycle around here and what I can (see) today the pollution has really gone up after Diwali", he said.

The Supreme Court order should have come earlier.

Similarly, the PM10 level was recorded at 440 micrograms per cubic metre, making it four times the standard of 100. While the highest decibel level measured at Marine Drive on Wednesday night, 114.1 dB, was marginally less than last year's 117.8 dB, it was still way above the 55 dB permissible limit.

Last month the World Health Organization said exposure to toxic air indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year.

Recommended:

  • Dead Brothel Owner Wins Local Nevada Election Running as a Republican

    Dead Brothel Owner Wins Local Nevada Election Running as a Republican

    According to state law, county officials must now appoint another Republican who also resides in the district to take Hof's seat. The Love Ranch brothel that Hof owned became notorious as the place where former Laker Lamar Odom was found unconscious in 2015.
    Premier League players whose value has greatly increased this season

    Premier League players whose value has greatly increased this season

    The hosts sent ahead after the half-hour mark when Alvaro Morata swivelled to score from close range following good work by Pedro. The Blues - who are now unbeaten - climbed above Liverpool into second place after their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
    Khashoggi was strangled on entering consulate, says Turkey

    Khashoggi was strangled on entering consulate, says Turkey

    The Washington Post writer and frequent critic of Saudi leadership returned to the building October 2 and was killed. Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi national working for the USA press, was a well-known critic of his home country's rulers.
  • First two Muslim women elected to US Congress

    First two Muslim women elected to US Congress

    Her election comes during a presidential administration seen as fanning anger against Muslims and enacting anti-Muslim policies. Rashida, who is associated with a socialist group within the Democratic Party, is also very popular in this constituency.
    Liverpool's Mohamed Salah statue ridiculed by football fans

    Liverpool's Mohamed Salah statue ridiculed by football fans

    The tribute has received criticism and been compared to the awful bust of Cristiano Ronaldo , which was unveiled previous year . Salah enjoyed a record-breaking debut season with Liverpool scoring 32 goals to set a new record in a single campaign.
    Apple launches new MacBook Air with retina display

    Apple launches new MacBook Air with retina display

    The MacBook Air features 12 hours of battery life for wireless web browsing, and 13 hours of battery life for iTunes and playback. Lastly, as we are massive audiophiles here at T3, we were also impressed with the new MacBook Air's upgraded audio system.
  • Harvard Researchers: Space Object Was Alien Spacecraft

    Harvard Researchers: Space Object Was Alien Spacecraft

    The cigar-shaped rock is now speeding through the galaxy and is the first known interstellar object to enter our solar system . An artist's depiction of Oumuamua, an interstellar object that astronomers believe is a comet, not an asteroid.
    Steve McManaman reveals big PSG and Napoli Champions League worry

    Steve McManaman reveals big PSG and Napoli Champions League worry

    Pavkov rose highest in a crowded penalty area to power home Marko Marin's corner to spark wild scenes of celebration. Liverpool made light work of Red Star Belgrade at Anfield two weeks ago, recording an emphatic 4-0 victory.
    Jamal Khashoggi was unsafe  Islamist: Saudi Crown Prince Salman

    Jamal Khashoggi was unsafe Islamist: Saudi Crown Prince Salman

    The murder has strained the decades-old alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia, with Trump calling it "one of the worst cover-ups in history".
  • Republican Ron DeSantis defeats Andrew Gillum in Florida gubernatorial race

    Republican Ron DeSantis defeats Andrew Gillum in Florida gubernatorial race

    Steve Schale, a longtime Democratic strategist, recounted talking to a reporter 14 years ago about Democratic U.S. If, after the recount, the vote margin is.25 percent or less, then a manual recount is conducted statewide.
    Record early in-person voting for N Carolina midterm ending

    Record early in-person voting for N Carolina midterm ending

    Importantly, the deadline to return mail-in ballots to the county Board of Elections for counting has changed. In 2012, 47 percent of the voters statewide cast their ballots on Election Day.
    Apple warns on sales, sending value below $1 trillion

    Apple warns on sales, sending value below $1 trillion

    FILE- In this September 21, 2018, file photo customers look at new Apple watches including the Series 4 at an Apple store in NY . The iPhone still looms large over Apple's fortunes, accounting for more than 60 per cent of revenue.


Popular

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool 'lost their mojo' in Red Star Belgrade defeat
Next up for the English side is a trip to the French capital, on 28 November, followed by the visit of Napoli to Anfield. They conceded a goal from a corner and another from a loss of possession and quick counter-attack against Red Star .

Dez Bryant ready to sign with New Orleans Saints
But fortunately for Bryant, patience proved to be a virtue as he's reportedly on his way to the New Orleans Saints . Sherman took to his personal Twitter account and reacted to the news that Bryant had signed with the Saints .

Amidst threats, Asiya Bibi's lawyer leaves Pakistan
He also called for asylum from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump in the footage. Pakistan's Supreme Court has not been known to reverse its decisions, but court reviews typically take years.

AP Analysis: Democrats seek blueprint for bucking Trump in 2020
In the nine elections when the president's approval rating was below 50 percent, his party lost an average of 37 seats. In short, if the Republicans are defeated today, then, in time either Trump will change or America itself will change.

Brett Kavanaugh to be denied inaugural walk down supreme court steps
The Committee's investigation has involved communicating with numerous individuals claiming to have relevant information. The report concluded: "Committee investigators found no verifiable evidence that supported Dr.

UFC 230 Post-Fight Press Conference
In other middleweight action, rising star Israel Adesanya remained unbeaten by knocking out Derek Brunson in the first round. Souza and Weidman were engaged in a brutal slugfest that kept both fighters on their feet for most of the first two rounds.

Legal decisions and a racist robocall in Georgia governor's race
As a black woman, Ms Winfrey noted her kinship to two groups historically denied ballot access in the United States. Democratic gubernatorial Stacey Abrams' campaign just got an unexpected volunteer: Oprah Winfrey .

Pentagon: 5,200 US Troops Headed to Border with Mexico
United States officials have told Reuters the support mission would be coordinated by the U.S. military's Northern Command. Under the Posse Comitatus Act , federal troops are mostly prohibited from engaging in domestic law enforcement activities.

Tyler Perry ending ‘Madea’ character in 2019
Perry said the character was based on his own mother, as well as Eddie Murphy's performance in Nutty Professor II: The Klumps . The curmudgeonly character of " Madea " has helped to make Tyler Perry wealthy, but it sounds like he's now over her.

Hillary joke on blacks: 'They all look alike'
Swisher asked, referencing the numerous potential Democrats that Clinton hopes will take the Oval Office in 2021. Swisher called out the pauses, and this was Clinton's next sentence: "Well, I'd like to be president".