Latest New Delhi News

22 farmers arrested in India for causing air pollution

Nov. 20, 2019 6:31 AM EST

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Twenty-two farmers were arrested in northern India on Wednesday for setting fires to clear their fields and contributing to some of the worst air pollution in the country, a government official said. Those arrested in Uttar Pradesh state’s Pilibhit district face charges of...

Indian students face off with police amid fee protest

Nov. 18, 2019 6:24 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of students from a New Delhi university faced off Monday with police, who stopped their march toward Parliament to protest increased student housing fees. The students from Jawaharlal Nehru University chanted slogans and attempted to cross police barricades. Police detained...

Schools closed in New Delhi as air quality dips for 3rd day

Nov. 14, 2019 7:54 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools in India’s capital are shut on Thursday and Friday after a thick gray haze of noxious air enveloped the city for the third consecutive day, and angry residents blamed authorities for holding an annual children’s race. Buildings and monuments were largely obscured by...

Prince Charles discusses climate change with Indian experts

Nov. 13, 2019 11:09 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles met with Indian experts on Wednesday during a visit to the country focusing on global challenges such as climate change and business sustainability. The Prince of Wales discussed how to strengthen disaster resilience and tackle the effects of climate change at the...

Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New Delhi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:56 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A thick gray haze blanketed India's capital on Tuesday, with authorities attempting to reduce the pollution by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction. The air quality index exceeded 400, considered "severe" and about eight times the recommended maximum, according to...

Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New Delhi

Nov. 12, 2019 2:45 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A thick haze of polluted air hung over India's capital Tuesday, with authorities trying to tackle the problem by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction. The air quality index exceeded 400, about eight times the recommended maximum, according to the state-run Central...

Farmers blamed for Delhi's pollution say they are helpless

Nov. 7, 2019 4:52 AM EST

AMRITSAR, India (AP) — Indian farmers said they're being unfairly criticized for causing the worst air pollution in the capital because of the burning of stubbles in fields. The air quality index stood at 273 on Thursday after authorities declared a health emergency last weekend when the index crossed 500...

Schools reopen in New Delhi with air pollution falling

Nov. 6, 2019 5:29 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools reopened on Wednesday in the Indian capital with toxic air level coming down by more than half since authorities declared a health emergency last weekend. With strong winds blowing away pollutants, the air quality index at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi read 155 as compared to 500...

'This city is not livable': New Delhi people decry dirty air

Nov. 5, 2019 9:11 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sakshi Chauhan has not left her house in a quiet inner-city slum in the Indian capital for the past six days on her doctor's orders. The 22-year-old call center operator is recovering from a severe throat infection and the thick smog now blanketing New Delhi has made even breathing...

India's capital restricts cars as people choke in dirty air

Nov. 4, 2019 6:26 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities restricted many private vehicles from taking to the roads of India's capital on Monday amid a public health crisis that has left New Delhi residents gasping and their eyes burning from toxic air pollution. The "odd-even" scheme will restrict private vehicles with odd-number...