Latest New Delhi News

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...

New Delhi schools shut because of toxic smog

Nov. 1, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An expert panel in India's capital declared a health emergency Friday due to air pollution choking the city, with authorities ordering schools closed until Nov. 5. The Supreme Court-appointed panel is also temporarily banning construction activity in the New Delhi region to control the...

India, Germany agree to boost industrial cooperation

Nov. 1, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Germany agreed on Friday to enhance cooperation in tackling climate change, cybersecurity, skill development, artificial intelligence, energy security, civil aviation and defense production. The two countries signed several agreements, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying...

No Kashmiri flag, constitution under Indian-imposed changes

Oct. 31, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India on Thursday formally implemented legislation approved by Parliament in early August that removes Indian-controlled Kashmir's semi-autonomous status and begins direct federal rule of the disputed area amid a harsh security lockdown and widespread public disenchantment. The...

India, Naga rebels hold peace talks, but no agreement signed

Oct. 31, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government and Naga rebel groups held talks Thursday on ending 70 years of armed insurrection in the country's troubled northeast, but did not sign a widely expected peace agreement. Nagaland state's top elected official, Neiphiu Rio, said in a tweet that a breakthrough had been...