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Aussies will fight back, but India has upper hand: Ghavri        World Tour Finals: Tough road ahead for Sindhu; Sameer too eyes knockout berth        Govt should consider 100% FDI in multi-brand retail trade: CII report        Shaktikanta Das named new RBI Governor        Khashoggi, other journalists named Time 'Person of the Year'        May tours Europe in desperate bid to save Brexit deal        Three policemen killed in Shopian by terrorists; weapons snatched        13 of 19 Rajasthan ministers lose elections; CM Vasundhara Raje retains her seat        Clear message to Modi that People are unhappy and it is time for change: Rahul on poll results        Cong leads in R'than, Chhattisgarh and MP; TRS races ahead in Telangana, MNF in Mizoram        Shakhtar prepare for home match 700 kilometres from home        AC Milan let Inter off the hook with Torino stalemate        Sensex cracks over 550 pts; Nifty drops below 10,600        Trump's potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House        UK PM faces fight for her political life in Brexit deal        BJP mocks Oppn meet, asks them to reveal PM candidate's name        RBI Governor Urjit Patel makes loud noise with silent exit        RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha resigns from Union council of ministers        1st Test: India in cruise control as Australia reduced to 104/4 chasing 323        Over 16000 runners take part in Pune Half Marathon        
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National News
NGT slaps Rs 25 crore fine on Delhi govt for failing to curb air pollution
 
(New Delhi, Dec 03, 2018):The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday slapped a fine of Rs 25 crore on the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government for failing to check the increasing menace of pollution in the national capital. The environmental body directed that the amount will be deducted from the salaries of the Delhi government officials and people polluting the environment.

The NGT also directed that if the government fails to pay the fine on time a hefty penalty of Rs 10 crore per month will be charged on them.

The new development comes in the wake of the Supreme Court asking the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to prosecute government officials for not acting on around 250 complaints received by it from citizens. In its order in November, a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta had said officials who have failed to act on the complaints were required to be prosecuted. “Why don’t you prosecute these officials? You should prosecute them. Let these people realise what they have done,” the bench told Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni, who was appearing for the CPCB.

Meanwhile, Air quality in Delhi oscillated between “poor” and “very poor” categories during the day due to local pollutants as authorities predicted a further rise in the pollution level. The CPCB recorded an overall AQI of 314, which falls in the “very poor” category. The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) said the air quality in the national capital is “very poor” and at present, there is “insignificant intrusion (of pollutants) from outside of Delhi”. “It is an ideal time to ascertain the impact of local emissions on the pollution level of Delhi,” SAFAR was quoted as saying by PTI.

The CPCB said the air quality was in the “very poor” category in 19 areas of the national capital, while in six areas it was recorded in the “poor” category. The PM2.5 level was recorded at 174 and the PM10 level at 358, it said.

Delhi’s air quality has been in the “very poor” category for the past one week but on Saturday it had improved to “poor” category for a brief period. It again slipped into “very poor” status Sunday, authorities said. The pollution watchdog has issued show cause notices to SDMC and EDMC for failing to control air polluting activities under their jurisdiction.


Three policemen killed in Shopian by terrorists; weapons snatched
13 of 19 Rajasthan ministers lose elections; CM Vasundhara Raje retains her seat
Clear message to Modi that People are unhappy and it is time for change: Rahul on poll results
BJP mocks Oppn meet, asks them to reveal PM candidate's name
RBI Governor Urjit Patel makes loud noise with silent exit
Can special consideration be shown to man with skin disorder: HC asks Centre
BJP files caveat in SC over 'rath yatra' in WB
More than 225 terrorists killed in J&K so far this year: Army
Glad key people shedding fear, breaking silence on govt decisions: Chidambaram
Krishnamurthy Subramanian appointed as Chief Economic Advisor for 3 years
TN Governor meets Modi, discusses issues of state
Christian Michel sent to 5-day CBI custody by court in VVIP chopper case
Mamata asks people to uphold the secular fabric of the country
Bulandshahr violence: UP CM meets slain inspector's family
Kashmir Valley records sub-zero temp on Tuesday night
Telangana set for change: Rahul Gandhi
PM latching on to Michel for 'smear campaign' against opposition leaders: Cong
Under PM Modi-Yogi Adityanath, Police, Common Man In Terror: Rahul Gandhi
Punitive Action Against Anil Ambani’s Firm, Navy Encashes Bank Guarantee in Vessel Deal
Note ban had no impact, failed to keep check on black money: Ex-CEC Rawat
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Vaikom Vijayalekshmi ties knot with Anoop
 Vaikom: Playback singer Vaikom Vijayalekshmi has tied knot with Anoop N. at Vaikom Mahadeva temple.  
Mohanlal's Odiyan: Official trailer launched
Mammootty narrates Odiyan's intro?
Sradha Kapoor as Saina Nehwal: First look poster is out.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Khashoggi, other journalists named Time 'Person of the Year'
 New York, Dec 11 (AFP) Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country'
May tours Europe in desperate bid to save Brexit deal
Trump's potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House
UK PM faces fight for her political life in Brexit deal
KERALA NEWS
Activist Rehana Fathima, Who Attempted Sabarimala Trek, Arrested Over Facebook Post
 (Kochi, Nov 28, 2018): Model and activist Rehana Fathima, who tried to reach Kerala's Sabarim
Good news for Keralite Nurses: IELTS cut-off reduced to 6.5
BJP leader K Surendran, 71 others granted bail
Sabarimala protests: Arrests up to 2061, Kerala HC warns police
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