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Community celebrations cannot happen as large congregations are prohibited by the government in view of the pandemic. (PTI Photo)

No idol immersion at public places on Ganesh Chaturthi, says Delhi pollution body

A fine of Rs 50,000 will be imposed on violators, DPCC said

India, whose cities top global pollution lists, faces a growing economic as well as human toll from bad air quality. (PTI)

Pollution deaths in India rose to 1.67 million in 2019: Lancet study

India’s three main cities, New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai, were on the list of the world’s 20 worst polluted cities, IQAir reported

 Police seize illegal fire-crackers from a shop in Gorakhpur, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (PTI)

Total ban on sale, use of firecrackers in Delhi from midnight

The direction will apply to all cities and towns where the average of ambient air quality during November fell under the 'poor' category

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As Delhi grapples with dipping temperature, IMD likely to declare cold wave in city

The weather department also said the month of November this year is expected to be the coldest in the last four to five years

A person gives his sample for Covid testing. (PTI Photo)

29% of Delhi's population has antibodies against COVID-19, says August sero-survey

Sero-prevalence of antibodies found in males was 28.3 per cent, and in females 32.2 per cent in the latest survey, the minister said


People buy firecrackers despite the government urging public to restrain from bursting crackers during Diwali festival in view of current COVID-19 status, in Thane district, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (PTI)

Mumbai civic body bans firecrackers, fireworks ahead of Diwali

However, BMC has permitted the use of 'mild' crackers on Laxmi Pujan, saying people can use 'anar' and fulzadi within their private premises

View of Mumbai city skyline. Large parts of the financial capital reported major power outage on Monday morning due to a technical failure. (PTI)

Major power outage across Mumbai due to grid failure

Suburban local train services, operating only for essential workers at present, were affected from 10 am, sources said

 File picture of Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani leaving after being questioned by Mumbai Police in a probe related to TRP manipulation case, in Mumbai, Sunday, October 11, 2020. (PTI)

TRP scam: Republic Media Network's CEO arrested

The police have arrested a total of 13 persons in the case so far

Bombay High Court

COVID-19 patients who died due to medical negligence need to be compensated: HC

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice NJ Jamadar was hearing a PIL filed by BJP leader Ashish Shelar


West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: PTI)

West Bengal to pass anti-CAA resolution soon: Mamata Banerjee

According to her, several conditions related to the NRC have been set in the name of the NPR.

Vijay Bhan Singh

BSF jawan killing by Bangladesh Guards unprovoked: Probe

BSF probe finds BGB firing was ‘unprovoked and unwarranted’ and was carried out after flag meeting between two forces.

BJP MP of Barrackpore Arjun Singh (Photo: ANI)

BJP MP suffers head injuries, claims police attacked him

The Barrackpore police commissioner led a large contingent of force to bring the situation under control.

TMC workers stand in a queue as they show their IDs before the start of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjees address during the launch of her partys campaign Banglar Garbo Mamata (Bengals Pride Mamata) in Kolkata ahead of the municipal and 2021 state Assembly elections on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

Delhi violence state-sponsored planned genocide: Mamata

Mamata offers shelter to Delhi riot victims, launches new campaign for civic, states polls.

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Senior Kolkata police officers come to blows

Protests happened by group of local people demanding restoration of power supply which has been snapped due to Cyclone Amphan's strike

In Other Cities

 Mangled remains of a mini-truck after it rammed into another truck, on the outskirts of Vadodara, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. At least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured in the mishap. (PTI Photo)

11 killed, 16 injured in truck crash near Vadodara; PM Modi condoles deaths

The accident took place at Waghodia circle near the city around 2.45 am when the victims were heading towards Pavagadh

Sharad Pawar

Not behind Ajit’s decision to ally with BJP: Sharad Pawar

He also said that he has no contact with his nephew, who rebelled against the NCP.

Every day, funeral processions are telecast on local cable TV channels in the Charminar area of the Old City.  (DC Photo: SSR)

As death reigns in Old City of Hyderabad, burials go on into the night

With up to 30 deaths reported every day, the Shia community has run out of burial space

Syed Babu was put into quarantine at the Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru.

Depressed Covid-19 patient jumps to death from Bengaluru hospital

He was an auto driver on dialysis, and was shaken by the death of another patient in his quarantine ward