New Delhi wakes up to blanket of toxic smog as people defy fireworks ban on Diwali

Residents in the Indian capital, New Delhi, woke up to a blanket of toxic smog, breathing in the most polluted air of the year so far. The city has the worst air quality of all the world’s capitals, but Friday’s reading was the highest of 2021, as people paid the price for defying the fireworks […]

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Firecracker fumes after Diwali festival choke millions in India

Millions in India are now living under a blanket of toxic air following Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, after many revellers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate. The capital, New Delhi, was blanketed with a thick haze, with the average pollution level over 9 times what is considered safe by the World Health […]