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Delhi heading towards one of the most polluted seasons

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New Delhi, Oct 29: Amidst celebrations of Diwali, the health experts presented serious facts over rising Pollution level in Delhi by claiming that the number of patients with respiratory diseases has increased 30 percent in the last three weeks.

According to the experts, the situation will become more critical as with the advent of winter smoke particles are likely to increase the smog in the city.

The festivals of light will also add fume to the fire with burning of crackers.

“The smoke and dust particle, which remain suspended in the air, are so small that they easily enter the lungs while breathing and cause respiratory symptoms,” said S.P. Byotra, head of Internal Medicine at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

“While such respiratory symptoms are more common in winters, when smoke particles form smog, in the last three-four weeks we have witnessed manifold increase in patients with respiratory symptoms, probably due to smoke from burning of agricultural waste in neighbouring states,” Byotra said.

Priyan Mehta, a senior doctor at the pulmonary department of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, stated that there has been a rise in the number of patients of bronchitis and asthma, whose condition is turning worse over increasing pollution.
At least 200 patients with bronchitis in the last two weeks visited RML hospital, Mehta said .

Apart from Delhi, other cities that are in similar air quality zone includes Agra, Kanpur and Faridabad.

“Smoke from burning of agricultural waste in the neighbouring states, firecrackers from Diwali and winters to follow up, undeniably Delhi is heading towards one of the most polluted seasons,” said Vijay Kannan, founder of India’s biggest anti-Pollution campaign CLAIM.

 Wefornews Bureau

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Delhi metro’s Blue Line faces snag

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New Delhi, Feb 21: Train services on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line (Dwarka sector 21-Noida City Centre/Vaishali) were affected for close to 30 minutes on Wednesday due to signalling issue at two interlocking stations, the DMRC said.

“Due to signalling issue at interlocking stations of Subhash Nagar and Rajouri Garden of Line-3, train IDs were lost around 12.30 p.m. for trains falling in this zone, resulting in delays as they were locally controlled,” Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement.

“Central control for these two interlocking stations was restored at 1 p.m. and trains are now being regularised as per normal IDs,” the statement added.

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Prisoner escaped from Delhi’s LNJP hospital after throwing chilli powder into eyes of Police

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New Delhi, Feb 19: A prisoner on Monday escaped from Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital after throwing chilli powder into eyes of Delhi Police personnel who had brought him there.

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Rs 1 cr heist at Shiva temple in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Feb 19: Thieves took away jewellery and valuables worth nearly Rs 1 crore from a historic Shiva Temple in Haryana’s Panchkula district, police said on Monday.

The theft took place in Saketri on the intervening night of February 18-19. The entire theft was caught on CCTV.

“The thieves broke open locks of the temple and took away gold and silver jewellery and valuables,” a priest at the temple said.

The Haryana Police is investigating the matter.

The temple, located around 10 km from here, attracts hundreds of devotees daily. Thousands of people offered prayers at the temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri on February 13-14.

The temple had received lakhs of rupees in cash as offering which had been deposited in the bank only two days back, the priests told the police.

However, the valuables of the temple and offerings made after had remained in the temple complex.

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