Flu-pocalypse? Why scientists are scrambling to make a 'universal influenza vaccine'
Japanese city issues fugu fish alert
BCCI announces the venue for the one-off Test against Afghanistan
Boy dies after touching bat he found in garden
Status Orange alert issued as Storm Fionn approaches the coast
United Airlines cancels Delhi flights on air quality concerns
12 November 2017, 03:55 | Lena Norman
See how bad Delhi's pollution
United Airlines on Saturday temporarily suspended its Delhi-bound flights from Newark, USA, citing "poor air quality" - the first cancellation of an global flight after pollution levels rose in the national capital with air quality index reaching the "severe" category. No spokesperson was available to speak about the change of events and the airline's transfer of its booked passengers to other airlines.
While the US-based airline was earlier offering waivers on rescheduling of tickets, it has now made a decision to cancel its Newark-Delhi flights on Friday and Saturday (arriving Saturday and Sunday nights). India's capital, with 18 million residents, has some of the world's most polluted air.
Mumbai: The bad air quality in Delhi which has entered the red zone is starting to have an impact on tourism as well since one of the flights scheduled for national capital Delhi with United airlines canceled its flight for two days. "We are monitoring advisories as the region remains under a public health emergency and are coordinating with respective government agencies", United Airlines spokesperson said.
The "foreign travel advice" section of the United Kingdom government's website, gov.uk, says, "Severe air pollution is a major hazard to public health in Delhi, and a serious concern in many Indian cities". Farms in nearby towns have also contributed to the pollution problem, as farmers illegally burn crop residue to clear fields, reports NDTV.
A photo of New Delhi Streets taken November 8, 2017.
Officials have likened the city's poor air quality to smoking multiple packs of cigarettes a day, as the season's cold air catches pollutants at the ground level and stops them from dispersing into the air. Weather related issues are usually on top of the list, but even there, cancellations are mostly attributed to freak storms, rain, and wind.
Besides hampering visibility on road, the situation has become a public health emergency, and prompted schools to shut down in its wake. "Closing down all offices".
Third African nation seals World Cup place
At the centre of the decision was a penalty against Senegal for a non-existent handball that helped South Africa win 2-1. We wanted to tell them that‚ "We know you've got famous players but we don't fear you - we want to get at you".
Self-Operating Shuttle Bus Crashes After Las Vegas Launch
The year-long pilot project, sponsored by AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah, is expected to carry 250,000 people. The Navya Arma, an autonomous and electric vehicle operated by Keolis North America, went into service on Wednesday.
Odd-even scheme to be back? NGT to decide today
The air quality in Delhi, meanwhile, has continued to be severe according data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The NGT on Friday had asked the Delhi government to submit before it the results of the earlier two phases of the odd-even.
Occupied Kashmir belongs to Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah
National Conference President Farooq Abdullah has suggested that Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir "rightfully belongs to Pakistan ". Abdullah, who is also Srinagar MP, said Jammu and Kashmir is landlocked and "independent Kashmir" is not an option.
Southgate singles out Loftus-Cheek for praise
That's the nature of top games. "Maybe they had another level to go to, but I think everyone knows what we are missing as well". It's happened a couple of times (against Germany ).