The Kharar Municipal Council today gave another five days (till November 20) to local traders to dispose of their polythene stocks.

Attributes shallow smog to 2 factors: meteorological and local pollution; adds that conditions likely to persist

The Municipal Council (MC), Kharar, today decided to impose a complete ban on the usage, sale and storage of all types of polythene bags within the municipal limits with effect from November 15.

Stubble burning in neighbouring states has increased the pollution level in the city.

While the dengue cases continue to surface, experts hope that there would be substantial improvement in the situation in the coming week.

According to local weather department officials, the dip in temperature and lesser wind conditions have resulted in the suspension of particulate matter in the air.

Chandigarh: Students of the Tricity schools set out to spread the message of green and anti-cracker Diwali in a bid to raise awareness in the adjoining areas on Friday.

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to raise awareness about 'Swachh Bharat' and 'Green Diwali', the students of Sant Isher Singh Public School on Monday took out a rally.

The health department has already issued showcause notices to government institutions, including schools, after a team found mosqutiogenic conditions in their premises.

Chandigarh: Chandigarh is the only city where solar rooftops have been installed on all government buildings, informed UT home secretary Anurag Agarwal on Tuesday.

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