The day chief minister Sheila Dikshit completed 12 years of uninterrupted governance of Delhi, she also had to contend with a piece of news that was not really music to her ears. On Monday, a report on eviction of slum-dwellers and those residing on project sites during the Games revealed a tragic tale of how human rights were grossly violated.

India hosted the XIX Common Wealth Games (CWG) 2010, in New Delhi, for the first time. It is only the second time that these games have been organized in Asia. A distinctive feature of the CWG 2010 was the emphasis of the organizers on environment; they wanted these games to be remembered not only as a sporting spectacle but also as the first-ever.

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Amid reports that the ambient air quality at the Commonwealth Games village and other venues was not up to the mark, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has maintained that the situation was under control and polluting units were being sealed to reduce air pollution.

As per ongoing study by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (Pune), which has set up air quality monitoring sys

New Delhi: Delhi witnessed a light haze all through Wednesday and a slight nip in the air towards evening. Chances are that the haze will also engulf the city on Thursday.

The Commonwealth Games is facing a new crisis - reports that up to 15 swimmers on the England and Australian teams have a stomach virus potentially caused by the quality of water at the aquatics center in New Delhi.

England's swim team doctor was quoted as saying Thursday that about 20 percent of the swimmers - about eight to 10 competitors - are ill with a stomach virus.

More than 82 million children are underweight in commonwealth countries, according to Save the Children in a new report, which says that if these children are ever to stand a fair chance of survival

New Delhi: After a gap of over a year, Delhi government finally got two ambient air quality monitoring stations set up in the city on Monday. These would be giving the environment department real time data on several gases and pollutants at each of the sites.

Maruti Suzuki India Limited Managing Director and CEO Shinzo Nakanishi and Delhi Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely (in the driver's seat) at the handing over of Maruti Suzuki hybrid cars in New Delhi on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday handed over the first lot of hybrid cars -- two Maruti Suzuki SX4 Hybrids and one

On THE NEWSHOUR, TIMES NOW Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, with panelists -- Aryama Sundaram, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court; Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment; Prof H M Desarda, Petitioner; Vimlendu Jha, Environmentalist & Founder, Swecha; Mini Mathur, Actor; Shailendra Singh, Joint MD, Percept; Neetu Bhatia, CEO, KyaZoonga (Entertainment & Sports Ticketing Company); Dr Bimal Soni, Deputy President, Rajasthan Cricket Association; Himanshu Chaturvedi, Founder, Lokdeeksha Sports Law Initiative; and C Rajashekharan, Advocate, Madras High Court -- discuss BCCI'

06 Oct 2010

An advanced notification system on daily air quality is developed for the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, under the "Clean Air for Delhi 2010 and Beyond" program.