Cooler temperatures and lighter wind trapped heavy smog over the Indian capital on Wednesday, pushing pollution to “severe” levels in many places with no immediate relief in sight, government agencies said.
Since India stripped Kashmir of its autonomous status in August, not even a single prayer has been offered in mosques across the Muslim majority Kashmir. Indian officials claim these precautionary measures are taken to prevent large religious gatherings from turning into anti-India demonstrations.
Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the tax proposals in the Union Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) on fossil fuels and electric cars must push people to avoid polluting fuels and adopt either electric vehicles or public transport.
Five bodies were spotted high on a mountain in the Indian Himalayas on Monday (June 3) during an aerial search for eight climbers feared swept away in an avalanche last week, a government official said.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance led by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to win a majority in the parliament, as voting ends in the South Asian country’s marathon general elections.