India: Why Delhi keeps breathing toxic air every winter
12 November 2020 | 2:24 pm
The air in India's capital region becomes very polluted every winter. Vehicular and industrial pollutants, crop burning, and weather conditions cause the problem. Despite numerous initiatives, the problem has persisted.
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India and Pakistan traditionally have hostile relations, but there is hope on one front, at least. In order to enable the Sikhs from India to make a pilgrimage to one of their holiest shrines, a "peace corridor" has been opened between the two countries.
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Opposition lawmakers protested during the parliamentary session over the expulsion of Rahul Gandhi.
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