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Saudi-led coalition carries out air raids on Houthi barracks in Sanaa area, say residents – world news

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen carried out a series of air raids on barracks used by the Iran-aligned group in and around the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, according to local residents. There was no immediate word on possible casualties. The reported air strikes came after a Houthi missile attack on Saudi oil facilities in the Red ...

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Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria: Monitor – world news

Air strikes likely carried out by Israel killed at least 19 pro-Iran militia fighters in war-torn eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday. The early morning strikes hit positions of Iran-backed militias outside the town of Albu Kamal in Deir Ezzor province, killing mostly foreign fighters, the Observatory said. Israel rarely acknowledges individual strikes but the Observatory ...

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Air quality ‘poor’ in Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad – india news

The air quality remained “poor” in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Sunday, a government agency said. Presence of pollutant PM 2.5 also remained high in the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). According to the index, an ...

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US air travelers surge over 1 million in holiday-season uptick – world news

More than 1 million people flew through US domestic airports on Friday, the second-highest daily total since the coronavirus pandemic hit last spring, even as officials warn against travel around the Thanksgiving holiday. Airline passengers still lag substantially behind normal levels, but data posted by the Transportation Security Administration show that at least some people are bucking suggestions they stay ...

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Mehbooba Mufti stopped from visiting Rambiara Nalla, alleges Jammu-Kashmir ‘turned into open air prison’ – india news

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that she was stopped from visiting a site where she claimed illegal sand mining is carried out. Taking to Twitter, Mufti lashed out at the Centre, saying while Jammu and Kashmir’s resources are being plundered, the government of India has “nothing but contempt for us”. “I was stopped from visiting Rambiara ...

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Covid-19: Air travel bubble with Hong Kong to begin on Sunday as planned, says Singapore – world news

The uncertainty surrounding the high-profile Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble has eased after Singapore’s civil aviation authority on Saturday announced that its planned travel bubble with the former British colony will commence on Sunday as planned, despite a surge in Hong Kong’s cornovarius disease (Covid-19) cases. “Hong Kong has a comprehensive public health surveillance system and the overall incidence rate ...

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HTLS 2020: Urge states to let this be the last year of severe air, says Kejriwal – htls

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday urged the governments of Delhi’s neighbouring states to ensure that 2020 be the last year when air pollution in the Capital reaches “severe” levels, blaming crop burning for the annual spike that plunges the city into a public health emergency. Speaking at the 18th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Kejriwal also linked air pollution with ...

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Lower air pollution, noise recorded in Chennai on Diwali compared to earlier years – india news

Despite Tamil Nadu not banning firecrackers and restricting bursting of fireworks to 2-hours on Diwali day–which was flouted– Chennai’s air pollution and noise has declined compared to 2019, according to observations made by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). As of November 14, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) labelled Chennai’s air quality as ‘satisfactory’ with prominent pollutants being ...

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Air quality dips to ‘severe’ in Delhi post Diwali – india news

The air quality dipped to “severe” at several places across the national capital on Saturday night owing to a combination of stubble burning and firecrackers burst during the Diwali celebrations in violation of a ban on the same. The Air Quality Index (AQI) for PM 2.5 pollutant stood at 481 in Anand Vihar, 444 in IGI Airport area, 457 in ...

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Higher temperature may keep Mumbai’s post-Diwali air pollution lower: SAFAR – india news

With Mumbai recording the hottest day this season so far on Saturday, the city is expected to witness marginally lower air pollution post Diwali owing to change in weather factors such as hotter conditions and rise in wind speed, said official at the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). The day temperature recorded at the Santacruz weather ...

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