Beijing shuts factories, removes cars, but pollution stays high
Beijing: Beijing temporarily shut down 103 heavily polluting factories and took 30 percent of government vehicles off roads to combat dangerously high air pollution, state media reported on Tuesday, but the capital's air remained hazardous despite the measures.
Air quality in Beijing has mostly stayed above "very unhealthy" and "hazardous" levels for about two weeks. On Tuesday, it hit 517 on an index maintained by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, which described the pollution as "Beyond Index". Pollution in Beijing regularly exceed 500 on an index that measures particulate matter in the air with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers. Above 300 is considered hazardous, while the World Health Organisation recommends a daily level of no more than 20.
Earlier this month pollution hit a record, 30-45 times above recommended safety levels, blanketing the city in a thick, noxious cloud that grounded flights and forced people indoors.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
Date 23-02-14, Duration 1:43, Views 42851
Date 23-02-14 1:43
Tooltip Information:AAP's alliance with Cong. a suicide: BJPVideo by:Description: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.Rating: 3.22Views: 42851
Date 26-04-14 4:34
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Date 11-04-14 3:09
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Date 10-04-14 0:55
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Tooltip Information:Sushma Swaraj hails return of workers, nurses from strife-torn IraqVideo by:Description: India's Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, on Friday hailed the return of workers and nurses who were abducted by suspected Islamist militants in Iraq. The 46 nurses, all from Kerala, had been stranded in a hospital in the militant-controlled city of Tikrit for weeks but were moved on July 03 against their will, India's foreign ministry had said. Recently, 17 more Indian nurses, who were stranded in Iraq, arrived in Kerala. Swaraj said around 4, 000 Indians have been brought back from Iraq. Meanwhile, Swaraj also lauded the government for making special arrangements to bring them back from strife-torn Iraq.Rating: 4Views: 0
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Tooltip Information:Reactions flow as Goa CM comments on safety of women in UPVideo by:Description: Political reactions flowed after Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar commented upon the safety of women in Uttar Pradesh saying that women disappear in UP after 6 PM. NCP leader Majid Memon said that UP is a large state and although law and order is disturbed such statements should not be made. SP leader Naresh Agarwal condemned the statement saying that Goa CM should bother about his state. CPI leader Atul Anjan stated that Parrikar should send his wife and daughter to Lucknow and see if they disappear after 6 PM.Rating: 4Views: 1