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Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog

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MASKED MEN. This file photo taken on December 3, 2017 shows Sri Lanka cricket players wearing masks in an attempt to protect themselves from air pollution during the second day of the third Test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium in New Delhi. Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks reignites debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi

NEW DELHI, India (Dec. 5, 2017) — Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi, where doctors are increasingly vocal about the health risks posed by smog. Continue reading Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog

Hindu festival chokes Indian waterways with flowers and idol debris

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Indian workers remove religious offerings from the Yamuna river in Delhi. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty

Environmentalists say holy ceremonies such as 10-day Durga Puja overwhelming already polluted Yamuna river

October 3, 2017 — Sections of a major river in Delhi are choking with plastic, flowers and debris after an annual Hindu festival in which hundreds of idols were immersed in Indian waterways. Continue reading Hindu festival chokes Indian waterways with flowers and idol debris

Polluted Indian river reported dead despite ‘living entity’ status

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A man looks for recyclable items on the banks of the Yamuna, on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

After the Yamuna river, a tributary to the Ganges, was granted the accolade, it made sense for activists to tell police that somebody had killed it

July 7, 2017 — One morning in late March, Brij Khandelwal called the Agra police to report an attempted murder. Continue reading Polluted Indian river reported dead despite ‘living entity’ status