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  • Imran Khan raises nuclear war bogey again, says if Pakistan loses a conventional war, it might fight till the end with its nuclear arsenal
  • Searching for Rajeev Kumar, ex-CP, Kolkata Police, the CBI approaches state DGP to know about his whereabouts
  • Ferry overturns in the river Godavari in Andhra. 46 feared dead
  • Supreme Court to hear pleas on Jammu & Kashmir today
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad moves Supreme Court for ordering the government to allow him to visit his family in J&K
  • GST Council meeting to focus on leakages and evasions, expected to tighten processes, especially regarding input tax credit
  • Finance minister, citing figures for July 2019, says that industrial production and fixed investment is showing signs of revival
  • Amit Shah's comment on Hindi as the unifying language draws the ire of MK Stalin and Siddaramaiah. Stalin says the country is India not Hindia
  • On Hindi Diwas today, Amit Shah says use of mother language must be increased but Hindi should be adopted as the common language of the country
  • Pakistan raises white flag on LoC to claim bodies of dead soldiers
  • India beat Bangladesh by 5 runs to lift the U-19 Asia Cup
  • A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will examine the amendments to the SC/ST act made after an apex court order that 'diluted' the provisions and which were reinstatd by the amendment
  • Delhi government decides to re-implement the odd-even system of traffic management from November 4 to 15
  • UP to discontinue law that allows the state government to pay the income tax dues of ministers
  • Anand Sharma of the Congress to replace P Chidambaram on the parliamentary committee on home affairs
Sunni Wakf Board and Nirvani Akhara write to the Supreme Court for a negotiated settlement to the Ayodhya dispute
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Air Pollution & Respiratory Diseases

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.
Although Delhi is no longer the most polluted city in the world according to the latest list of WHO, there are 4 Indian cities- Gwalior (2), Allahabad (3), Patna (6) and Raipur (7) – which have the dubious distinction of being in the top ten.

This is highly disconcerting as despite pumping in crores in the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the situation seems to have worsened. Our Tier II cities and towns are groaning under inadequate and overburdened infrastructure and civic mismanagement.

Our pollution laws are inadequate and not enforced strictly. Subsidized diesel and resistance to converting to cleaner fuel is turning our cities into cradles of lungs debilitating diseases.

Other than this, lack of civic sense in citizens, unscientific and lax waste management and giving a free rein to agencies doing urban development work and real estate developers is adding to the problem.

If the government does not tackle the situation with a firm hand, it might go completely out of hand. We owe it to our future generations to make urban spaces livable. Otherwise an unhealthy people will make for a retarded nation, where growth will be at a snail’s pace. No amount of funding of public healthcare will work if cities remain breeding grounds of pollution related diseases.