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Delhi under cloud of smog as pollution level jumps

Updated : 2018-11-05 15:13:48

Air quality in India's haze-hit north, including the capital, New Delhi, deteriorated sharply on Monday because of unfavourable weather and an increase in smoke from stubble burning in fields across the region. Levels of PM 2.5, tiny particulate matter that can reach deep into the lungs and cause major health problems, were above 400 in most parts of the capital, and in some places soared above 600. New Delhi was ranked the sixth most polluted.

People commute on a motor-cart on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. (Picture credits: Reuters, Anushree Fadnavis)
People commute on a motor-cart on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. (Picture credits: Reuters, Anushree Fadnavis)
India's presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan is seen shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. (Picture credits: Reuters, Anushree Fadnavis)
India's presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan is seen shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. (Picture credits: Reuters, Anushree Fadnavis)
 A man crosses a road next to Indian Defence Ministry and Home Ministry buildings on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. (Picture credits: Reuters, Altaf Hussain)
 A man crosses a road next to Indian Defence Ministry and Home Ministry buildings on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. (Picture credits: Reuters, Altaf Hussain)
People commute on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. (Picture credits: Reuters, Malini Menon)
People commute on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. (Picture credits: Reuters, Malini Menon)
Residential buildings are seen shrouded in smog in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. (Picture credits: Reuters, Malini Menon)
Residential buildings are seen shrouded in smog in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. (Picture credits: Reuters, Malini Menon)
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