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Passenger flies IndiGo plane as fog renders pilot incompetent

On being told visibility in Delhi was poor, IndiGo realised that the pilot in the roster for flight 6E-6571 did not have adequate training foggy conditions

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Mercury drops to season’s lowest in Delhi

New Delhi: The mercury dropped to the season’s lowest at 4.2 degrees Celsius in the national capital today even as dense fog continued to disrupt rail and air traffic. The minimum temperature, recorded at 8.30 am, was three notches below the season’s average. The maximum is likely to be around 18 degrees Celsius according to the […]

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Dense fog blankets Delhi: Over 90 flights affected

New Delhi: Over 90 flights were affected this morning as visibility dropped to 50 metres due to dense fog at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, the heaviest this year. While 54 domestic flights were delayed and 17 diverted to other airports, eleven international flights were delayed and 8 were diverted due to the dense fog, […]

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HC wants “artificial rain” to control killer fog in Delhi

Delhi: As the killer ‘pea soup fog’ continued to engulf the city, the Delhi High Court today issued a slew of directions to improve air quality, including watering of the roads to minimise dust. Calling it an “emergency situation”, a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sanjeev Sachdeva asked the government to consider the option […]

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Shallow fog in parts of Delhi, min temp settles at 16 deg C

Delhi: Delhi witnessed shallow fog in the morning which continued throughout the day.However, the minimum temperature settled at 16 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal and the maximum temperature was recorded at 31 degrees Celsius, also a notch above the normal, a MeT department official said. Humidity levels oscillated between 96 and 43 per cent […]

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Train knocks down five women in Bihar; 4 dead, one injured

Munger: An intercity train ran over five women here after they failed to notice it due to heavy morning fog killing four of them, a senior police official said. The incident took place near the Adalpur Halt when the five women were crossing the tracks on their way home after taking bath at a nearby […]

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Shallow fog dips visibility in Delhi, day after Diwali

Delhi: Visibility dropped significantly to almost 500 m in the morning and mist and shallow fog hung low in the air in parts of national capital, a day after Diwali. According to the MeT Department, the visibility reported at 8:30 am was 500 m and it improved as the day progressed.  “Mist and shallow fog […]