The city’s air quality index became ‘severe’ on the New Year’s Day morning, 10 hours after the state pollution control board’s computerised monitors showed it to be ‘very poor’ at midnight. A West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) official Tuesday said one of the key factors for the change in pollution level within 10 hours is bursting of firecrackers to celebrate the new year. Continue Reading
Over 500 drunken revellers, most of them youngsters, were penalised by the Delhi Police on New Year’s eve, officials said Tuesday, underlining a decline in the number of such cases as compared to last year. Continue Reading
The people of this teeming megapolis ushered in the New year with spiritual fervour, traditional gaiety and trendy parties.
As the clock struck 12, shouts of ‘Happy New Year’ rent the air, as thousands of people, who had congregated at the Marina beach and other places ushered in the 2019 in high ‘spirits’. Continue Reading
Arignar Anna Zoological Park and Guindy Children’s Park will remain open to the visitors 1 January for the New Year and also due to long seasonal holidays.