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New Delhi declares emergency as toxic smog thickens by the hour

Indian shcoolboys walk amid heavy smog near the Indian Gate monument in New Delhi on November 9, 2017. Schools closed across large swathes of north India on November 9 as pollution hit hazardous levels for the third day, with growing calls for urgent government action to tackle what doctors are calling a public health emergency. Punjab's government said it was closing all 25,000 schools in the state for the rest of the week due to the acrid air blanketing north India and parts of neighbouring Pa

 

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