The Morning Wrap: Pollution Levels Fall In Delhi; 'Lord Krishna's Package To Muslims'

11/01/2016 8:45 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Birds fly through a cloud of pollution which envelops aresidential area near the Anand Vihar District of New Delhi on January 8, 2016. AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP / Chandan Khanna (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Whether due to the odd-even rule or not, air pollution levels in Delhi has fallen. Data showed PM2.5 concentration on January 9 to be at the lowest level since December 25. It was also lower than the level recorded on the same day in 2015.

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