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Crop burning in Delhi fuelling toxic smog in Lahore, says NASA

LAHORE: Thousands of citizens of  Lahore, one of the world's most polluted cities, have been complaining of breathing difficulties and irritable eyes as a blanket of thick smog was forecast to persist for several days. Readings of dangerous ‘fine particulate matter’ were more than four times the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommended level, exceeding 104 micogrammes per cubic metre in the worst-hit parts of the city of around 10 million. A recent New York Times report said that an old practice of burning…