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22-Apr-2017 Tura (Meghalaya)

Heavy rain leads to flood-like situation in Meghalaya

Heavy rain since Friday night has led to a flood-like situation in the low-lying areas in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, an official said on Saturday.Though no loss of life has been reported so far, around 20 persons have been displaced following...

17-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Narnaul hits 45 degrees, Hisar at 44 as heat wave engulfs Haryana

Haryana was in midst of heat wave conditions on Monday with Narnaul town sizzling at 45 degrees while Hisar town saw a high of 44 degrees Celsius.While Narnaul was seven degrees above average, Hisar was six degrees above average.Heat wave conditions prevailed...

16-Apr-2017 Shillong

Cyclonic storm hits parts of Meghalaya

A number of houses in Meghalaya's South West Garo Hills district have been affected by a storm that hit the region on Saturday afternoon, an official said on Sunday.Strong winds accompanied by heavy rain lashed parts of the state, extensively damaging...

07-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Flood threat gives sleepless night to Kashmiris

The flood threat caused by the heavy downpour since last three days had given sleepless night to the people of Kashmir as most of residents in the Valley volunteered, without waiting for the government, to fill breaches and strengthen embankments till late...

07-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Rainfall aftermath:Police and Army help affected people

Tourist resort Gulmarg remained out of bounds for the tourists for most of the day after scores of massive trees were uprooted due to heavy snowfall. The trees blocked the road near View Point and it was only after hard efforts were made by local police that...

07-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Three soldiers killed in Batalik Sector

The heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir triggered multiple avalanches, in which an army picket in Batalik sector in Ladakh got buried yesterday afternoon. The Army has said that bodies of three soldiers hit by avalanche have been recovered. Two soldiers...

07-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Flood threat over Kashmir is over, people should not panic : Govt

After two days of flood threat, the water level in the river Jhelum and other streams is receding relieving the valleyites woes. However, the weatherman has predicted more light rains in the next 24 hours.Chief Engineer Irrigation & Flood Control (I&FC)...

07-Apr-2017 Jammu/Srinagar

Four killed due to incessant rain in J&K

Four persons were killed and five others went missing due to incessant rains in Jammu and Kashmir as authorities declared flood in the valley on Friday."In the Jhelum River, water was flowing at 21.50 feet at Sangam in Anantnag and at 20.20 feet at Ram Munshibagh...

06-Apr-2017 Shimla

It's April and snowing in Himachal, four dead

It's April and large parts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday witnessed cold conditions, with the minimum temperature staying close to the freezing point owing to widespread snowfall and rainfall, weather officials said.Four persons have died due to weather-related...

06-Apr-2017 Kulgam

Rains Aftermath: DC Kulgam reviews situation

Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today chaired a meeting to review the situation arising out of heavy rains and snowfall in the district.The meeting was attended by officers of Revenue, Police, SRDF, R&B, I&FC, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry,...

06-Apr-2017 Pulwama

Rains Aftermath: Control Rooms setup at Pulwama

In view of the inclement weather conditions due to incessant rains and snowfall in the Valley, the district administration Pulwama has established control rooms at district and tehsil levels to provide assistance to people.Accordingly, people are informed...

06-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Rains Aftermath: Help lines set up in Srinagar, Anantnag

In view of incessant rains and snowfall in Kashmir division, helplines and control rooms have been established in Srinagar, Budgam and Anantnag district to provide help to people during exigencies.In Srinagar, Deputy Commissioner Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone convened...

06-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Incessant rains, snowfall in Kashmir Valley

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today directed immediate constitution of a unified control room to monitor the situation arising out of continued rains and snow in the Kashmir Valley for the past two days and take appropriate measures. She asked the divisional...

06-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Weatherman has good news for flood scared people

As flood scare looms over the Kashmir valley, weatherman has good news for the worried valleyites.Director Meteorological (MeT) department Sonam Lotus told KNS that weather will likely improve from Friday and there will be marked decline in the intensity...

06-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Two die, seven injured due to weather vagaries

A woman and a minor girl died in Rajouri and Kupwara respectively while scores of passengers are missing in Anantnag district, and the government has sounded flood alert due to incessant rainfall from the last two days.According to KNS correspondent, a...

06-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Flood threat looms over Kashmir

Heavy rains lashed Jammu and Kashmir, including the summer capital Srinagar, for the third consecutive day on Thursday, triggering flood threat across the Valley. The Meteorological department however has predicted an improvement in weather from Friday.MeT...

06-Apr-2017 Srinagar

DHSK establishes Control Room, helpline numbers

Keeping in view the inclement weather conditions, Directorate Of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) has constituted a Divisional & District level Control Rooms for the facilitation of healthcare services to the general public.In any case of facilitation, general...

05-Apr-2017 Srinagar

On 2nd day :Intermittent rains continue to lash Valley

The intermittent rains continued to lash Valley on the second consecutive day on Wednesday while the traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway was halted for hours following the slippery conditions of roads at Ramban and Nagrota.The officials in the Meteorological...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Heat wave sweeps 10 states; Delhi hot at 38 degrees C

The heat wave continued to sweep across 10 states on Thursday and the national capital hotted up at 38.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, officials said.According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the heat wave would...

27-Mar-2017 Hyderabad/Vijayawada

Telangana, Andhra sizzle at over 41 degrees

Summer has just begun but the maximum temperatures at few places in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have already crossed 41 degrees Celsius.Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh was the hottest place in the two Telugu states on Monday with the maximum temperature of 41.7...

10-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Valley receives fresh snowfall

Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, received fresh light to moderate snow and rain since last night, resulting in considerable dip in the maximum temperature.Srinagar turned white due to fresh snowfall since late last night after heavy rain,...

09-Mar-2017 Shimla

Shimla sees season's heaviest shower of ice pellets

Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla witnessed the season's heaviest precipitation of ice pellets on Thursday, pushing down the mercury by several notches and covering the city in a white shroud."Shimla and its surrounding areas were lashed by heavy hailstorms," Manmohan...

08-Mar-2017 Jammu/Srinagar

Fresh snow in mountains, rains lash plains of J&K

Fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches on Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as rain lashed the plains."There has been fresh snowfall in Pahalgam and other places in the higher reaches of the state during the last 24 hours," said an official of the Met...

20-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Rains lash Kashmir, landslides hit National Highway

Kashmir Valley on Monday experienced intermittent rainfall while landslides that hit Srinagar-Jammu National Highway (NH) caused vehicular disruption.According to MeT Department here, moderate to heavy rainfall lashed Kashmir Valley since last night and continued...

30-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Chillai-Kalan with above normal snowfall

The 40-day period of harshest winter, known as "Chillai-Kalan", ended on Monday as Kashmir Valley witnessed the wet winter in the last five years with the above normal snowfall in the month of January.“This was one of the wettest winters. The snowfall was...

28-Jan-2017 Kupwara

Snow Furry: After 14 casualties 5 more soldiers buried under snow

After suffering 14 casualties from couple of days due to snow avalanches in North Kashmir, all but five soldiers on Saturday went missing after a pathway cleared in the snow caved in in Kashmir’s Kupwara district.Kashmir Valley witnessed yet again fresh snow...

26-Jan-2017 Shimla

Widespread snowfall, rain in Himachal snap road links

Several parts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday received moderate to heavy snowfall, snapping road connectivity to many areas in the higher reaches.Road links in upper Shimla towns were disrupted as fresh snow covered the roads, officials said.The vehicular movement...

26-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Kashmir Valley cut off, eight dead

Heavy snowfall on Thursday cut off the Kashmir Valley from the rest of the country for the third consecutive day as eight people died due to snow-triggered tragedies.All surface and air links between the valley and the rest of India were snapped.Heavy snowfall...

25-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Snowfall snaps land, air links to Kashmir Valley

Surface and air links between the Kashmir Valley and the outside world remained suspended on Wednesday as fresh snowfall disrupted normal life here."No vehicular movement will be allowed today (Wednesday) on the Srinagar-Jammu highway because of fresh snowfall...

24-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Valley receives snow, rain

Already predicted by Meteorological Department, Kashmir Valley on Tuesday was lashed with snow and rains while Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic movement in the morning hours and later restored for stranded vehicles. According to GNS, light...

23-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Heavy rain and snow forecast for J&K

A foggy morning with cheek blushing chill prevented pedestrians and motorists from venturing out early on Monday as Jammu and Kashmir braced for another spell of heavy rain and snowfall, the weather office said.The regional Met office said the new spell...

22-Jan-2017 Shimla

Himachal may witness heavy snowfall from Tuesday

Moderate to heavy snowfall may hit Himachal Pradesh from Tuesday. Locals and tourists are advised not to venture to the state's higher reaches as transportation links may snap after snowfall.An active western disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan...

21-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues in J&K

Cold wave continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as minimum temperatures remained several notches below freezing point."Moderate rain and snowfall is likely to occur under the influence of an approaching Western Disturbance (WD) that is expected to become...

20-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Temperatures remain below freezing point in J&K

Minimum temperatures throughout the Jammu and Kashmir remained below freezing point on Friday and a dry weather forecast for the next 24 hours."Generally dry weather with isolated rain and snow at some places is expected," a Met official said."From the evening...

19-Jan-2017 Shimla

Icy winds envelope Himachal Pradesh

Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with most of the places recording sub-zero temperatures.Shimla saw a slight rise in night temperature. The morning temperature was 1.3 degrees Celsius, a marginal rise from Wednesday, the weather...

19-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Bountiful and 'snowful', winter reclaims its glory in Kashmir

Heaps of snow, razor-sharp icicles, the cackle of low-flying geese and the warmth of families huddled together to ward off the cold -- all these are markers of a great winter in Kashmir.The fear instilled by an unprecedented six-month-long dry spell is over....

19-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues in J&K

Intense cold wave conditions continued on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir with night temperatures remaining below the freezing point."Light rain and snow is likely during the next 24 hours, while a western disturbance also approaching the state is expected to...

18-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir Valley

After nightlong intermittent snowfall, the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday remained cut off from the rest of the country as road, rail and air traffic got disrupted.Strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway has been closed due to heavy snowfall in Bannihal and...

17-Jan-2017 Shimla

Mercury remains below freezing in Himachal

The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday saw a marginal rise in the mercury owing to largely dry weather but temperatures remained below the freezing point in most areas."Some areas in the state saw sunny conditions on Tuesday after days of widespread rain...

17-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Snowfall throws life out of gear in Kashmir

Normal life in Kashmir was thrown out of gear as moderate snowfall occurred across the Valley on second consecutive day. The snowfall affected road and air connectivity to and fro Valley while mercury plunged down to several notches.Reports reaching GNS said...

17-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Temperature dips as Valley receives fresh snowfall

With fresh snowfall, temperature across Kashmir division went down while the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for vehicular traffic for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.“Srinagar-Jammu national highway is still closed and no fresh traffic has been...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall affects life in Kashmir, air, road traffic hit

Air and surface traffic was severely hit as Kashmir Valley on Monday received fresh snowfall. The fresh snowfall however broke the intensity of freezing cold and increased night temperature.A MeT official said the light snowfall started across Kashmir including...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall breaks cold wave cycle in Kashmir

Heavy snowfall and moderate rain broke the cycle of intense cold wave conditions in the Kashmir Valley on Monday.Srinagar woke up to a comparatively warmer morning on Monday as 7.4 cm of fresh snow clad the city."The minimum temperatures across the valley...

15-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues as Kashmir Valley awaits rain, snow

Intense cold condition continued in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as the weather office forecast rain and snow during the next 24 hours till Monday."We are expecting moderate but widespread rain and snow in the plains and heavier precipitation in the higher reaches...

15-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues as Kashmir Valley awaits rain, snow

Intense cold condition continued in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as the weather office forecast rain and snow during the next 24 hours till Monday."We are expecting moderate but widespread rain and snow in the plains and heavier precipitation in the higher reaches...

14-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Cold wave unabated over north India; more rain, snow predicted

Cold wave conditions continued to prevail over most of north India on Saturday with weather department officials predicting more rain and snow over the region in the next 48 hours to Monday evening.While the hill states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh...

14-Jan-2017 Shimla

Himachal shivers, more snow in store

An intense cold wave saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering on Saturday with Manali at a biting minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, a day after the state saw a long sunny day.The state might experience more widespread rain and snowfall in the next two days...

14-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave tightens grip over J&K

Intense cold wave condition continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as the minimum temperature here dipped further to minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, recording the season's coldest night so far.According to the weather office, another spell of rain and snowfall...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Cold continues to bite north India

If it was cold on Thursday, it was a shade warmer on Friday in parts of north India, though the entire region still continued to reel under cold wave conditions. Some hilly areas witnessed incessant snowfall and the Kashmir Valley literally lay in deep...

13-Jan-2017 Shimla

A week on, Shimla struggles to cope with record snowfall

As heavy snowfall has eluded this erstwhile summer capital of British India in recent times, the "snow manual" of the administration, followed since the Raj, has virtually been lying in cold storage.Then, suddenly, 83 cm of snow fell on January 7 and 8.And...

12-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Days turn cold, nights colder across north India

Just as most of us were tempted to believe that the winter won't be that cold this time round, a sudden change in weather conditions across north India has sent a chill down the spine.Of all the cities experiencing the cold bite, Leh in the Ladakh region...

12-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Leh town freezes at minus 18, Srinagar shivers at minus 5

This summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir shivered at minus five degrees Celsius on Thursday while Leh in the Ladakh region frozen at minus 17.7 degrees overnight."Leh town recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 17.7 degrees Celsius and Kargil town...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Cold wave grips north India, to last till Jan 13 at least

With temperatures dipping at most places as icy winds swept the plains following heavy snowfall in the hill states over the past five days, cold wave conditions intensified over north India on Wednesday.Jammu and Kashmir was in the grip of an intense cold...

11-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave intensifies in J&K

The cold wave intensified in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday, as winter capital Jammu recorded the coldest night of the season at 3.2 degrees Celsius.An official said night temperatures could drop further as the dry weather was likely to continue during...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Cold wave in North India till January 13

Warning of a coldwave in the north-western region, the government on Monday said that the minimum temperature is very likely to fall by two to four degrees."Cold wave at a few places with severe cold wave conditions at isolated places are most likely to prevail...

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