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20-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Heavy rains batter Mumbai, disrupt life, main runway shut

Torrential rains battered Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday, disrupting normal life in the country's financial capital. Flights were badly hit after a private airline skidded on Mumbai airport's main runway, forcing its closure.Air India technicians...

04-Sep-2017 Bengaluru

Karnataka to have heavy rains over next two days

Heavy rains that have been lashing Bengaluru and other regions of Karnataka for the past few weeks are likely to continue over the next two days, weather officials said here on Monday.According to the district weather warning issued by the India Meteorological...

29-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Torrential rains paralyse Maharashtra, high alert in Mumbai

The Maharashtra government and civic authorities sounded high alert on Tuesday as torrential rains lashed Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad and other parts of the state for the fourth consecutive day, severely affecting normal life and paralysing the lifelines...

21-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Heavy rains hit Chandigarh

Heavy rains lashed Chandigarh and nearby areas on Monday morning, causing inconvenience to commuters.The nearby satellite towns like Mohali in Punjab and Panchkula in Haryana were also hit hard, with several low-lying areas suffering water-logging.The Met...

20-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar flood toll reaches 253

The flood situation remained grim in Bihar while the death toll rose to 253 on Sunday, an official said.A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said 126.87 lakh persons in 1,965 panchayats under 171 blocks in 18 districts have been affected by the...

19-Aug-2017 Guwahati

Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga

At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.As of Saturday, 30 per cent of the park was still inundated.Earlier this month, the first wave...

18-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar flood toll rises to 153

With floods claiming 34 more lives Bihar in the last 24 hours, the death toll in the state rose to 153 on Friday, officials said. The flood situation remains grim in 15 districts, affecting millions.A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said a total...

18-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar flood toll reaches 119

Nearly one crore people have been affected by the Bihar floods that have claimed 119 lives so far, an official said on Friday.The Bihar disaster management department official said over 98 lakh people in 1,532 panchayats under 139 blocks in 16 districts have...

17-Aug-2017 Bagaha/Purnea (Bihar)

Thousands living under open sky in flood-hit Bihar

Sundari Devi and her family of seven, including an elderly mother-in-law and children, are struggling to survive along an elevated road here for the last three days.Authorities have failed to provide them a polythene or plastic sheet. Their roof is the sky.Sundari...

15-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

Bengaluru records heaviest August rainfall since 1890

Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180mm rainfall in barely three hours, the heaviest downpour in August since 1890, an official said.The heavy rain wreaked havoc across the city, crippling normal life, flooding roads and houses in many localities and...

15-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Toll in Nepal floods rises to 120

The toll in Nepal's floods soared to 120 as the disaster caused havoc mostly in the country's southern plains in the Terai, officials said on Tuesday.According to Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, 35 people were still missing while 39 were injured in the...

15-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

6.5 mn hit by floods in Bihar, over 40 dead

More than 6.5 million people have been affected by floods in Bihar, that have claimed the lives of over 40 people so far, washed away thousands of huts, badly damaged buildings, roads, bridges and standing crops worth crores, officials said on Tuesday.Bihar...

14-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Nearly 2 million affected by floods in Bihar

Nearly two million people have been affected by the floods in Bihar, including thousands who have been forced to evacuate from their homes, officials said on Monday.Over one million people were affected in the worst-hit districts of Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea...

12-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Incessant rainfall displaces thousands in Nepal

Floods caused by incessant rain have created havoc across the low-lying Terai region in Nepal, inundating thousands of houses and displacing people, the media reported on Saturday.The floods since Friday night have forced thousands of families to shift to shelters...

27-Jul-2017 Srinagar

Heavy rains expected on July 29 and 30 in Jammu and Kashmir

India Meteorological Department has issued severe weather warning for 27 to 31 July, 2017.27 July: Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls very likely at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh; heavy to very heavy at isolated places over East...

12-Jul-2017 Kupwara

Fresh Rain and Hail storm disrupts normal life in Kupwara

It has been raining in Kupwara since Tuesday evening, Which later resulted into hailstorm and heavy rains in the  District.Continuous rain from Tuesday evening. Resulted in a cloud burst, Which later created flop like situation in the whole area .Continuous...

10-Jul-2017 Guwahati

Toll in Assam floods now 33, over 12 lakh affected

Seven more persons, including three minors, have died in floods and landslides in Assam since Sunday, taking the death toll to 33 this year, officials said on Monday.Over 12,55,692 people have been affected in the floods in over 2,000 villages in 20 districts...

10-Jul-2017 Patna

31 die in Bihar lightning strikes

At least 31 people have been killed and over a dozen injured in incidents of lightning strikes across Bihar since Sunday, said an official on Monday.The toll was confirmed by Principal Secretary of the state's Disaster Management Department Pratyay Amrit.Deaths...

10-Jul-2017 Patna

26 die in Bihar lightning strikes

At least 26 persons, including women and children, were killed and over a dozen injured in incidents of lightning strikes across Bihar in last 24 hours, an official said here on Monday.Deaths were reported from Vaishali, Patna, Rohtas, Saran, Buxar, Bhojpur,...

09-Jul-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Lightning kills 16 in Bihar

At least 16 persons were killed and half a dozen others injured in lightning strikes in different parts of Bihar on Sunday, officials said.According to officials of the Bihar State Disaster Department, five persons were killed in Vaishali district, followed...

04-Jul-2017 Beijing

42 killed in China rains

At least 42 people were killed and 21 others reported missing due to torrential rains in southern China, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Tuesday.Heavy rains have triggered flooding and caused water in more than 60 rivers in the region to rise above...

28-Jun-2017 Shimla

Rains bring down mercury in Himachal

Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply on Wednesday due to widespread rain, with Hamirpur town recording the highest rainfall of 64 mm in the state, the weather office said."Most areas in the state witnessed rainfall on Friday with the minimum and maximum...

27-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Heavy rain in Maharashtra, Nagpur turns into 'Venice'

Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday leading to flooding in several cities, including Nagpur, which resembled Venice -- the Italian city known for its maze of canals -- on Tuesday.The rain had started Monday night and only tapered...

12-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Monsoon hits Maharashtra, east India; heat wave likely in North

While the monsoon advanced to parts of Maharashtra and eastern India, the weather office does not see much respite from the soaring temperature in north India, and forecast that a heat wave will likely hit parts of the region from Wednesday.Head of the National...

10-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Overnight rain claims 12 lives in Maharashtra

Torrential rain lashed large parts of Maharashtra and Mumbai on Saturday claiming at least 12 lives, even as the monsoon progressed normally over the state and the weather department forecast heavy rain over the next 48 hours.Providing succour from the blistering...

06-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Heat wave in north India to end, respite round the corner

Even as most parts of north India, especially Rajasthan, continued to battle heat wave conditions for the third day in succession, the weatherman called Tuesday the last day of suffering and forecast that respite was round the corner.The mercury fell by two...

06-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Heat wave claims 10 lives in Uttar Pradesh

At least ten persons have reportedly died due to the heat wave in various parts of Uttar Pradesh in the last 24-hours, an official said on Tuesday.The number of patients with heat stroke conditions, diarrhoea, vomiting and high fever has increased in hospitals...

05-Jun-2017 Ranchi

Ranchi records 43 degrees C, highest in 50 years

Once the summer capital of undivided Bihar, Ranchi is in the grip of heat wave as the mercury soared to 43 degrees Celsius on Sunday, a record in 50 years, the Met Office said on Monday."In 1966, the maximum temperature in June was 42.6 degrees Celsius and...

03-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Delhi sizzles at 44 degrees on Saturday, Sunday to be hotter

Residents of the national capital faced searing heat on Saturday as the mercury in some parts crossed 44 degrees Celsius while the average maximum temperature was at 42.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above average. Sunday is likely to be hotter.The temperature...

03-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Hisar records 46.2 degrees; heat wave returns to Haryana, Punjab

Hisar town in Haryana sizzled at 46.2 degrees Celsius as the heat wave returned to Haryana and Punjab in full steam on Saturday.At all places across the region, the temperatures remained above 42 degrees as heat wave conditions swept through the plains.The...

15-May-2017 Bengaluru

Six killed in lightning, rain in Karnataka

Six persons, including two women and two children, died in lightning strikes during thunderstorm and heavy rain at five places across Karnataka, said an official on Monday."Deaths due to lightning occurred at Bagalkot, Ballari, Bhatkal, Gadag and Vijayapura...

15-May-2017 Toronto

Hot weather may up risk of diabetes in pregnancy

Pregnantwomen should not expose themselves to temperatures averaging 24 degrees Celsius or above, as they would run the risk of developing gestational diabetes, researchers said.In comparison, women who remained in colder climates with temperatures averaging minus...

09-May-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Six killed as storm hits Bihar districts, normal life affected

At least six persons were killed, hundreds rendered homeless, and property worth lakhs of rupees destroyed on Tuesday when a storm hit several districts of Bihar, officials said. Road transport and electricity supply too was hit.High-velocity winds and...

09-May-2017 Lucknow

Dust storm, lightning kills 7 in UP

At least seven persons were killed in dust storms and rains across Uttar Pradesh late on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday.Two women and a man at a brick kiln were killed in Rudrapur village in Deoria district when they were struck by lightning. Three...

07-May-2017 New Delhi

Delhi records hottest May 7 since 2011, no respite soon

A scorching sun created heat wave conditions in some parts of the capital on Sunday as mercury rose five notches above the season's average to 44.1 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest May 7 since 2011, the Met office said. Monday is likely to be as...

07-May-2017 Jaipur

Rajasthan roasts under heat wave conditions

Heat wave conditions prevailed in the desert state of Rajasthan with Churu being the hottest at 47 degree Celsius, weather officials said on Sunday.The intense heat has forced residents to stay indoors, especially in afternoons.State capital Jaipur was hot...

03-May-2017 New Delhi

Delhi, National Capital Region have thundershowers

The national capital, Gurugram, Faridabad and parts of Noida saw thunderstorms and received light showers on Wednesday afternoon, the weather office here said.According to the Met Office, scattered and light rains and thunderstorms were likely in and around...

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,...

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