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10-Dec-2018 Shopian

Mughal road closed after fresh snowfall

Following the fresh snowfall in the high altitude areas including Pir Ki Gali, District Administration Shopian today closed Mughal road till further orders.The Mughal road- connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with South Kashmir’s...

27-Nov-2018 New Delhi

How to take care of hair in pollution

With pollution comes the requirement to be extra cautious of your hair as the chances of it getting dull gets higher. Make sure you treat it well.Pankaj Chaturvedi, Director, Senior Consultant Dermatologist and Hair Transplant Surgeon at MedLinks list down...

25-Nov-2018 Srinagar

Ladakh freezes, Kargil minus 9.5

The Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir remained in deep freeze on Sunday with Kargil recording minus 9.5 degrees Celsisus as cold wave conditions continued to sweep the valley, the Met said.It was minus 6.5 in the Leh town, 0.7 in Srinagar, minus 2.0 in...

18-Nov-2018 Kargil

Kargil coldest in Kashmir Valley at minus 9 degrees

Kargil town was the coldest in the Kashmir Valley at minus 9 degrees Celsius on Sunday while the minimum temperatures across the region around the  freezing point, the weather office said.According to a Met Department official, the minimum temperatures...

17-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Misty morning in Delhi, air quality 'very poor'

The national capital on Saturday witnessed a misty morning with deteriorated air quality which was recorded in the 'very poor' category, after being 'poor' since Thursday.The minimum temperature was recorded at 12.7 degrees Celsius, the season's average,...

15-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Misty Thursday morning in Delhi, air quality 'poor'

It was a misty morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.2 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, weather office said.The MeT has predicted a clear day ahead.According to the System of Air...

12-Nov-2018 Srinagar

Rains lash Kashmir parts, day temperature falls across Valley

Parts of south and north Kashmir received rains on Monday even as weatherman forecast possibility of snow amid fall in day temperature across the Kashmir Valley including this summer capital of the state.The capital city registered the maximum temperature...

12-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Delhi-NCR witnesses 'severe' air quality

Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Monday witnessed "severe" air quality with the minimum temperature recorded at 13.4 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the Met office said."The sky will be clear with mist in the early part of the day," an...

11-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Delhi-NCR witness 'very poor' air quality

Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Sunday witnessed 'very poor' air quality with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met office said."The sky will be clear with shallow fog in the...

10-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Severe pollution on foggy Saturday

Visibility dropped to 700 metres on Saturday morning as pollution levels remained severe at many places in the city besides a fog envelope, the Met said.The minimum temperature was recorded at 12 degrees Celsius, two notches below the average, while the maximum...

08-Nov-2018 Ladakh

Cold wave continues in Ladakh

A partial cloud cover marginally improved minimum temperatures across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday as the Ladakh region continued to reel under the first cold wave of the season, Met said."The cold wave conditions are likely to continue for another three...

08-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Fog in Delhi; air quality 'severe'

It was a foggy morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 10.5 degrees Celsius and air quality deteriorating to "severe" level a day after Diwali.The air-quality across the National Capital Region has worsened,...

07-Nov-2018 Jammu/Srinagar

Srinagar records season's coldest night

Srinagar city recorded the season's coldest night at minus 2.2 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley dropped below the freezing point on Wednesday, the weather office said."The minimum temperatures remained below the freezing...

04-Nov-2018 Manali

Hills nearby Manali see snow

Snowfall was seen in the hills overlooking the Himachal Pradesh picturesque tourist resort of Manali on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 2.8 degrees Celsius, according to the weather office."Hills overlooking Manali, including the Solang ski slopes,...

04-Nov-2018 Srinagar

Unprecedented power outages across Kashmir Valley

Unprecedented power outages plunged the Kashmir Valley into darkness, with authorities on Sunday blaming Saturday's heavy snowfall for the disruption.The valley witnessed snowfall in the month of November for the first time since 2009.Chief engineer electric maintenance...

03-Nov-2018 Poonch

Over 100 trucks still stranded on Mughal Road

Owing to snowfall, about 105 trucks continue to be stranded since Thursday night near Pir Ki Gali on the Mughal Road in south Kashmir.Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Surankote Mohammad Saleem Qureshi told GNS that 105 trucks continue to remain stranded due...

03-Nov-2018 Srinagar

Snow plunges Valley into darkness

The unexpected snowfall on Saturday plunged most of the parts of the Valley into darkness, leaving the people fuming in anger. However, Chief Engineer PDD Kashmir, Hashmat Qazi, said that “heavy” snowfall in the Valley has resulted in trees with thick foliage...

03-Nov-2018 Srinagar

Kashmir valley receives season's first snowfall

Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar and other plains of the valley received the season's first snowfall on Saturday as higher reaches continued to receive heavy snowfall.Heavy snowfall was seen at Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, both sides of the Jawahar...

03-Nov-2018 Jammu/Srinagar

Snowfall in higher reaches of J&K

Fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday while heavy rains lashed the plains, the weather department said."Fresh snowfall has occurred in Zojila Pass, Drass, Kargil, Sonamarg, Pahalgam and Gulmarg during the last 12 hours,"...

03-Nov-2018 Shimla

Snow, rains bring down mercury in Himachal

Snow and widespread rains on Saturday brought down temperatures across Himachal Pradesh, a Met official said.While the tourist resorts of Shimla and Manali witnessed rains, other hill stations like Kalpa and Chitkul in Kinnaur district and Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti...

30-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Clean Air Week from 1st November to control pollution in Delhi

A Clean Air Week would be organised from 01 to05 November, 2018 in collaboration with the Government of Delhi and the four major NCR cities to control the air pollution. For this, 52 teams have been formedto ensure compliance and safety and take quick...

30-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Delhi-NCR air worsens to 'severe', set to deteriorate

The air quality of Delhi and neighbouring areas deteriorated on Tuesday, turning "severe", with a rise in particle pollutants overnight, mostly due to the local sources of pollution.A Supreme Court-appointed committee has already ordered the pollution control...

28-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Air quality severe in most of Delhi, Faridabad 25 times polluted

With more than half of the national capital suffering a "severe or severe-plus" air quality, Delhi and the regions around it saw a sudden spike in effluents on Sunday, with Faridabad's air 25 times more polluted than safety standards.According to the data...

22-Oct-2018 Bogota (Colombia)

Mudslide kills 9 in Colombia

At least nine people were killed and five more were missing after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in northern Colombia on Sunday, the fire department said.The early morning rains caused a mudslide that buried several homes in a poor neighbourhood, most...

17-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Death toll in cyclone-hit Odisha 57, damage put at Rs 2,200 cr

The death toll due to cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in Odisha has increased to 57 and the damage is estimated at Rs 2,200 crore, said an official on Wednesday.Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said that as per preliminary estimates, overall damage,...

16-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Titli toll in Odisha increases to 26

The Odisha government on Tuesday confirmed that the death toll in the very severe cyclonic storm Titli and subsequent flooding in the state has increased to 26, while 57 lakh people have been affected."Eighteen victims were reported in Gajapati district...

12-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Titli triggers flood-like situation in Odisha

Heavy rains triggered by the Titli severe cyclonic storm has caused flood-like situations in several districts of Odisha on Friday.The situation remains vulnerable, especially in Ganjam, Rayagada and Gajapati districts where the remote areas have been cut...

11-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Titli makes landfall in Odisha, crosses coast

Very severe cyclonic storm Titli which is being referred to as a Category 2 hurricane, made landfall in Odisha's Gopalpur on Thursday with surface winds reaching 126 kmph, the Met said. There has been no casualty yet.Heavy rains were dumped in at least eight...

11-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Titli: Nearly 3 lakh people evacuated in Odisha

As many as 3 lakh people have been evacuated in Odisha on Wednesday in view of severe cyclonic storm Titli, which is likely to hit the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday morning.The people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas in Ganjam, Puri,...

29-Sep-2018 Lahaul-Spiti

Himachal rescue operation enters final stage

The rescue operation in Himachal's Lahaul Valley entered its final stages on Saturday as a large number of people, comprising largely tourists, were evacuated safely from the snow-marooned region.The last batch of tourists stuck at various locations in the...

28-Sep-2018 Srinagar

Army rescues 168 tourists stranded on Leh-Manali highway

The Army said on Friday it has rescued 168 civilians, including foreign tourists, caught in highly inclement weather on the Leh-Manali highway.Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: "168 civilians, including 31 Bhutanese, 38 Nepalese nationals...

27-Sep-2018 Lahaul-Spiti

63 airlifted, over 300 rescued by road in Himachal on day 3

Sixty-three people, including three German and 10 women Indian tourists with three children, were airlifted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) from Himachal Pradesh's snow-ravaged Lahaul valley on Thursday.Besides, over 300 people were rescued by the Border Roads Organisation...

21-Sep-2018 Chandigarh

Government Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert

A spokesman of Punjab government informed that as per information received from Ministry of Earth Sciences, the State is likely to experience widespread rainfall during late 22nd to 24th September, 2018. Many districts in Doaba, Majha and Malwa are very...

21-Sep-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Daye weakens, dumps heavy rain in Odisha

Several parts of Odisha have been experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms under the impact of cyclonic storm Daye.The cyclone crossed Odisha coast near Gopalpur in the early on Friday.It has caused heavy to very heavy rainfall...

03-Sep-2018 Kozhikode (Kerala)

Rat fever: High alert as Kerala toll rises

Kerala was put on high alert for three weeks as two more people succumbed to rat fever on Monday, taking the death toll to nine in the past three days following unprecedented floods.Seventy-one others were said to be carrying the disease in Kozhikode and Pathanamthitta...

01-Sep-2018 Dehradun

Rains pound Uttarakhand, schools to remain shut

With heavy rain forecast in Uttarakhand till Monday and showers continuing in most parts on Saturday, schools have been shut down in Dehradun, Paudi, Tehri and Haridwar, an official said."Keeping in mind the safety of the students and teachers, all schools...

21-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Sun finally shines over Kerala, UAE pledges $500 mn

For the first time in many days, the sun shone brightly over Kerala on Tuesday even as hundreds of thousands remained in relief camps while many who returned home broke down after seeing the enormity of the destruction.There were no rains and the level of...

20-Aug-2018 Kodagu (Karnataka)

4,320 rescued in Kodagu, rescue work in final phase

About 4,320 marooned people have been rescued till Monday morning in flood-hit Kodagu district in Karnataka as the rescue work entered its final stage in search of nearly 50 persons reportedly missing or stranded, an official said."The rescue work has entered...

20-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Rains abate, flood waters recede as relief pours into Kerala

With the rains that battered Kerala for a week finally abating on Monday, water levels dropped in the swollen rivers even as the number of people who have taken shelter in relief camps crossed the one million mark.A total of 10,28,000 people were now housed...

19-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala toll 370, over 7 lakh in camps

As the rain fury finally abated on Sunday, 724,649 people remained in 5,645 camps in Kerala following "one of the worst ever floods" that has left about 370 dead and caused unprecedented destruction."Our prime concern was to save lives. It appears it has...

18-Aug-2018 Bengaluru

Heavy rain continues to lash Karnataka district

Heavy rain leading to landslides and flooding continued to lash Karnataka's Kodagu district, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Saturday."Rains have been causing massive damage in Kodagu. The state officials, along with Indian Army troops, Navy divers...

17-Aug-2018 Kochi

Navy rescues 500 in flood-hit Kerala

The Indian Navy rescued nearly 500 people on Friday, continuing with its massive rescue and relief operations in flood-ravaged Kerala where monsoon rains have left a trail of death and destruction across the state.On Friday, 58 rescue teams were deployed...

15-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Heavy rains hit Kerala, Cochin airport shut

Heavy rains again hit Kerala on Wednesday killing four more people and taking the death toll to 43 since August 8.It has been raining heavily in several parts of the state since Tuesday evening. The authorities were forced to open 33 dams across Kerala.Those...

13-Aug-2018 Shimla

Heavy rains in Himachal close highways, hundreds stranded

After heavy overnight rains, most of the roads in the interiors of Himachal Pradesh remained closed to traffic on Monday, stranding hundreds of travellers and commuters.The Chandigarh-Manali National Highway-21 has been closed for vehicles near Mandi town,...

11-Aug-2018 Bengaluru

Heavy rains lash coastal, south Karnataka

Heavy rains of up to 15 cm lashed coastal and southern Karnataka, causing rivers to overflow and creating a flood-like situation in villages and towns in the region, said an official on Saturday."Heavy rains are being received in the coastal districts of Dakshina...

10-Aug-2018 Idukki/Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala flood situation worsens as dams release water

The flood situation in Kerala worsened on Friday as all the five gates of the Idukki hydel project were opened and shutters of over two dozen dams were lifted, inundating various parts of the state which reeled under the unprecedented downpour in decades....

07-Aug-2018 Srinagar

Incessant rains trigger water logging in parts of Srinagar

Parts of Srinagar on Tuesday faces water-logging due to incessant rains throwing life in the summer capital out of gear.It was difficult for the  commuters to walk on various city roads even the commercial hub Lal Chowk, Residency Road and MA Road here...

06-Aug-2018 Guwahati

116 Assam villages flooded after excess water released from dam

Thousands of people in 116 villages of Assam's Golaghat district have been affected by flooding after excess water was released from a dam located at Nagaland's Wokha district, officials said.The dam is run by the North East Electric Power Corporation Limited...

05-Aug-2018 Shimla

Himachal gets moderate to heavy rainfall

The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Sunday, causing landslides and blocking roads, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were gain in spate, officials said.More rains are in store this week, the...

04-Aug-2018 Dehradun

Heavy rain alert for Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand authorities on Saturday issued an alert about heavy rains in the next 72 hours.The annual 'Chaar Dhaam Yatra' has also been halted at some places due to landslides and rains.The Kali and Gore rivers are already in spate, officials said. Regional Met...

01-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Yamuna flowing 1cm below danger mark

The water level in the Yamuna river, which was flowing over the danger mark of 204.83 metres since Saturday, reached 204.82 metres on Wednesday afternoon in Delhi -- 1 cm below the red sign."The water level is now flowing a centimetre below the mark and...

28-Jul-2018 Lucknow

37 killed in UP rains in two days

At least 37 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh in the past 48-hours since Thursday, an official said on Saturday.Rains have continued to batter many parts of the state for the third consecutive day on Saturday, the Met said.District...

27-Jul-2018 Lucknow

Several killed as rains continue in UP

Heavy rains battered Uttar Pradesh over the last 24-hours and claimed several lives, an official said on Friday.The rains will continue for the next 48-hours but with a lower intensity, the Met said.According to the government official, nine persons, including...

27-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Rains lash north India amid flood fears

Triggering a flood-like situation at many places, the rains across north India continued for the second day on Friday.Normal life was been thrown out of gear in Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana...

24-Jul-2018 Srinagar

Cloudbursts, flash floods hits Ganderbal

The cloudbursts and flash floods triggered by incessant rains hits higher reach in Hayan, Kangan area of Ganderbal District.Reports said that the River Sindh flows through most parts of Kangan areas like Hayan, Thune and people in many areas live near the...

24-Jul-2018 Srinagar

Duo goes missing in Srinagar outskirts flash floods

A cloud burst along with massive rainfall hit Dachigam and its adjacent areas in the outskirts of Srinagar city creating flood like situation.Reports said that flood like situation emerged in Harwan, Dachigam and Tailbal areas of these were lashed by massive...

22-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Heavy rainfall warning in five Bengal districts in 48 hours

The Met officials on Sunday warned of spells of thundershowers accompanied by strong winds in five West Bengal districts even as moderate rain lashed parts of Kolkata and adjoining suburbs since morning.According to the regional Meteorological Department,...

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