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19-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Delhi's air quality improves, but stubble burning in Punjab up

Even as the air quality in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, recorded an improvement, increased stubble burning in the western Punjab districts despite the National Green Tribunal directions continues to pose a threat.With good wind speed and...

19-Nov-2017 Srinagar

Leh freezes, Gulmarg coldest in Kashmir Valley

Night temperatures in Ladakh dropped to below freezing point at minus 7.9 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg was the coldest place in the Kashmir Valley with a minus 4.6 degrees Celsius, a Met department official said on Sunday."The minimum temperatures on Sunday...

17-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Air quality in Delhi improves, NGT defers decision on odd-even

After a long period of heavy pollution, the air quality in the National Capital Region on Friday improved to "poor" category as concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) deferred to Tuesday hearing on the Delhi government's...

17-Nov-2017 Jammu

Night temperatures improve in Jammu region, Ladakh coldest

Night temperatures improved in the Jammu region while temperatures in Ladakh dropped to below freezing point, a Met department official said on Saturday.The night's lowest temperature in Leh and Kargil towns was minus 6.4 and minus 6.0 degree Celsius respectively."At...

17-Nov-2017 Doda

Chenab Valley witnesses season’s first snowfall

Upper reaches of Chenab Valley in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed season’s first snowfall after a long dry spell.In picturesque Bhaderwah Valley heavy snowfall was witnessed in Kailash mountain range, Asha Pati, Seoj Dhar, Chattar Gali leading to sudden drop in...

16-Nov-2017 Srinagar

Leh, coldest in J&K at minus 5.9

Leh town in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest on Thursday where the night temperature dropped to minus 5.9 degrees Celsius, a Met official said.While the minimum in neighbouring Kargil was minus 5.2 degrees. In Srinagar city the minimum...

15-Nov-2017 Panaji

The future of wine: AI to revolutionise wine-buying

 Wondering whether a Chardonnay pairs well with fish, or a nice juicy steak would work nicely with a Cabernet Sauvignon? In a few years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) would address these dilemmas for you, playing its part as a virtual sommelier, according to Robert...

15-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Will Delhi's air replicate London's 'Great Smog'?

On a cold December morning some 65 years ago, a seemingly dense fog engulfed the City of London. People went about their business as usual as it was a common occurrence at that time. It didn't take long, however, for Londoners to realise that this was no...

10-Nov-2017 New Delhi

No improvement in Delhi's air quality

 There was no decline in pollution levels in the Delhi-NCR region on Friday as major pollutants across all monitoring stations remained at "severe" level.The data collected from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) showed that the levels of PM2.5 and...

10-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Foggy Friday morning in Delhi

It was a foggy morning in the national capital on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 13 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. Visibility stood at 400 metres."There was moderate fog in many places. The sky will remain clear ahead,"...

09-Nov-2017 New Delhi

No improvement in air quality, Delhi still faces emergency situation

With no improvement in the air quality, Delhi-NCR continued to breathe toxins for the third consecutive day, as major pollutants across all monitoring stations in the region crossed "severe" level on Thursday.The data collected from the central government's...

31-Oct-2017 New York

Fish during pregnancy may protect baby from asthma

Women who consume fish during pregnancy are just as likley to protect their offspring from developing asthma as those who consume fish oil supplements, suggests a new study.Pregnant women who consume high doses of omega-3 fatty acids in the third trimester...

09-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Heavy rains claims two lives in Kolkata, North 24 Parganas

Heavy rains accompanied by squally winds left two persons dead, hit flight and train movements, and disrupted normal life in Kolkata and its surrounding districts on Monday.The city bore the brunt of the deluge, with a large number of its thoroughfares waterlogged...

02-Oct-2017 Hyderabad

Heavy rains lash Hyderabad, three killed

Three persons were killed as heavy rains lashed Hyderabad on Monday, inundating low-lying areas and throwing normal life out of gear.Heavy downpour, accompanied by thunderstorm for over three hours in the evening, inundated roads, bringing the traffic to a...

27-Sep-2017 Bangalore

Heavy rain continues to lash Bengaluru

Heavy rain measuring about 196 mm till Wednesday morning lashed the city inundating several localities and leading to traffic snarls on arterial roads, weather officials said."The city received heavy rainfall on Wednesday with a few areas receiving a maximum...

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)...

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