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18-Jun-2019 Patna

Heatwave kills 90 people in last 72 hours in Bihar

Severe heatwave killed 12 more people in Bihar in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll over the past three days to 90, official said on Tuesday.However unofficially, the heatwave has claimed more than 250 lives in three days across a dozen districts.Deaths...

18-Jun-2019 Patna

Heatwave kills 90 people in last 72 hours in Bihar

Severe heatwave killed 12 more people in Bihar in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll over the past three days to 90, official said on Tuesday.However unofficially, the heatwave has claimed more than 250 lives in three days across a dozen districts.Deaths...

13-Jun-2019 Lucknow

17 killed in storms, rain in UP

Seventeen persons have died in separate incidents of dust storms, lightning and rain in various parts of Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours.According to reports, four persons died in Siddharthanagar, three in Deoria, three in Basti, two in Ballia and one each...

12-Jun-2019 Mumbai

Hoarding crashes in Mumbai kill one, injure 5

A senior citizen was killed and three women were injured in hoarding crashes as flight, rail and road traffic was affected by pre-monsoon showers that lashed Mumbai, on Wednesday, officials said.An Air India flight AI-678 from Delhi to Mumbai was diverted...

10-Jun-2019 New Delhi

At 48 degrees, Delhi creates new record

Heatwave in Delhi peaked on Monday, with the mercury touching 48 degrees Celsius, the highest in the history of the national capital.Thanks to dry winds from Rajasthan and Pakistan, the temperature in Delhi surpassed the previous highest of 47.8 degree Celsius...

01-Jun-2019 Jaipur

Churu sizzles at 50 degree Celsius

Rajasthan's Churu was hottest on Saturday with temperature touching 50 degree Celsius in the district, said the met department.The Met Department has issued a red alert and a yellow alert in many districts of the state for the next five days starting from Saturday...

01-Jun-2019 Chandigarh

Punjab, Haryana continue to reel under severe heat wave

Punjab and Haryana continued to reel under severe heat wave conditions on Saturday with temperatures crossing the 47 degrees Celsius mark at several places.People may get some relief from the rising mercury with the met department here forecasting thundershowers...

01-Jun-2019 New Delhi

IMD issues highest heatwave alert for Delhi-NCR

As the minimum temperature touched 27.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday in the Delhi-NCR region, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued the highest "red" alert for some parts of northern India including the national capital.Besides Delhi, the...

14-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Fani impact: Power links yet to be restored in Puri

Even after 11 days of cyclone Fani, the Puri district in Odisha is yet to get power connectivity. The cyclone that hit the coast on May 3 damaged the basic infrastructures like electricity, telecom and water.While the state government claimed to have restored...

11-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

14 lakh trees in Odidha damaged by cyclone Fani

A total of 14 lakh trees and eight lakh saplings were damaged as cyclone Fani devastated coastal Odisha, an official said on Saturday.The Forest and Environment Department is the worst-affected in the cyclone as it sustained a Rs 537 crore loss, Secretary,...

09-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

1.52 lakh hectare area affected by cyclone Fani in Odisha

A 1,52,985-hectare area covering 88 blocks in 14 districts was affected due to cyclone Fani which hit Odisha, an official said on thursday.Information and Public Relations Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh said as per a preliminary damage assessment report,...

08-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Fani: Odisha death toll rises to 41

The death toll in Odisha so far due to cyclone Fani has increased to 41, even as people are struggling to get electricity amidst the gruelling summer, which has made life more miserable.The increase in the number of human casualties in the state to 41, was...

05-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Fani: 29 deaths reported in Odisha so far

The Odisha government on Sunday confirmed that 29 deaths have been reported so far after cyclone 'Fani' hit the coastal state on Friday.Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi said that 21  people have died in Puri while eight deaths were reported from other affected...

05-May-2019 Dhaka

Cyclone Fani : Bangladesh death toll reaches nine

The death toll due to cyclone Fani that slammed into Bangladesh after striking the Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal, has increased to nine, authorities said on Sunday.While confirming the toll, state Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Enamur...

04-May-2019 Odisha

Indian Navy launches Massive Rescue and Rehabilitation Effort

In the aftermath of the devastation caused by Extremely Severe Cyclone ‘Fani’, the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy has launched a massive rescue and rehabilitation effort in Odisha. Two Maritime Recce sorties were undertaken by the Dornier aircraft...

04-May-2019 Dhaka

Cyclone Fani kills 6 in Bangladesh

At least six people were killed as cyclone Fani slammed into Bangladesh's coastline after striking the Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal, officials said.Bangladesh State Minister for Disaster Management Enamur Rahman said that 63 people were injured...

04-May-2019 Kolkata

Cyclone Fani uproots trees, triggers heavy rains in West Bengal

Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades, uprooted trees and triggered rains as it entered West Bengal post midnight on Saturday, hours after making landfall and causing havoc in Odisha on Friday.No loss of life...

03-May-2019 Bhubaneswar/Kolkata/Visakhapatnam

Cyclone Fani pounds Odisha coast, 2 killed; alert in Bengal

Two people were killed in Odisha after a severe tropical cyclone made landfall on the eastern coast of the country on Friday, with wind speed of up to 200 km per hour pounding the states coastal region, massively damaging property and disrupting flight operations,...

03-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Fani: Severe thunderstorm, rains, gale across Odisha

Extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani with wind speed touching nearly 200 kmph that made landfall earlier on Friday on the eastern coast wreaking havoc in Odisha, will cross several districts in the state before advancing to neighbouring West Bengal.The India Meteorological...

03-May-2019 Kolkata

Rain lashes Bengal as Fani stings Odisha

As the severe cyclonic storm Fani made landfall in neighbouring Odisha, heavy rainfall lashed Kolkata and Gangetic West Bengal on Friday.The extremely severe cyclonic storm made landfall alittle after 10 a.m. It was located over 400 km southwest of Kolkata...

03-May-2019 Visakhapatnam

Cyclone Fani triggers heavy rains, gales in Andhra

Extremely severe cyclone storm cyclone Fani, which hit Odisha coast near Puri on Friday morning, triggered heavy rains in parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh, while gusty winds uprooted trees and electricity poles, officials said.The cyclone moved close to north...

03-May-2019 New Delhi

Three naval warships to be first responders to Fani

Three Indian navy's warships -- Sahyadri, Ranvir and Kadmatt -- with relief material and medical teams are tracking extremely severe cyclone Fani and will be the first responder and start rescue work as soon the storm hits the coast in Odisha.The ship sailed...

03-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Odisha evacuates 1mn ahead of Cyclone Fani landfall

At least one million people have been evacuated in the last 24 hours from the vulnerable districts in Odisha ahead of Cyclone Fani's landfall in the state on Friday, officials said.The highest number of people  3 lakh  was evacuated from Ganjam...

02-May-2019 Bhubaneswar/Kolkata

Cyclone Fani: Flights from Bhubaneswar, Kolkata cancelled

All flights to and from Bhubaneswar have been cancelled for 24 hours starting midnight of May 3 in view of the impending severe cyclonic storm 'Fani' threat over the Bay of Bengal, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Thursday.The regulatory...

02-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Fani to make landfall in Odisha

At least one million people have been evacuated in the last 24 hours from the vulnerable districts in Odisha ahead of cyclone Fani's landfall in the state on Friday, officials said.The cyclone is expected to make landfall between 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the...

02-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Fani: Evacuation process underway in Odisha

A massive evacuation process was underway ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm 'Fani' in Odisha coast, even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday appealed people not to panic over the cyclone.About eight lakh people would be evacuated from low-lying...

02-May-2019 Visakhapatnam

'Fani' impact brings rains to north coastal Andhra

Parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh started receiving heavy rains on Thursday as the extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Fani' in the Bay of Bengal neared the coast and was likely to make a landfall near Puri on Odisha on Friday, officials said.Srikakulam,...

26-Apr-2019 Maputo (Mozambique)

Cyclone Kenneth: Storm-battered Mozambique hit again

Three persons have been killed in northern Mozambique after cyclone Kenneth made landfall only a month after another huge storm battered the coastal nation, authorities said.The category 4 cyclone brought 220kmph (140mph) winds and killed three people on the...

25-Apr-2019 Shopian

Snow Clearance Of Mughal Road Cleared Upto Pir-Ki-Gali Shopian

 After working on war foot basis, Mechanical division Shopian/Pulwama completed snow clearance on Mughal Road upto Pir Ki Gali however Poonch side is yet to be completed.Deputy Commissioner Shopian Dr Owais Ahmed while announcing that snow from road which comes...

18-Apr-2019 Gandhinagar

13 killed in Gujarat in unseasonal rain, dust storm

Unseasonal rain and severe dust storm in different parts of Gujarat over the last two days claimed 13 lives even as authorities Thursday predicted that temperatures that had fallen to less than 3 to 7 degrees below normal would rise from next week to mark a normal...

17-Apr-2019 New Delhi

50 killed, scores hurt in rain, thunderstorm

As many as 50 people were reportedly killed and scores others injured in thunderstorms, hail and dust-storm and rain that lashed Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana since Tuesday evening.Maximum number of deaths were reported...

17-Apr-2019 Jaipur

Thunderstorm kills 25 in Rajasthan, CM announces aid

t least 25 persons lost their lives in Rajasthan after a severe thunderstorm hit the state on Tuesday evening, officials said on Wednesday.According to Relief and Disaster Management Secretary Ashutosh A.T. Pednekar, four people died in Jhalawad, five...

12-Feb-2019 Jammu

Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed

The Jammu-Srinagar highway on Tuesday remained closed to traffic for the seventh day in a row with authorities planning to restore it by day end as landslide debris removal was on in full swing."The landslide at Marog in Ramban-Ramsoo sector has been almost...

07-Feb-2019 Srinagar

Snowfall throws life out of gear in Kashmir Valley

Normal life was thrown out of gear in Kashmir Valley due to moderate to heavy snowfall since overnight while Gulmarg – the health resort reordered highest snow, of more than 3 feet.The upper reaches of the Valley received heavy snowfall, leading to the closure...

07-Feb-2019 Srinagar

Kashmir changes colour, turns white with fresh spell of heavy snow

Massive snowfall across Kashmir Valley threw life out of gear on Thursday. The fresh spell of snowfall disrupted power supply, air traffic and surface transport throughout the day.The snowfall started during the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday and...

03-Feb-2019 Srinagar

After decades, Kashmir relives its snowed-in winter

Kashmir’s winter this season has been something children had heard from their grandparents, but never experienced before.Over metre-long icicles hanging from rooftops, water bodies frozen rock solid prompting youth to slip and skate over them, roads so slippery...

01-Feb-2019 Srinagar

Jammu Srinagar highway closed following fresh snowfall, landslides

For the second consecutive day, the Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed due to the fresh snowfall and landslides.There has been fresh snowfall in the Bannihal area, and landslides at some places in the Bannihal-Ramban stretch of the road."Around...

30-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Parts of Kashmir Valley receive light snowfall

Parts of Kashmir Valley received light snowfall on Wednesday even as local meteorological department predicted wet weather across Jammu and Kashmir, cautioning that it may disrupt transport on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Valley...

25-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Highway remains closed, parts of J&K receive fresh snowfall

Amid fresh landslides at several places along the Srinagar-Jammu highway, the strategic thoroughfare, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world, remained closed for the fifth consecutive day on Friday. No fresh traffic shall be...

21-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Kashmir receives another spell of rain, snowfall

In yet another spell of rain and snowfall across the Valley, the normal life in Kashmir was disrupted on Monday as the Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only road connecting valley with rest of the States was closed for the vehicular movement.The Kashmir parts...

19-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir, more expected in coming days

Kashmir received the fresh spell of snowfall starting of Friday evening. The MeT department had already predicted heavy spell of snow fall from 19 onwards in Kashmir.Air traffic and road traffic continue to be affected pertaining to snowfall on regular intervals...

18-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Kashmir valley reels under cold, MeT predicts another snow spell

Kashmir valley is reeling under cold wave as Srinagar and other parts of the state are under below freezing point. With the state getting colder, MeT  has predicted another snow spell that may hit the state from January 19.According to Met department director...

16-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Snowfall drapes Valley in white again, weatherman predicts more snow

Amid prediction of snowfall till January 23, valley on Wednesday was blanketed white by a fresh snowfall leading to closure of roads, and suspension of aerial traffic to and fro Kashmir.Director of Meteorological department (MeT), Sonum Lotus, predicted light...

12-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Highway shut for vehicular traffic after heavy snowfall

Traffic movement was suspended on Srinagar-Jammu highway on Saturday following heavy snowfall around Jawahar Tunnel.Intermittent snowfall continued in most parts of Kashmir for the second day, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.He said while...

11-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir, highway closed

The second spell of snow fall in Kashmir on Thursday has disrupted life across Kashmir, mainly in mountainous regions of the valley.The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed for traffic following the snowfall.An official said that people travelling to and from...

10-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Day mercury drops as amid snowfall in Valley

While snowfall has started at several place in Kashmir, the day temperature dropped across the Valley on Thursday even as weatherman forecast wet spell in next 48 hours. The mercury dipped to 4.5 degree Celsius in Srinagar, the summer capital of the state,...

08-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Weatherman forecast widespread snow on Jan 11, 12

The weatherman on Monday forecast widespread rain and snow on Friday and  Saturday in Kashmir Valley even as night temperatures appreciated due to overnight cloud cover with Srinagar recording a low of minus 2 degrees Celsius.“There is the possibility...

08-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Unrelenting cold wave continues in Kashmir Valley

An unrelenting cold wave continued in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday as the weather office said the weather condition would remain the same during the next 48 hours.All rivers, lakes, streams and springs in the valley remain partially frozen as chilly winds...

05-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Snowfall bring respite from cold, disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Heavy snowfall brings respite from the intense cold wave but disrupted normal life in Kashmir Valley.According to the Met officials, "Snowfall started yesterday afternoon across the Valley. Srinagar recorded 25.2 cm of snow and minimum temperature recorded...

04-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Snowfall blankets Valley, roads closed, air traffic suspended

Snowfall layered white blanket across plains and upper reaches of Kashmir valley on Friday leading to closure of only land connectivity of the valley with other parts of the world, suspension of the air traffic and land routes to Line of Control were closed as...

02-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Kashmir under snow blanket, Srinagar receive light rains

The month long dry spell ended on Wednesday as most of the parts of the Valley received a fresh snowfall, bringing respite to the people from bone-chilling cold as the day temperature as per local Meteorological department (MeT) increased by several degrees.The...

02-Jan-2019 Srinagar

Traffic on Jammu-Srinagar national highway suspended

Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only all weather road linking Kashmir valley with the rest of the country was suspended on Wednesday following snowfall since early morning, a traffic police official said.The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national...

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