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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,...

21-Jul-2018 Bhubaneswar

Heavy rains lash Odisha, throw life out of gear

Heavy rainfall triggered by a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has thrown normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha.This prompted  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to call an emergency meeting on Saturday to review the situation. He directed...

20-Jul-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Three more deaths in Kerala even as rains lessen

Even the incidence of rains that caused huge damage across Kerala have come down, three more deaths were reported on Friday, taking the death toll to 20 since the last two weeks.On Friday morning, residents at Wandoor near Thrissur woke up to see their neighbours'...

20-Jul-2018 Bhubaneswar

13 killed in lightning strikes in Odisha

As many as 13 persons were killed and four injured in lightning strikes at different places in Odisha, officials said on Friday."We have received reports from various districts regarding the death of 13 persons due to lightning. We are inquiring into the...

30-Jun-2018 Srinagar

Flood water enters many homes in Srinagar, many people evacuated

Many residents who live along the Jhelum banks here are experiencing flooding from the river and several people have also evacuated to safety. While water seeped into many homes, flood and rainwater were pooling in backyards of many others.Reports said dozens...

29-Jun-2018 Srinagar

Heavy rains lashes several parts of Valley, people to remain vigilant

Heavy rains lashed several parts of the Valley, including the summer capital here today, even as the authorities advised people residing near streams in south Kashmir to remain vigilant.Many parts of Kashmir received heavy rains since early morning, an official...

14-Jun-2018 Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal

Northeast flood situation grim, Army help sought

The flood situation in the Northeast continued to be grim on Thursday with at least nine people losing their lives and thousands displaced in Assam, Manipur and Tripura, where the state governments have sought Armys help in rescue operations.Two people lost...

26-May-2018 Chandigarh

Heat wave conditions intensify in Haryana, Punjab

Heat wave conditions intensified in most parts of Haryana and Punjab on Saturday with most areas reeling under severe heat.The maximum temperatures, which were already touching 43-45 degrees at several places, went up by one to two degrees Celsius.Narnaul...

08-May-2018 Dharamsala

Rain snow brought down temperature in Himachal

The Dhouladhar ranges of Himalayas in Kangra district of Himachal had the fresh and heavy snowfall this morning as the entire Kangra Valley including the famous hill station Dharamshala experiencing the light to moderate rain since yesterday evening. The...

25-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Srinagar- Leh highway reopens after closure of six days

The 434 km Srinagar- Leh highway, the only road connecting Kashmir with the frontier region of Ladakh, reopened on Wednesday after remaining closed for six days due to snowfall and slippery road conditions.“We have resumed traffic on the 434 km long Srinagar-Leh...

23-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Sonamarg-Drass stretch remains shut for fourth day

The Sonamarg-Drass stretch of 434-km on strategic Srinagar-Leh highway continued to remain shut on fourth consecutive day on Monday.The highway was closed on Thursday following heavy snowfall at Zojilla and Drass, said an official.He said men and machinery...

20-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Rains lash Kashmir,roads inundated

Rain lash Kashmir Valley yet again on Friday while some parts in upper reaches received fresh snowfall.Reports said that Kashmir Valley on Friday received rainfall resulting in the dip in day temperatures. Besides, rainfall in plains, the upper reaches received...

10-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Rains continue, Gulmarg receives 27.4mm

Incessant rain continued across the Kashmir valley for the third day on Tuesday, bringing down the temperature.In Srinagar, 9.0 mm rain was received during the day from 0830-1730 hours as the day temperature dropped by five degrees, recording a maximum of 13.4...

09-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Amid rains, Basant Rath removes encroachment from foot paths

It was a tough day for those city centre traders who are habitual of encroaching foot-paths by erecting their merchandize there.IG Traffic Basant Rath accompanied by a fleet of SMC and Traffic Department vehicles seized merchandize of traders erected on...

09-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Leh highway closed due to landslides, fresh snowfall

The Leh highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir valley, and 86-km-long historic Mughal road were closed due to landslides and fresh snowfall.However, despite the heavy rains during the night, the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu highway was through for...

06-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Dust storm throws life out of gear in Delhi

Normal life was thrown out of gear on Friday evening as dust-laden storm blew across Delhi, followed by drizzle that brought down the temperature.Commuters were left stranded due to the storm, recorded at 81 km per hour, which brought down visibility in the...

30-Mar-2018 Shillong

Several houses, crops damaged by hail in Meghalaya

Several houses and crops were damaged when heavy rains accompanied with hailstones and strong winds lashed Meghalaya on Friday, an official said. However no casualties were reported.Several rooftops were blown away and houses were damaged. Many trees and electric...

28-Feb-2018 Srinagar

Rain, snow likely in J&K

The Met on Wednesday forecast three days of rain and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, beginning Thursday evening."Fairly widespread rain in the plains and snow in the higher reaches is likely to occur tomorrow evening onwards," the Met office said.The overall...

24-Feb-2018 Srinagar

Light rain, snowfall in J&K

Light rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The Met said the weather will improve Sunday onwards.Worries of an impending dry summer have been revisiting the people as no major snowfall occurred in...

22-Feb-2018 Dehradun

Heavy snowfall on Uttarakhand hills

Heavy snowfall was reported on Thursday from the hilly tracts of Uttarakhand, including Hemkund Saheb, Badrinath and Kedarnath. This has lead to a dip in the mercury.At other places, especially the plains the temperature has increased to warm which was normal,...

15-Feb-2018 Srinagar

After 4-days closure, highway to re-open for fresh traffic tomorrow

The Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday while as over 450 stranded vehicles at Ramban were allowed to move towards Kashmir. The strategic road will re-open for fresh traffic on Friday.The 300-km highway, the...

15-Feb-2018 Jammu

Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday as authorities said landslide clearance work is still in progress."No traffic will be allowed on the highway as road clearance operations are on at Battery Cheshma...

14-Feb-2018 Srinagar

Traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway suspended

Traffic on Srinagar-Jammu strategic national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the world remained suspended for the third  consecutive day on Wednesday due to fresh landslides.Reports said that hundreds of vehicles remained stranded at...

14-Feb-2018 Jammu

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed due to landslides

Fresh landslides in Udhampur and Ramban districts forced the closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.A Traffic Department official said no traffic would be allowed on the highway following the landslides that occurred...

13-Feb-2018 Srinagar

Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remains shut for second day

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remains shut for the second day today due to snowfall, even as air traffic to and fro Kashmir resumed this morning, officials said."The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is closed for traffic as landslides have occurred...

13-Feb-2018 Srinagar

Minimum temperature settled below freezing point across Valley, Ladakh

Intermittent snowfall continued at many places across Kashmir, even as the minimum temperature settled below the freezing point across the Valley and the Ladakh region.Kashmir experienced the seasons's first major snowfall yesterday with the plains receiving snowfall...

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