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15-Dec-2019 Udhampur

Chenani-Patnitop circular roads open for traffic

Chenani-Patnitop circular roads open for traffic movement which were blocked due to snow and landslides on the road.District Administration, Concerned Department, Gammon  and NHAI gear up their men and machinery to clear the snow and blockages on road and opened...

13-Dec-2019 Srinagar

Fog over, snow again, flight operations remain suspended for 7th day

The fresh snowfall in the Valley ended the smoggy weather conditions that continued from past one week while as the poor visibility has suspended the flight operations for the seventh straight day on Friday.According to the wire service—Kashmir News Observer...

13-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Snowfall wreaks havoc in KU, several departments damaged

The November 7 snowfall that created havoc throughout Kashmir has caused a massive damage in several teaching departments of the Kashmir University (KU).An official told wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the departments which are functioning...

12-Nov-2019 Srinagar

In times of snow, Poplar trees pose new threat to lives in Kashmir

The government has failed to cut poplar trees that have posed a threat to lives and property at several places in Srinagar and city outskirts.The last week’s massive snowfall has sent shockwaves among the inhabitants of several places after huge destruction...

11-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Snow fury : PDD infrastructure witnesses over Rs 100 Crore damage

The unseasonal snowfall that paralysed the normal life across Kashmir on November 7 has resulted in over Rs 100 Crore losses to the Kashmir’s power infrastructure as 700 transformers and over 6000 electric poles have witnessed intense damage.According to...

09-Nov-2019 Shopian

Snowfall aftershock : Apple boxes stocked at Shopian Mandi damaged

The season’s first snowfall in Kashmir has wreaked havoc to the fruit growers in South Kashmir’s Shopian district as hundreds of apple boxes, stocked at Fruit Mandi Aglar here  have suffered extensive damage.According to the wire service –Kashmir News...

09-Nov-2019 New Delhi

Air pollution in India linked to heart attack, stroke

Researchers conducting a study in a periurban area in southern India have found that air pollution in the country is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).The study shows that people most exposed to fine particles have a higher CIMT index...

08-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Season’s first snowfall wreaks havoc to apple orchards in Kashmir

The season’s first snowfall on Thursday wreaked havoc to apple orchards in Kashmir by causing widespread damage to the apple trees and the crop as well.The administration  was caught napping over the weather predictions without issuing any severe weather...

08-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Early snowfall closes all infiltration passes in Kashmir

Security forces, especially the army has received a divine intervention to plug to the infiltration at the Line of Control (LoC) as the season’s first heavy snowfall has resulted in the  closure of all the infiltration routes in Jammu and Kashmir.According...

08-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Day 2: Snow fury in Kashmir claims 7 lives

The season’s first snowfall on November 6, continued to throw normal life across Kashmir out of gear for the second consecutive day as the death toll due to intense snowfall  touched seven in the region including two porters.Within 24 hours of snow...

07-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Early snowfall closes all infiltration passes in Kashmir

Security forces, especially the army has received a divine intervention to plug to the infiltration at the Line of Control (LoC) as the season’s first heavy snowfall has resulted in the closure of all the infiltration routes in Jammu and Kashmir.According to...

07-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Where is snow clearance, ask people

Heavy snowfall of this year’s winter season triggered a chaos on Srinagar roads with people asking repeated question as to why the snow has not been cleared off the city roads including Lal Chowk area. People travelling on city roads out of compulsion amid...

07-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Season’s first snowfall wreaks havoc to apple orchards in Kashmir

The season’s first snowfall on Thursday wreaked havoc to apple orchards in Kashmir by causing widespread damage to the apple trees and the crop as well.The administration was caught napping over the weather predictions without issuing any severe weather...

07-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Season’s first snowfall in Kashmir claims 4 lives

Barely an hour after the season’s first snowfall in Kashmir, power supply went off while as road and air traffic was suspended across the region. The entire region including Srinagar city got enveloped under the white carpet due to the season’s first snowfall...

07-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Snowfall: Srinagar administration issues helpline numbers

The Srinagar administration has issued helpline numbers for the information of the general public requiring assistance in view of the prevalent weather situation in the district.The general public have been asked to contact the following numbers in case...

06-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Intermittent rains lash Valley, MeT predicts snowfall in Kashmir

As the intermittent rains lashed Valley since the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday, the weatherman here have predicted snowfall in higher reaches as well as in plains across Kashmir till November 08.Talking to the wire service –Kashmir News Observer...

04-Aug-2019 Mumbai

6 killed in relentless rain in Maharashtra, life hit

At least six persons were killed in Mumbai and Satara as rains continued to clobber large stretches of Maharashtra, especially the coastal Konkan region, on Sunday, hitting train  services badly.IAF helicopters rescued 58 people in Thane and boats...

30-Jul-2019 Islamabad

Rain claims 16 lives in Pakistan's Sindh

As many as 16 people died in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan's Sindh province as the first spell of monsoon rain wreaked havoc causing gridlock and flooding in several districts, officials said.The two government-run healthcare facilities in the city...

28-Jul-2019 Patna (Bihar)

Floods disrupt train services, death toll at 127 in Bihar

The railway services on the Samastipur-Darbhanga route were suspended on Sunday as it got submerged in the flood, which has affected as many as 13 districts in  Bihar.According to Chief PRO of East-Central railway Rajesh Kumar, 10 trains have been cancelled...

27-Jul-2019 Mumbai/Thane

All taken off the stuck train, Mumbai region flooded

Over 1,000 passengers, including nine pregnant women, on the Mahalaxmi Express which was stranded for nearly 18 hours in heavy flood waters, around 90 km from Mumbai, were rescued in a massive, multi-agency operations by Saturday afternoon, officials said.Central...

27-Jul-2019 Patna

Bihar floods toll 127, situation remains grim

As many as 127 people are reported to have died in Bihar as the flood situation across 13 districts in the eastern state remained critical, affecting over 82 lakh people, according to officials on Saturday.The situation is particularly grave in 13 districts...

27-Jul-2019 Thane

Indian Navy, IAF, NDRF rescue stranded train passengers in Thane

The Indian Air Force (IAF), Navy, Army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) launched a massive aerial and surface operation to rescue an estimated 1,500 passengers stranded in the Mahalaxmi Express on the flooded railway tracks at Vangani here...

26-Jul-2019 Islamabad

7 dead as torrential rains continue to lash Pakistan

At least seven people have been killed as torrential rains continue to batter Pakistan.According to rescue officials, one woman along her one-year-old boy died as rainwater flooded their house's basement in Rawalpindi. Another young boy drowned while swimming,...

25-Jul-2019 Guwahati

Water from Bhutan reservoir worsens Assam flood situation

Excess water release from Bhutan's Kuricchu Hydropower Plant flooded seven western Assam districts on Thursday even as the death toll from the floods rose to 76 in the state.Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Thuesday said...

25-Jul-2019 Panaji

Selaulim reservoir overflows after heavy rain : Goa official

Goa's Selaulim dam, a crucial water reservoir which provides supply for nearly half of the state's population has started overflowing following incessant rain over the last one week, an official at the state Water Resources Department (WRD) said.In May, following...

24-Jul-2019 Guwahati

Assam floods death toll rises to 75, over 3.4 million still affected

At least six persons died in flood-related incidents in Assam in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 75 even as 34,82,170 people continued to be affected by the deluge in 20 districts of the state till Wednesday evening.Officials of the Assam State...

24-Jul-2019 Patna

Situation in Bihar to worsen after heavy rains in Nepal

The flood situation in Bihar remained grim on Wednesday and is expected to worsen as neighbouring Nepal is witnessing heavy rains and the water from the overflowing rivers there may flow in to Bihar, an official said.So far, 106 people have died while over...

24-Jul-2019 Patna

32 killed by lightning in Bihar

At least 32 people, 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 on Wednesday.Eight deaths were reported in Jamui, seven in Aurangabad, five in Banka,...

23-Jul-2019 Muzaffarpur

Model Police Station in Bihar turns 'pond', boat is only hope

Flood has severely affected at least 12 districts of Bihar and despite every possible help from the government, people's woes are standing afirm. In this horrifying situation, a Model Police Station has also been turned into a 'pond' where boats remained the...

22-Jul-2019 Patna

Floods wreak havoc in Bihar, death toll reaches 102

Floods continue to ravage 12 districts in Bihar in which 102 people have lost their lives so far and nearly 72 lakh people have been affected.In Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga and many other areas people have taken shelter on roads....

17-Jul-2019 Patna

Bihar floods: Situation improves as water level recedes

With the water level in major rivers receding, the situation in flood-hit Bihar showed signs of improvement on Wednesday."There is some improvement in the flood situation. The flood water that spread to large areas is receding, relief and rescue operations...

16-Jul-2019 Patna

Over 2.5 million affected due to floods in Bihar

The flood situation in Bihar continued to remain grim on Tuesday with over 2.5 million people affected by it across the 12 districts of the state, officials said.In the last 24 hours, all the major rivers were flowing above the danger level, leading to embankment...

16-Jul-2019 Leh

Climate change stripping Ladakh of its very identity

Blame global warming, and Ladakh is one of those places where its more evident than elsewhere. Extending from the Siachen glacier to the Himalayas, the picturesque region evokes mental imagery of Buddhist architecture and snow-laden surroundings. Now, both...

15-Jul-2019 Agartala

Rain fury on in Tripura, Mizoram, 22,000 shifted to camps

Over 22,000 people have been shifted to relief camps and other safer places in Tripura and Mizoram due to flooding of low-lying areas and villages by uninterrupted rains over the past three days, officials said on Monday.At least four people were drowned...

15-Jul-2019 Patna

Flood havoc continues in Bihar, over 18 lakh people affected

From villages to cities, entire north Bihar is facing a serious flood situation, forcing people to abandon their inundated houses to seek shelter at safer places, even as water levels of rivers in the area continues to rise.The worst-affected districts are...

13-Jul-2019 Patna

6 Bihar districts stare at flood as rains swell rivers

Rising water levels in many rivers due to continuous rain had created flood-like situation in as many as six districts of Bihar and had affected rail services, officials said on Saturday.Rail services were affected as flood waters submerged tracks at many places....

13-Jul-2019 Guwahati

Assam flood situation worsens, death toll rises to 7

The flood situation in Assam continued to worsen with new areas flooding every day even as the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Saturday said that 25 districts of the state are under water and seven people have been killed so far in flood-...

12-Jul-2019 Guwahati

Assam flood situation grim, death toll rises to 6

The flood situation in Assam continued to be grim with three more people dying in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll in floods and landslides to six, even as over eight lakh people were marooned by the floods till Friday evening.Officials of...

02-Jul-2019 Mumbai

Record July rains paralyse Mumbai, government declares holiday

The Maharashtra government declared a precautionary public holiday on Tuesday in Mumbai after the Central Railway (CR) suspended services at several spots between Mumbai-Thane and suburban train services were disrupted on the Western Railway due to incessant...

01-Jul-2019 Mumbai

Mumbai rain: 4 killed, traffic hit for fourth day

A man was electrocuted in Mumbai and three others were killed in Solapur in a lightning strike as rains clobbered several parts of Maharashtra for the fourth consecutive day, disrupting normal life besides hitting air, road and rail traffic, officials...

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,...

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