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28-Jul-2021 Mumbai

As Maharashtra floodwaters recede, 213 dead, over 53K homeless

With the floodwaters in western and coastal Maharashtra gradually draining out after a week, the toll climbed up to 213 on Wednesday, with 53,295 people rendered homeless and living in 349 relief camps, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said.At...

28-Jul-2021 Shimla

Nine killed, seven missing in Himachal flash floods

At least nine people were killed and seven reported missing following flash floods at two places in Himachal Pradesh in the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.Seven were washed away in a flash flood in the Tozing rivulet in Udaipur subdivision in...

28-Jul-2021 Kishtwar

7 dead, 27 missing in J&K's Kishtwar cloudburst

Seven people died, 12 were rescued while 27 went missing on Wednesday in flash floods triggered by cloudburst in Jammu and Kishtwar's Kishtwar district.Shafqat Hussain, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kishtwar told reporters seven bodies have been recovered...

24-Jul-2021 Beijing

Death toll from rainstorms in China's Henan reaches 56

The death toll from the torrential rainstorms in China's Henan province had increased to 56, with five people reported missing, local authorities said.Rescue efforts, including drainage operations, are still underway at Jingguang Road tunnel in the provincial...

23-Jul-2021 Raigad (Maharashtra)

65 buried in Maha hillslides, landslides, many more trapped

In a series of massive disasters, at least 65 villagers are reported buried alive in hillslides and landslides that occurred in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts of the state following torrential rains, top officials said here on Friday.Chief Minister...

23-Jul-2021 Islamabad

15 killed, 26 injured in Pak rain-related incidents

At least 15 people were killed and 26 others injured in separate rain-related incidents during the recent spell of heavy rain in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, according to disaster management authorities.The Provincial Disaster Management...

22-Jul-2021 Mumbai

4 killed as rains pound Maha, thousands marooned in coastal areas

At least four persons were reported killed as torrential rains pounded Maharashtra on Thursday for the second time in five days, hitting the coastal Konkan and western parts severely, officials said.Though Mumbai was largely spared, heavy rains lashed coastal...

22-Jul-2021 Jakarta

24 killed, 31 missing as storm strikes fishing ships in Indonesia

Rescuers have found 24 bodies and kept searching for 31 other missing persons after 18 ships were hit by storm in waters off West Kalimantan province in central Indonesia days ago, the top rescuer of the province said on Wednesday.The incident took place in Sambas...

19-Jul-2021 Mumbai

Five of family killed in Thane landslide, 3 others rescued

A five-member family was wiped out while three others rescued when a portion of a hillock caved and crushed several hutments in a suburb of Maharashtra's Thane on Monday, officials said.The incident in Kalwa suburb occurred this afternoon, as heavy rains...

18-Jul-2021 Mumbai

Rains wreak havoc in Mumbai, toll increases to 22

At least 22 persons were killed in 11 different incidents as rains wreaked havoc on Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region since midnight, the BMC Disaster Control said here on Sunday.As Mumbai slept the skies opened up with thunder, lightning and heavy...

13-Jul-2021 Kangra

Himachal flash floods: 7 rescued by NDRF, 9 still missing

Rescuers on Tuesday said seven villagers were rescued from Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district where a massive mudslide triggered by flash floods hit a remote village, damaging several houses and shops and leaving one dead. Nine people are still missing.The seven...

12-Jul-2021 Dharamsala

Heavy rain lashes Dharamsala, causes flash flood-like situation

Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala on Monday led to a flash flood-like situation with washing away of roadside parked cars and partially damaging houses, officials said.However, there was no loss to human life.Dharamsala, some 250 km from the state...

12-Jul-2021 Dharamsala

First Monsoon rain plays havoc in and around Dharamsala

The monsoon is in full swing in the Kangra Valley. The first monsoon rain started late last night, and it started its devastating angle in the morning. Several vehicles have been washed away in the tourist spot Bhagsu Nag in Upper Dharamsala adjoining Mecleodganj....

01-Jul-2021 Srinagar

Jammu sizzles at 42.9 C, Srinagar records 33.8

The MeT forecast mercury to rise further till the weekend even Jammu city recorded seasons hottest day at 42.9 degrees Celsius a day ago while the maximum temperature soared to 33.8 in Srinagar city."At 42.9 degrees Celsius, Jammu city recorded the hottest...

06-Jun-2021 New Delhi

Southwest monsoon advances further, covers entire northeast

The southwest monsoon on Sunday further advanced into central Arabian Sea, thus covering further parts of the country, including the entire northeastern region. The monsoon, which hit Kerala two days ago, has advanced into most parts of sub-Himalayan West...

06-Jun-2021 Colombo

14 killed in Sri Lanka floods, landslides

Heavy rains followed by landslides and flooding in Sri Lanka killed at least 14 people and has affected over 250,000 more in the past two days with warnings that adverse weather conditions will continue, officials said on Sunday. South-west monsoon rains settling...

03-Jun-2021 Thiruvananthapuram

Southwest monsoon sets in over Kerala: IMD

The Southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala on Thursday said the India Meteorological Department (IMD), as against the normal date of June 1.It was conveyed in the IMD release issued here at 1.30 p.m., which also said that more than 60 per cent of the 14...

27-May-2021 New Delhi

Yaas weakens into deep depression, likely to move north-westwards

The cyclonic storm 'Yaas' in Bay of Bengal has weakened into a "deep depression" and is very likely to move further northwestwards and weaken gradually during the next 12 hours.'Yaas', which is crossing between Dhamra and Balasore in Odisha, lay centred...

25-May-2021 New Delhi

Cyclone Yaas 320 km away from Paradip

Severe cyclonic storm 'Yaas' has moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 10 kmph over the past six hours and lay centred on early Tuesday over east central and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal.The cyclone is near latitude 18 degree north and longitude...

24-May-2021 Patna

Cyclone Yaas: Blue alert in Bihar

The metrological department in Bihar has issued a blue alert in connection with the very severe cyclonic storm Yaas taking formation in the Bay of Bengal and expected to make landfall in neighbouring Odisha-West Bengal over the next 24 hours.Districts such...

24-May-2021 Patna

5 NDRF teams from Bihar in West Bengal to deal with 'Yass'

As many as five teams of the National Disaster Response Force's (NDRF) 9th Battalion left for West Bengal to deal with the potential cyclonic storm 'Yass'. NDRF Battalion Commandant, Vijay Kumar Sinha, on Monday said the Air Force's special flight left...

24-May-2021 New Delhi

Yaas intensifies into cyclonic storm, to move north-northwest

The deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal remained practically stationary during past six hours and has intensified into cyclonic storm 'Yaas' (pronounced as 'Yass') on Monday.The cyclone in Bay of Bengal laid centered at 5.30 a.m. on Monday near...

23-May-2021 Mumbai

Tauktae final toll in Maha 86, all bodies recovered from Arabian Sea

Exactly a week after the devastating Cyclone Tauktae struck Maharashtra, a total of 86 bodies have been recovered from the Arabian Sea, including 70 from the two vessels that sank near Bombay High Fields, an official said here on Sunday.Barge Papaa-305 and tugboat...

23-May-2021 New Delhi

Yaas likely to intensify into cyclonic storm by May 24

The depression over Bay of Bengal is very likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm by Monday morning and further into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department's National...

22-May-2021 Mumbai

Divers find sunken barge, Arabian Sea tragedy toll climbs to 66

The Indian Navy has recovered six more bodies from the Arabian Sea, while an expert diving team with specialised vessels located the sunken Barge Papaa-305 resting on the seabed, officials said here on Saturday.With this, the death toll in the Arabian Sea...

20-May-2021 New Delhi

Tauktae effect: Heavy rainfall likely in UP, U'Khand other states

Heavy to very heavy Rainfall is very likely to take place on Thursday at isolated places in West Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry due to western disturbances caused by severe...

20-May-2021 New Delhi

Cyclone Tauktae weakens, likely to move to UP in next 24 hours

Remnant of the extremely severe cyclonic storm "Tauktae" has weakened further into a well-marked low-pressure over east Rajasthan and adjoining west Madhya Pradesh, and it is very likely to move further northeastwards to Uttar Pradesh during the next 24 hours.The...

20-May-2021 Mumbai

Cyclone Tauktae: Arabian Sea barge tragedy toll rises to 37

The death toll in the barge tragedy near Bombay High Fields increased to 37 with 11 more bodies recovered and brought to shore, officials said here on Thursday.On Wednesday, at least 26 persons on board the drifting Barge Papaa-305 were found dead in the...

19-May-2021 Mumbai

22 die in Tauktae Cyclone fury in Arabian Sea

In a gruesome tragedy, at least 22 persons on board the drifting Barge Papaa-305 met a watery end in the stormy Arabian Sea in the aftermath of the Cyclone Tauktae, officials said here on Wednesday.Their bodies have been brought to Mumbai by Indian Navy...

18-May-2021 Mumbai

Cyclone effects: Navy goes to rescue 297 stuck on oil rig, barge

The Indian Navy (IN) has despatched its warship INS Talwar to an oil rig and a barge with total 297 people stranded on board in the Bombay High Fields vicinity as the fallout of the Cyclone Tauktae continues, here on Tuesday.An official said the INS Talwar...

18-May-2021 Mumbai

Cyclone fallout: Navy rescues 146 from barge near Bombay High

The Indian Navy (IN) has managed to rescue at least 146 of the 273 personnel of the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) from the drifting Barge P-305 near the Bombay High Fields, and augmented its efforts by dispatching a helicopter, officials said...

17-May-2021 Mumbai

Cyclone Tauktae wreaks havoc in Mumbai, Navy on rescue to Bombay High

Cyclone Tauktae hit Mumbai with full fury bringing heavy rains, strong gales of over 75-85 kmph, which wreaked havoc by uprooting scores of trees, damaged some homes, and disrupted road traffic, though there were no human casualties, officials said on Monday.In...

17-May-2021 Karachi

Pak's Sindh province on high alert for cyclone Tauktae

Authorities in Pakistan's Sindh province have adopted a high alert mode after the country's meteorological department issued warnings over cyclone Tauktae.The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Sunday issued the sixth consecutive alert for the cyclone, poised...

16-May-2021 Panaji

Cyclone Tauktae: Two killed as ferocious winds, heavy rain hit Goa

Stormy winds and heavy rains caused by Cyclone Tauktae claimed two lives and uprooted more than 1,000 trees in Goa, disrupting normal life and road traffic and causing power outage in most parts of the coastal state on Sunday."Two people lost their lives because...

22-Apr-2021 Srinagar

Rain lashes valley, light snowfall in Ladakh

Rain lashed the Kashmir Valley and light snowfall occurred at a few places in Ladakh on Thursday as the Meteorological (MET) Department said there would be improvement from Friday onwards till the end of April."At present it is raining at many places of Kashmir...

12-Feb-2021 London

Air pollution kills 64,000 people a year in England:Report

Around 64,000 deaths a year in England are linked to air pollution, with disadvantaged communities hit the most, a new British parliamentary report revealed on Thursday. Published by the House of Commons (lower house of the British parliament) Environment,...

04-Feb-2021 Jammu

Jammu-Srinagar highway to remain closed on Friday

The Jammu-Srinagar highway will remain closed on Friday due to maintenance or repair work, officials said on Thursday."No vehicular movement will be allowed from either side on the National Highway on February 5 in view of maintenance/repair of the road,"...

02-Feb-2021 New York

New York declares emergency following massive snowstorm

New York has declared a state of emergency after a massive snowstorm hit the state, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.The emergency was declared on Monday for New York City, Long Island and seven counties in Hudson Valley, reports Xinhua news agency.In...

01-Feb-2021 Suva

1 dead, 5 missing in Fiji due to tropical cyclone Ana

One person was killed and five others were reported missing in Fiji as tropical cyclone Ana battered the South Pacific island nation.According to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) on Monday, a 49-year-old man drowned on January 29, while five people, including...

23-Jan-2021 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall breaks severe cold spell in Kashmir, Highway Closed

Kashmir Valley on Saturday received fresh snowfall, bringing respite from shivering cold conditions after nearly a fortnight resulting national highway closed.A meteorological department official said that Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s...

21-Jan-2021 Srinagar

Minus 27.1 in Drass, Srinagar freezes at minus 7

Minimum temperatures plummetted further across the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh on Thursday as the weather office forecast another spell of snow and rain during the next three days.Minimum temperatures across the valley and Ladakh dropped further on Thursday due...

17-Jan-2021 Srinagar

Another spell of light snow, rain likely in J&K soon

Weather office said on Sunday that light to moderate snowfall in the higher reaches and rain in the plains of Jammu and Kashmir is likely to occur from the evening of January 22 to January 25.An official of the local meteorological (MeT) department said, "A...

15-Jan-2021 Srinagar

Kashmir reels under harshest winter in decades

Extreme cold accompanied with chilly winds from snow clad maintains have forced people in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh not to venture out in the morning on Friday.Locals living in different parts of the valley are complaining of water pipes bursts, extremely...

14-Jan-2021 Srinagar

After 25 years, Srinagar records minus 8.4 degrees at night

The world famous Dal Lake froze again on Thursday after Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded the coldest night in the last three decades at minus 8.4 degree Celsius.Earlier, the coldest night at minus 10.5 degree Celsius in Srinagar...

13-Jan-2021 Srinagar

At minus 7.8, Srinagar records coldest night after 8 years

At minus 7.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far as the 40-day long harsh winter period, known locally as the 'Chillai Kalan', reaches its peak."At minus 7.8 degrees Celsius, Srinagar recorded the coldest...

11-Jan-2021 Jammu

Jammu-Srinagar highway to remain closed

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which was closed for traffic due to a damaged bridge at Ramban, around 150 kilometres from Jammu, will continue to remain closed, officials said."It will take at least five days to repair the damaged bridge as stated by...

08-Jan-2021 Jammu

Jammu-Srinagar highway restored, stranded traffic being cleared

After remaining closed for five days, the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was restored for traffic on Friday, but authorities said only stranded vehicles will be allowed to move.Heavy snow in the Bannihal sector and rockslides in Ramban and Udhampur districts...

06-Jan-2021 Srinagar

Heavy snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir

Intermittent heavy snowfall during the last 48 hours threwlife out of gear in Kashmir on Wednesday as the meteorological (MeT) department forecast improvement in weather from afternoon.Over two ft snow accumulated on the ground in plains of the valley while the higher...

06-Jan-2021 Shimla

Himachal's Narkanda, Kothi get more snowfall

Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations Narkanda, Kothi and Kalpa received more snowfall, pushing down the temperatures by several notches on Wednesday.However, Shimla and Manali saw overnight rain, according to a MeT official."High-altitude areas of...

05-Jan-2021 Srinagar

Heavy snowfall forces rationing of essentials in Kashmir

Heavy snowfall on Tuesday snapped air and surface links with the Kashmir Valley for the rest of country forcing authorities to order rationing of essentials commodities to evade any crisis in supply.The Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained closed for the third...

02-Jan-2021 Jaipur

Rajasthan: Drizzle brings respite from cold wave

Rajasthan, reeling under a cold wave, received a little respite on Saturday from the biting cold when drizzle in different parts of the state pushed the temperatures up in Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Tonk, Bikaner, Ganganagar, Jaisalmer and other districts.The sporadic...

02-Jan-2021 Srinagar

Kashmir cold wave in full swing: Another spell of snow likely

Extreme cold condition continues unabated in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh region on Saturday as the valley braced for another spell of rain and snow likely to begin on Monday."Another spell of light to moderate snowfall is likely to occur in J&K and Ladakh...

01-Jan-2021 Srinagar

Drass freezes at minus 26.8, Gulmarg at minus 9

Extreme cold wave conditions continue in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Friday as the minimum temperatures plunged well below the freezing point everywhere in Kashmir and Ladakh."We are expecting light to moderate snowfall between January 4 and 5. Till that...

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