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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...

31-Dec-2020 Srinagar

Free fall of mercury on in J&K, Ladakh

Minimum temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh remained under free fall on Thursday as the weather office forecast another spell of rain and snow on January 4 and 5."As of today, weather most likely to remain mainly dry and cold in both the UTs till January...

23-Dec-2020 Srinagar

J&K, Ladakh in grip of intense cold wave

An intense cold wave continued to sweep across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Wednesday as the minimum temperatures at different places dropped several notches  below the freezing point."A short spell of rain/snow is expected between December 26 and...

18-Dec-2020 Srinagar

Jammu coldest at 2.8, Drass at minus 28.5

Cold wave continued to sweep J&K and Ladakh on Friday with Jammu recording season's coldest night at 2.8 degrees Celsius and the Drass town remaining frozen at minus 28.5."Light rain/snow is likely in J&K and Ladakh on December 21-22, but the present...

13-Dec-2020 Srinagar

Drass coldest at minus 17.6 degrees in Ladakh, J&K

Due to overnight partial cloud cover across J&K and Ladakh, night temperatures dropped further as Drass town recorded minus 17.6 degrees Celsius and Gulmarg ski resort recorded minus 7.6 degrees Celsius as minimum temperatures on Sunday."Weather is expected...

12-Dec-2020 Srinagar

Season's first snowfall lashes plains of Kashmir Valley

The season's first snowfall lashed the plains of the Kashmir Valley on Saturday while the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir received heavy snowfall, the Met Office said."As expected, light to moderate snowfall occurred in plains of the Valley during the...

11-Dec-2020 Srinagar

Leh freezes at minus 11.9, Gulmarg shivers at minus 5.2

At minus 11.9 and minus 5.2 degree Celsius as the night's lowest temperatures on Friday, Leh town and Gulmarg were the coldest places in Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, respectively.The mercury dropped to a bone-chilling minus 11.9 degree Celsius on Friday...

08-Dec-2020 Srinagar

J&K higher reaches get fresh snow, major highways closed

In the wake of orange warning issued by the weather office forecasting heavy snow and rain, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday advised commuters to avoid travel on highways vulnerable to vagaries of weather.Traffic Department officials advised...

07-Dec-2020 Srinagar

'Orange' warning in J&K and Ladakh as heavy snow/rain likely

The J&K Meteorological Centre issued an "orange" warning on Monday evening for hilly areas of J&K and Ladakh forecasting heavy snowfall that could disrupt surface traffic on the highways.In meteorological terms, an "orange" warning stands for an...

05-Dec-2020 Srinagar

Heavy snow, rain likely from Sunday in J&K, Ladakh

Night temperatures rose due to cloud cover on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as the weather office forecast another spell of rain and snow beginning Sunday."Weather will remain mainly dry till tomorrow evening after which there are 90 per cent chances...

04-Dec-2020 Srinagar

Night temperatures dip below zero in Kashmir & Ladakh

Night temperatures remained below the freezing point in both Kashmir and Ladakh on Friday as the weather office forecast another spell of rain and snow beginning on Sunday."Another two-day long spell of rain and snow is likely to occur in J&K and Ladakh...

02-Dec-2020 Srinagar

Min temperatures dip below zero in valley & Ladakh

Night temperatures across Kashmir again dropped below the freezing point on Wednesday as the weather office forecast dry and cold weather across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh till Saturday.Morning chill kept most Kashmiris indoors on Wednesday till a feeble...

01-Dec-2020 Srinagar

Minimum temperatures improve further in J&K, Ladakh

The night temperatures improved further in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday as the weather office revised its forecast saying that mainly dry weather is likely to prevail till December 6 after which another spell of rain and snow is expected in the...

30-Nov-2020 Srinagar

Harsher winter forecast for J&K, Ladakh this season

Overnight temperatures remained below the freezing point through the Kashmir Valley as the weather office on Monday forecast below-normal minimum temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh during this winter season.In its seasonal outlook, the Meteorological...

29-Nov-2020 Srinagar

Night temperatures improve marginally in J&K, Ladakh

Minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh union territories improved marginally on Sunday due to partial cloud cover as the weather is likely to remain dry till Thursday, Met officials said."Due to partial cloud cover, minimum temperatures improved...

26-Nov-2020 Amaravati

Nivar effect: 164 places receive more than 60 mm rainfall in Andhra

In the past 24 hours till Thursday morning, 164 places in Andhra Pradesh witnessed a rainfall of more than 60 mm as the very severe cyclonic storm Nivar lashed the whole state.According to the Meteorological department, five places in Nellore district registered...

26-Nov-2020 Chennai

Cyclone Nivar crosses TN and Puducherry coast near Puducherry

The very severe cyclonic storm Nivar, had crossed the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast near Puducherry on November 25 night and November 26 with an estimated wind speed of 120-130 kmph, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday.On its way...

25-Nov-2020 Srinagar

Rain, snow in J&K; improvement likely from Thursday

Intermittent light to moderate rain and snowfall is likely to continue in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the weather is expected to improve from Thursday onwards.The higher reaches of the valley received fresh snowfall on Wednesday morning as the Gulmarg ski resort...

22-Nov-2020 Srinagar

At minus 3 degrees, Srinagar records coldest night of season

Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far on Sunday as the mercury fell to minus 3 degrees Celsius.Sonam Lotus, Director, Meteorological department for Jammu  and Kashmir and Ladakh UTs told IANS, "The minimum temperature was minus 3.0 degrees...

20-Nov-2020 Srinagar

At minus 7 degrees, Gulmarg's ski slopes beckon winter sports lovers

Clocking minus 7 degrees Celsius as its minimum temperature on Friday, the world famous ski resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir is all bedecked with snow to welcome winter sports lovers this season.With its lofty snow slopes comparable to those in Switzerland...

16-Nov-2020 Shimla

Manali, Kufri get season's first snowfall

Himachal Pradesh's tourist resort Manali and Shimla's nearby destinations Kufri and Narkanda were on Monday enveloped by a blanket of snow, the season's first, giving the resort and its neighbouring areas a picturesque look.The timely snowfall has brought cheers...

16-Nov-2020 New Delhi

Rain, less stubble fires & wind reduce Delhi AQI

Day after Diwali a surprise shower, cool surface wind and relatively less stubble burning activity in the vicinity of the national capital brought down Delhi's air quality index from 525 to 273 within 24 hours.Delhiites relaxed a bit as they could comparatively...

15-Nov-2020 Bengaluru

Karnataka to seek more funds for flood relief, rehab

Karnataka would seek more funds from the Centre to speed up relief and rehabilitation works in dozen of districts across the state that were ravaged by heavy monsoon rains and flash floods due to release of excess water from dams on major rivers, an official said...

20-Oct-2020 Amaravati

No respite from rain in Andhra Pradesh, heavy forecast for 3 days

There seems to be no respite from rain as deep depression over Andhra Pradesh has already caused flooding in several places in the state, with the Met department predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in coastal Andhra and Yanam.Heavy rainfall...

20-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Why residents of this Hyderabad colony are procuring boats

With heavy rains and flash floods inundating Hyderabad's Nadeem Colony, authorities pressed into service a few boats for rescue and relief operations, but a week later a couple of boats are still seen floating in the flooded waters in the area.Abdul Qadeer...

19-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Hyderabad floods cause untold misery to many families

Heavy rains and flash floods have caused untold misery to hundreds of families in Hyderabad as many of them lost everything in the worst natural calamity to strike the city in recent years.Breach or overflowing of lakes and storm water drains inundated several...

19-Oct-2020 Hanoi (Vietnam)

90 dead, 34 missing in Vietnam floods, landslides

At least 90 people have died, while 34 others were reported missing due to floods and landslides caused by the incessant rains in Vietnam over the last two weeks, disaster management authorities said on Monday.In a statement, the Central Steering Committee...

19-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Hyderabad's Purnapul across swollen Musi river shut

The famous bridge across the swollen Musi river, Puranapul, was shut for traffic after cracks were noticed on one of the pillars.Police said traffic coming from Hussaini Alam and Bahadurpura side and from Karwan and Ziaguda on the other side was diverted.The...

18-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Hyderabad floods affected over 37,000 families: GHMC

Torrential rains and flash floods in Hyderabad have affected over 37,000 families, a top civic official said on Sunday.The heavy rains and floods on October 13-14 and again on October 17 inundated many areas, affecting 37,400 families.Greater Hyderabad Municipal...

18-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

2 killed as heavy rain inundates Hyderabad again

Two persons were killed in a fresh spell of overnight heavy rain, which left dozens of residential colonies inundated in the city and adjoining areas, adding to the woes of people who are yet to recover in the aftermath of last week's deluge.Over 19 cm of...

17-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

No respite from rain in Hyderabad

Signalling no respite even before Hyderabad could recover from the recent deluge, heavy rains pounded the city yet again on Saturday.Between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., as many as 40 locations in the tech city received rainfall above 23 mm.Bandlaguda in Uppal mandal...

17-Oct-2020 Bengaluru

Karnataka releases Rs 86 cr aid for rain-hit districts

The Karnataka government on Friday released Rs 86 crore emergency relief aid to dozen districts in the state's northern and coastal regions, battered by heavy rains and flash floods in this week."The Rs 86 crore relief aid was released after Chief Minister...

15-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Heavy rains, flash floods claim 50 lives in Telangana

Heavy rains and flash floods in Telangana have claimed 50 lives, including 11 in Hyderabad, the government said on Thursday.Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced Rs 5 lakh compensation each to the families of the deceased.For those whose houses were...

15-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Many colonies in rain battered Hyderabad remain underwater

Many colonies in Hyderabad and suburbs remained under water on Thursday while Army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel continued rescue and relief work in the flood-hit areas.Clear skies provided respite to the city battered by heavy...

14-Oct-2020 Hanoi (Vietnam)

Death toll rises to 36 in Vietnam's floods, landslides

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy downpours have killed 36 people and left 12 others missing in central Vietnam over the past days, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Wednesday.The death toll increased...

14-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

13 killed as heavy rains batter Hyderabad, areas submerged

Several residential areas in Hyderabad and suburbs remained inundated on Wednesday as unprecedented rainfall has left at least 13 people dead.Hyderabad has been lashed by rains since Tuesday evening.The rains abated early Wednesday, but dozens of colonies both...

13-Oct-2020 Amaravati

Five die in rain related incidents in Andhra Pradesh

Five people died in Andhra Pradesh in rain related incidents, following heavy rainfall across the state due to a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal which crossed the Andhra coast near Kakinada on Tuesday morning.Two persons died in Munagada mandal's Ganapathi...

06-Oct-2020 Agartala

3 killed, 7 hurt in lightning strikes in Tripura

Three people were killed and seven others injured due to lightning strikes in Tripura, officials said on Tuesday.Officials of southern Tripura's Gomati district administration said that lightning struck the 10 persons while they are working at Hirapur village...

01-Oct-2020 Guwahati

2.71 lakh people in 7 Assam districts still hit by flood

Even as the third wave of flood situation in Assam slightly improved, 2.71 lakh people in seven of the state's 33 districts were still suffering on Thursday, disaster management officials said.Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said...

01-Oct-2020 Bengaluru

Karnataka records 27% excess rainfall during southwest monsoon

The southwest monsoon from June to September has been overwhelming across Karnataka, with 27 per cent excess rainfall during the 4-month crucial season, an official said on Thursday."For the second consecutive year, the southwest monsoon has been very good...

28-Sep-2020 Vijayawada

2K families affected by Krishna river flood in AP's Vijayawada

Even as the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada has been in spate since Sunday afternoon in the wake of a downpour, officials monitoring the situation said on Monday that around 2,000 families living in the catchment area were affected by floodwater."Of...

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