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  • Odisha likely to experience heavy rainfall 5 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha's southern and coastal districts are likely to experience heavy rainfall in view of a low pressure being created in the Bay of Bengal, a Met office bulletin said. "A cyclonic circulation over West Central Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood areas has turned into...
  • First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir departs 5 days ago

    Srinagar: The first batch of pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir for Haj 2014 left the summer capital of Srinagar on Wednesday on a direct flight to Madina in Saudi Arabia. The 275 pilgrims boarded the Air India flight from Srinagar to Madina at the Srinagar International Airport on Wednesday morning. This year,...
  • Delhi reels under severe heat wave, Met says relief likely after August 28 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi is reeling under a sever heat wave. The national capital witnessed the hottest day of August on Monday. Monday, August 25, was the hottest in 12 years at this time of the year as the mercury breached the 39 degree Celsius. facing the brunt are those who are...
  • Delhi witnesses hottest day of August in last 12 years 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The national capital on Monday witnessed the hottest day of August in the last 12 years as mercury breached the 39 degree Celsius mark. The maximum temperature was recorded at 39.1 degree Celsius at Safdarjung observatory, considered the official reading for the city. It was five notches above...
  • Another hot day ahead in Delhi 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Delhiites on Monday woke up to a hot and humid day with no sign of rain. The minimum temperature settled at 27.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal. Humidity was recorded at 64 per cent at 8.30 AM and is expected to rise during the day, a Met...
  • Heavy rains in Kerala leave 7 dead August 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has been put on high alert for floods and landslides after heavy rainfall caused the death of seven including one three-year-old in the wee hours of Sunday. Heavy rains lashed many parts of the state, particularly Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts since Saturday night. Widespread loss of agriculture,...
  • I am being subjected to media trial, says Virbhadra Singh August 23, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday alleged that he and his family members are being subjected to a "malicious media trial" through "false" and "baseless" stories about their income tax matters. "It appears that some vested interests and political opponents are running biased personal investigations into the...
  • Mumbai: Heavy waterlogging contribute to residents' woes in Dadar August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Heavy water logging has been reported in the area of Dadar in Mumbai after heavy rainfall continue unabated. Residents complained of waterlogging as a recurring phenomena every monsoon. "Waterlogging happens every year. BMC has done some work this year but we haven't see any improvement", reported one resident. Mumbai is expected...
  • Delhi HC asks CBI to file report on graft allegations against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked CBI to file a report giving details of probe and its status in a preliminary enquiry alleging Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister, indulged in graft, money laundering and forgery. "The CBI is...
  • Chhattisgarh to set up marine fossil park in Koriya August 20, 2014

    Chhattisgarh will set up a 'Marine Fossil Park' in Koriya district where fossils of Permian geological period were found. The state government has provisioned Rs 17.15 lakh to set up the fossil park and the forest department has been tasked to develop it, a public relations officer said. The marine fossils of...
  • Sikkim: Health officials draw up plan of action to keep Ebola at bay August 19, 2014

    Gangtok: A meeting of senior officers of the Health Department was held here to formulate a plan of action for prevention and treatment of Ebola Virus Disease in Sikkim. Health Secretary Dr K Bhandari, who chaired the meeting on Monday, said no case of Ebola had been reported in the state...
  • Light to moderate rains in isolated places of Rajasthan August 19, 2014

    Light to moderate rains were witnessed in isolated parts of Rajasthan with Kanwas in Kota district receiving a maximum 10 cm of rainfall, even as Southwest monsoon weakened further in the state, Met department said on Monday. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at isolated places in eastern, northern and southern parts...
  • Uttarakhand: Heavy rains wreak havoc, 32 dead August 18, 2014

    Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. In Uttarakhand, the death toll has risen to 32. Met Department Director Anand Sharma said, " We are expecting mainly dry weather in many areas of Uttarakhand. We have said that at one or two places slight rainfall...
  • Urea plants revival: PMO asks Fertilizer department to draw up plans August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to reduce urea imports, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has asked the Department of Fertilizers (DoF) to draw up plans for reviving two or more urea plants in the eastern parts. In a high-level meeting last week at the PMO of the Secretary Fertilizer, the Secretary Petroleum and...
  • High alert sounded as swollen rivers pose threat to over 100 villages August 16, 2014

    Flood water has entered over 100 villages in Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, and rising water level in most rivers is posing a threat to many other villages, officials said on Friday. All the inundated villages are in flood-prone districts of Bagha, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Supaul, Saharsa, Khagaria, Darbhanga...
  • Weather mainly dry in Rajasthan, with isolated areas receiving light rains: MeT report August 15, 2014

    Weather was mainly dry in Rajasthan, with only isolated areas receiving light rains, a MeT report said on Friday. Isolated areas in Udaipur division received light to moderate rains. Kotada and Sajjangarh in the division recorded 1 cm rains each till Friday morning, according to the report. Chittorgarh and Ajmer also received traces...
  • Rajasthan: Floods hit several areas, Met says rains will continue August 12, 2014

    Jaipur: Torrential rains continue to lash Jaipur. Met department has predicted that the rainfall will continue till the next 48-72 hours. Army, State Disaster Response Force and District QRT officials deployed in Jaipur continue to help in relief and rescue operations as floods have hit several villages. The district has witnessed...
  • Rain continues in parts of eastern UP August 10, 2014

    Light to moderate rain or thundershowers occurred at isolated places over the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh. According to the MeT department, Varanasi recorded 9-cm of rainfall since Saturday evening, followed by Auraiya 5-cm and Mirzapur 4-cm. Jaunpur, Basti, Bahraich, Lalgunj (Azamgarh) received 3-cm of rains each, while Phoolpur, Banda and...
  • CBI raids officials of Customs and Central Excise Department August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered three cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act against officials of the Customs and Central Excise department as well as Ispat India Ltd. "Allegedly, customs officials favoured Ispat and in return received bribes between 2006 and 2010. The fact came to light...
  • CM directs power department to complete under-construction projects at the earliest August 7, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday directed the power department to get all under-construction projects completed at the earliest so that they can start supplying power from next year. "During a review meeting, the CM directed Principal Secretary (Energy) to inspect under construction power projects, especially Lalitpur, Bara and...
  • Jharkhand plans ropeway in Dalma Hills to promote eco-tourism August 6, 2014

    In an attempt to tap the potential for growth of eco-tourism in the Kolhan region of Jharkhand, the state Forest Department has initiated steps to promote it and has plans to build a ropeway in Dalma in Jamshedpur. Talking to reporters after the Van Mahotsav-2014 function organised jointly by the Forest...
  • Bihar government orders immediate evacuation of people living along Kosi embankment August 3, 2014

    Bihar government has ordered immediate evacuation of people living along the embankment of Kosi in four districts as a 10-metre high wall of water is expected to sweep down the river from Nepal by this evening or tonight, officials said. Describing the situation as "most alarming", Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD)...
  • Philippines urges workers in Libya to leave while they can August 2, 2014

    Manila: The Philippines urged its thousands of workers in Libya on Saturday to leave the strife-torn nation now while they still can, warning that the remaining exit routes were closing fast. A ship chartered by Manila is set to sail from Malta in the coming days to pick up Filipinos...
  • Was the Pune landslide tragedy a man made disaster? August 1, 2014

    Pune: Could the massive landslide in Ambegaon in Pune have been averted? Some unheeded alarm bells raised in 2011 by a panel of experts could hold answers to whether the tragedy was a natural calamity or a man-made disaster. The Madhav Gadgil Committee's report on the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats had...
  • MeT department predicts heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours in Mumbai August 1, 2014

    The city is preparing for the fallout of heavy rains after an alert was issued by The Indian Meteorology Department(MeT) on Friday. The MeT officials have predicted a heavy downpour in the next 48 hours. On Thursday night the city received 102 milimetres of rain. ...
  • Quake hits Andaman Sea, tsunami ruled out July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Sea on Thursday but the Met department ruled out tsunami. According to Laxman Singh Rathore, Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department, the earthquake occurred in the Andaman Sea at a depth of 44 kms at 7.10...
  • Heavy rainfall expected in Pune in the next 48 hours July 31, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, The India Meteorological Department Director AK Bansal said that heavy rainfall is expected in Pune for the next 48 hours. Only after this time span, will the intensity of rainfall go down. ...
  • CAT extends stay on appointment of forensic head in AIIMS July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Wednesday extended its stay on the appointment of new head in the forensic medicine department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the wake of the Sunanda Pushkar autopsy row. A bench of members Ashok Kumar and Raj Vir Sharma...
  • Encephalitis under control, claims Bengal Health Department July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Health Department on Tuesday said that the spread of encephalitis was "completely under control" as hardly any new case of the vector-borne disease was reported. "The situation is totally under our control now. The number of new cases has reduced drastically and there are hardly any new...
  • Tomato prices skyrocket to Rs 80 per kg in some cities July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Tomato prices have soared up to Rs 80 per kg in some parts of the country after a substantial drop in supply from key producing states. The average price of tomato, monitored by the Consumer Affairs Department, in 59 cities, however, stood at Rs 60 per kg. The vegetable...