FOG

  • Dense fog envelops Delhi; flights delayed, 4 deaths reported 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cold wave has intensified in North India with the National capital recording its coldest day of the season on Sunday at a minimum of 4.8 degrees Celsius. Monday too remained cold with minimum temperature hovering around 5.7 degrees Celsius. Dense fog engulfed the city and the visibility at...
  • Foggy Sunday in Delhi, 48 trains delayed 16 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It was chilly and foggy morning in Delhi on Sunday. Poor visibility led to 48 trains being delayed. The Meteorological Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead with thick fog. The minimum temperature was 6.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average. "Trains such as North-east Express, Taj Express...
  • North India reels under severe cold wave, Leh coldest at minus 14 degree celsius 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Severe cold wave is being experienced throughout North India. The lowest temperatures was recorded in Leh and Kargil with the mercury plunging more than 14 degrees below freezing point. The temperature is expected to remain low in most parts of North India. The dew has converted into ice...
  • Air India launches dedicated phones for flight update in fog season November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the fog season, Air India has beefed up its telephone network in four major metros in addition to its all-India toll-free call centre to provide latest status of its flights. The airline has set up dedicated telephone numbers in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, in addition...
  • Dengue outbreak in Bihar, 156 cases detected November 7, 2014

    Patna: A dengue outbreak has gripped Bihar with 156 cases detected in different parts of the state, a health department official said. The state capital has registered the lion's share of the detected cases, with 131 patients admitted in various government hospitals like Patna Medical College Hospital, Nalanda Medical College...
  • DGCA panel suggests steps to avoid flight diversion due to fog April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to check fog-related diversions from IGI Airport, a DGCA panel has recommended several steps like upgrading of neighbouring alternative airports, meteorological facilities and runway radar coverage. It has recommended that airports near Delhi like Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar, should be upgraded to Category-IIIB level of Instrument...
  • Dense fog disrupts flight schedule in Delhi February 24, 2014

    Operations at the IGI Airport in New Delhi virtually came to a standstill on Monday after the visibility dropped due to dense fog, disrupting the schedule of over 50 domestic and international flights A Jet Airways flight from Dammam to Delhi was diverted to Jaipur due to poor visibility at...
  • Trains cancelled due to fog for months to resume services from Friday February 20, 2014

    Over two dozen trains that remained cancelled for the past three months because of fog and poor visibility will begin running February 21, an official said on Thursday. These trains, including 24 passenger and shortdistance trains, have been out of operation. Other than MEMU trains between satellite towns like Kanpur, Sultanpur, Barabanki,...
  • Fog affects train service, clear day ahead in Delhi January 31, 2014

    Train operations were affected on Friday as Delhi people woke up to a foggy morning. However, the Met Office has forecast a clear day ahead. The visibility was 300 metres, officials said. According to Northern Railway, 68 trains were running late, seven were rescheduled and one was cancelled. The day's minimum temperature settled...
  • DGCA penalises 3 private airlines for not using trained pilots in fog January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Three private airlines Indigo, GoAir and Jet Airways have been penalised by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for not using pilots trained to land in foggy conditions especially in Delhi. The DGCA has also withdrawn six landing slots allotted to the three airlines. Ahead of the winter...
  • Train, flight service disrupted as thick fog engulfs Delhi January 30, 2014

    Dense fog returned to the national capital on Thursday affecting flight and train operations. The visibility early in the morning dropped to below 50 metres. The Met Office has forecast fog will start clearing as the day progresses. "Due to the dense fog in Delhi, all flights from Mumbai have been delayed...
  • Mercury dips further as cold waves intensify; Mount Abu coldest at 1.4 deg Celcius January 20, 2014

    Cold waves and fog intensified further on Monday as mercury plummeted in most parts of Rajasthan with Mount Abu, sole hill station in the state, recording the lowest temperature of 1.4 degrees Celsius. The plain areas of Churu, Bikaner, Pilani and Jaipur were hit by icy winds and the mercury dipped...
  • Thick fog wraps Delhi, train, flight operations affected January 20, 2014

    A thick blanket of fog enveloped the national capital on Monday, affecting train and flight operations. The Met office has forecast a cloudy day ahead.The visibility dropped below 50 metres, said an official of the Met Department. However, the minimum temperature was recorded two notches above the season's average at 9...
  • CJ Subhash highlights lack of road safety measures in Noida January 19, 2014

    CJ Subhash Sharma, a young office goer in Noida is concerned about lack of road safety measures in his city. He has turned a CJ to report the issue. ...
  • Icy winds, fog return; Mount Abu shivers at 1 degrees Celsius January 16, 2014

    Icy winds and dense fog on Thursday returned to Rajasthan, affecting normal life, road and train traffic, with Mount Abu recording the lowest and near freezing temperature of 1.0 degree C. With the revival in cold wave conditions, the mercury plummeted sharply by one to five degree C at most places...
  • Fog disrupts life in UP, adds to chill January 16, 2014

    Lucknow witnessed heavy fog on Thursday morning, even as the intense cold conditions continued to prevail in the state.According to the Met officials, the intense cold conditions would continue till weekend. With very low visibility, the Indian Railways has announced the cancellation of two dozen trains till Jan 30, extending the...
  • Thick fog wraps Delhi, rains likely January 15, 2014

    It was a foggy morning in Delhi on Wednesday, India Meteorological Department said. Visibility dipped to 200 metres at 8.30 am. Minimum temperature early on Wednesday was recorded three notches above average at 10.2 degrees Celsius. At least 22 trains coming to the national capital were running late due to fog, according...
  • Fog disrupts normal life, Amritsar coldest at 0.4 degree Celsius January 12, 2014

    A thick blanket of fog disrupted normal life at many places as there was no let up in the cold wave conditions sweeping most parts of Punjab and Haryana for the past several days, with Amritsar again reeling under severe chill at 0.4 degrees Celsius. A MeT official said in Amritsar...
  • Rains add to winter chill in UP, Met predicts more downpour tomorrow January 11, 2014

    Chilly conditions prevailed in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, with Nazeebabad in Bijnor district recording 0.5 degrees Celsius overnight.A sunny afternoon on Friday provided some relief but the evening witnessed heavy rains in many places in Uttar Pradesh. The meteorological department has predicted more rainfall in the coming days. Its director JP...
  • Two killed in road mishap due to dense fog in Masauli January 10, 2014

    Two persons were killed and 10 others injured when a roadways bus rammed into a stationary truck amidst dense fog in Masauli area here, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday when the bus was going to Gonda from Lucknow and collided with the truck parked alongside a...
  • Dense fog claims 5 lives as mercury dips January 10, 2014

    Dense fog claimed five lives in accidents in different parts of the state, even as light to moderate rains occurred at some places. Two motorcycleborne youths were killed after they were knocked down by an unidentified vehicle due to fog early on Thursday morning in Atraulia police station area of Azamgarh,...
  • No respite from cold in UP, Kanpur shivers at 0.7 degree Celcius January 9, 2014

    Cold wave continued in Uttar Pradesh as temperatures in most parts of the state remained below normal with Kanpur being the coldest at 0.7, followed by Muzaffarnagar at 1.0 degrees Celsius. MeT office said that several districts of the state witnessed a sharp fall in the maximum temperature with Gorakhpur and...
  • No respite from cold in North India, heavy snowfall warning in HP January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The cold wave continues to sweep North India with temperatures dropping further. The Met department has now issued warnings of heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh on January 8 and January 9. This even as the several places in the state face sub zero temperatures. Bharmaur is at a...
  • A day after worst fog in 5 years, Delhi wakes up to a clearer morning January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi woke up to a clearer day after it witnessed the season's worst fog in 5 years on Monday. Temperature though remain low across north India. Srinagar is below freezing at minus 3 degrees celsius and Delhi at 8 degrees. Fog was reported in some parts of Rajasthan,...
  • Delhi: Fog to continue till January 9 January 6, 2014

    The national capital woke up to a foggy morning on Monday with the minimum temperature settling down at 6.4 degree Celsius, one degree below normal. The Met Department has predicted fog for the next 23 days. ...
  • Dense fog leads to delays in flights, trains, passengers left stranded January 6, 2014

    Travel plans being derailed this winter again, because of the fog. Delhi saw its worst fog of the season on Sunday evening which led to 90 flights being cancelled, and operations at the airport temporarily suspended. ...
  • Cold continues to grip Rajasthan, dense fog disrupts train schedule January 6, 2014

    Cold conditions continued unabated inRajasthan where fog also affected normal life with some trainsrunning late.Foggy conditions have disrupted normal life in Rajasthanaffecting rail and road traffic where vehicles were moving ata snail's pace and some trains running behind the schedule. Churu in the desert state recorded a night temperature of1.6 degrees...
  • Travellers stranded at airport, railway stations rue authorities' apathy January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Travellers stranded at airport and railway stations in Delhi due to dense fog are having a harrowing time with the authorities not communicating any information to them. People at Indira Gandhi International Airport are seen running from one end to the other in search of some assistance from...
  • Heavy fog envelops Delhi, IGI airport temporarily shut, train traffic hit January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Thick fog continues to hit air and rail traffic in Delhi. As dense fog enveloped the national capital early Monday morning, Indira Gandhi International Airport was forced to shut down temporarily. While air travellers remained stranded at the airport, similar was the scene at major railway stations as...
  • Dense fog hits flight operations at Delhi airport January 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Flight operations came to a standstill on Sunday night after dense fog enveloped the IGI Airport leading to delay in schedule of around 40 flights. Around 150 domestic and international flights at the Indira Gandhi International Airport had been affected earlier in the day due to fog, causing inconvenience...