Snow

  • Snow storms hit western Canada September 11, 2014

    Ottawa: Calgary's one million residents are well accustomed to heavy snow and freezing temperatures - but not in early September. Unseasonable snow storms battered the western Canadian city for a third day in a row, downing power lines to thousands of homes and businesses. The city at the centre of...
  • Ground report: Heavy snow blocks Pahalgam route on Amarnath Yatra June 28, 2014

    7,500 pilgrims have embarked on the Amarnath Yatra amidst tight security. Heavy snow has blocked the traditional Pahalgam route and pilgrims are now using the Baltal route. CNN-IBN's Mufti Islah gets a ground report. ...
  • Kristen Stewart dropped from 'Snow White and the Huntsman' June 27, 2014

    Los Angeles:'Snow White and the Huntsman' actress Kristen Stewart has been dropped and won't be returning for the movie's sequel which will now be a spin-off titled 'The Huntsman'. The actress, who played the iconic fairy tale character in the original movie in 2012, is said to have been axed from...
  • Amarnath Yatra begins, snow likely to make trek difficult June 27, 2014

    Baltal: The Amarnath Yatra has begun in Jammu and Kashmir with 1160 pilgrims leaving for the holy site in the first batch. However, snow accumulation in the Himalayas is making the trek difficult. The good news is that the pilgrims going on this year's Amarnath pilgrimage will get darshan...
  • Watch: President Snow's address in the teaser for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is chilling June 26, 2014

    After 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire', the story in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' follows Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who, after escaping the Third Quarter Quell, becomes a reluctant hero and symbol of hope for the nation of Panem. The key role of President Snow has been...
  • Disney's 'Frozen' becomes top-grossing animated film ever March 31, 2014

    Reuters: Disney's hit film "Frozen" has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history, the studio said on Sunday as the musical topped $1 billion in global sales. The film has sold $398.4 million worth of tickets at domestic (U.S. and Canadian) theaters since opening on November 27 on the...
  • Feel more intelligent about a lot of things now than ten years ago: Eva Longoria March 17, 2014

    London: 'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria says she feels more attractive with age. The 39-year-old actress feels more intelligent than what she was ten years ago, reported Contactmusic. "I had no idea what was happening 10 years ago, I was in a big vortex of madness. I feel more intelligent...
  • J&K: Srinagar shut down after heavy snowfall overnight March 12, 2014

    Srinagar: There has been heavy snowfall in Srinagar overnight on Tuesday. The city is virtually shut down after receiving more than one feet of snow. One woman has died as the roof of her house collapsed. Traffic has been hit as well as the Jammu-Srinagar highway has been closed. Schools...
  • Powerful storm lashes eastern US with snow, arctic cold March 4, 2014

    Washington: A deadly winter storm hit the US East Coast with freezing rain, snow and near-record cold on Monday, cancelling about 2,900 flights, shutting down Washington and closing schools and local governments. The latest in a series of weather systems to pummel the winter-weary eastern United States, the storm dumped...
  • Snow fall wraps Shimla, Manali March 1, 2014

    Himachal Pradesh's tourist resorts Shimla and Manali were wrapped up in a white sheet of snow on Saturday, giving them a picturesque look. The residents of this town shivered as icy winds brought down the minimum temperature to 1 degree Celsius. According to the Met Office here, Shimla recorded 4 cm snow...
  • Second snow storm leaves thousands stranded as toll rises to 23 in Japan February 18, 2014

    Snow-choked roads cut off thousands on Tuesday as parts of Japan struggled to dig out from its second storm in a week, with the death toll rising to at least 23. Train services were suspended in some areas after the Valentine's Day storm dumped more than a metre of snow in...
  • Ten-year-old Norwegian boy claims he's a dwarf after driving parents' car into snowy ditch February 13, 2014

    A ten-year-old Norwegian boy came up with a novel excuse after he drove his parents' car into a snowy ditch on Wednesday morning: he told police he was a dwarf who forgot his driving license. The boy lives near Dokka, a town about 110 kilometers north of Oslo. Sometime before 0600...
  • Deadly winter storm grips southeastern US, emergency declared February 13, 2014

    A deadly winter storm gripped the southeastern United States on Wednesday, crippling travel, grounding flights, knocking out power to 363,000 customers and encasing magnolia and palmetto trees in ice. The weather was blamed for at least 13 deaths in the region, including three people killed when an ambulance transporting a patient...
  • Deadly winter storm hits southern US, six dead February 12, 2014

    A major winter storm that has caused at least six deaths unfurled across much of the US South on Tuesday, and forecasters warned that ice could cripple road travel and bring widespread power outages in coming days. The storm's combination of rain, sleet, heavy snow and thick ice across the South...
  • US doctor walks 10 km in snow to perform brain surgery January 30, 2014

    A US surgeon walked nearly 10 kilometres through snow to perform a life-saving brain surgery. Dr Zenko Hrynkiw, the only brain surgeon at Trinity Medical Centre in Birmingham, was at a hospital when he was called at a different hospital for an unexpected, life-saving brain surgery. According to reports, Hrynkiw tried to...
  • Emergency declared in five states, airports closed as snow storm hits US January 29, 2014

    A rare blast of snow, sleet and ice hit the US South on Tuesday, prompting five states to declare a state of emergency, closing the New Orleans airport and causing chaos on roads for drivers unaccustomed to the dangerously slick conditions. The southern cold snap is part of an arctic front...
  • Watch: Snowfall brings cheer to tourists in Srinagar January 23, 2014

    Snowfall may have brought the blues for Srinagar residents, but tourists aren't complaining. "This is the first time that we've come here and I'm glad that we got to play in the snow," said a tourist. "I've been to Amarnath twice but we never experienced snowfall. We're having a great...
  • Heavy snowfall in J&K, Jammu-Srinagar highway remains shut January 23, 2014

    Srinagar: The cold wave has intensified across North India with heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir. The Jammu-Srinagar highwat was shut for second consecutive day on Thursday. While university exams have been postponed, most districts are cut off as power has not been fully restored. Drinking water has also been...
  • Another winter storm hits US, over 4,000 flights affected January 23, 2014

    Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday dug out from a deadly winter storm that dumped more than 15 inches of snow in some places, with frigid temperatures forcing school closings and extensive flight delays and cancellations. ...
  • Frigid temperatures to persist as northeastern US digs out from snow January 22, 2014

    Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday looked to dig themselves out from a storm that has dumped over a foot (30.5 cm) of snow in many places, snarling traffic and forcing the Philadelphia school system to shut down. The weather system packing snow and Arctic cold forced the cancellation...
  • Frigid temperatures to persist in northeast US, less snowfall expected today January 22, 2014

    Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday looked to dig themselves out from a storm that has dumped over a foot (30.5 cm) of snow in many places, snarling traffic and forcing the Philadelphia school system to shut down. The weather system packing snow and Arctic cold forced the cancellation...
  • Wow! Kashmir looks beautiful after fresh snowfall January 22, 2014

    Srinagar received 8 inches of snow and areas close to the Pir Panjal mountain range lie buried under two to four feet of snow. Srinagar's Metrological head Sonam Lotus said this is the heaviest snowfall in the past 10 years in January and there is a similar forecast for the...
  • Kashmir buried under thick snow, people angry with government response January 22, 2014

    Srinagar: As was predicted by the weather men, snow kept another of its trysts with Kashmir piling woes on people and catching government in its familiar inertia. Srinagar received 8 inches of snow and areas close to the Pir Panjal mountain range lie buried under two to four feet of...
  • Srinagar continues to freeze, Jammu-Srinagar highway closed again January 9, 2014

    It is yet another snowy day in the valley with Srinagar receiving 2-3 inches of snow, in the hinterland we have received 1-2 feet of snow. Jammu and Kashmir highway has been closed again due to which inter district traffic has been affected. Met department has predicted snow will...
  • 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...
  • Record freeze extends to eastern United States, at least nine dead January 8, 2014

    New York: A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States on Tuesday, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people. At least nine deaths have been reported across the country connected with the polar...
  • US: Life-threatening cold in Midwest, temperature may fall to minus 51 degree January 6, 2014

    As the Midwestern United States shivered through the region's lowest temperatures in two decades and forecasters warned that life-threatening cold was heading eastward, officials in Chicago and other districts said schools would be closed on Monday. Icy conditions snarled travel across the Midwest and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed,...