SUMMER

  • 'Indian Summers': New TV drama about the British Raj to hit UK in 2015 5 days ago

    London: A new series set during the Raj era will hit British television screens in February 2015. 'Indian Summers' follows the footsteps of famous shows like 'The Jewel in the Crown' and is being described as potentially one of the most ambitious series ever made for the small screen with 50...
  • Rome will bid to host 2024 Olympic Games: Matteo Renzi December 15, 2014

    Rome: Rome will bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday. "All too often Italy seems resigned," Renzi said at an event in the Italian capital to launch the bid. "You can lose but what isn't acceptable is not to try to win,"...
  • Pawel Pawlikowski's 'Ida' sweeps European Film Awards December 14, 2014

    Riga: Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's 'Ida', a drama about a young novitiate nun who discovers her parents were Jewish and perished in the Holocaust, dominated the European Film Awards on Saturday, winning five prizes, including best film, best director and people's choice. 'Ida' also won the Special Presentations award at 2013...
  • Delhi heat: Have we crossed our carbon footprint? August 26, 2014

    In the month of August, Delhi usually witnesses monsoon rainfall, but this year, it is reeling under a severe heat wave. In fact, on Monday, temperature in Delhi broke a 23yearold record. So, why is Delhi unusually hot this year? And when can Delhiites expect a relief? Watch this video...
  • Showers cool Delhi, nearby areas July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Brief showers on Tuesday cooled the national capital and its adjoining areas after days of humid weather. The afternoon shower brought down the morning temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius. The Met office had forecast a cloudy day with light rains and thundershowers in some areas. Delhi was lashed by heavy...
  • Baby left in sweltering car in France dies July 19, 2014

    France: A yearold baby left by his mother in a car on a blazing summer day in southern France has died. Medical services failed to revive the infant, who had been left unattended for at least an hour in the heat in Courthezon, near Avignon on Friday, where temperatures reached 34...
  • Cloudy day ahead in Delhi June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites woke up to a pleasant Tuesday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead. "The sky will remain cloudy throughout the day and some parts of the city may receive light...
  • Snapshot: Tens of thousands flock to the upper reach of Ganga to beat the heat June 18, 2014

    Rishikesh: As the temperature touches new highs across India, tens of thousands of people from different parts of the country are flocking to the places in and around river Ganga in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. The river is clean, swift flowing, water is ice cold and the surroundings...
  • June: Alltime maximum temperature records in major Indian cities June 17, 2014

    The month of June is considered to be the hottest month of the year in many parts of India. This graph takes a look at the alltime high temperature records in major cities of India in June from a scorching 48.9 degrees in Bikaner to a relatively cool 29.5...
  • Light to moderate rainfall lashes parts of UP June 16, 2014

    Light to moderate rainfall lashed parts of Uttar Pradesh on Monday even as there was not much change in the temperature. The areas received rainfall include Robertganj and Churk, in Sonbhadra district, Handia in Allahabad district, Baheri in Bareilly district and Phoolpur in Azamgarh district. Day temperatures rose in Meerut, Faizabad, Kanpur,...
  • Residents suffer power cuts in 'power surplus' MP June 15, 2014

    While on one hand Madhya Pradesh is acting as power surplus state by supplying power to states like Delhi and Bihar, the people of state capital are forced to face unscheduled power cuts on regular basis. The situation is no different in other parts of the state. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan...
  • Administration extends summer vacations of schools till June 21 June 15, 2014

    East Singhbhum district administration on Saturday extended the summer vacation of private and government schools in view of the intense heat wave prevailing in the district for last fortnight, officials said Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Kaushal said the summer vacation for private schools upto STDV and for government schools upto STDVIII have...
  • Railways to run special train between SantragachiRajkot June 12, 2014

    Nagpur: The Railways will run special trains between Santragachi and Rajkot stations to clear the summer rush. Accordingly train number 02849 will depart from Santragachi on June 16, 23, 30 (Mondays) at 250 pm and will reach Rajkot third day (Wednesday) at 830 am on June 17, 24 and July 1....
  • Rajasthan reels under heat waves, Churu boils at 45.5 degrees Celsius June 11, 2014

    Heat wave conditions on Wednesday swept across Rajasthan even as mercury dipped by one to four notches at many places in the state due to southwest movement of clouds. According to MeT office, Churu recorded the maximum day temperature of 45.5 degrees Celsius. The blistering heat wave conditions slightly abated over the...
  • 60yearold beggar dies due to heat stroke June 11, 2014

    A 60yearold man died of heat stroke in Lekhari town in Kota, police said. Bholanath Yogi, resident of Vrindavan in Uttar Prasesh, collapsed on the road and died instantly, SHO Lakheri Police Station Rakesh Meena said. Yogi used to meet his ends by begging in the city, he said. The postmortem was...
  • Delhi faces power crisis after storm damaged major transmission lines June 9, 2014

    As Delhi sizzles under the sweltering heat, there seems to be no respite for Delhities. And to make matters worse were the long power cuts in certain parts of the national capital. According to authorities, the recent storm has damaged transmission lines and it will take 20 days to put...
  • Cloudy day in Lucknow, but mercury set to rise June 9, 2014

    Residents of Lucknow woke up to a pleasant Monday morning as it turned cloudy and cool breeze swept the city. The Met Office called it a "temporary" respite and said the temperature is likely to hover around 45 degrees Celsius during the day. The city has witnessed extreme heat wave condition...
  • Delhi: Scorching heat on Sunday, mercury rises to 47.8 degrees Celsius June 8, 2014

    Intense heat, extreme hot winds and power cuts continued to make life miserable in the national capital on Sunday with the maximum temperature settling at five notches above the season's average at 45.1 degrees Celsius. No relief is expected on Monday, officials said. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Monday...
  • North India sizzles under blistering heat, Nowgong records 47.8 degree Celsius June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: There seems to be no respite from the scorching heat in the next couple of days as the Met department has predicted that the day temperature may continue to hover around 45 degree Celsius and the minimum around 30 degree Celsius till June 10. According to the predictions done...
  • Hot Sunday morning in Delhi June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a hot Sunday morning in Delhi with a minimum of 28.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a clear day. "The sky will remain clear. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 44 degrees Celsius," said an India Meteorological...
  • Heat wave continues to sweep across Rajasthan, Churu boils at 46.8 degrees Celsius June 7, 2014

    Rajasthan continued to reel under intense heat conditions on Saturday with Jaipur recording the season's highest temperature of 46.8 degrees Celsius. Churu was the hottest place in the desert state on Saturday and recorded a maximum temperature of 47.6 degree Celsius, the Met department said here today. It was followed by Bikaner...
  • Sweltering heat grips Uttarakhand plains, Dehradun burns at 41 degrees C June 7, 2014

    Sweltering heat gripped the plains of Uttarakhand with the mercury in Dehradun hovering around 41 degrees celsius in the city on Saturday. No respite from heat is expected in the next 45 days with no indication of rain so far and the monsoon at least two weeks away, MeT office...
  • Delhi sizzles under blistering heat, 44.9 degree Celsius temperature recorded June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The national capital continued to sizzle under blistering heat with the maximum temperature on Saturday settling at 44.9 degree Celsius, a day after the city experienced the hottest day of this summer. The maximum temperature was five notches above normal and slightly below from Friday's 45 degree Celsius. The minimum...
  • No respite from heat wave conditions, Allahabad sizzling at 47.2 degree Celsius June 6, 2014

    Severe heat wave conditions prevailed in Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad sizzling at 47.2 degree Celsius. Met office said weather was mainly dry today and heat wave conditions prevailed in some parts of Varanasi, Faizabad, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bareilly, Jhansi, Agra, Meerut divisions. Temperature was markedly above normal in faizabad, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow,...
  • Red hot: Temperature map of India June 6, 2014

    It is the peak of the summer season in India and many parts of the country are reeling under extreme heat wave conditions. This map gives an indication of how hot it is out there. The colourcoded map that gives an overview of which parts of India are hottest at...
  • North India continues to reel under severe heat wave June 6, 2014

    Even as Monsoon hit Kerala on Friday, North India continues to reel under severe heat wave. ...
  • Watch: Dos and donts to battle summer heat June 6, 2014

    Dr Romel Tikko, senior consultant, internal medicine, Max Hospital gives a list of dos and don'ts to battle this summer heat. ...
  • Monsoon unlikely to hit Kerala today, says Met department June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The monsoon is unlikely to hit Kerala on Thursday, as earlier projected. The Met department has now said that since the winds are relatively weak, rainfall is unlikely to hit Kerala on Thursday. Weathermen are now expecting the monsoon in the next 24 hours, but have warned that...
  • Severe heat wave across India, Delhi temperature at 45 degree Celsius May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Several parts of India are reeling under a heat wave as the mercury continues to soar. The national capital is scorching as maximum temperatures hit 45 degree Celsius on Friday. Haryana, too, is boiling as temperatures touched 45 degree Celsius. Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh is not far behind...
  • 'Arctic Summer' is unconventional book that deserves a reread May 27, 2014

    There is this charm to oldworld stories and to people who lived then. This is even more true when it comes to writers and what they write and sometimes what they do not or what they were supposed to, but did not. EM Forster is one such writer. He wrote...