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  • J&K: Srinagar shut down after heavy snowfall overnight 12-03-2014 09:52 AM

    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...
  • No respite for farmers, unseasonal rains to continue for 2 more days 12-03-2014 08:28 AM

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Inclement weather conditions continue to wreak havoc across the country. Unseasonal rains have destroyed crops worth Rs 13,000 crore in Madhya Pradesh so far. In Maharashtra, 8 lakh hectares of crops have been hit in the Marathwada region alone by hailstorms and similar conditions are likely to prevail...
  • MP government gets ready to deal with possible deficient monsoon 04-03-2014 11:20 PM

    Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday asked district collectors and deputy directors in the state to prepare a contingency plan to deal with likely shortfall in monsoon rains this year. The agriculture department issued an advisory to collectors and deputy directors citing information provided by global meteorology centres about deficient monsoon....
  • Mercury dips in Rajasthan, Mount Abu shivers at 3 degree Celsius 02-03-2014 06:25 PM

    After continuous rains and hailstorm in some parts of the state in last three days, mercury again dipped by three to four degree Celsius as Mount Abu shivered at 3 degree Celsius, MeT department said on Sunday. Mercury plummeted by three to four degree Celsius at many places in north...
  • First hailstorm, now government apathy deepens farmers' woes 02-03-2014 07:57 AM

    Bhopal: Unseasonal rains accompanied by heavy hailstorms have ruined the standing Rabi crops in Madhya Pradesh on a large scale. Nearly 10,000 villages in the state have been affected by the sudden change in weather. Even as Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government has announced Rs 2000 crore relief package for those...
  • Light rains bring temperature down in parts of Rajasthan 01-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Light rains triggered by western disturbance brought down night temperatures in many parts of Rajasthan with the capital city recording 15.3 mm rains since Friday, the MeT department has said. Ajmer, Pilani, Bikaner, Churu and Kota recorded 7.4, 2.1, 1.2, 1 and 0.4 mm of rains respectively. Night temperatures dipped...
  • Mercury dips in several parts of Rajasthan, Mount Abu freezes at 2.4 degree Celsius 16-02-2014 06:55 PM

    Night temperatures fell markedly in several districts in Rajasthan as biting cold waves gave no respite to residents. Mount Abu was recorded as the coldest place with registering a minimum of 2.4 degrees Celsius, 2 degrees down from the previous night, according to MeT office in Jaipur. SriGanganagar, Pilani, Churu,...
  • Snowfall, rain bring down temperatures in Uttarakhand 15-02-2014 06:37 PM

    Icy winds swept Uttarakhand on Saturday intensifying cold conditions as snowfall continued in hill districts and moderate showers lashed most parts of Uttarakhand with Tehri and Mukteshwar recording sub-zero temperatures. The higher reaches of hill districts of Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Tehri and Nainital received snowfall for the second consecutive day with...
  • No respite from cold in North India, heavy snowfall in Shimla 15-02-2014 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: There is no respite from the cold in North India. After heavy snowfall in Shimla, highways and roads in many parts of Himachal Pradesh were blocked on Friday. The minimum temperature in Shimla was 1 degree Celsius and in Manali was minus 1 degree Celsius. Met officials said...
  • Night temperature drops in Rajasthan; Churu coldest at 4.3 degree Celsius 09-02-2014 05:10 PM

    Night temperatures dropped by a few notches in parts of Rajasthan where Churu recorded as the coldest place at a minimum of 4.3 degree Celsius. Sriganganagar recorded a minimum of 4.7 degrees C whereas Pilani, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Barmer recorded low of 5.3, 5.5, 7.5, 9 and 9.1 degrees...
  • 'Action Jackson' title in trouble, receives notice from Warner Bros 07-02-2014 11:57 AM

    Mumbai: There is trouble over the title of Prabhudheva's film 'Action Jackson' but co-producer Gordan Tanwani says he will not buckle under pressure. Warner Bros' 1988 Hollywood film featuring Carl Weathers and Sharon Stone released with the same name and the production house has given the makers of the Bollywood...
  • Cold conditions abate in Rajasthan; Mount Abu coldest at 5 degree Celsius 02-02-2014 06:17 PM

    Cold wave conditions abated in Rajasthan as mercury rose by one to three degrees at most places in the state during the night. Minimum temperatures varied between 8.9 degree Celsius and 15 degree Celsius at most places including Churu, Ganganagar, Jaipur, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Barmer, a...
  • Cold day in some areas, fog in most places in Uttar Pradesh 30-01-2014 07:29 PM

    Cold day conditions prevailed at some places in Uttar Pradesh where the weather remained mainly dry. Dense to moderate fog occurred at most places in the state, according to the MeT office. Night temperatures fell in the Bareilly and Meerut divisions and changed little in the remaining divisions of the...
  • Brutal cold shuts schools, delays travel in US Midwest 28-01-2014 08:40 AM

    Bitter cold and high winds from the arctic pushed wind chills to dangerous levels across the US upper Midwest on Monday, forcing officials to close schools and slowing public transit and river traffic. A winter storm system is forecast to move through the US South on Tuesday, bringing snow, freezing...
  • Foggy morning in Rajasthan disrupts train schedules 26-01-2014 04:19 PM

    Fog descended in several parts of the desert state this morning, affecting vehicular movement and rail traffic, leading to rescheduling of three trains. Three trains were rescheduled and eight trains were running late, a North West Railway spokesperson said. Mount Abu was the coldest place in the state, recording a...
  • Mercury dipped in Rajasthan, Mount Abu coldest at 1 degree Celsius 25-01-2014 06:34 PM

    Fog on Saturday enveloped many parts of Rajasthan where mercury dipped further even as Mount Abu was the coldest place in the desert state recording a minimum temperature of 1 degree Celsius. Mount Abu was the coldest place in the state on Sunday. The mercury plummeted further at the sole...
  • Heavy snowfall in J&K, Jammu-Srinagar highway remains shut 23-01-2014 09:57 AM

    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...
  • Slight respite from cold as rains lash Rajasthan 22-01-2014 05:56 PM

    Rains lashed parts of Rajasthan even as night temperature increased by a few degrees on Wednesday. Kota recorded maximum of 34.8 mm rains till this morning while Chittorgarh, Dabok, Jaipur and Ajmer received 24, 11.4, 10.1 and 2 mm rains respectively, according to Met department in Jaipur. The rains were...
  • Winter storm slams northeastern US with Arctic punch 22-01-2014 07:40 AM

    Washington: A winter storm packing snow and Arctic cold slammed the northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding 3,000 flights, shutting down governments and schools and making travel a potential nightmare for millions. States across the northeast declared emergencies and warned residents not to travel during the fast-moving storm, which packed...
  • Overnight winter rains throw life out of gear, Mount Abu coldest at 3.6 degree Celsius 21-01-2014 05:33 PM

    Overnight rains lashed parts of Rajasthan throwing life out of gear for locals even as Mount Abu recorded the coldest in the state at 3.6 degrees Celsius. Vanasthali recorded maximum of 36.1 mm rains followed by Banswara and Rawatbhata at 34.8 and 18.3 mm respectively, according to Met department in...
  • Two more die of cold in UP; cold wave persists 19-01-2014 07:44 PM

    Two persons died due to cold in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district in past 24 hours even as cold wave continued in the state. While two persons, including a woman, reportedly died due to cold, a 55-year-old man was killed when the wall of a mud house collapsed due to rain...
  • Icy winds, fog return; Mount Abu shivers at 1 degrees Celsius 16-01-2014 09:11 PM

    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...
  • Cold wave: Jammu-Srinagar highway shut again after heavy snowfall 09-01-2014 09:23 AM

    Srinagar: While there is some respite in the US from cold, there is no such luck in Kashmir. The valley continues to receive heavy rainfall and snowfall. The temperature in Srinagar remained below freezing point. The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed again on Wednesday due to heavy snowfall. "We face major...
  • Record freeze extends to eastern United States, at least nine dead 08-01-2014 08:52 AM

    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...
  • Cold wave sweeping across Jharkhand 08-01-2014 12:07 AM

    Jharkhand is in the grip of a cold wave following strong north-westerly winds. Hazaribagh was the coldest place in the day with a minimum of 5.4 degree C and a maximum of 19.2 degree C, according to the MeT department. Ranchi recorded a minimum of 8 deg C and a...
  • Cold wave sweeps through state, Churu freezes at 2.5 deg C 03-01-2014 07:35 PM

    Rajasthan continued to reel under extreme cold conditions on Friday. The minimum temperature of 2.5 degrees Celsius below the freezing point was recorded in Churu district, officials said. The Met Office said inclement weather would continue for most part of the week. Ganganagar, Bikaner and Pilani were also among the...
  • Icy winds continue in Rajasthan, two beggars found dead 02-01-2014 01:44 PM

    Two beggars were found dead in pink city which recorded season's lowest minimum temperature even as icy winds and fog continued unabated in Rajasthan affecting normal life and vehicular traffic. Two old beggars were found dead in open area of Jalupura and Subhash Chowk areas in Jaipurin the city on...
  • No respite from icy winds, Churu freezes at minus 1 deg C 30-12-2013 03:41 PM

    There was no respite from cold wave in Rajasthan on Monday as icy winds and fog continued to affectnormal life across the state with Churu becoming the coldest place at minus one degree Celsius. Churu on the plains recorded a low of minus one degree C last night as against...
  • Cold wave continues in North India, Agra records 1.4 deg C 30-12-2013 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: Mercury on Sunday dipped to 4.5 degree on Delhi Celsius while Srinagar experienced a minimum temperature of -3.7 degree Celsius. Cold wave conditions are likely to continue in the region for the next few days. Meanwhile, temperature in most of the cities varied between 20 to 1 degree...