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Red, orange alerts sounded as monsoon hits Kerala

08 Jun 2019

Red, orange alerts sounded as monsoon hits Kerala

After a week's delay, monsoons hit the Kerala coast on Saturday, India Meteorological Department announced. The event marks the official arrival of India's four-month-long monsoon season.

Cyclone Fani inches towards Odisha, state put on high alert

01 May 2019

Cyclone Fani inches towards Odisha, state put on high alert

Cyclone Fani has turned into "extremely severe cyclonic storm" and is inching towards the coast of Odisha, prompting MeT Department to issue a orange warning.

Cold wave intensifies in Kashmir; Leh shivers at -17.1 Celsius

26 Dec 2018

Cold wave intensifies in Kashmir; Leh shivers at -17.1 Celsius

The cold wave sweeping Kashmir intensified today as the mercury stayed several degree below the freezing point, resulting in frozen water bodies and water supply lines in several residential areas.

Delhi's minimum temperature dips to 4 degrees Celsius again

22 Dec 2018

Delhi's minimum temperature dips to 4 degrees Celsius again

Delhiites shivered today as the mercury once again dipped to 4 degrees Celsius.

Himachal reels under intense cold, -10 degree Celsius in Lahaul-Spiti

07 Dec 2018

Himachal reels under intense cold, -10 degree Celsius in Lahaul-Spiti

Himachal Pradesh is reeling under intense cold following a fresh spell of snowfall with temperatures in tribal Lahaul-Spiti district hitting nearly -10 degree Celsius, the Meteorological Department said.

At 8 degrees Celsius, Delhi records coldest morning this season

04 Dec 2018

At 8 degrees Celsius, Delhi records coldest morning this season

Delhi witnessed the coldest morning of the season today, with the minimum temperature plunging to 8 degrees Celsius.

Himachal: Snow, rainfall predicted in state; Kullu on high alert

11 Nov 2018

Himachal: Snow, rainfall predicted in state; Kullu on high alert

Snow and rain may occur at some places in Himachal Pradesh from November 11-14, the Meteorological Department said.

Twelve more killed and fourteen injured in Uttar Pradesh rains

04 Sep 2018

Twelve more killed and fourteen injured in Uttar Pradesh rains

Twelve more people were killed and fourteen injured in overnight rain-related incidents in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Delhi staring at another bout of dust storm. Be careful!

02 Jun 2018

Delhi staring at another bout of dust storm. Be careful!

Delhi faces a possibility of another bout of dust storm today, even though the skies looked clear in the morning.

Pleasant morning in Delhi; minimum temperature settles at 22°C

23 Apr 2018

Pleasant morning in Delhi; minimum temperature settles at 22°C

It was a pleasant morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at a notch below normal.

Srinagar: Fear of drought amid prolonged dry spell; advisories issued

08 Apr 2018

Srinagar: Fear of drought amid prolonged dry spell; advisories issued

A long dry spell sent the mercury soaring in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital of Srinagar, which recorded its hottest-ever March this year and raised the specter of drought-like conditions.

Cyclone Ockhi: 200 trapped fishermen rescued; many yet to return

02 Dec 2017

Cyclone Ockhi: 200 trapped fishermen rescued; many yet to return

Delhi- CM reaches out to public, receives 500 complaints

02 Jun 2017

Delhi- CM reaches out to public, receives 500 complaints

1st June was the first day of the Delhi government's attempt of making its offices more approachable by allowing the public to walk-in without appointments and address their grievances.

Meteorological Department says monsoons may be upon us

28 May 2017

Meteorological Department says monsoons may be upon us

Authorities from the Indian Meteorological Department have stated that the southwest monsoon is likely to hit southern Kerala by 30-31 May.

Online registration for Delhi University begins today

22 May 2017

Online registration for Delhi University begins today

The online application procedure for Delhi University will commence today (Monday), 5 pm onwards.

Acid rain increasing due to pollution

04 Mar 2017

Acid rain increasing due to pollution

India's Meteorological Department and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology have stated that increasing levels of atmospheric pollution in India have led to acidification of rains.

2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution

19 Feb 2017

2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution

A study published in the medical journal The Lancet, said that over a million Indians die every year due to air pollution. This equates to an average of two deaths a minute.

WHO report on pollution in India alarming

18 Feb 2017

WHO report on pollution in India alarming

Report titled 'State of Global Air 2017' claimed that 1 million deaths in 2015 in India were attributable to pollution.

Indian tops global ozone pollution deaths

15 Feb 2017

Indian tops global ozone pollution deaths

India has fared second worst in the world in the total number of deaths attributed to air pollution. Only China has worse statistics than India.

Greenpeace: 1.6 million pollution deaths in India, China

04 Dec 2016

Greenpeace: 1.6 million pollution deaths in India, China

A report released by Greenpeace states that 1.6 million people in India and China died due to pollution caused by fossil fuels in 2015.

59% areas in India vulnerable to moderate to severe earthquakes

22 Sep 2016

59% areas in India vulnerable to moderate to severe earthquakes

Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Venkaiah Naidu released a seismic zone map developed by the National Disaster Management Authority and the Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council.

Delhi rains cause road outside India Gate to cave

01 Sep 2016

Delhi rains cause road outside India Gate to cave

On the second day of Delhi's torrential rain, a part of the road from India Gate to Ashoka Road caved-in.