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Amid India-China border row, Australia to join Malabar naval exercise

19 Oct 2020

Amid India-China border row, Australia to join Malabar naval exercise

The Defence Ministry on Monday announced that Australia will be joining the upcoming Malabar naval exercise, completing the Quad or quadrilateral coalition along with the United States and Japan.

Kerala: 2 Navy personnel killed as glider crashes during training

04 Oct 2020

Kerala: 2 Navy personnel killed as glider crashes during training

Two officers of the Indian Navy died Sunday morning as a glider aircraft crashed in Kochi, Kerala.

Delhi-NCR receives heavy rain, roads flooded, traffic affected

20 Aug 2020

Delhi-NCR receives heavy rain, roads flooded, traffic affected

The downpour that washed Delhi/NCR on Wednesday, continued well into Thursday, providing much-needed relief from the sweltering heat. As a downside, it also revealed how poorly-equipped the infrastructure of National Capital, and neighboring areas, is.

Floods killed 868 people in 11 states: Government report

17 Aug 2020

Floods killed 868 people in 11 states: Government report

In the last couple of weeks, India faced a double whammy with floods adding to woes of a coronavirus-battered country. As many as 11 states were adversely affected by floods, triggered by heavy rainfall, and 868 people lost their lives, a flood situation report made by MHA's Disaster Management Division said.

Delhi witnesses heavy rains, traffic snarls reported from several areas

13 Aug 2020

Delhi witnesses heavy rains, traffic snarls reported from several areas

A spell of heavy rains inundated Delhi today, providing some relief from the hot and humid weather but throwing daily life out of gear at the same time.

Mumbai gets slight relief after record-breaking rainfall batters city

06 Aug 2020

Mumbai gets slight relief after record-breaking rainfall batters city

Maharashtra's capital Mumbai got a little respite from the downpour on Thursday, as the intensity of rainfall reduced and floodwaters receded in some areas.

Coronavirus: In a first, Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh festivities canceled

01 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: In a first, Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh festivities canceled

Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja is one of the biggest crowd-pullers during the 11-day-long Ganesh Utsav. Devotees line up for hours to get one look of the giant idol installed inside a grand pandal.

Southwest Monsoon hits Kerala, says IMD; 'normal' rainfall predicted

01 Jun 2020

Southwest Monsoon hits Kerala, says IMD; 'normal' rainfall predicted

The southwest monsoon has finally arrived in Kerala, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

North, central India heatwave to continue till tomorrow, says IMD

27 May 2020

North, central India heatwave to continue till tomorrow, says IMD

Several parts of northern and central India have been reeling under an intense heatwave and according to the India Meteorological Department, there will likely be no respite for the next 24 hours.

Rajkot T20I: Will Maha cyclone play a spoilsport?

07 Nov 2019

Rajkot T20I: Will Maha cyclone play a spoilsport?

India and Bangladesh are set to clash against each other in the second T20I on Thursday.

Cyclone Maha to bring heavy rainfall in Gujarat next week

02 Nov 2019

Cyclone Maha to bring heavy rainfall in Gujarat next week

Cyclone Maha is "very likely" to intensify as it advances towards the east-central Arabian Sea over the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department said in a Saturday morning notification.

#VadodaraRains: Four dead; 5,000 evacuated as heavy rains hit Gujarat

01 Aug 2019

#VadodaraRains: Four dead; 5,000 evacuated as heavy rains hit Gujarat

Four persons were killed and over 5,000 were evacuated in the city of Vadodara and surrounding areas in Central Gujarat, as heavy rains disrupted life in the state in the last two days.

Maharashtra, Konkan, Goa to witness heavy-very heavy rains: IMD

08 Jul 2019

Maharashtra, Konkan, Goa to witness heavy-very heavy rains: IMD

Regions of Konkan, Goa and north Madhya Maharashtra regions (including Mumbai) are likely to face heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coming week, as per the forecast of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Terrorists being trained for attack via sea, says Navy Chief

05 Mar 2019

Terrorists being trained for attack via sea, says Navy Chief

During a press interaction on Tuesday, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said they have reports that terrorists are being trained to carry out an operation via sea.

#IndiaPakistanTensions: Fishermen asked to stay away from 'strangers at sea'

27 Feb 2019

#IndiaPakistanTensions: Fishermen asked to stay away from 'strangers at sea'

The Indian Coast Guard advised fishermen in Gujarat's Porbandar not to go near the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) in the Arabian Sea following Indian airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps amid escalating India-Pakistan tensions.

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

24 Feb 2019

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Center has decided to block water supply to Pakistan from the rivers flowing from India.

GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

06 Feb 2019

GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider- Arianespace's rocket from French Guiana in the early hours today.

ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-31 this Wednesday

04 Feb 2019

ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-31 this Wednesday

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is all set to launch its 40th communication satellite GSAT-31 on Wednesday from the spaceport in French Guiana (French and European spaceport).

54 civilians, 483 fishermen of India lodged in Pakistani jails

01 Jan 2019

54 civilians, 483 fishermen of India lodged in Pakistani jails

Pakistan today shared with India a list of 537 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails as per the provisions of a bilateral agreement.

No change in Shivaji memorial site, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

30 Oct 2018

No change in Shivaji memorial site, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ruled out the possibility of shifting the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial from its present location in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai coast.

Pakistan arrests 16 Indian fishermen for straying into its territorial-waters

24 Oct 2018

Pakistan arrests 16 Indian fishermen for straying into its territorial-waters

Sixteen Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly straying into the country's territorial waters.

Woman delivers baby mid-air on Etihad-flight, aircraft diverted to Mumbai

24 Oct 2018

Woman delivers baby mid-air on Etihad-flight, aircraft diverted to Mumbai

An Etihad flight, bound for Jakarta from Abu Dhabi was diverted to Mumbai this morning after a passenger delivered a baby mid-air.

Red alert sounded as cyclonic storm Titli heads towards Odisha

10 Oct 2018

Red alert sounded as cyclonic storm Titli heads towards Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning that a cyclonic storm, Titli, is developing in the Bay of Bengal and moving towards the Andhra Pradesh and the Odisha coast.

Kerala on alert as cyclonic depression forms in Arabian Sea

08 Oct 2018

Kerala on alert as cyclonic depression forms in Arabian Sea

Heavy rains have been forecast in Kerala, under the influence of a depression over the Arabian Sea which is likely to intensify into a deep depression and further into a cyclonic storm over the next two days.

Delhi's air quality remains poor for second consecutive day

06 Oct 2018

Delhi's air quality remains poor for second consecutive day

Delhi's air quality remained poor for the second day due to change in wind direction, which is now flowing from the stubble burning areas, authorities said today.

Poor air quality in NCR; here's what you can do

06 Oct 2018

Poor air quality in NCR; here's what you can do

Owing to a change in the direction of the wind, Delhi's air quality remained poor for the second day in a row.

#TravelBytes: Top 5 most beautiful Indian islands you must visit

17 Aug 2018

#TravelBytes: Top 5 most beautiful Indian islands you must visit

India is (fortunately!) one such country that has been blessed with abundant natural beauty.

Pakistan's humanitarian gesture: 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, released

14 Aug 2018

Pakistan's humanitarian gesture: 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, released

Pakistan yesterday released 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, from jail as a goodwill gesture, a day before Pakistan's Independence Day.

Pakistan's goodwill gesture: 26 Indian fishermen released from Pak jail

13 Aug 2018

Pakistan's goodwill gesture: 26 Indian fishermen released from Pak jail

Pakistan yesterday released 26 Indian fishermen from jail as a goodwill gesture.

These 16 states may receive heavy rainfall this week

12 Aug 2018

These 16 states may receive heavy rainfall this week

The National Disaster Management Authority on Saturday said that in the next two days, 16 states may get heavy to very heavy rainfall.

Toxic bluebottles in action: Avoid Mumbai beaches for now

08 Aug 2018

Toxic bluebottles in action: Avoid Mumbai beaches for now

Advisories have been issued warning people not to venture near shoreline in Mumbai, lest they get stung by bluebottles.

Why is Mumbai facing extreme rainfall? Here, we decode

09 Jul 2018

Why is Mumbai facing extreme rainfall? Here, we decode

Mumbai has been experiencing severe rainfall over the last few days, and as of now, schools are shut, traffic is held-up, and several locations in Vasai are cut-off due to floods.

North Maharashtra to witness extremely heavy rains from tomorrow

08 Jun 2018

North Maharashtra to witness extremely heavy rains from tomorrow

The IMD today predicted extremely heavy rains in isolated places from June 9-12 along the north coastal belt of Maharashtra.

Flood alert: Five of eight Bengaluru zones at risk

04 Jun 2018

Flood alert: Five of eight Bengaluru zones at risk

A flood alert has been issued for Bengaluru's low-lying areas, even as heavy rains continue to lash the city.

Monsoon to hit Bengaluru by next week, predicts MeT department

02 Jun 2018

Monsoon to hit Bengaluru by next week, predicts MeT department

The MeT department has predicted that monsoon will hit Bengaluru not before next week.

Karnataka: Heavy rains throws life-out-of-gear, one dies after wall collapses

30 May 2018

Karnataka: Heavy rains throws life-out-of-gear, one dies after wall collapses

Normal life was disrupted by pre-monsoon heavy rains in low-lying areas of coastal parts of Karnataka, namely Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, on Tuesday.

Acute water-shortage in Madhya Pradesh; 65 important dams almost dry

13 May 2018

Acute water-shortage in Madhya Pradesh; 65 important dams almost dry

Madhya Pradesh is staring at an acute water shortage as 65 dams, out of the 164 important reservoirs in the state, have almost dried up.

The curious case of Dubai ruler's missing daughter

18 Apr 2018

The curious case of Dubai ruler's missing daughter

One of the daughters of Dubai's ruler has been missing ever since her hideout boat was intercepted by UAE commandos in the Arabian Sea last month.

Friday blast: Hailstorm, rain bring mercury down in Bengaluru

31 Mar 2018

Friday blast: Hailstorm, rain bring mercury down in Bengaluru

It was literally a 'Good Friday' for Bengalurueans.

India to have military attaché in US Navy's Bahrain command

23 Mar 2018

India to have military attaché in US Navy's Bahrain command

In what is being described as a "path-breaking" development by military officials, India is set to have a military attaché in the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in Bahrain.