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40,000 Russian firefighters to lose jobs


July 10th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's emergencies ministry is planning to cut the number of firefighters by 20 percent - or about 40,000 people - by 2013, a ministry source ... Read more...

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Heat wave bakes US, dozens dead


July 8th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Unrelenting heat wave continued to bake much of the US, and it has caused the death of over 40 people so far.Saturday's temperatures soared over 100 ... Read more...

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Haryana residents take to the streets over power woes


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) The residents of various towns in Haryana took to the streets Wednesday to protest against erratic and virtually no power supply in the past 24 hours.Protestors ... Read more...

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All Punjab schools closed till July 8


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) With heat wave continuing and monsoon's arrival delayed in Punjab, the government Wednesday ordered the closure of all schools in the state till July 8.Education Minister ... Read more...

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1.2 mn still ‘powerless’ in mighty America


July 4th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) More than four days after a savage summer storm brought the world's most powerful nation to its knees, about 1.2 million customers in the American capital ... Read more...

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Sweltering Delhi to get monsoon rains this week (Second Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) As the capital continued to bake in the searing heat, the weatherman Monday held out hope of pre-monsoon showers over the next two days and the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Your body heat could power future devices


July 1st, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 1 (IANS) A new way of powering gadgets using simply a person's own body heat has been developed by an American company that specialises in green power ... Read more...

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In encephalitis-hit Bihar, parents pray to god to save their kids


June 29th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur(Bihar), June 29 (IANS) The disease has already claimed the lives of more than 200 children and affected nearly 600 in Bihar. Distraught parents are now praying to god to ... Read more...

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UP traders to protest ‘close at 7 p.m.’ order


June 18th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Upset over the Uttar Pradesh government's order to close shops and malls by 7 p.m. in the face of acute power crisis, traders have decided ... Read more...

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Heat wave kills 16 in UP


June 18th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The unabated heat wave in Uttar Pradesh has claimed 16 lives since Sunday, officials said.At least 11 people died of extreme heat conditions in the parched ... Read more...

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Heat wave continues in Himachal hills


June 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) The heat wave continued in the hills of Himachal Pradesh Sunday, with temperatures being recorded three to seven degrees above avrage. In some areas, it crossed ... Read more...

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Heat wave: Summer vacation extended in Odisha schools


June 16th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) The Odisha government Saturday announced the extension of the summer vacation in schools by a week in view of an unabated heat wave sweeping the state ... Read more...

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Sunstroke toll rises to 36 in Odisha


June 12th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 12 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday confirmed four more deaths due to sunstroke taking the toll of heat-related casualties this summer in the state to 36, with temperatures crossing over ... Read more...

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Temperatures soar across Himachal


June 12th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 12 (IANS) A heat wave again gripped parts of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday with temperatures crossing 40 degrees Celsius.State capital Shimla too recorded a high of 30.1 degrees Celsius, ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake hits rock bottom (Letter from Chandigarh) (With Images)


June 11th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) Chandigarh's famous Sukhna Lake, the most-visited tourist spot in the 'City Beautiful', is gasping for breath and attention.Built in 1958, huge areas of the lake's ... Read more...

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Eastern Railway opens aid camps for heat-stroke affected


June 6th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) The Eastern Railway Wednesday opened special health camps at several stations under its jurisdiction to help the passengers suffering from heat stroke."For the treatment of ... Read more...

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Rain brings cheer to tourists in Himachal


June 6th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 6 (IANS) Rains brought down temperatures in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday, bringing cheers to thousands of tourists who have thronged the hill stations to escape the heat wave in ... Read more...

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Bengal heat toll rises to 42


June 6th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) With a heat wave prevailing across southern West Bengal, the death toll rose to 42, with 12 more people succumbing Wednesday in Kolkata and the ... Read more...

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Heat, power cuts and politics in Jammu (Letter from Jammu)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 6 (IANS) A severe heat wave coupled with unbridled power cuts has raised tempers in the Jammu region and led to resentment against the Omar Abdullah government's ... Read more...

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Heat wave leaves poor and rich with little options


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) For Pushpa Rani, 38, a labourer who works a 16-hour day, seven days a week, the blistering heat that keeps most Delhi citizens indoors is ... Read more...

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Heat wave in Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar records 45.5 degrees


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar Saturday sizzled at 45.5 degrees as heat wave conditions continued to prevail over Punjab and Haryana.Amritsar had touched a high ... Read more...

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Heat wave unabated in Haryana, Punjab


June 1st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) Haryana's Narnaul town sizzled at 47 degrees Celsius Friday as the heat wave over Haryana and Punjab continued unabated.Met officials here said no immediate relief was ... Read more...

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Odisha heatwave continues


May 29th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 29 (IANS) A heatwave continued to sweep large parts of Odisha Tuesday even as the maximum temperatures dropped slightly in the state, the weatherman said.The district headquarters town ... Read more...

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Heat death toll in Odisha climbs to 21


May 29th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) The death toll from sunstroke climbed to 21 in Odisha with officials Monday confirming the death of a 55-year-old man in Khordha district.Sankar Samantaray, a resident ... Read more...

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Hot Sunday in Delhi, Monday to be similar (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The heat wave continued across Delhi Sunday with the maximum temperature touching 41.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above average.The minimum temperature was three notches above ... Read more...

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Heat wave continues to sweep Odisha


May 27th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 27 (IANS) Large parts of Odisha continued to reel under sweltering heat Sunday although maximum temperature dropped slightly at some places, a Met official said.The district headquarters town ... Read more...

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Summer heat killing bats?


May 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 27 (IANS) More than 50 bats have died in this Jharkhand capital, possibly due to the summer heat, officials said Sunday.Ranchi's temperature is hovering between 40 and 42 ... Read more...

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Heat wave continues in Punjab, Haryana


May 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Heat wave conditions continued to prevail over most parts of Punjab and Haryana even though the maximum temperatures Saturday gave partial relief compared to the highs ... Read more...

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Heat wave strikes Odisha, toll rises to 19 (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) A blistering heat wave Saturday swept across Odisha with the state recording a new high temperature of 46.7 degrees Celsius, as officials confirmed nine deaths, mostly ... Read more...

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Parts of Maharashtra sizzle at 47 degrees


May 26th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur/Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) While monsoon is set to enter Maharashtra by early next month, heat wave continued to burn parts of the state with mercury levels going as high ... Read more...

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No respite from heat wave in Odisha


May 26th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The blistering heat wave in Odisha is likely to continue for the next four-five days, the weather office here said Saturday.Many places in the western parts ... Read more...

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At 46.7 degrees, Odisha bakes in blistering heat


May 25th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) A blistering heat wave sweeping across Odisha intensified with one of its towns Friday recording a temperature of 46.7 degrees Celsius, the highest of the day ... Read more...

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Odisha heat wave death toll rises to nine


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday confirmed five more deaths due to sunstroke in the state, taking the total heat wave deaths this summer in the state to nine.The latest ... Read more...

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Scorching sun, power outages add to UP’s ’summer misery’


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The gruelling heat wave that started in Uttar Pradesh a week ago shows no sign of abating with the mercury expected to touch 45 degrees Celsius ... Read more...

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Cloudy, but warm Tuesday for Delhi


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A warm Tuesday lies ahead for Delhi with the maximum temperature expected to touch 43 degrees Celsius.The sky will however remain partly cloudy, with chances ... Read more...

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