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Hundreds of tourists stranded in Himachal Pradesh


August 20th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) Hundreds of people, including foreign tourists, have been stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti subdivision for the past two days after the closure of roads due to ... Read more...

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Torrential rains, floods hit life in Chhattisgarh


August 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 20 (IANS) Torrential rains for the past 50 hours affected life in Chhattisgarh, specially in Bastar division, as water from the swollen Doodh river entered shops and houses ... Read more...

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Flash floods hit parts of Jammu region


August 4th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 4 (IANS) Flash floods marooned dozens of people following incessant rain in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir as the administration Saturday launched a massive rescue ... Read more...

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Monsoon revives in Himachal, still 50 percent deficit


July 25th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) After days of lull, the southwest monsoon has once again revived in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, with most of the areas experiencing moderate to ... Read more...

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Drought, price rise shadow Karnataka’s festival season (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 21 (IANS) Ahead of this year's festival season, Karnataka is staring at the worst drought in around 40 years, rising prices and little hope of early end ... Read more...

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12 dead, three mn hit by China storms


July 14th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) At least 12 people have died and more than three million affected in storms that hit China over the past few days, officials said.In eastern province ... Read more...

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Monsoon plays truant, government’s fingers crossed


July 13th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Delayed monsoon in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh is worrying the government with prices of fruit and vegetables up 50 percent in 10 days and ... Read more...

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Monsoon finally hits Bihar, widespread rains expected


June 20th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 20 (IANS) The much-awaited monsoon has entered Bihar, rains lashing several parts of the state Wednesday and bringing much-needed relief to people, particularly farmers, an official here ... Read more...

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Tremors rock Kashmir Valley, northwest Pakistan (Third Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Moderate intensity tremors rocked the Kashmir Valley as well as Pakistan's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday morning. No loss of life has been reported so ... Read more...

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Snowfall on Amarnath track hits clearance operation


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Track clearance operation to the Amarnath cave shrine is facing problems due to fresh snowfall along the 37-km route in south Kashmir.Jammu and Kashmir Governor ... Read more...

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Bengal heat toll rises to 45 (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) At least 15 more people died from the prevailing oppressive heat in Kolkata and the districts, taking the toll in the blistering summer heat across ... Read more...

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South-West monsoon advances into Karnataka


June 6th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS) Rains hit coastal and interior areas of southern Karnataka early Wednesday as the south-west monsoon advanced into the state from neighbouring Kerala late Tuesday, though delayed ... Read more...

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Mercury soars in Odisha, Titilagarh records 44.5 C


May 15th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) A heat wave sweeping across Odisha intensified Tuesday with maximum temperature rising to over 44 degrees Celsius at some places, Meteorological Department officials said.Titilagarh town in ... Read more...

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Three killed in Tripura cyclone


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning continue to create havoc in Tripura, killing three more people Wednesday, taking the death toll to 15, an official said here ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani plane shouldn’t have been allowed to land’ (Second Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) With Pakistani authorities confirming that 127 people perished in Friday's plane crash, a top official of the country's meteorological department has said the Bhoja Airlines ... Read more...

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Himachal may get more snow


April 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are likely to experience more thundershowers and snow in the next two days after a spell of dry weather, the meteorological ... Read more...

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Squalls, hailstorm kill seven in Tripura


April 10th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 10 (IANS) At least seven people, including two children and an elderly man, were killed and over 30 injured as cyclonic storms accompanied by rains lashing several parts ... Read more...

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Hope fading fast for Pakistan avalanche victims


April 9th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Rescue workers Monday frantically searched for the 139 soldiers and civilians still trapped under snow after a massive avalanche struck an army camp in the country's ... Read more...

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Quake rocks Pakistan


March 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan's northern province of Gilgit Baltistan and northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday morning.Earthquake tremors were felt ... Read more...

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Cloudy skies, cooler day in capital (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) A partial cloud cover and a gentle breeze brought down the maximum temperature in the national capital Tuesday to 29.1 degrees Celsius, while the minimum ... Read more...

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Night temperatures rise in Punjab and Haryana


February 10th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 10 (IANS) Night temperatures across Haryana and Punjab rose marginally Friday affording some relief to the people. In Chandigarh though, the minimum temperature was still two degrees below ... Read more...

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Tremors felt in Himachal


February 10th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 10 (IANS) Tremors were felt in parts of Himachal Pradesh early Friday after an earthquake of moderate intensity hit neighbouring Uttarakhand, an official said."Tremors of 5 magnitude earthquake ... Read more...

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Cold continues in Punjab, Haryana


February 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 9 (IANS) With night temperatures plummetting across Punjab and Haryana, cold wave conditions Thursday prevailed in the two north Indian states and the Chandigarh union territory.The minimum temperature ... Read more...

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Himachal may get heavy rain, snow


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 3 (IANS) The cold wave is likely to grip Himachal Pradesh again with heavy rain and snow forecast in the next two days by the Met office here ... Read more...

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Hailstorm not snow in Dehradun, clarifies weather office


January 9th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Jan 9 (IANS) The residents of Dehradun, Uttarakhand's capital city, were in for a surprise Monday morning when they saw white flakes falling out of the sky.People thought that ... Read more...

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Cold wave persists in Himachal


December 29th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 29 (IANS) The continuing cold wave of the past few days tightened its grip on the hills of Himachal Pradesh Thursday despite prolonged dry spell.Except Shimla, most parts ... Read more...

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Bangladesh issues cyclone alert


December 29th, 2011 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Bangladesh has issued an alert over Cyclone Thane that is heading towards its southeast coast.The storm was about 1,200 km from the Chittagong port, the meteorological ... Read more...

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Shimla slightly warm but cold persists in Himachal


December 28th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 28 (IANS) The cold wave slightly eased its grip in the state capital Shimla Wednesday but most parts of Himachal Pradesh saw temperatures below sub-zero.The night temperature in ... Read more...

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Tourists stranded in Andamans after cyclone


December 27th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Over 400 tourists from West Bengal are among the around 1,000 tourists stranded at Havelock Island of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands after a cyclone hit ... Read more...

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Snowless but bone-chilling Christmas in north India (Roundup)


December 25th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Snowfall eluded north India this Christmas despite bone-chilling cold, with sub-zero temperatures in several places. It was the coldest Christmas in Delhi in the ... Read more...

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Feeling cold in the plains? Head to the hills!


December 25th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 25 (IANS) If the plains of northern India are shivering and dense fog is playing havoc with road, rail and air traffic, then trudge to the hills!Ironically, ... Read more...

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38,000 displaced in Sri Lanka floods


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 22 (IANS) Over 38,000 people have been displaced due to heavy rains and floods in northern Sri Lanka, an official said.More than 10,000 families were displaced in four ... Read more...

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Giant tsunami-shaped clouds spotted in Alabama


December 21st, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Birmingham, Ala., Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Residents in Birmingham, Alabama woke up to a rare phenomenal on the sky on Friday (the 16th of December 2011). Several calls were sent to the ... Read more...

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Freezing cold, fog claim 65 lives in Uttar Pradesh


December 20th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) The cold wave sweeping large parts of Uttar Pradesh over the past three days has claimed the lives of 65 people so far.According to an official ... Read more...

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Cold wave sweeps Jharkhand


December 17th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 17 (IANS) Cold wave conditions prevailed over many parts of Jharkhand Saturday, with the mercury plummeting to 6 degrees Celsius in this state capital, Met officials said.In Daltanganj, ... Read more...

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