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Crop damage: Amarinder calls disaster management panel meet
  • Crop damage: Amarinder calls disaster management panel meet(21:56)
    Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Following damage to crops resulting from unseasonal rain and winds, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday called for an urgent meeting of the Disaster Management Committee to assess the extent of the losses.
Thunderstorm warning for Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Two bear cubs rescued from well in Telangana
13 killed in Gujarat in unseasonal rain, dust storm
  • 13 killed in Gujarat in unseasonal rain, dust storm(19:48)
    Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) Unseasonal rain and severe dust storm in different parts of Gujarat over the last two days claimed 13 lives even as authorities Thursday predicted that temperatures that had fallen to less than 3 to 7 degrees below normal would rise from next week to mark a normal summer.
Temperature stays 6-10 degrees down, to rise slowly
  • Temperature stays 6-10 degrees down, to rise slowly(19:24)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Widespread rains accompanied by dust storm and thunderstorms that swept through the northern and western parts of the country over the past three days, claiming over 60 lives, kept mercury levels low on Thursday with minimum temperature in Delhi recorded at 17.1 degrees Celsius.
Wheat crop worth crores damaged in Punjab, Haryana
  • Wheat crop worth crores damaged in Punjab, Haryana(18:24)
    Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Standing wheat crop in hundreds of acres in Punjab and Haryana has been damaged due to untimely rains and hailstorm over the past 72 hours, according to revenue and agriculture officials from both states, here on Thursday.
Squall death toll rises to 22 in MP (Lead)
  • Squall death toll rises to 22 in MP (Lead)(16:50)
    Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The squall death toll in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday increased to 22. Thunderstorm, hail and dust-storm had lashed the state on Tuesday night.
Temperatures in Himachal fall with widespread rains
  • Temperatures in Himachal fall with widespread rains(16:36)
    Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Thursday due to widespread rain with Dalhousie town recording the highest amount -- 53 mm, the met office said. Weather will be clear from Friday.
Greenhouse gas limits on New York high-rises likely
  • Greenhouse gas limits on New York high-rises likely(16:12)
    New York, April 18 (IANS) New York City is set to fight climate change with a plan that would make thousands of high-rises, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Shift from kerosene to solar to improve power supply
  • Shift from kerosene to solar to improve power supply(12:42)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Switching subsidies from kerosene to off-grid solar products would improve electricity access for households still reliant on kerosene, a study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) said on Thursday.
Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi
  • Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi(09:48)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) It was a cool but sunny Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded five notches below the season's average at 17.1 degrees Celsius, the Met office said.
Max temp dips as thunderstorm hits Punjab, Haryana
50 killed, scores hurt in rain, thunderstorm (Night Lead)
  • 50 killed, scores hurt in rain, thunderstorm (Night Lead)(22:08)
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) As many as 50 people were reportedly killed and scores others injured in thunderstorms, hail and dust-storm and rain that lashed Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana since Tuesday evening.
Punjab orders special survey to assess crop damage
  • Punjab orders special survey to assess crop damage(20:48)
    Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Wednesday ordered a special girdawari (harvest inspection) for assessment of crop damage caused by untimely rain and storm in the past 72 hours.
49 killed as rain wreaks havoc in Pakistan (Lead)
  • 49 killed as rain wreaks havoc in Pakistan (Lead)(19:00)
    Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) At least 49 people have been killed as torrential downpours wreaked havoc, damaging more than 100 houses since the beginning of April in parts of Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.
11 killed in unseasonal thunderstorms in Maharashtra
  • 11 killed in unseasonal thunderstorms in Maharashtra(18:16)
    Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) At least 11 persons, including a woman, have been killed in different parts of Maharashtra in the past 72 hours, besides four others last week, following thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and rains, officials said here on Wednesday.
Rains, thunderstorm likely in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana
  • Rains, thunderstorm likely in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana(17:42)
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Widespread rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm is expected in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday evening owing to severe western disturbances that is moving eastward from Pakistan, said the Met department.
Rain, winds damage wheat crop in Punjab, Haryana
  • Rain, winds damage wheat crop in Punjab, Haryana(17:28)
    Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Standing wheat crop was damaged after rain, dust-storm and strong winds lashed Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday and Wednesday. Harvesting of wheat is on for the past 10 days in most parts of the two states.
39 killed as rain wreaks havoc across Pakistan
  • 39 killed as rain wreaks havoc across Pakistan(15:50)
    Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) At least 39 people were killed and 135 injured as rain continued to wreak havoc across Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority said on Wednesday.
No focus on water issues in poll manifestos: Activist
  • No focus on water issues in poll manifestos: Activist(14:42)
    Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) Honoured with the Stockholm Water Prize, water activist Rajendra Singh said he was disappointed with all the political parties as none of them have given due importance to the issues of drinking water, irrigation and river protection in the country in their manifestos.
Pleasant Wednesday in Delhi, light rain expected
  • Pleasant Wednesday in Delhi, light rain expected(10:38)
    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) It was a pleasant Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature dropping three notches to 19 degrees Celsius due to light rains and thunderstorm during the night.
Deer attack kills man, injures woman in Australia
With crop fire incidents on rise, AAP demands compensation
  • With crop fire incidents on rise, AAP demands compensation(22:44)
    Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) With an increase in the number of incidents of fire in the standing wheat crop, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday demanded that the Punjab government should give 100 per cent compensation for the losses suffered by the farmers.
BJP committed to resolving Goa mining crisis: Prabhu
  • BJP committed to resolving Goa mining crisis: Prabhu(20:42)
    Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Tuesday the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was committed to resolve the crisis in Goa, following last year's ban on mining by the Supreme Court.
  • Elephant dies after hitting train in Assam(19:56)
    Guwahati, April 16 (IANS) An elephant died in Assam's Hojai district in the wee hours of Tuesday after being hit by a train, said Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) officials.