- Couple refuse newborn girl, DNA tests call their bluff(12:10)
Dehradun, April 19 (IANS) More than a month after a couple in Uttarakhand refused to accept a newborn girl as their own, insisting that a boy was born to them, DNA tests ended the suspense proving beyond doubt that the baby belongs to them only.
- 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.
- 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(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(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)(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.
- BP drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's(16:44)
London, April 18 (IANS) Felodipine, a prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure, has shown promise against Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.
- 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(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.
- Skipping breakfast may increase death risk(13:38)
Brasilia, April 18 (IANS) Do you skip your morning meal and eat dinner late at night? If so, it may increase the risk of death and other heart-related problems, researchers have warned.
- Being bullied at school may up mental health issues(13:38)
London, April 18 (IANS) Parents, take note. If your child is being bullied in secondary school, it may dramatically increase his/her chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, researchers have warned.
- 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(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.
- 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(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)(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(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(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(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(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.