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NHRC: State govts failure responsible for stubble burning

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said it is due to the failure of the state governments that the stubble burning is happening in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and UP, causing enormous pollutants in the air. The Rights body made this…

A day after Nepal Quake, Japan gets tremors of 5.0 magnitude

Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck Japan's eastern prefecture of Ibaraki on Wednesday, with no tsunami warnings issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. According to the JMA, the quake occurred at 5:40 pm…

Heavy downpour predicted in UP, North India

Lucknow: Even as the rain continues to play havoc across Uttar Pradesh with several districts facing problems of floods and waterlogging, the Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in several parts of the state in the next three days.…

Harvard Professor warns of Global warming as biggest threat

Hyderabad: Harvard University Professor Steve Jarding on Thursday said Global warming would turn into the biggest threat and would lead to the submergence of islands and would cause a huge inflow of refugee population. Addressing GITAM'ites during…

Low pressure to intensify and trigger heavy rains in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A well-marked low-Pressure Area over West central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh south Odisha coasts is likely to concentrate into a depression, IMD said on Saturday, issuing heavy rain warnings to several…

Met dept. predict heavy spell in Telangana in next 5 days

Hyderabad: Heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana during the next five days, Meteorological Centre said here on Sunday. In a bulletin here, it said thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely to occur at isolated places…

Pakistan fears major disease outbreaks after severe floods

Islamabad: Pakistan health officials have warned of large-scale outbreaks of disease in the aftermath of biblical flooding that displaced millions of people. A rise in cases of diarrhea and malaria has been reported after months of heavy rains left…

S. California hit by severe heat wave

Los Angeles: Southern California is experiencing a severe heat wave from Monday, with temperatures expected to hit triple digits throughout the week. The US National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat watch for much of Southern…

Over 100 killed due to heavy rain in Balochistan

Islamabad: Over 100 people in Pakistan's Balochistan were killed due to heavy rain fall in the province, media reports said on Thursday. Balochistan Chief Secretary Abdul Azai Aqili, told media that as many as 111 people have lost their lives so far…

Latur administration plants 28,000 trees

Latur: Latur district administration on Sunday planted more than 28,000 trees by making a 10 km human chain to create a bio-chain on the banks of Manjra river. Speaking on this occasion, District Collector Prithviraj B P said that planting trees was…

Most parts of USA endure alarming high temperatures

Washington: Most parts of the US continued to face alarming high temperatures on Sunday while the Northeast and mid-South regions were predicted to be 100 degrees or higher. The National Weather Service warned: "From the southern Plains into the…

Heatwave kills over 800 in Spain

Madrid: A total of 863 people died in Spain from July 10-18 due to an intense heatwave that hit the country this month, according to the Carlos III Health Institute subordinate to the Spanish Health Ministry. The institute's daily mortality…

Rain cools Delhiites, brings water-logging as Cashback

New Delhi: Light to moderate rainfall in various parts of Delhi on Saturday brought relief for Delhiites from the sultry weather, and the maximum temperature settled at 36.5 degrees Celsius. The downpour led to waterlogging in several areas of the…

Italy records extreme heat wave in early ’22

Rome The Italian farmers' association Coldiretti says the past six months have been the hottest on record, with extreme heat destroying billions of euros worth of crops. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that the…

Mumbai: IMD predicts heavy rains till Friday

Mumbai: A landslide incident took place at Ghatkopar, Panchsheel Nagar in the metropolis here on Tuesday. Thankfully no casualties was reported thus far, Mumbai Fire Brigade sources said. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has…

Glacier on Dolomite Alps in Italy engulfs more than 5 dead

Rome: At least five people died as a result of the collapse of part of a glacier in the Dolomite Alps in northeastern Italy, rescue services of the Veneto region said on Sunday. According to preliminary information from rescue services, up to 15…

A 6.1-magnitude quake in southern Iran kills 3

Tehran: At least three people were killed and 19 others wounded in a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Iran's southern Hormozgan province early on Saturday, the official IRNA news agency reported. The epicenter of the earthquake was located…