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Tongan volcanic eruption ‘biggest explosion’ ever

Nukuʻalofa: The Tongan Volcano's eruption that occurred in January this year has been declared as the biggest explosion ever recorded in the earth's atmosphere, media reports said on Sunday. This explosion was far bigger than any 20th century…

Himachal: Una sizzles at 37.8 C, highest of the season

Shimla, March 28: The maximum temperature of Una soared to 37.9 degree Celsius on Monday, 7.8 degrees above normal, leading to heat wave in five districts, the Met Office said here. The maximum temperature in the state again rose by two-three…

Heavy snow shuts roads, hits flights, defer exams in Valley

Srinagar, Feb 23 (UNI) Moderate to heavy snowfall disrupted normal life in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday. It shut the only road link connecting the valley with the rest of the country and also hit the air traffic. Several flights from Srinagar…

Heavy rainfalls in Brazil, death reaches at 94

Buenos Aires, Feb 17 (Sputnik) The number of people, who have died in the Brazilian town of Petropolis north of Rio de Janeiro as a result of heavy rainfalls and subsequent landslides, has increased to 94, media reported. On Wednesday, media…

Major relief likely from Shimla Development Plan: Jamwal

Shimla, Feb 16: State BJP General Secretary and Political Advisor to the HP Chief Minister Trilok Jamwal said that Shimla Development Plan released by the government would give a major relief to people affected by the NGT's decision which had ban…

Dal Lake freezes as temperature fall

Srinagar, Jan 14: Parts of famous Dal Lake froze as night temperature in Kashmir valley slipped by several notches with icy winds blowing from the snow bound mountains sweeping to the plains on Friday. Small rivulets, nallas and streams connecting…

Avalanche warning system set-up for Lahaul-Spiti by SASE

Shimla, Jan 13 (UNI) Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) also known as Defense Geo-Informatics Research Establishment has warned general public about possibility of avalanche in parts of Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti district. The SASE on…