Large wildfire burns in Greenland for two weeks

Nuuk (Greenland): A huge wildfire has been burning in Greenland for two weeks now, the media reported on Sunday. It is likely to burn until September when temperatures drop and snow starts to fall The wildfire was first spotted by satellites on July 31 and last photographed on August 16 when it was still growing, reports the Guardian. It was burning More...

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By Agencies On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Overflowing rivers inundate new areas in Bihar

Patna: The overall flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim on Wednesday with major rivers in spate breaching banks, inundating new areas and displacing thousands of people, officials said. Flood waters have More...

By IANS On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Bengaluru records heaviest August rainfall since 1890

Bengaluru: Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180mm rainfall in barely three hours, the heaviest downpour in August since 1890, an official said. We received distress calls and complaints from hundreds More...

By Agencies On Monday, August 14th, 2017

Earth’s largest volcanic region discovered in Antartica

London: The largest volcanic region on Earth — with nearly 100 volcanoes — has been discovered two km below the surface of the vast ice sheet in west Antarctica. The activity of this range could have More...

By Agencies On Monday, August 14th, 2017

Four killed, six soldiers missing in Uttarakhand floods

Dehradun: Four persons were killed and 10 others, including six soldiers, went missing after a cloudburst triggered flash floods in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district on Monday, police said. The Kailash Mansarovar More...

By IANS On Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Incessant rain kills three, renders 800 homeless in Meghalaya

Shillong: Incessant rain for the last five days has wreaked havoc in Meghalaya and claimed three lives, with two persons injured on Saturday, after a tree inside Raj Bhavan fell and crushed three vehicles, an official More...

By Agencies On Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Cloudburst flattens houses, bridge in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: Around half-a-dozen houses and a bridge were flattened in an overnight cloudburst in Bangapani area in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district, officials said on Thursday. In Haridwar, the Ganga has breached More...

By Agencies On Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Uttarakhand rains disrupt Badrinath, Kailash Mansarovar Yatras

Dehradun: Heavy rains have disrupted the annual Badrinath and Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Uttarakhand as routes have been blocked at many places due to landslides, an official said on Saturday. The Badrinath More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

NGT orders demolition of restaurant near Taj Mahal

Agra: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday ordered the demolition of a restaurant on Shilpgram Road, close to the Taj Mahal. A team of experts visited the area and submitted its findings to the NGT The More...

By Agencies On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Heavy incessant rains trigger flood-like situation in Bengal

Kolkata: Several rivers in some West Bengal districts were flowing above the danger level creating a flood-like situation, while a number of city roads saw waterlogging following incessant rains due to a cyclonic More...