Indonesia’s volcano spews ash, dozens evacuated

Jakarta: Dozens of people living on the slope of Mount Karangetan volcano in central Indonesia have been evacuated as the volcano has spewed ash out into the sky since Thursday, officials said on Friday. Volcanic ash was still shot into the sky on Friday “The quick response unit of the disaster agency in Sitaro district has evacuated at least More...

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By Agencies On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Hundreds evacuated due to bushfires in Australia

Canberra: Some 400 people have been evacuated from their homes in Australia due to at least 130 bushfires that are still ravaging the area, authorities said on Tuesday. At least 50 fires were blazing in the state More...

By Agencies On Sunday, August 18th, 2019
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at least 18 killed in highest-ever rainfall in Himachal

Shimla: Eighteen people, including three children, were killed on Sunday due to heavy rainfall-related incidents across Himachal Pradesh, officials said. The entire Kangra district has been experiencing heavy rain More...

By Agencies On Saturday, August 17th, 2019
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Excess water released from Bhakra Dam, more discharges likely

Chandigarh: As the Bhakra Dam across the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh reached its capacity, excess water was released as a precaution, which could cause flood in villages located downstream, officials said. The water More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
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Air pollution as bad as smoking a cigarette pack per day

New York: Researchers have found that ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change can accelerate lung disease as much as that by smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. Emphysema is a condition in which More...

By Agencies On Sunday, August 11th, 2019
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Red alert in Karnataka as more heavy rains predicted

Bengaluru: There seems to be no let-up to the monsoon mayhem in Karnataka, with the weather office sounding red alert as more heavy rains are forecast in he coastal, central and southern regions of the state in More...

By Agencies On Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Sardar Sarovar’s water level at all-time high of 131.5 metres

Ahmedabad: Water levels at the inter-state Sardar Sarovar Dam across the Narmada river reached an all-time high of 131.5 metres on Friday with heavy rainfall in the upper catchment area, forcing the authorities More...

By Agencies On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Two dead, 2,600 evacuated as rains batter Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Two women were dead and over 2,600 people evacuated after heavy rains battered several parts of Kerala, said state Revenue Minister E Chandrashekeran said on Thursday. At the moment, 2,600 people More...

By Agencies On Sunday, August 4th, 2019
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Six killed in relentless rain in Maharashtra, life hit

Mumbai: At least six persons were killed in Mumbai and Satara as rains continued to clobber large stretches of Maharashtra, especially the coastal Konkan region, on Sunday, hitting train services badly. Some locals More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Major cloudburst in Vadodara, throws normal life out of gear

Gandhinagar: A major cloudburst in central Gujarat’s Vadodara city and around threw normal life out of gear, flooding most areas, with the rainfall touching a whopping 18 inches by Wednesday evening. The National More...