Saudi Arabia warns possible floods in Mecca

Riyadh, Aug 20 : Saudi Meteorology Authority announced on Sunday of the possibility of floods in Mecca because of medium to heavy thundery rain, the Al Akhbariya reported. The authority forecasted that the unstable weather that covers Mecca, Minna and Arafat would continue this night. The rain occurs while around two million pilgrims are residing […]

Four killed, six injured in lighting in West Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 20 : Four persons, including two schoolchildren, were killed and six others injured in three lighting strikes in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on Sunday, police said. Two schoolkids and a fisherman died when lightning struck them while playing football in Mahishmari area of Sagar island. Five others were battling for their […]

New 6.3-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia’s Lombok

[Sembalun: FILE – In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Indonesian soldiers and rescue team gather to prepare for evacuating tourists from Mount Rinjani, seen in the background, at Sembalun in East Lombok, Indonesia. A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging […]

PM assures flood-hit Karnataka help in rescue, relief works

New Delhi/Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy of help in the rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement. “Modi called up Kumaraswamy and assured him of all help in rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Kodagu district,” said […]

Kerala situation improving, NCMC told; another review meet on Monday

New Delhi, Aug 19 : The Kerala government on Sunday informed the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) that the situation in the flood-ravaged state was gradually improving, even as some rainfall was forecast for the coastal state from Monday onwards. The information was shared in an NCMC review meeting — the forth consecutive meeting since […]

New 7-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia’s Lombok island

Jakarta, Aug 19 : An earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s Lombok island again on Sunday but no tsunami alert was issued, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. The quake had its epicentre 30 km northeast of East Lombok district of West Nusa Tenggara province and a depth of 10 km, Indra […]