17 dead, over 25 missing in Himachal mudslide

Shimla, Aug 13 : At least 17 persons were killed and over 25 missing after a massive mudslide that swallowed a 150 metre stretch of road, and buried homes, two buses and vehicles in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district on Sunday, officials said. Seventeen bodies were recovered and five injured rescued after a day-long operation, Deputy […]

CPI leader strikes discordant note on power project

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 : Differences within the ruling LDF on the Athirapally power project have once again come to the fore as senior CPI leader Binoy Viswam on Sunday took potshots at Power Minister M.M. Mani and former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. It’s strange that, of all people, there seems to be a consensus between […]

Thunderstorm, lightning warning issued in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a thunderstorm and lightning warning for eight districts in Odisha. The IMD issued the warning for Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam and Rayagada. It alerted people in these districts to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations […]

12 wildfires active in Portugal

Lisbon, Aug 13 : Portuguese authorities said on Sunday that at least 12 wildfires remained active throughout the country as hundreds of firefighters were deployed to battle the flames. According to the latest status report by the National Authority for Civil Protection, there are currently 12 ongoing fires, of which six are thought to be […]

Adityanath visits Gorakhpur hospital, says guilty will not be spared

Gorakhpur, Aug 13 : Facing public anger, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday visited the hospital here where over 60 children died in five days and said anyone found guilty of negligence would not be spared. Flanked by Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda, who accompanied him on a tour of the Baba Raghav […]

Eight dead, over 40 missing in Himachal landslide

Shimla, Aug 13 : At least eight persons were killed and over 40 missing in a massive landslide that swallowed a 150 metre stretch of road, and buried homes, two buses and vehicles in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district early on Sunday, officials said. The landslide occurred around 12.20 a.m. on the Mandi-Pathankot highway near Kotropi […]