Partly cloudy sky in Delhi, rains likely

New Delhi, June 18 : The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy sky on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s average. The air-quality across the National Capital Region (NCR) was very poor on Monday morning, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). […]

3 killed in Japan quake

Tokyo, June 18 : At least three people were killed and over 50 others injured on Monday when a an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s Osaka city. The victims comprised a nine-year-old girl and two men, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. The earthquake was recorded at 7.58 a.m. and had its hypocenter […]

Assam flood toll now nine, over 4 lakh affected

Guwahati, June 17 : The flood situation continued to be grim across Assam on Sunday, affecting over four lakh people in six districts as five more persons were killed in last 24 hours, taking the toll to nine. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that a total of 4,48,495 persons in 673 villages […]

Quake in Sikkim, tremors felt in north Bengal

Siliguri, June 17 : A mild earthquake, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, hit Sikkim at on Sunday night, with tremors also felt in three north Bengal districts, said the met office. No loss of life or property damage was reported from anywhere. “An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 on Richter scale occurred at 8.37 p.m. […]

Mercury drops, air quality improves in Delhi

New Delhi, June 17 : Delhi and surrounding areas on Sunday saw a respite from both dust pollution and heat, with air quality improving from severe due to changing wind directions, and maximum temperature falling to 36.8 degrees, three notches below average. Monday will also see similar weather. Maximum temperature on Monday is likely to […]

Meghalaya CM banishes plastic from his office under ‘Beat Plastic’ drive

New Delhi, June 17 : Admitting increasing plastic consumption is a rising threat to his state, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said he had personally quit using plastic as well as barring it from his office. Asserting that it will take some time to address the plastic menace as people are use to using it, […]