A cold wave continued to grip Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, with higher reaches experiencing more snow for a second consecutive day. There was widespread rainfall in low and mid hills, said an official.
Ritesh Rawat, a resident of Chamoli said: 'Snow has disrupted the supply of electricity and water almost every year. But this time around it has been for a longer stretch, without any kind of respite in sight.'
Officials said the entire Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Pangi and Bharmour areas in Chamba are still cut off as roads were under a thick blanket of snow and efforts were being made to reopen them.
Smoke from the raging bushfires in Australia, considered to be the worst of the past century having destroyed some 15 million acres, has reached Chile after travelling more than 11,000 km over the Pacific Ocean.
World No. 2 and seven-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic expressed his concerns about the air quality in Melbourne, saying that players and officials would meet to discuss a possible delayed start to the tournament.
On account of four spells of rainfall and snowfall in November and one significant spell in December, which was 33 per cent above normal, both months were colder at few places in the state compared to the last few years.
A person who was injured in the devastating December 9 eruption of the White Island/Whakaari has died in a hospital, bringing the official death toll to 17, a top police official said on Monday.
While Khan said 2,470 houses were damaged, according to state Food and Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick, as many as 3,100 houses collapsed in the worst-hit Basirhat sub-division alone.
'So far we have received information on three deaths. They all died due to falling trees,' said Health Emergency Operation Control Room spokesperson Enayet Hussain.
Odisha's four districts were severely affected due to the impact of the cyclone that uprooted several trees and damaged roads as well as communication and power services, the Ministry said.
At least 75 passengers of a cruise ship in the Bay of Bengal were rescued by the West Bengal police while Severe Cyclone Bulbul raged on Saturday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
The met office said light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over East Midnapore, West Midnapore, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas during the next 12 hours.
The government has also deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and fire service personnel in nine districts as a precautionary measure.
The ministry has suggested Directorate General, Defence Estates (DGDE), an inter-services organisation of the ministry which directly controls the cantonment administration, to replicate the Chennai Cantonment area development model.
To improve air quality by natural means, keep the doors and windows open for a short duration when the pollution levels are high. Keeping indoor plants can help purify indoor air, said Biswal.
Astronaut Andrew Morgan took to Twitter on Wednesday as he shared the images of the California wildfires burning north of the Bay area from the International Space Station.
Rise in sea level may put some of India's greatest cities in the flood-risk zone, affecting a total of 36 million people in the country by 2050 - about 31 million more than previously thought, warns a study.
The four-month-long southwest monsoon has withdrawn from eastern and northeastern states and most parts of India during the last few days, a top Met department official said on Tuesday.
The unexpected 'heavy to extremely heavy rain' has so far claimed the lives of over 24 people - mostly drowned, across the state, officials of Disaster Management Department said here.
In a country that suffers from water scarcity all year, farmers in the villages of Narsinghpur district in Madhya Pradesh have come up with ingenious solutions for rainwater harvesting to address the issue.
The meaning of climate change is a change in global or regional climate patterns and the concept indicates it also the increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels and others thing.
At least 82 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok, officials said. Also, hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday's quake, disaster management officials said, BBC reported.
The death toll from the torrential rains that have battered Japan reached 200, authorities said on Thursday, as search and rescue missions continue to find dozens still missing in the wake of flooding and landslides.
During the journey, through tie-ups with NGOs and schools in the five countries, he has planned beach and city clean-up initiatives and will conduct short sessions/presentations with them on the global scenario in plastic pollution and what India is doing to fight it.