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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Ockhi" to hit Maharashtra, India

Tropical Cyclone "Ockhi," responsible for the deaths of at least 27 people and hundreds missing in Sri Lanka and India is turning toward India and is expected to make landfall on the coast of Maharashtra, India late December 5 / early December 6, 2017....

December 04, 2017

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7 dead, over 270 missing as Tropical Storm "Ockhi" forms just south of India

At least 7 people were killed and more than 270 others are missing as heavy rains hit coastal Tamil Nadu, India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday and Thursday, November 29 and 30, 2017, after a depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a Cyclonic Storm...

November 30, 2017

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Delhi turns to 'gas chamber' as air pollution surges to extreme levels

The Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, as toxic smog engulfed Indian capital Delhi. In some areas, Air Quality Index (AQI) reached a maximum of 999 and went beyond what instruments could measure. According to...

November 07, 2017

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Deadly monsoon rains hit Chennai, 74% of average seasonal rain in 8 days

Since the northeast monsoon set in on October 27, 2017, the city of Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state in southern India has recorded 554.2 mm (21.8 inches) of rain, 74% of the long-term average it receives annually in the rain season. Schools and colleges have...

November 04, 2017

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Mumbai inundated after more than a month's worth of rain in 24 hours

Less than a month after Mumbai was flooded by unusually high rainfall that killed many people, the metropolis has again experienced near-record rainfall that caused widespread flooding on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. It is the second wettest September day in...

September 21, 2017

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Massive landslide on Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway caught on camera

A massive landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway near Dhalli Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh, India on September 2, 2017, burying eight vehicles and a temple. No one was hurt in the incident, the police said. "A portion of the...

September 04, 2017

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Floods affect 16 million, kill 500 in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

More than 16 million people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh are affected by monsoon floods in one of the most serious crises the region has seen in many years, IFRC reports. So far, floods in those three countries are thought to have killed about 500 people....

August 19, 2017

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Massive landslide sweeps away two buses, up to 50 feared dead, India

A massive landslide caused by heavy rain swept away two buses and several vehicles in Kotrupi on the Mandi-Pathankot National Highway near Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh, India around 01:30 IST Sunday, August 13, 2017 (20:00 UTC, August 12). There were up to 60...

August 13, 2017

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Large landslide hits Arunachal Pradesh, leaving 16 dead and 6 missing

A large landslide triggered by four days of heavy rainfall hit Laptap village in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday afternoon, July 11, 2017, burying several homes and leaving at least 16 people dead and 6 missing. Authorities are urging residents to...

July 12, 2017

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Heavy monsoon rains wash away over 350 houses, kill at least 10 people in Mizoram

Heavy monsoon rains are affecting the Indian state of Mizoram since Monday, June 12, 2017, causing landslides and severe flash floods that washed away more than 350 houses and claimed lives of at least 10 people by Tuesday afternoon, June 13. Authorities say the...

June 13, 2017

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Massive earth crack forms in Manipur, destroying villages

A massive earth crack that developed Sunday morning, June 4, 2017 in the Indian state of Manipur is widening with every passing hour, threatening several villages in the Kangpokpi district to be completely destroyed. More than 250 people have been evacuated to a...

June 09, 2017

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Powerful thunderstorm kills 32 in Bihar, India

At least 32 people have been killed and dozens injured in the state of Bihar after a powerful thunderstorm swept through the region on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The storm hit at the height of summer in India and ahead of the monsoon season. Bihar's Disaster...

May 29, 2017

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Heat wave claims 21 lives in Telangana, India

At least 21 people have succumbed to heat strokes in the southern Indian state of Telangana over the past week as continuing heat wave conditions severely affect life. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh state governments have issued advisory appealing citizens to stay...

April 18, 2017

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Barren Island volcano spews smoke and lava again, India

India's Barren Island volcano is showing signs of increased activity once again, spewing smoke and lava. This volcano awakened in 1991 after over 150 years of sleep. Its last known eruption took place in February 2016. A research team led by Dr. Abhay V....

February 18, 2017

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Avalanches in Kashmir claim at least 22 lives

Following days of heavy snow in one of the most severe winters the state has seen in recent decades, a series of avalanches have killed at least 22 people in Indian-administered Kashmir, including 15 soldiers. State authorities have issued a high danger avalanche...

January 28, 2017

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Thousands evacuating after massive landslide creates a dam on Kanka river in Sikkim, India

A massive landslide occurred at Dzongu, northern Sikkim, India on Saturday, August 13, 2016, dumping tons of debris on Kanka river, a tributary of the Teesta river, thus blocking the river and creating a dangerous 46 meters (150 feet) wide dam. As of early Sunday,...

August 14, 2016

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A major earthquake to occur at the Riasi fault, between Pakistan and India

A new study, conducted by scientists from the Oregon State University (OSU), suggests the region in the Himalayan mountains of Kashmir between Pakistan and India could experience an intense earthquake, strong enough to pose a risk to the lives of millions of...

May 21, 2016

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Numerous large sinkholes urge residents of Nayanoripalle, India to evacuate

Following a period of heavy rainfall, multiple sinkholes have appeared across the grounds of Nayanoripalle village in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh State, India. Local officials ordered local residents to evacuate the area on November 22, 2015. Large sinkholes...

November 23, 2015

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Wettest March in 100 years in north and central India

According to the Indian meteorological department (IMO), March 2015 has been the "wettest" March for nothern and central parts of the country in the past 100 years.Excessive rains made extensive damage to field and horticulture crops as well as vegetbles in va

April 01, 2015

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Nearly 100 Indian women die after being 'forced' into government-run sterilization camps

The relatives of Indian women who died following a state-operated mass sterilization campaign went terribly awry have told local media they were forced by government health workers to attend.As reported by Britain's The Guardian newspaper, more than 80 women recentl

November 27, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone "05B" formed in Bay of Bengal

The fifth tropical cyclone of the Northern Indian Ocean season formed in the Bay of Bengal early on November 6, 2014.Relatively high sea surface temperatures and moderate vertical wind shear will help it maintain strength and slightly intensify over the next two days as

November 07, 2014

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"Nilofar" dissipated over northeast Arabian Sea

The depression over northeast Arabian Sea moved northeastwards and weakened into a well-marked low pressure area over northeast Arabian Sea early on October 31, 2014. Moderate rainfall, squally winds and moderate to rough sea surge along and off Gujarat coast are

November 01, 2014

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"Nilofar" rapidly weakens into tropical depression before landfall

Good news for residents of coastal areas near Pakistan/India border. Once a Category 4 Cyclone "Nilofar" has rapidly weakened in northern Arabian Sea as approaching north Gujarat coast becoming tropical depression before making landfall. By 09:00 UTC on

October 31, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" reached its peak intensity

Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" in Arabian Sea has likely reached its peak intensity. It is currently the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph) with gusts up to 232 km/h (145 mph).The system is moving northward at

October 29, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" intensifies in Arabian Sea, aims Pakistan and India

Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" continues to intensify in Arabian Sea and is now a Category 2 storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 168 km/h (105 mph) with gusts up to 204 km/h (127 mph). It is currently moving north-northwestward at speed of 11 km/h (7

October 28, 2014

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Cyclone "Hudhud" hit India's east coast as destructive Category 3 storm

Tropical Cyclone "Hudhud" made landfall in Andhra Pradesh at India's east coast around 05:00 UTC on October 12, 2014. The port city of Visakhapatnam, home to two million people, was hit with destructive force of Category 3 storm with sustained winds of

October 12, 2014

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Very Severe Tropical Cyclone "Hudhud" targets India

Tropical Cyclone Hudhud formed in Northern Indian Ocean on October 8, 2014 and began to track westward across the Bay of Bengal. Now, as a very severe tropical cyclone, it is gaining more strength before landfall on October 12, 2014.The Joint Typhoon Warning Center

October 10, 2014

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Tropical Storm "Hudhud" developed in Bay of Bengal

An area of low pressure near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in Northern Indian Ocean developed in Tropical Storm "Hudhud" on October 8, 2014. This is the third tropical system and first tropical storm this year in Bay of Bengal.Favorable environment in Bay

October 08, 2014

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Tornado devastates 7 villages in Jamalpur and Lalmonirhat, India

A tornado ripped through 7 villages of Indian Jamalpur and Lalmonirhat districts on Sunday, September 21, razing at least 60 dwelling houses. Around 150 more are reportedly damaged.Officials estimated at least 100 houses were damaged as it hit Lauchapra village in Jamal

September 22, 2014

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Extreme heatwave causes power and water crisis, northern India

India's heat wave has intensified in last couple of days, particularly in the north, where temperatures reached almost 50 degrees Celsius on Sunday, May 8th. Many northern cities are recording their highest temperatures in years. Emergency meeting is

June 10, 2014

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Massive thunderstorm backed by dry dusty winds hit Indian capital

At least nine people were killed in and around New Delhi, India, when a massive thunderstorm brought down trees and cut off power on May 30, 2014. Most of the deaths were caused by the falling trees or collapsing walls.A massive thunderstorm backed by dry 

May 30, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone Madi headed for a landfall in southeastern India

Tropical Cyclone Madi developed over the Bay of Bengal, northeast of Sri Lanka and east of India, on December 6, 2013. It organized from low pressure System 92B, about 492 km (306 miles) southeast of Chennai, India. At the time. its maximum sustained winds

December 10, 2013

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Red alerts issued as Tropical Cyclone Lehar spins toward land, Bay of Bengal - India

A new tropical cyclone formed in Bay of Bengal and is currently located approximately 1290 km (695 NM) east-southeast of Visakhapatnam, India. This new tropical cyclone was named Lehar and it comes only 2 days after TC Helen made landfall near

November 24, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Helen makes landfall in India

Tropical Cyclone Helen, accompanied by strong winds and heavy rain, has made landfall near Machilipatnam, across the Andhra Pradesh in India. 8,000 people have been evacuated to safer places while two persons were killed in separate rain-related

November 22, 2013

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India on red alert - preparing for super cyclone Phailin landfall

Coastal areas of eastern India are being evacuated as Super Cyclonic Storm Phailin approaches in full strength. Landfall is forecast around 12:00 UTC on Saturday, October 12, 2013. This is the fiercest cyclone to threaten the country since a

October 11, 2013

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250 000 people displaced due to severe flooding in Assam, India

Official reports today mention nearly 250 000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to flooding in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. About 400 villages have been hit by floods since Friday, July 5, 2013 after the Jiadhol and Kumatia rivers, fed by

July 09, 2013

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Heavy monsoon rains cause massive landslides and floods in northern India and Nepal

Over the last few days rainfall across northern India and Nepal has been unusually high, inducing widespread flooding, cloudbursts, riverbank erosions and massive landslides. Heavy monsoon rains started about two weeks earlier than usual. The monsoon affects

June 22, 2013

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Monsoon rains arrive in India

While June 1st marked the first day of Atlantic hurricane season, it was also the day when an annual monsoon hit the southwest coast of India, bringing relief to hundreds of millions of farmers who rely on the seasonal precipitation, and also, some

June 04, 2013

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Mass evacuation in Bangladesh and Myanmar ahead of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen (01B) is now centered several hundred miles south of Kolkata, India, and will impact areas from northeastern India to Bangladesh and Myanmar over the next few days. The system is about to enter  into an area of warm sea surface

May 15, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Mahasen intensified in Bay of Bengal

The first tropical cyclone in the Northern Indian Ocean this season,Tropical Cyclone Mahasen (01B), is now centered to the northeast of Sri Lanka, or several miles south of Calcutta, India, and will impact areas from northeast India to Bangladesh and Myanmar, along the

May 14, 2013