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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

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Severe droughts in Indian state of Maharashtra

Maharashtra, an Indian state, is facing one of the worst droughts in the past 40 years. Reports say severe droughts have prompted people to migrate to Mumbai and neighboring states of Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh from 3,905 villages in 12 districts of the

March 14, 2013

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New eruption at Barren Island volcano, India

Barren Island volcano in the Andaman sea has activated again. A 6 km (20 000 feet) high ash plume drifting 120 nautical miles to the southwest was reported last night by the Darwin VAAC. The Aviation color has been changed to Red. Previously, volcanic activity was...

February 18, 2013

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Haze continues to hover over northern India and Bangladesh

Ongoing haze blows across the mouths of the Ganges River and over the Bay of Bengal. Temperature inversion keeps smoke from agricultural fires and urban and industrial pollutants near the ground, rather than rising higher into the atmosphere and dispersing. Haze

January 25, 2013

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Smoke continues to plague India and Bangladesh even months after onset of fires

Smoke from agricultural fires continues to plague northern India and its eastern neighbor, Bangladesh. Thick clouds of smoke plague Indian subcontinent since late October, 2012. The cloud obscures northeastern India and much of Bangladesh on January 11, 2013. The

January 12, 2013

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Haze continues to spread across Northern India and Bangladesh

Smoky haze spreads from northern India eastward into Bangladesh, filling the lowlands south of the Himalayas and valleys along rivers such as the Brahmaputra, in northeastern India and Bangladesh (flowing westward from right edge and then southward). The Ganges River,

December 19, 2012

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Smoke continues to plague India and Bangladesh

Smoke from agricultural fires continues to plague northern India and its eastern neighbor, Bangladesh. On the image bellow you can see the smoke which is in fact thickest over the latter state, obscuring much of the land below, although the mouths of the Ganges are

December 13, 2012

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Smoke from India fires spreading into Bangladesh

Indian farmers often set fire to fields to clear them for planting. According to Indian agricultural practice, preparing for planting with fire has the benefit of clearing out some pests that eat crops and turning crop residues from the previous season into

November 23, 2012

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Tropical Cyclone 03B formed in Bay of Bengal

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone 03B is located approximately 400 nm east-northeast of Chennai, India. The system is moving southwestward at 07 knots over the past six hours. Recent animated infrared satellite

November 19, 2012

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Tropical Cyclone Nilam loosing it strenght after landfall

Tropical Cyclone Nilam is located approximately 35 nm south-southwest of Chennai, India and is moving west-northwestward at 12 knots. Nilam has made landfall over southern India and the low-level circulation center is becoming elongated. The system will weaken as

November 01, 2012

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India prepares to kick Monsanto to the curb

India, the world's second-most populous country and one of its poorest, has apparently had enough of agribusiness giant Monsanto.According to a recent story in Science magazine:Sounding what some regard as the death knell for the development of genetically

October 23, 2012

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Flooding along the Brahmaputra River in northeastern India (satellite view)

Heavy monsoon rains caused  flash floods and landslides in northeastern India. Flooding along Brahmaputra River caused displacement of more than 1.7 million people living around its banks. States of Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are the worst affected.The

September 25, 2012

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Cloudburst triggered massive and deadly landslide in India

The death toll in cloudburst that triggered a massive landslide and affected nearly five villages of northern India's Uttarakhand state, rose to 50 and about 20 people are still reported to be missing. The cloudburst preceded by incessant rains led to a massive

September 19, 2012

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Deadly storms, landslides and flash floods hit India

Ten people were killed and 38 others went missing as incessant rains battered Uttarakhand on Saturday, August 4, 2012 triggering landslides, cloud bursts and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims with the Chardham Yatra coming to a

August 04, 2012

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More than 600 million people without power in one of world's biggest-ever blackouts, India

For a second day in a row India is struggling with power outages. Energy crisis cascaded over half the country on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving more than 600 million people without electricity. About half of India’s

July 31, 2012

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Two workers of the Rawatbhata Atomic Power Station suffered exposure to high doses of radioactive tritium

Two workers at the Rawatbhata Atomic Power Station in Rajasthan, India have suffered exposure to high doses of radioactive tritium and are under observation. The incident took place on June 23 at Unit 5 of the plant during routine maintenance work. "There was no

June 29, 2012

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Freak phenomenon floods ancient Indian temple

Giant sea waves, more than 12 feet high (3.6 m), hit the northern side of the famous shore temple at Mamallapuram, on Tuesday evening, June 19, leaving the heritage monument three feet deep in water. Temple is located 60 km from Chennai in Tamil Nadu.Sea water

June 20, 2012