Natural Calamity

After OCKHI, another cyclone swirling around Bay of Bengal

Recently Southern India, Lakshadweep Islands faced devastating cyclone ‘Ockhi’. Now another Cyclone is warned to hit India. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warnig for Andaman and Nicobar islands and also for north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts...

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Mumbai receives spells of rains owing to Cyclone Ockhi; school and colleges to remain shut on Tuesday

As per earlier predictions, several areas of Mumbai have received rain on Monday evening. The more Cyclone Ockhi is nearing Mumbai, the untimely rainfall has started in the city and its suburbs. It is likely that after a long stretch of dry weather city might witness few spells of rain...

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Ruinous Ockhi keeps on playing with the lives; Kills 19 and around 100 fishermen missing

The death toll due to disastrous cyclone ‘Ockhi’ has risen to 19 in the states of Tamil Nadu ad Kerala. Heavy rains have caused massive destruction in the southern parts of both the states. This didn’t stop as the cyclone moved towards Lakshadweep islands and hit the region badly. Rescue operations are still in progress to save the people...

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Cyclone ‘OCKHI’ moves northwestwards from Lakshadweep; Coast Guard continues rescue mission

Through Cyclone Ockhi has done a major havoc in Lakshadweep Island, security forces and coast guards are also working on war foot. Over 500 fishermen, stranded in the choppy waters off Kerala & Lakshadweep coasts have been rescued...

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‘Typhoon Damrey’: Death toll touches 27 while at least 22 people missing; 40,000 homes damaged

‘Typhoon Damrey’ reeling over Vietnam, death toll reached to 27 while 22 others are still missing. Around 40,000 homes are damaged and more than 1,500 people were stranded over railway stations...

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Twin earthquakes hit Andaman Islands within 2 hours

The world is already suffering in pain after the massive earthquakes in Mexico. Fearing the same disaster, Andaman and Nicobar Islands also came to a stand-still after twin earthquakes surprised the small islands. The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago falls under a high seismic zone. According to the National Centre for Seismology, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Islands at 6.19 pm, followed by another at 8.05 pm. ..

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Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude shook Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district and other states last night

Last earthquake in Uttarakhand was witnessed on February 6 with 5.8 magnitude. However, an earthquake of lesser magnitude of 4.2 shook Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district last night. Tremors were felt at 8:52 PM at Joshimath region, but no casualties have been reported yet. The state administration has not confirmed the epicenter of the earthquake and is reportedly working on gathering information about the same...

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Over 600 people die in South Asia floods, millions rendered homeless

Floods have become a commonplace natural calamity affecting millions of people in Indian states of Assan, Bihar, Bengal, Rajasthan, and sometimes even Punjab. This year over 600 people died in the floods in South Asian nations of Indai, Bangladesh etc. ..

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3 dead, 5 feared to be killed as two landslides hit Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand

The flood situation of India is worsening day by day. Floods are engulfing towns in West Bengal while 45 people died in Himachal Pradesh due to landslides, and now, UJttarakhand is suffering the same fate. 3 people have died and 5 others including Army personnel were feared to be killed by landslides in Pithoragarh. The landslides were caused by a violent cloudburst last night, said the officials. ..

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Health Minister Nadda releases supplies for the flood affected families in Assam, Manipur and Gujarat

J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Chairman of the Indian Red Cross Society today flagged off relief material worth around Rs 3.15 Crores to the flood affected families in Assam, Manipur and Gujarat. Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (IC) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region was also present at the occasion...

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Nature takes fiery form: At least 34 killed due to lightning in Odisha

In a misery, Nature has taken destructive form over humankind. At least 34 got killed and several were injured when the lightning struck off. As many as 34 precious lives were lost and several injured in lightning strikes across Odisha in the last two days...

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Abundant rainfall predicted in Uttarakhand ‘s Kumaon and Garhwal areas

The weather department today issued a heavy rain alert for both Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand over the next 72 hours. The hills of North India, particularly Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have been witnessing good Monsoon rains since July began. Though rains over Jammu and Kashmir remained lesser as compared with the other two hilly states, on and off light traces of rains did not stop from occurring over parts of Jammu and Kashmir...

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