Winter grips North India

North India continues to reel under severe cold conditions and adding to the winter chill is the dense fog, which has restricted vehicular and flight movement and thrown normal life out of gear. Intense cold wave continued unabated in the national capital today as the minimum temperature was recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius this morning, … Read more

Heat wave continues in northern India

Heat wave continued unabated in northern region as temperature in several areas remained above 40 degree Celcius. In Rajasthan, Ganganagar was the hottest with maximum temperature settling at 45.9 degree Celsius. Delhiites continued to reel under rising mercury as the maximum temperature settled at 41.7 degree Celsius, about three degree above normal. The MeT department … Read more

10 aircrafts & 8 ships searching for crashed Malaysian jet

The search for the crashed Malaysian jet continued today with 10 aircraft and eight ships tasked to scour the Indian Ocean, after early sightings in the new search zone drew a blank. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said, eight planes and a number of ships scoured some 252,000 square kilometres of water yesterday for … Read more

122 new objects identified by satellite

Malaysia’s acting Transport Minister has said that a further 122 objects, possibly belonging to the missing Malaysian flight, have been identified by a satellite. The images taken on last Sunday, showed that objects were up to 23 metres in length. Some of the objects captured by the French Airbus satellite appeared bright and were possibly … Read more

China to send special envoy to Kuala Lumpur

China will send a special envoy to Kuala Lumpur to seek more information on the mysterious crash of a Malaysian airliner even as Beijing today demanded the handing over of the satellite data that showed the plane ended in the Indian Ocean. An official announcement made in Beijing said Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui will … Read more

Oso mudslide – 14 dead and 176 missing

The 2014 Oso mudslide swept down Skaglund Hill, just east of Oso, Washington on March 22, 2014, killing at least 14 people and causing the disappearance of many more. At about 11 a.m., the mudslide flowed across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, through a neighborhood of some 30 homes, and crossed Highway 530, … Read more

Dense fog hits normal life in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh

Dense fog enveloped the national capital and its adjoining areas due to which air, rail and road traffic were affected for the third consecutive day. Flights operations were disrupted as visibility on all the three runways of the IGI Airport dipped to below 50 metres in the morning. According to the airport officials, around 40 … Read more

Conservation Work of Shri Kedarnath Temple

After the flashfloods of 16 – 17 June, 2013, that destroyed much of Sri Kedarnath Dham, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was requested to undertake the restoration of Sri Kedarnath temple and its immediate environs. Accordingly, conservation work of Shri Kedarnath Temple has been taken up by ASI for structural conservation as well as chemical … Read more

Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) is currently a powerful tropical cyclone crossing the central Philippines. Haiyan, which means petrel in Chinese is one of the most intense tropical cyclones on record. On November 2, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) began monitoring a broad area of low pressure located about 425 … Read more

Lao Airlines Flight 301 crash

Lao Airlines Flight 301 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Vientiane to Pakse, Laos. On 16 October 2013, the ATR 72-600 aircraft operating the flight crashed into the Mekong River at Pakse, killing all 49 people on board. The aircraft involved was an ATR 72-600, registration RDPL-34233, serial number 1071. The aircraft had been … Read more

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