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Torrential Rains Hit Chennai, Flights Cancelled, PM Calls up Jayalalithaa

As torrential rains hit Chennai since yesterday, all flights to and from Chennai airport have been cancelled, said Deepak Shastri, director of the airport, adding that the floodwaters have reached the level of undercarriage of aircraft. Since flights cannot take off unless the water levels recede, he said it could take few more days. Even city-based local trains and inter-state ...

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ISRO Chief Says Climate Change is Most Concerning Issue Today

Indian Space Research Organisation’s Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said climate change is among the most concerning issues today faced by mankind and has potential to shape human history in the future. Dr Kumar was speaking at the second convocation of Assam Kaziranga University in Shillong, Meghalaya on Sunday where he was felicitated with honorary doctorate along with music maestro Amjad ...

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Tirumala Tirupathi (TTD) Temple Authorities Deny Temple Closure Rumours, Rains Continue

Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) has denied rumours on Whatsapp saying that the temple of Lord Venkateswara was closed due to heavy rains lasting over a week. The Whatsapp message that is going viral showed the pictures of the flooded temple routes and already closed bus stand railway station have added confusion to the rumour that the temple was also closed. ...

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76 Killed in Manipur, Bengal, Odisha, Gujarat Floods, Next 24 Hours Crucial in Jharkhand, Bihar, sikkim, MP

In West Bengal, 48 deaths have been reported and another 28 in Rajasthan following massive floods in the northern India including Gujarat, Manipur, West Bengal and Odisha. The rains remain heavy due to depression, warn Met department, especially in other regions too including Bihar, sikkim, MP, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Chief Minister of Gujarat ...

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Climate Change: CSE Ponders Frequency in Cyclones, Flash Floods with Alarm

The number of extreme climate events has risen tremendously over the last 100 years and will increase due to climate change, the Centre for Science and Environment said Thursday. Figures presented by the CSE Deputy Director General Chandra Bhushan revealed that the number of extreme weather events recorded between 1900-09 were 2.5, which increased to 350.4 in 2000-09. "This increase ...

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Uttarakhand Rescue, Relief Latest Update: Army Opens Sonprayag to Gauri Kund Link Road, Kedarnath, Badrinath Connected

One week after the Uttarakhand flash floods, army on Friday opened the key road link from Sonprayag to Gauri Kund which is the base camp for trek to Kedarnath, and began evacuating about 1,000 people who were stranded at Gauri Kund along the newly opened road to Sonprayag and Tehri. Army Para troopers with specialized mountaineering equipment reached out to ...

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