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Cyclone Jawad Induced Rain Drastically Improves Kolkata's Air Quality

Dec 07, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The AQI at Victoria Memorial monitoring station on December 6 last year was 254, and 175 in 2019 while it dipped down to 185 after rain induced by Cyclone Jawad washed over the city.

Cyclone Jawad: Heavy Downpour Lashes Kolkata And Several Other Parts Of South Bengal

Dec 05, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Heavy downpur is taking place in some isolated parts of south Bengal, including coastal areas of South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts, and parts of Purba Bardhaman as an effect of Cyclone Jawad.


Under The Looming Shadow Of Cyclone Jawad, West Bengal Evacuates Thousands

In the last two years, West Bengal has witnessed three devastating twisters - Cyclone Bulbul in November 2019, Amphan in May 2020 and Yaas in May 2021, which left a trail of destruction and death.

TN CM Tasks Panel To Find Permanent Solution To Avert Flooding

Dec 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Chief Minister, referring to his Tuticorin visit on Thursday, said people knew more than officials on the reasons for inundation and requested officials to factor in local wisdom in their proposals to avert flooding.


Inundation Woes Continue To Hassle People Of Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Stalin Inspects Rain Hit Areas

In the wake of monsoon rains and water-logging, 15,111 medical camps have been set up in Greater Chennai Corporation localities in which over 4,88,000 people have participated.

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29 October, 2021

Uttarakhand Landslide: Two More Bodies Retrieved, Death Toll Rises To 79

Outlook Web Desk

The corpses were pulled out of the rubble by rescuers a short distance away from their village on Thursday.


28 October, 2021

Kerala Govt To Roll Out Rs 5L Compensation To Families Of Deceased, Rs 10L For Property Loss

Outlook Web Desk

Of the Rs 5 lakh to be paid to the families of those who died in the recent natural disasters, the State Disaster Response Fund would provide Rs 4 lakh while remaining Rs 1 lakh would come from the Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund.


24 October, 2021

Kerala Rains: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Appeals Tamil Nadu To Draw Maximum Water From Mullaperiyar Dam

Outlook Web Desk

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to his Tamil Nadu counterpart M K Stalin as the inflow to Mullaperiyar dam was 2109 c/s and the discharge level was at 1750 c/s at 4pm today.


21 October, 2021

Amit Shah Undertakes Aerial Survey Of Rain-Ravaged Uttarakhand, Relief & Rescue Ops Continue

Outlook Web Desk

According to the state Emergency Operation Centre, the toll in rain-related incidents in the state has risen to 54 while 19 people are injured and five still missing.


16 October, 2021

Six Dead, 12 Missing As Heavy Rains Cause Flash Floods And Landslides In Kerala

Outlook Web Desk

Several people have been injured and displaced in rain-related incidents. Dams in many districts are nearing its full capacity. Small towns and villages in the hilly areas are totally cut off from the outside world.


14 August, 2021

Heavy Rain Causes Floods, Mudslides In Southwestern Japan

PTI

Japan Meteorological Agency has expanded heavy rain and mudslide warnings in the Kyushu region to other parts of Japan, including Hiroshima as the rain front, is slowly moving eastward, bringing downpours to the ancient capital of Kyoto and Nagao in central Japan.


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05 August, 2021

IMD Issues Orange And Yellow Alerts For 23 Districts Predicting 'Heavy To Very Heavy' Rain In MP

Outlook Web Desk

An orange alert indicates rainfall ranging from 64.5 to 204.4 mm in 24 hours while an yellow alert indicates 64.5 to 115.5 mm.


03 August, 2021

MP: Heavy Rain Floods 1,171 Villages With Three People Stranded Atop Tree And Five Others Rescued

Outlook Web Desk

The Army has been called in for rescue operations in Shivpuri, Sheopur, Gwalior and Datia districts, state Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Rajesh Rajora said.


26 July, 2021

IMD Predicts Heavy Rainfall Over Many Parts Of East, North India During Next Three-Four Days

Outlook Web Bureau

Isolated, extremely heavy rainfall is likely over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on July 27 and 28 and over northwest Uttar Pradesh on July 27.


25 July, 2021

IMD Predicts Very Heavy Rain In Large Parts Of MP, Issues Orange, Yellow Alerts

Outlook Web Bureau

Both the orange and yellow alerts are valid till Monday morning, said senior meteorologist at India Meteorological Department's Bhopal office


24 July, 2021

Karnataka CM Instructs Ministers To Continue Monitoring Rain-Hit Districts

Outlook Web Desk

According to the information from the State Disaster Management Authority, till last evening, 131 villages in 18 taluks of the state have been affected by rains and floods, and 16,213 people have been affected and three people have died, while two were missing.


23 July, 2021

Maharashtra Rain Fury: 36 People Die After Landslide In Coastal Raigad District

PTI

Thirty-six bodies have been recovered form landslide spot yet, however the toll is likely to rise, said police


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22 July, 2021

China Floods: 33 Dead After Heaviest Rainfall In 1000 Years

PTI

Rainwater has damaged more than 215,200 hectares of crops, causing a direct economic loss of about 1.22 billion yuan (about USD 188.6 million)


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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