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Low-pressure system forming over Bay of Bengal may develop into Cyclone Yaas: IMD

A low-pressure area, set to form over east central Bay of Bengal on May 22, is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm and strike the Odisha-West Bengal coast on May 26, the Met department......

2020 was one of 3 warmest years on record

The year 2020 was one of the three warmest years on record and rivalled 2016 for the top spot, indicating the pace of the "human-induced" climate change which is now as powerful as the force of......

2020 was 8th warmest year since 1901: IMD

The year 2020 was the eight warmest since 1901 but it was "substantially lower" than the highest warming observed in 2016, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. The IMD said the past......

Pinaka rocket boosts India's strike power

A salvo from a Pinaka battery brings down on the enemy more than seven tonnes of high explosive in just 44 seconds.Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: An advanced version of the Pinaka rocket being tested......

700-km Brazil 'megaflash' sets lightning record: UN

A single lightning flash stretched more than 700 kilometres across Brazil last year -- equivalent to the distance between Boston and Washington DC -- has created a new world record for the longest......

What are locusts? And why are they such a big menace?

Swarms of immature pink locusts and adult yellow locusts are currrently active. Not only are fresh locusts swarms expected to arrive in the coming weeks, but even those already present in India......

Summer stocks for your portfolio

Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters With the mercury levels rising and the holiday break for schools beginning, summer stocks -- be it cooling solutions or those related to holidays -- tend to stand......

Monsoon mystics: Who trusts the IMD's weather forecast?

The IMD has fancy weather-monitoring radars in the name of providing better forecasts, but their findings hardly help the farmers, explains Shreekant Sambrani. I make two assertions with complete......

What's behind Delhi's air pollution?

The government says emission from old diesel vehicles is not to be blamed. Experts say government is selectively using data to make its case. What is poisoning Delhi’s air and making......

9% GDP growth is possible over 10-15 years, says FinMin

Indian economy is expected to expand at 8.5-9 per cent over 10-15 year time frame once the structural issues hampering growth are addressed by the government, Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said......

Angry players speak out at Australian Open qualifying

'They're just trying to shove us on the court because we're qualifiers' IMAGE: A fan wears a respiratory mask during 2020 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park in Melbourne on Tuesday.......

Heat headache for 2020 planners as Tokyo swelters a year before Games

IMAGE: A woman holding a sunshade walks past Olympic rings displayed at Nihonbashi district in Tokyo. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters Soaring temperatures in Japan have killed at least 57......

Day 6: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

White triumph caps golden century for United States IMAGE: Silver medalist Ayumu Hirano of Japan, gold medalist Shaun White of the United States and bronze medalist Scotty James of Australia pose......

Bouncy pitch awaits SA, Holland in Mohali

With the city receiving showers till Tuesday and the conditions overcast in the past few days, it was a sigh of relief for the local organisers when sun came out on Wednesday morning, ahead of the......

Commonwealth Games opening to have spiritual touch

The opening ceremony of the Delhi Commonwealth Games, at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, on October 3, will have a spiritualtouch.Azaan,Vedic and Buddhist chants will be played in the background as......

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