Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Dense fog, zero visibility in Delhi, Lucknow, Amritsar

NEW DELHI: Delhi, Lucknow and Amritsar witnessed dense fog on Saturday morning with zero visibility due to variable and calm lower-level winds, and the fog is likely to persist on Sunday as well.

Fog affects life in J&K amid intense cold wave

SRI NAGAR: Dense fog and mist added to extreme cold in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as the weather office forecast no major change during the next five days in the prevailing weather conditions.

Bird flu: Unnatural bird deaths reported from J&K, Jharkhand

NEW DELHI: Cases of avian influenza or bird flu have been confirmed in 10 states only, as on Wednesday, while further cases of unnatural mortality of birds have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal and four districts of Jharkhand, an official statement said.

Weather to remain dry in J&K, Ladakh

SRI NAGAR: Weather across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh improved on Friday, although dense fog affected visibility in the morning.

Nepal stops importing all poultry items from India

KATHMANDU: Nepal has stopped importing all kinds of poultry item from India after some states in the neighbouring country recently reported the outbreak of bird flu.

Moderate rain, hailstorm hits parts of Delhi

NEW DELHI: The national capital on Wednesday witnessed hail precipitation at several places with light to moderate rainfall in several other parts of the city, the weather officials said

Thunderstorms with lightning forecast for south coastal Andhra

AMARAVATI:The weather department has forecast thunderstorms accompanied by lightning in parts of south coastal Andhra Pradesh for Tuesday and Wednesday, an unusual feature in January for the Telugu state.

Will review Delhi's Covid situation by Jan 15: AAP govt to HC

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that a meeting of the expert committee which is reviewing the Covid-19 condition in the national capital will take place on January 5.

How Covid affected women, girls and children

NEW DELHI: The impact of Covid-19 is not gender neutral. As the pandemic has spread across the globe it has heightened and amplified existing vulnerabilities and inequalities in social, political, economic and health systems.

6.3-magnitude earthquake jolts Philippines

MANILA: An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale on Friday jolted the Philippines' Batangas province located on the main island of Luzon, authorities said.

Delhi's air quality remains severe for 3rd consecutive day

NEW DELHI: National capital's air quality remained in the severe category for the third consecutive day on Thursday as calm winds and low ventilation halted the dispersion of accumulated pollutants.

Less than 20K new Covid cases recorded in India

NEW DELHI: For the first time since first week of July, India on Tuesday recorded its lowest number of daily cases, which were 10,000 less than the number of recoveries, even as the tally went past 1,00,75,000 cases.

Season's coldest night in Srinagar, Drass slips to minus 29

SRI NAGAR:At minus 6.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday, Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far, while the temperature in Ladakh's Drass town to minus 29.

Nations must declare climate emergency, says Guterres

Telangana logs 643 new Covid cases, tally reaches 2.75L

HYDERABAD:Telangana reported 643 new Covid cases on Thursday taking the state's tally to 2,75,904.

Weather to improve in J&K, Ladakh

SRI NAGAR: Night temperatures improved further in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Thursday due to a cloud cover as the weather office forecast another spell of snow and rain starting Saturday.

Forest dept makes plans to save wild animals from accidents

GURUGRAM:The forest department in Gurugram has taken a slew of decisions to save leopards and other wild animals from accidents while crossing the Sohna-Gurugram Road and Gurugram-Faridabad Ro

Tourists blamed for Corona spike in Lahaul Valley

MANALI: Authorities in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday blamed the spike in tourists, largely unregulated, in the Himalayan terrain of Lahaul Valley known for majestic landscapes and rich Buddhist cultural heritage for the sudden spike in Covid-19 cases.

Delhi hotel booked after wedding party with over 50 guests

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police registered an FIR against a Pitampura hotel and the organisers of a marriage function for defying social distancing norms and inviting and accommodating more than 50 guests -- exceeding the new specified Covid limit.

Haryana health minister Vij gets trial dose of Covid vaccine

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij was administered a trial dose of India-made coronavirus vaccine Covaxin on Friday.

Delhi AQI spikes to 309, weekend may be better

NEW DELHI: Delhi's air quality again deteriorated from poor to very poor category on Friday as the day progressed.

Goa CM announces recruitment for 10,000 govt vacancies

PANAJI:Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday announced start of the recruitment process soon to fill nearly 10,000 vacant government posts, doing away with the moratorium on new recruitment and tendering for new developmental projects at the end of November.

Guterres calls for major change in fight against climate disruption

UNITED NATION: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a major and rapid change in the fight against climate disruption.

J&K may get fresh spell of rain & snow

SRI NAGAR: Another spell of rain and snowfall is likely to occur in Jammu and Kashmir in the next 24 hours by Friday, the MET office said on Thursday.

Qualcomm mobile Esports initiative in India with Rs 50 lakh price money

NEW DELHI:Global chipmaker Qualcomm on Thursday announced the launch of its first-ever mobile Esports programme called Snapdragon Conquest in India.

India shows jump of 30% in new Covid cases since Diwali

NEW DELHI: After the Diwali weekend and Bhai Dooj celebrations came to an end, India recorded more than 30 per cent jump in new cases of Covid-19 with 38,617 new cases reported in past 24 hours pushing the cumulative the tally to 89,12,907, data from the Union Health Ministry showed on Wednesday.

Telangana logs 948 new Covid cases, tally over 2.5L

HYDERABAD: Telangana reported 948 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday to take the overall tally to 2,59,776, health officials said.

UP universities, colleges to reopen from Nov 23

LUCKNOW: The colleges and universities in Uttar Pradesh will reopen from November 23.

Iraq reports 2,961 new Covid-19 cases

BAGDAD: Iraq has reported 2,961 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the country's tally to 5,24,503.

Delhi markets may shut, only 50 people in capital weddings

NEW DELHI:In the backdrop of a third wave of Covid-19 in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that markets may be shut as a precautionary measure and only 50 people will be allowed in weddings not 200, as per strict norms to curb further spread of the Coronavirus.

t 29K new cases, India's Covid surge lowest in 4 months 

NEW DELHI: With 29,163 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, India recorded its lowest daily surge since July 14, when 28,498 cases were added, before it spiralled out of control in August-September.

Manali, Kufri get season's first snowfall

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh's tourist resort Manali and Shimla's nearby destinations Kufri and Narkanda were on Monday enveloped by a blanket of snow, the season's first, giving the resort and its neighbouring areas a picturesque look

7 dead, 2 missing in N.Carolina flash floods

WASHINGTON: At least seven people were killed and two others missing in the US state of North Carolina due to flash floods, which also damaged roads and bridges.
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Recoveries outnumber Covid cases in Karnataka again

BENGALURU: Maintaining the trend, 3,368 recoveries in a day outnumbered 2,116 new Covid cases in Karnataka.

Resuming mining: Goans hope for best results from CM's visit to Delhi

NEW DELHI: The mining community of Goa -- mining workers, people employed in the logistics industry, barges, ports among others are hopeful that the current visit of Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to Delhi will resolve the deadlock put on the iron-ore mining activities in the state for over 30 months.

Respiratory issues and pollution: Here's what homeopathy suggests

NEW DELHI: With thick smog blankets engulfing the air across most of the country, times can be especially hard for people with asthma or other respiratory issues. While many turn to mainstream medicine, homeopathic advice and treatments help as well.

G20 nations still spending more on fossil fuels: Study

NEW DELHI:Despite repeated pledges to end inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, G20 governments' support to fossil fuels has dropped by only nine per cent since 2014-2016, hitting $584 billion annually over the last three years, a report by international researchers said on Tuesday.

Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 260,000 mark

OTTAWA: Amid a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Canada's overall Covid-19 caseload has surged to 264,045, while the death toll stood at 10,522, according to health authorities.

France reports 38,619 COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours

PARIS: France registered 38,619 COVID-19 cases and 270 related deaths over the past 24 hours, data from the health authorities showed

Iran sees highest daily death toll from COVID-19

TEHRAN: Iran reported 459 deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, making it the highest daily death toll since the outbreak of the virus in the country.

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