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India's monsoon travel surge: Bookings up 25% with discounts driving demand

Countries with short-haul international flights and visa-free or easily obtainable visa options, such as Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bali, and Malaysia are experiencing a 20% increase in demand annually

India's monsoon travel surge: Bookings up 25% with discounts driving demand
Updated On : 19 Jul 2024 | 12:29 PM IST

World marks full year of average temperatures exceeding 1.5C target

The average for the year through June 2024 was 1.64C higher than the era from 1850 to 1900

World marks full year of average temperatures exceeding 1.5C target
Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 11:13 AM IST

2024 may be world's hottest year ever as June breaks records, says EU

Data suggest 2024 could outrank 2023 as the hottest year since records began after human-caused climate change and the El Nino natural weather phenomenon both pushed temperatures to record high

2024 may be world's hottest year ever as June breaks records, says EU
Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 8:05 AM IST

Haryana withholding Delhi's 1,050 cusecs of water via Munak canal: Atishi

Delhi Water Minister Atishi on Friday accused the Haryana government of reducing water flow to the national capital in the last three days. Her remarks come a day after the Supreme Court directed the Himachal Pradesh government to release 137 cusecs of surplus water to the national capital, and asked Haryana to facilitate its flow. The apex court also said there should be no politics over water. Delhi has been grappling with water crisis this summer. "....Hon'ble Supreme Court is trying to resolve Delhi's water crisis, but Haryana is conspiring against the people of Delhi.While the case was being heard in Supreme Court, Haryana has been steadily reducing the water being released to Delhi in the last 3 days...." Atishi said on X. The minister will visit the Wazirabad barrage at 11 am to assess the water situation.

Haryana withholding Delhi's 1,050 cusecs of water via Munak canal: Atishi
Updated On : 08 Jun 2024 | 7:38 PM IST

Summer-centric products sizzle as heatwaves persist across country

Beverage major Coca-Cola also reported a spike in demand across its portfolio

Summer-centric products sizzle as heatwaves persist across country
Updated On : 02 Jun 2024 | 10:41 PM IST

Sweltering heat raises gas demand as idle power plants resume operations

India invoked an emergency provision to spur output at gas-fired power stations that had previously been idling

Sweltering heat raises gas demand as idle power plants resume operations
Updated On : 30 May 2024 | 2:05 PM IST

Bihar orders closure of schools, anganwadis due to heatwave conditions

Amid intense heatwave conditions in the state, the Bihar government on Wednesday ordered the closure of all private and government-run schools, coaching institutes and anganwadi centres until June 8. Chief Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra issued a directive to district magistrates to ensure the closure of these educational institutions, including 'anganwadi' centres, following Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's instructions. The decision came in response to reports of several students fainting due to extreme heatwave conditions. With temperatures soaring above 44 degrees Celsius in various parts of the state, Mehrotra convened a high-level meeting to assess the readiness of departments concerned in addressing the heatwave crisis. Incidents of students fainting were reported from Sheikhpura, Begusarai, East Champaran, and other regions due to the scorching heat. Reacting to these incidents, RJD leader and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav urged the government to take immediate ...

Bihar orders closure of schools, anganwadis due to heatwave conditions
Updated On : 29 May 2024 | 8:12 PM IST

At 49.9 degrees Celsius, Delhi sees record-breaking maximum temperature

Mungeshpur, Najafgarh and Narela, have recorded temperatures of 49.9 degrees Celsius, 49.8 degrees Celsius, and 49.9 degrees Celsius, respectively, facing severe heatwave conditions

At 49.9 degrees Celsius, Delhi sees record-breaking maximum temperature
Updated On : 28 May 2024 | 10:26 PM IST

Jammu announces daily power cuts, sets up control rooms for heatwave

Heatwave has triggered a severe water and power crisis in several areas of the Jammu division, prompting authorities to set up control rooms and appoint nodal officers in each district to cater to public complaints. On Monday, authorities announced a four-hour load-shedding in urban areas and an eight-hour cut in rural areas on a daily basis. Over the past week, several places, particularly Jammu city, have faced major water and power shortages, leading to public protests, and the stopping of a Vande Bharat train at a railway station. In view of the mounting distress, Divisional Commissioner Ramesh Kumar has directed deputy commissioners to establish control rooms and appoint nodal officers in each district to handle complaints related to power and water supply. Kumar, who chaired a meeting to deal with the issue, emphasised the need to maintain a buffer stock of transformers and water tankers in each district to meet the public demand. He urged officials to augment water and pow

Jammu announces daily power cuts, sets up control rooms for heatwave
Updated On : 28 May 2024 | 6:55 AM IST

Heatwave persists in large parts of India, Barmer sizzles at 48.8 degrees C

Large parts of India sweltered under a heat wave for the seventh day on the trot on Thursday, with the mercury soaring to 48.8 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan's Barmer, the highest temperature recorded in the country this year so far. Official data showed that at least 16 places in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh recorded maximum temperatures of 45 degrees Celsius or above on Thursday. The brutal heat wave will continue for at least five more days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. In Rajasthan, Churu logged a high of 47.4 degrees Celsius, Phalodi 47.8 degrees, and Jaisalmer 47.2 degrees. Maximum temperatures settled at 46.6 degrees in Madhya Pradesh's Guna, 45.9 degrees in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, 45 degrees in Uttar Pradesh's Orai, 45.4 degrees each in Punjab's Bathinda and Haryana's Sirsa. However, in Delhi, the maximum temperature dipped slightly on Thursday but remained around a notch above the normal for this time of the year. Th

Heatwave persists in large parts of India, Barmer sizzles at 48.8 degrees C
Updated On : 23 May 2024 | 9:58 PM IST

News updates: 1 killed, a couple injured in Kashmir twin attacks ahead of polling

From Swati Maliwal's assault case to the raging heat wave in North India, catch all the latest updates from around the world here

News updates: 1 killed, a couple injured in Kashmir twin attacks ahead of polling
Updated On : 18 May 2024 | 11:52 PM IST

Delhi's Najafgarh registers 47.4 degrees Celsius on Fri, hottest in country

The national capital on Saturday morning recorded a minimum temperature of 27.1 degrees Celsius, 0.6 notch above the season's average, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). On Friday, Delhi witnessed 47.4 degrees Celsius in Najafgarh, making it the hottest place in the country. The weather department has predicted partly cloudy sky, heatwave and strong surface wind during the day. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 44 degrees Celsius. Heatwave conditions occur when the maximum temperature is 4.5 degrees or more above the normal temperature, reaching at least 45 degrees Celsius, according to the Met department. The humidity level was 39 per cent at 8.30 am. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded in the 'poor' category with a reading of 248 at 9 am, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401

Delhi's Najafgarh registers 47.4 degrees Celsius on Fri, hottest in country
Updated On : 18 May 2024 | 11:05 AM IST

Climate change likely to intensify India heat wave, says scientists

Night-time temperatures are unlikely to fall below 34 degree celcius for the period, making this event 'particularly alarming'

Climate change likely to intensify India heat wave, says scientists
Updated On : 18 May 2024 | 8:30 AM IST

Record-shattering heat: Summer of 2023 was earth's hottest in 2,000 years

As climate change continues to be exacerbated by El Nino, temperature records are likely to be broken again in 2024

Record-shattering heat: Summer of 2023 was earth's hottest in 2,000 years
Updated On : 15 May 2024 | 2:05 PM IST

How is Delhi escaping heat wave while the rest of the country is suffering?

The IMD scientist said that the weatherman will keep tracking developments over Haryana and south Rajasthan for the next two weeks for a possible heat wave occurrence

How is Delhi escaping heat wave while the rest of the country is suffering?
Updated On : 03 May 2024 | 8:01 PM IST

Intense heat wave in east India to continue for another five days: IMD

The intense heat wave scorching large parts of east India will continue for another five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. The ongoing spell of heat wave, the second this month, is broiling parts of West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar. Heatwave conditions have been prevailing in Odisha since April 15 and the Gangetic West Bengal since April 17, according to the MeT department. In a statement, the MD said heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are expected in parts of West Bengal, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand during the next five days. High humidity could add to people's inconvenience in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, West Bengal and Bihar, it said. Substantially high night temperatures are likely in east Madhya Pradesh on April 22 and April 23. High night temperatures are considered dangerous because the body doesn't get the chance to cool down. Increasing nighttime heat is

Intense heat wave in east India to continue for another five days: IMD
Updated On : 22 Apr 2024 | 5:06 PM IST

Summer 2024 fashion guide: 10 trending colour combos for your wardrobe

Summer style is synonymous with embracing bold tones, trendy patterns, and lightweight fabrics. Summer garments are much different from what we wear during different seasons

Summer 2024 fashion guide: 10 trending colour combos for your wardrobe
Updated On : 12 Apr 2024 | 7:19 PM IST

PM Modi chairs meet to review preparedness for heatwave conditions

Amid a forecast for extreme weather conditions in summer months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday reviewed the preparedness for heat wave conditions and called for all arms of governments at central, state and district levels to work in synergy. An official statement said Modi chaired a meeting where he was briefed about the likelihood of above-normal maximum temperatures over most parts of the country during April-June, with high probability of such condition in central western peninsular India. Preparedness in the health sector was reviewed in terms of availability of essential medicines, intravenous fluids, ice packs, ORS and drinking water, the statement said. The timely dissemination of essential information, education and communication (IEC) awareness material, especially in regional languages, through all platforms such as television, radio and social media was stressed upon at the meeting, it said. "Since a hotter than normal summer is expected in 2024, which coincides

PM Modi chairs meet to review preparedness for heatwave conditions
Updated On : 11 Apr 2024 | 10:12 PM IST

Hot sales ahead: Summer to fire up sales of ACs, beer and sunscreen

Epack Durable, which manufactures air conditioners for durable companies like Voltas, Haier etc., expects a growth rate of more than 15 per cent this year, if the heatwave persists beyond May

Hot sales ahead: Summer to fire up sales of ACs, beer and sunscreen
Updated On : 04 Apr 2024 | 11:12 PM IST

Samsung India expects high sales growth for ACs, refrigerators this summer

Sales of consumer durables such as ACs and refrigerators were impacted last year due to unseasonal rains, resulting in lower-than-normal temperatures

Samsung India expects high sales growth for ACs, refrigerators this summer
Updated On : 04 Apr 2024 | 12:03 AM IST