Rain highlights: Delhi likely to receive scattered rain

Updated on Jul 09, 2022 11:38 PM IST

Fairly widespread/widespread rainfall and thunderstorm/lightning with isolated heavy rainfall are very likely over Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat state, Kerala and Mahe, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana and Karnataka during the next 5 days, according to IMD.

Rescue operation continues after flash floods near Amarnath cave.
Rescue operation continues after flash floods near Amarnath cave.

With the onset of torrential monsoon, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in several states for the next five days. Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Rajasthan are likely to receive heavy (64.5 to 114.5 mm) to very heavy (115.6 to 204.4 mm) rainfall over the next five days, of which three days will be accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning. Gujarat, Karnataka and Kerala will also encounter heavy to very heavy showers. A red alert was issued for Mumbai at 1pm on Friday for the next 24 hours.

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  • Jul 09, 2022 10:57 PM IST

    Amarnath cloudburst: 8 IAF choppers deployed for rescue ops

    The Indian Air Force on Saturday said it deployed eight helicopters as part of the rescue and relief operations following the cloudburst incident near the Amarnath cave shrine, PTI reported. The death toll in the flash flood triggered by heavy rain near the shrine rose to 16. The IAF said four Mi-17V5 and four Cheetal helicopters were deployed for rescue and relief efforts at the Amarnath shrine.

  • Jul 09, 2022 10:42 PM IST

    IMD issues orange alert in Mumbai till July 12; red warning in Telangana

    An orange alert has been issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Mumbai for the next three days. India's financial capital was under ‘red’ alert on Saturday, but it received only 2.2mm of rainfall. Besides Maharashtra, monsoon-triggered rainfall has hit southern state of Telangana wherein roads remain completely or partially inundated. The Met department has issued a red alert in as many as eight districts for the next three days (till July 12). Full report

  • Jul 09, 2022 09:55 PM IST

    Amarnath cloudburst: 35 pilgrims discharged after treatment

    After a cloudburst struck the area near the holy shrine of Amarnath, as many as 35 pilgrims were discharged following treatment, informed the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) Officials on Saturday, ANI reported. "35 pilgrims have been discharged following treatment. 17 people are getting the treatment and are likely to get discharged tonight. All safe and healthy," said Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) Officials.

  • Jul 09, 2022 09:35 PM IST

    Delhi records maximum temperature of 35.1 deg C, scattered rain likely late at night

    Delhi on Saturday recorded a maximum temperature of 35.1 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The minimum temperature settled at 30.5 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, it said. The relative humidity was recorded at 68 per cent at 5.30 pm.

  • Jul 09, 2022 09:07 PM IST

    Amarnath cloudburst: Rajasthan CM Gehlot announces 5 L aid for kin of victims from state

    Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday announced a financial aid of 5 lakh each for families of pilgrims from the state killed in the Amarnath cloudburst in Jammu and Kashmir. Read more

  • Jul 09, 2022 09:01 PM IST

    J-K: LG Manoj Sinha reviews ongoing rescue operations at Amarnath cave

    After a cloudburst struck the holy shrine area of Amarnath on Friday, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant-Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a high-level meeting to review the ongoing rescue and relief operations at Amarnath cave, informed the officials on Saturday, ANI reported. A two-minute silence was also observed during the meeting to pay tribute to devotees who lost their lives in the incident.

  • Jul 09, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    Heavy rains continue to lash Telangana; KCR instructs officials to be on alert

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to alert all departments concerned and take quick safety measures in the wake of incessant rains in the state, PTI reported. Following a red alert in Telangana and also in Maharashtra, the Chief Minister said he would review the situation from time to time and also hold video conference today (Saturday) or tomorrow (Sunday), an official release said.

  • Jul 09, 2022 08:16 PM IST

    Maharashtra: 2 from Pune die during Amarnath yatra; NCP leader claims one of them killed in landslide

    A man and a woman from Pune in Maharashtra died during the Amarnath pilgrimage, district officials said on Saturday and added that no pilgrim from the city is missing in the flash flood tragedy as of now, PTI reported. While the cause of the death of one of the deceased, Pradip Kharade, is identified as cardiac arrest, officials are not sure about the cause of the death of Sunita Bhosale. However, NCP leader Rupali Chakankar claimed that Bhosale died in a landslide triggered by heavy rain near the Amarnath cave shrine.

  • Jul 09, 2022 08:00 PM IST

    Heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand's Sonprayag halts Kedarnath Yatra once again

    Amid the ongoing heavy rainfall from Sonprayag onwards in Uttarakhand, the Kedarnath Yatra has been stopped once again for ensuring the safety of the pilgrims amid the apprehensions of untoward incidents.

  • Jul 09, 2022 07:06 PM IST

    Rajasthan receives heavy rainfall in last 24 hrs, more to follow: MeT

    Rajasthan received heavy rainfall at isolated places in the last 24 hours, Meteorological Department (MeT) said. Bhilwara recorded highest rainfall at 8 cm, followed by Phagi in Jaipur with 5 cm of rainfall till Saturday morning.

  • Jul 09, 2022 07:00 PM IST

    Districts of Karnataka that are likely to witness rains till July 10

    The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring issued alerts on Saturday for Udupi, Mangalore, Kodagu, Uttara Kannada, Chickamagalur, Shimoga, Hassan predicting heavy rains in the regions till July 10.

  • Jul 09, 2022 06:52 PM IST

    Maharashtra rains: 128 villages affected

    At least 130 villages in three districts of Maharashtra, all in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions, were affected by heavy rains which caused floods in parts of these districts and at least 200 people were evacuated, but fortunately, no casualties are reported, officials said on Saturday.

  • Jul 09, 2022 03:10 PM IST

    Rescue operation underway at Amarnath cave

  • Jul 09, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    Heavy rains continue to lash Telangana

    Low-lying areas faced inundation while rivulets were in spate at several places in Telangana on Saturday following incessant rains in the last few days.

  • Jul 09, 2022 12:49 PM IST

    Two washed away in flood waters in separate incidents in Maha's Bhiwandi

    Two men were washed away in the rain-swollen water bodies in separate incidents that occurred in Bhiwandi taluka of Maharashtra's Thane district, officials said on Saturday.

  • Jul 09, 2022 12:07 PM IST

    Delhi's minimum temp over 30 degrees Celsius, rain expected

    The minimum temperature in the national capital on Saturday settled at 30.5 degree Celsius, three notches above the normal, an India Meteorological Department bulletin said. According to the IMD, cloudy sky with thundershowers is expected in the national capital in the next few days.

  • Jul 09, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    At least 16 dead in Amarnath flash flood tragedy: NDRF

    NDRF DG Atul Karwal has confirmed 16 deaths, saying about 40 are still missing. He said that the rain is still on but it is not impacting the rescue operation.

    “No landslide, but rain continues, though no problem in rescue work. 4 NDRF teams with over 100 rescuers in rescue work. Besides, Indian Army, SDRF, CRPF and others continue to rescue,” he added.

  • Jul 09, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    Moderate rain predicted in Mumbai and suburbs

    IMD has predicted moderate rain in the city and suburbs. “Possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places, and possibility of occasional gusty winds reaching 40-50 km/h,” the weather agency said.

  • Jul 09, 2022 08:59 AM IST

    Cloudburst reported in J&K's Thathri, no casualties

    A cloudburst was reported early morning at Gunti Forest uphills in Thathri town of J&K's Doda district. SSP Doda, Abdul Qayoom, said that some vehicles were stuck and the highway was blocked for some time, but it has now been restored for the movement of traffic, reported ANI.

  • Jul 09, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    10 injured airlifted from holy cave to base hospital; rescue operation underway

    As 10 injured yatris were airlifted from holy cave to Baltal base hospital, the IMD office in Srinagar predicted fresh flash floods. More than 40 people were still missing and rescue operations are underway.

  • Jul 09, 2022 08:16 AM IST

    Most pilgrims stranded near Amarnath cave shifted to Panjtarni: ITBP

    Most of the pilgrims who were stranded near holy cave area due to flash flood last evening have been shifted to Panjtarni, said Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

  • Jul 09, 2022 07:33 AM IST

    Assam CM ‘deeply pained’ by Amarnath tragedy

  • Jul 09, 2022 06:33 AM IST

    12 dead in Karnataka since June 1 in rain-related incidents

    Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said a total 12 people have lost their lives so far in various rain-related incidents since June 1. as torrential rains continue to batter several parts of the state. He said rains will continue for another three to four days at various places across the state, instructing officials to take necessary precautionary measures.

  • Jul 09, 2022 05:49 AM IST

    Amarnath tragedy result of highly localised rain event: IMD

    A highly localised rain event caused death and destruction near the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir, according to the Met department. "It was a highly localised cloud only over the holy cave. Such rain had happened earlier this year as well. No flash flood," said Sonam Lotus, Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre in Srinagar.

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Mallika Sarabhai

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 12:28 AM IST

Thiruvananthapuram The Kerala Government on Tuesday appointed well known classical dancer Mallika Sarabhai as the chancellor of the Kerala Kalamandalam deemed university

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Mallika Sarabhai

Home secretary reviews security in Kashmir

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:21 AM IST

Days after a terror group in Jammu and Kashmir released a hit list of 56 employees belonging to the Kashmiri Pandit community, Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla chaired a review meeting to discuss the security situation.

Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla leaves after chairing the MHA security review meeting at North Block in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla leaves after chairing the MHA security review meeting at North Block in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)

‘Paltry’ insurance payouts irks rain-affected farmers, Centre denies claims

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:19 AM IST

Farm-insurance claims have risen due to extensive crop damage caused by extreme weather conditions this year, but some farmers are angry at being given a pittance as compensation under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

This year, the monsoon dumped heavy rainfall in several states in September. (PTI)
This year, the monsoon dumped heavy rainfall in several states in September. (PTI)

Body parts of woman recovered from drum in Andhra, killer held say police

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 12:19 AM IST

The police in Andhra Pradesh’ Visakhapatnam on Tuesday said the killer of a woman whose decomposed body parts were recovered from a plastic drum in the port city was found

The police have registered a case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code
The police have registered a case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code

TRS MLAs’ poaching case: Court junks SIT plea to name BJP’s Santhosh as accused

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:17 AM IST

On November 22, the police filed a memo in the ACB special court at Nampally criminal courts in Hyderabad, asking for permission to include Santhosh as accused No. 4 (A-4) in the poaching case.

B L Santhosh and three others are accused in the case of alleged attempt to poach four Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLAs into the BJP.
B L Santhosh and three others are accused in the case of alleged attempt to poach four Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLAs into the BJP.

Body parts recovered from drum, killer held in Andhra: Cops

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 12:17 AM IST

Tapaswi was forced to move out and stay with a classmate at Takkellapadu about 10 days back as Gyaneshwar, the accused, was allegedly harassing her.

Tapaswi was rushed to a hospital in Guntur, where she was declared dead. (Representative Photo)
Tapaswi was rushed to a hospital in Guntur, where she was declared dead. (Representative Photo)

‘Financing is lifeblood of terror’: NSA Doval at Central Asia meeting

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:16 AM IST

National security adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval on Tuesday flagged concerns about terror networks in the region, including in Afghanistan, and called for taking firm steps against terror financing to tackle the menace while speaking at the first India-Central Asia meeting of NSAs/secretaries of security councils

NNational Security Advisor Ajit Doval addresses the first India-Central Asia meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
NNational Security Advisor Ajit Doval addresses the first India-Central Asia meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)

Something troubling in Presidential assent to Jallikattu, animal races: Supreme Court

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:14 AM IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it found “something troubling” in the Presidential assent granted to allow Jallikattu, a popular traditional bull-taming sport in Tamil Nadu, and animal races in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

The Supreme Court was examining a bunch of petitions filed by animal welfare organisations and individuals against Jallikattu and animal races. (PTI)
The Supreme Court was examining a bunch of petitions filed by animal welfare organisations and individuals against Jallikattu and animal races. (PTI)

People with disabilities urge CM Stalin for buses accessible by wheelchairs

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 12:13 AM IST

Their letter – written by petitioners with disabilities Rajiv Rajan, Vaishnavi Jayakumar and advocate K R Raja – comes in the backdrop of a press release on November 30 from the state transport department that they were planning to purchase 1000 buses for ₹420 crore

Three people with disabilities wrote an open letter to chief minister M K Stalin on Tuesday appealing him to commit to freedom of movement for the disabled. (PTI)
Three people with disabilities wrote an open letter to chief minister M K Stalin on Tuesday appealing him to commit to freedom of movement for the disabled. (PTI)

Opposition seeks to bring women’s reservation bill back into focus

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 01:28 AM IST

Opposition parties want to bring the women’s reservation bill back on the parliamentary agenda in the winter session that starts on Wednesday, arguing in a meeting that the draft legislation enjoys bipartisan support.

The UPA government did not push the women’s reservation bill in Lok Sabha (ANI)
The UPA government did not push the women’s reservation bill in Lok Sabha (ANI)

CBI to question KCR’s daughter on Dec 11 in Delhi liquor policy case

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:11 AM IST

On December 4, the CBI DIG replied to her saying that the FIR copy and the complaint were available on the investigation agency website. Replying to the mail, Kavitha said her name did not figure in the list of accused persons mentioned in the FIR as well as the contents of the complaint.

The CBI DIGpolice said a team of officials from the central agency will visit Kalvakuntla Kavitha’s residence at 11 am on December 11 and record her statement in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case. (ANI)
The CBI DIGpolice said a team of officials from the central agency will visit Kalvakuntla Kavitha’s residence at 11 am on December 11 and record her statement in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case. (ANI)

BJP to focus on door-to-door campaign for upcoming polls

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:10 AM IST

The BJP typically relies on door-to-door canvasing and buttresses it with social media outreach. Ahead of elections in 2023 in Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Karnataka and Mizoram, the party’s strategy is to intensify its campaign.

All state units have been asked to hold state executive committee meetings in the next one week and replicate the meetings at the district level as well. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
All state units have been asked to hold state executive committee meetings in the next one week and replicate the meetings at the district level as well. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

CM: Gujarat, HP elections will have good outcome on Karnataka polls

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:09 AM IST

Speaking to the reporters, CM Bommai said the BJP “will retain power” in Karnataka where polls are due in April-May next year.

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai (ANI)
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai (ANI)

Moosewala murder: Confusion remains on Goldy Brar detention

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 01:07 AM IST

Officials in Delhi and Punjab said they have no official confirmation from US authorities on whether Brar has been “detained”, is “under observation” based on an Interpol red notice against him or was “let off” after being briefly detained.

A person claiming to be Goldy Brar told a journalist in a YouTube interview on Monday that he was not detained in the US and was in Europe.
A person claiming to be Goldy Brar told a journalist in a YouTube interview on Monday that he was not detained in the US and was in Europe.

Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute simmers, Pawar gives Bommai 24 hours

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:05 AM IST

Pro-Karnataka activists on Tuesday attacked vehicles with Maharashtra number plates in Belagavi district after which NCP chief Sharad Pawar said he would visit the Karnataka district if calm was not restored.

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike supporters stage a protest over the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute, at Hire Bagewadi, in Belagavi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Karnataka Rakshana Vedike supporters stage a protest over the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute, at Hire Bagewadi, in Belagavi on Tuesday. (ANI)
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