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Chennai receives first spell of heavy rainfall; few roads flooded: Official

On Thursday, Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam stations in Chennai received 15.8 and 14 mm rainfall respectively up to 7.30pm

Locals use a pump set to remove water from a waterlogged street after heavy rain in Chennai on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 07:52 AM IST
By, Chennai

Record ocean and land heat continues in autumn as El Nino intensifies

Average sea surface temperatures were significantly high in October compared to the 1982-2011 mean and higher than any year since 1981.

Sept’s temperature propelled 2023 into the lead as warmest year-to-date on record. (AP)
Updated on Nov 02, 2023 01:54 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Badaun school bus-van collision: Safety violations by multiple govt agencies exposed

A huge road-cutting that was left unrepaired and apparently failed to draw the authorities’ attention even during the ongoing two month’s state-wide ‘gaddha mukti’ campaign concluding on November 15, has been cited as the most important reason for the accident in a preliminary inquiry.

According to the transport department’s inquiry report, the school van involved in the accident was not only over-speeding but also operating on a road worthiness (fitness) certificate that expired more than two years ago. (Pic for representation)
Published on Oct 31, 2023 11:41 PM IST

Two thermal plants in Punjab running out of coal

Two thermal power plants in Punjab are facing coal shortages, with one plant having only two days' stock left. The shortage is due to reduced coal supply from Central Coalfields Limited and mining disruptions caused by the monsoon season.

Thermal plant at Goindwal sahib in district Tarn Taran
Updated on Oct 28, 2023 08:28 AM IST
ByKaram Prakash, Patiala

Sinking reality: 201 Himachal villages facing subsidence, finds study

Solan has the maximum, 51, villages where the land has reportedly sunk. It is followed by Mandi, which was the epicenter of the natural disasters in July and August, with 46 such villages and Chamba with 41. This was revealed in a report prepared by the state emergency operation cell of disaster management authority.

Land subsidence refers to gradual settling or sudden sinking of the ground owing to subsurface movement of earth materials. (HT File)
Published on Oct 06, 2023 06:21 PM IST
By, Shimla
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