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8 hours ago
Heat wave continues in Haryana, Punjab

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Haryana and Punjab continued to reel under severe heatwave conditions on Wednesday with temperatures recorded in the 42-45 degrees Celsius mark at several places. Hisar town in Haryana sizzled at 45.1, making it the hottest place in the region. Bhiwani (44.3 degrees), Karnal (42.2) and Ambala (42.5) also experienced the heat wave. Chandigarh recorded a h...

1 day ago
Severe heat wave conditions engulf Haryana, Punjab

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) Most parts of Haryana and Punjab reeled under severe heatwave conditions on Tuesday with temperatures soaring past the 44-45 degrees Celsius mark at several places. Hisar and Narnaul towns in Haryana sizzled at 45.5 and 45.3 degrees, making them the hottest places in the region. Bhiwani (44.8 degrees), Karnal (44) and Ambala (43.3) also experienced the h...

2 days ago
Mercury soars to 48 degrees in Maharashtra; rush at hill, sea resorts

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) With the mercury rising above 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of Maharashtra and even 48 degrees at one place on Monday, people took for the cooler climes of hill stations or sea resorts to escape the heat. Temperatures touched 48 degrees in Chandrapur, which became the hottest in the state, while many parts of Vidarbha like Gadchiroli was 47 degrees, Nagpur and Wa...

7 days ago
Himachal in line for more thundershowers

Shimla, May 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh experienced slightly hot weather on Wednesday with the day temperature touching the 40 degree mark in low hills, a Met official said. However, the state is line for more thundershowers in the next two days. Una town was the hottest in the state with a high of 40 degrees Celsius. Temperatures remained on the higher side in the state due to la...

10 days ago
Dust storm kills 2, hits air traffic, Metro service

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 18 others injured as a severe dust storm hit Delhi on Sunday evening, while air traffic and Metro service too was disrupted due to strong winds and accompanying rain, officials said. Power supply was affected in many areas in Delhi and Gurugram in Haryana. In Sarita Vihar area in southeast Delhi, a tin sheet blown off ...

10 days ago
Dust storm lashes Delhi and NCR, air traffic and Metro hit

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A powerful dust storm accompanied by rains on Sunday evening brought down the temperature in the national capital and adjoining areas, seriously disrupting air traffic and Metro services, officials said. As the storm blew at a highest speed of 70 km per hour, the mercury crashed from 39 degrees Celsius at 4 p.m. to 25 degrees half hour later, the India Meteorolog...

10 days ago
Dust storm lashes Delhi and NCR, traffic hit

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A powerful dust storm accompanied by rains on Sunday evening brought down the temperature in the national capital and adjoining areas, seriously disrupting air traffic and Metro services, officials said. As the storm blew at a highest speed of 70 kmph, mercury fell from 39 degrees Celsius at 4 p.m. to 25 degrees half hour later, the Indian Meteorological Departme...

10 days ago
Warm Sunday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) It was a warm Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.6 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season's average, the Met Office said. It was the hottest morning of the season, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told IANS. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 42 degrees Celsius. <...

12 days ago
Delhi sizzles around 43 degrees, rain likely on Sunday

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Delhi on Friday recorded a maximum average temperature of 42.8 degrees Celsius, a rise of nearly five degrees over the previous day's temperature, even as the Met predicted rain on Sunday and Monday. With some areas in Delhi sizzling at over 43 degrees, weather experts said they expected the mercury to increase on Saturday as well. Saturday may be more wa...

15 days ago
Astronomers find exoplanet with cloud-free atmosphere

London, May 8 (IANS) Astronomers have found that a planet outside our solar system, which is similar to Saturn in mass and exceeds the size of Jupiter by 20 per cent, has an atmosphere free of clouds. The hot gas giant, WASP-96b, periodically transits a Sun-like star 980 light years away in the southern constellation Phoenix. Using the the European Southern Observatory's Very La...

1 month ago
Hisar, Narnaul at 40 degrees as heat wave conditions hit Haryana, Punjab

Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Haryana's Hisar and Narnaul towns recorded maximum temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius respectively on Tuesday as heat wave conditions started in parts of Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday. Even though Chandigarh and surrounding areas were hit by a thunderstorm early on Tuesday, the day temperature soared to 37.2 degrees, three degrees above average. The ci...

1 month ago
Jewellery trends go bold and asymmetrical for 2018

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The 2018 is witnessing some new trends in jewellery and the re-imagination of some of the trends of yore. From boldness, juxtaposition of colours, asymmetrical shapes to trapped and protected gemstones, experts suggest some trends for this year. Venkatesh S., lead designer at BlueStone.com, enlists some of the most prominent trends that one can expect in the mo...

1 month ago
IMD predicts above average temperatures in April-June

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Temperatures in the summer season between April and June are expected to be above seasonal averages over most parts of the country, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. The upcoming hot weather season (April to June) is expected to have the above normal sub-divisional average seasonal temperatures over most of the meteorological sub-division...

1 month ago
Sammer agrees to help Dortmund survive crisis

Berlin, April 1 (IANS) Among fans and pundits it seems an open secret that head coach Peter Stoeger is the person most likely to be affected by Borussia Dortmund's biggest loss in the last 10 years. The time of the 51-year-old at the club seems to be up but the Austrian is far from being regarded to be the main culprit for the club's sorry state of affairs, reports Xinhua news agency.

1 month ago
'Haq Se' : A fine example Of how to use the digital platform

'Haq Se'; Starring: Rajeev Khandelwal, Surveen Chawla, Parul Gulati, Parvail Gulati; Directed by Ken Ghosh; Rating: ***(3 stars) It requires an abundance of guts and a residue of audacity to yank Louisa May Alcott's 19th century novel about women's empowerment into a modernday tale of love lies and heartbreaks in Kashmir. Director Ken Ghosh, with the persuasive help of write...

2 months ago
Sanjay Dutt 'upset' but what can he do?

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Celebrity memoirs and biographies, despite the terrific attraction they have for readers, have come to be quite controversial in recent times. It was not very long ago that actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was compelled to withdraw his memoir An Ordinary Life and it seems yesterday once more with Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt upset over his unauthorised biography by Yasser Usman...

2 months ago
NASA wants you to send your name to the Sun

Washington, March 7 (IANS) If you want your name to travel through the Sun's atmosphere, braving brutal heat and radiation conditions, here comes your chance. NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard its historic solar probe launching this summer. This probe will journey to a region humanity has never explored before, said ...

2 months ago
Fashion tips for men to look dapper in summer

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Fashion is not just for women but for men, too. The right kind of backpack and accessories can make a lot of difference, suggest experts. Salesh Grover, Business Head at OSL Luxury Collections Pvt Ltd -- Corneliani, and designer Sunil Mehra, have given a few inputs. * Wearing formals during the hottest season of the year looks like a nightmare but there a...

2 months ago
Once a judoka, Pooja wants to win laurels in wrestling

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) She may be the hottest new sensation on the Indian wrestling circuit, but the sport was not the first love for Haryana girl Pooja Dhanda. Hailing from Gudana village in Hisar district, Pooja had started her career as a judoka. But she switched over to wrestling in 2009 on the advice of Asian champion Kripa Shankar Bishnoi. She hasn't looked back since then.

2 months ago
Hailstorm hits Chandigarh, region remains warm

Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Chandigarh and its surrounding areas were hit by a hailstorm on Saturday evening. While the rainfall brought some relief to the rising day temperature, the hailstorm led to tree branches falling at some places, leaves strewn over most places and electricity wires snapping. Strong winds blew over the area. Chandigarh and parts of Punjab and Haryana had re...

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