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Icy winds chill Lucknow

Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) Icy winds brought down the mercury in the Uttar Pradesh state capital and nearby areas on Monday, according to the weather office. The weather office forecast a sunny day but cautioned that the icy winds will continue. Regional Met Director J.P. Gupta said the temperature was likely to drop further. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around...

2 days ago
This exoplanet may have atmospheric ingredients similar to Earth's

Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Twice as big as Earth, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's but with ingredients that could be similar to those of Earth's atmosphere, says a new study. The atmosphere of this mysterious planet could contain nitrogen, water and even oxygen -- molecules found in our atmosphere, too -- but with much higher temperatures throughout...

9 days ago
Adah Sharma signs up for 'Charlie Chaplin 2'

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Actress Adah Sharma is on board to star opposite Prabhudeva in the Tamil film Charlie Chaplin 2. I'm very excited to be making my Tamil debut as the heroine in 'Charlie Chaplin 2' opposite none other than Prabhudeva. There's going to be a lot of dancing as well, Adah said in a statement/ Adah is currently a part of Commando 3 and is one of the judges in Nach...

9 days ago
Heavy snowfall across hill tracts of U'khand

Dehradun, Nov 10 (IANS) Heavy snowfall has been reported from the Himalayan region around Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand and it is likely to go on for the next few days, Met officials said on Friday. Rains have also occurred in the hill state's high altitude region, including Munsyari and Pithoragarh. The weather has changed and the onset of winters is being felt across U...

13 days ago
Smoking, drinking may cause failures in dental fillings

New York, Nov 6 (IANS) Indulging in drinking alcohol or smoking may not only damage your teeth but also lead to increased incidences of failure in dental fillings, warned researchers. The findings, led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, showed that within two years of the dental procedure, fillings failed more often in patients who drank alcohol, while the overall filling ...

13 days ago
Coal -- the killer investment without a future

In an age of mistrust, there's good reason that the voice of the healthcare community continues to carry weight. Research published by The Lancet medical academic journal showing the health impact of climate change deserves attention. We should listen when told that climate change is an issue of public health as much as it's about the health of our planet. They show how our continued rel...

18 days ago
'Poison' in Delhi air, respite likely as wind direction changes

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Even as medical practitioners sounded a caution against outdoor exercises as there is no safe time to step outdoors, weather analysts see a slight improvement in Delhi's air quality for the next few days due to change in wind direction. According to weather forecast on Wednesday, the northwesterly winds which brought toxins from neighbouring Punjab and Haryana, du...

18 days ago
Fog makes season's maiden appearance in UP, mercury drops

Lucknow, Nov 1 (IANS) Fog made its maiden appearance of the season in some parts of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning and the mercury dropped a bit. The morning temperature in Lucknow and nearby areas recorded a drop of one degrees Celsius, according to the Regional Met office. The weatherman has also predicted that the temperature will drop considerably this weekend. R...

19 days ago
Fish during pregnancy may protect baby from asthma

New York, Oct 31 (IANS) Women who consume fish during pregnancy are just as likley to protect their offspring from developing asthma as those who consume fish oil supplements, suggests a new study. Pregnant women who consume high doses of omega-3 fatty acids in the third trimester may help protect their kids from developing breathing problems in their early childhood, according to the st...

20 days ago
Mercury drops but winter still elusive

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The national capital on Monday saw a slight dip in mercury, with maximum temperature recorded at 30 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. According to weather analysts, due to the northwesterly winds, which are dry in nature, the maximum temperature may not fall beyond 29-30 degrees. However, the minimum temperature may see a marginal fall. ...

21 days ago
Illegal miners set fire to environmental offices in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Oct 29 (IANS) A group of armed men set fire to three environmental agency offices in Brazil, after an operation carried out last week against illegal mining. Hundreds of people, led by a group of garimpeiros (small-scale illegal miners), set afire the offices of the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform, the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Nat...

25 days ago
Mercury drops in UP, morning turns cooler

Lucknow, Oct 25 (IANS) The temperature in many parts of Uttar Pradesh has registered a drop, heralding the first signs of winter, a weather official said. Regional Met Office Director J.P. Gupta said on Wednesday in the next few days, the mercury is likely to witness a drop of 2-3 degrees Celsius. Mist is also likely to increase in the coming days, making the mornings and evening...

29 days ago
Google Doodle puts spotlight on Nain Singh Rawat

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) About a century and half ago, a young Nain Singh Rawat who hailed from the Kumaon region of what is now in Uttarakhand, set out for a journey that no one had dared before -- to survey Tibet, a Google Doodle on Saturday highlighted. The terrain was tough, resources rudimentary, and yet Rawat, who often travelled in the guise of a Tibetan monk, managed to determine...

29 days ago
New Google Doodle: Who was Nain Singh Rawat?

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Google has celebrated the achievements of the 19th century Indian explorer Nain Singh Rawat, the first man to survey Tibet, with a Doodle to mark what would have been his 187th birthday. Disguised as a Tibetan monk, Rawat walked from his home region of Kumaon to places as far as Kathmandu, Lhasa, and Tawang. In the 19th century, the British were hungry f...

1 month ago
Medical experts call for 'green' Diwali, cite post-festival deaths last year

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Stating that crackers have no religion and the cracker ban must not be linked to about Diwali but pollution alone, medical experts on Wednesday called for a 'Green' Diwali this year under the ongoing My Right To breath campaign. Calling for an overall ban on the crackers, be it for Diwali or the New Year, experts urged that the whole issue must not be given a com...

1 month ago
World Cup teams' training schedule disrupted by heavy rain

Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Rain played havoc with the preparations of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Group F teams on Monday as Chile had to cancel their training schedule while Mexico braved torrential downpour and impediments on the way to rehearse ahead of their next two games here. England had a truncated session while Iraq trained at around 6 p.m. when the severity of the downpour had decreased...

3 months ago
Rain brings respite, mercury drops 9 degrees in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Rain in the national capital on Saturday brought the mercury down by nine degrees Celsius with the maximum temperature recorded at 29.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average. Delhi on Saturday received 23.6 mm rainfall in Palam area, while Safdarjung saw 2.6 mm, Ayanagar saw 4.4 mm and the Ridge area 2 mm, recorded between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p....

3 months ago
Hot Friday in Delhi, rain to bring respite on Saturday

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) It was a hot Friday in the national capital, with the maximum temperature recorded at 38 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average. However, the mercury is set to dip within the next 24 hours by at least four degrees, as rains are expected from late Friday night and likely to continue for the entire Saturday. According to the India Meteorol...

3 months ago
Mercury rise, no rain on Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) There is a possibility of mercury rising by a degree over Monday's maximum temperature of 35.8 degrees Celsius while rains will not spoil the 71st Independence Day celebrations in the national capital on Tuesday, weather officials said. There will be no rains on Tuesday. The sky would remain generally cloudy, with possibility of a thunder development towards afte...

3 months ago
Rain brings respite from heat, light showers on Thursday

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The national capital on Wednesday experienced a respite from heat following heavy showers as mercury dipped by three degrees in the last 24 hours. The maximum temperature on Wednesday was recorded at 32 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average. The minimum temperature was a notch above the season's average at 28 degrees. On Wednesday, Delhi ...

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