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India is on the frontline of climate change

In the first seven months of this year the nation has experienced two cyclones, a glacier collapse in the Himalayas, a heatwave and floods

25 Jul 2021 10:13 AM

The worst is not behind us: Wildfires burn 1 million acres in California in just a week

Two clusters of wildfires in San Francisco Bay Area grew to become the second- and third-largest wildfires in recent state history by size

23 Aug 2020 10:24 AM

Lightning-sparked fires in California force thousands out of home

Nearly 11,000 lightning strikes in 3 days have led the country’s firefighters trying to fight off 23 major fires or groups of fires

20 Aug 2020 9:15 AM

Apple pushes back against EU common charger, warns of innovation risks

Apple’s comments came a week after lawmakers at the European Parliament called for a common charger for all mobile phones.

25 Jan 2020 8:40 AM

Strike twice in the same place? AI can now predict where lightning will strike

Researchers have developed a simple and inexpensive system that can predict when lightning will strike within a 30km radius.

11 Nov 2019 7:44 AM


MP: 3 dead, 10 injured due to lightning strike in Sendhwa

A Police team is currently on the spot.

31 Oct 2019 8:20 PM

Man killed by lightning strike in Andhra Pradesh

The incident took place in the evening when B Nageswara Rao, an agricultural labourer, was returning home from the field with buffalos.

19 Oct 2019 5:25 PM

35 killed as lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh

Among three who died earlier, one was killed due to lightning in Deoria, while one lost his life to snake bite on in Kushinagar on Saturday.

22 Jul 2019 9:51 AM

Lightning claims eight lives in Nawada district in Bihar

Nine other children also got injured in the incident and they are being treated at the Primary Health Centre of Kashichak.

19 Jul 2019 8:36 PM

Heavy rains, thunderstorm lash parts of Mumbai

No major rainfall was witnessed in Eastern and Western Suburbs.

27 Sep 2018 11:02 PM


Lightning strike kills city cricketer

The victim, Debabrata Pal (21), was a resident of Bhattacharjee Garden Lane at Shreerampore.

11 Jun 2018 1:15 AM

Climate change may be responsible for lightning-ignited fires

Climate change is amplifying climate-fire teleconnections.

05 Jun 2018 3:47 PM

At least 40 dead due to thunderstorms in UP, Bihar and Jharkhand

In Bihar, at least 17 people were killed after lightening and thunderstorm hit different parts of the state.

29 May 2018 12:41 PM

30 killed in lightning and thunderstorm in parts of UP, Jharkhand

According to ANI, 12 people have died and 28 are injured due to thunderstorm in different parts of Jharkhand.

29 May 2018 10:29 AM

4 boys among eight killed by lightning

The Disaster Management Group personnel were pressed into service.

14 May 2018 2:18 AM


Digitek launches two powerbanks - DIP 12000 PLB and DIP 10000 PLD

The Li-Polymer batteries inside the power banks, take 5-6 hours to fully charge

23 Nov 2017 3:18 PM

35-year-old struck by lightning, dies

The city has been experiencing thunderstorms for the last two days.

08 Oct 2017 2:04 AM

Five more dead in floods, toll rises to 39 in state

The state government has already started planning how to help those affected in the flood.

01 Aug 2017 2:07 AM

Dog saves lives of two girls struck by lightning

Family pet runs back to campsite to alert people after young girls are struck by lightning while crossing a meadow.

31 Jul 2017 9:41 AM

Lightning injures 100 kanwariyas

The kanwariyas, according to reports, were resting under ashed in an abandoned petrol pump when lightning struck and the shed collapsed.

21 Jul 2017 3:04 AM