Australian firemen race to douse major blaze before weather worsens

 Firefighters were battling on Monday to contain a major blaze ahead of the forecast return of strong winds and a heatwave following the loss of a dozen homes in the worst bushfire conditions in South Australia for three decades, officials said.

UN climate summit begins in Peru, 190 nations attend
UN climate summit begins in Peru, 190 nations attend

 Officials from over 190 nations, including India, today converged here at the UN climate summit to negotiate on a new ambitious and binding deal to cut global carbon emissions, in the last chance to reach on a historic deal to be signed next year in Paris.

Japan heatwave kills 15, thousands hospitalised

Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures showed Tuesday.

Heatwave wreaks havoc in Canada`s western coast

The western Canadian region on the Pacific coast has been gripped by heatwave over the weekend, with reports of increased wildfires.

Amarinder seeks contingency plan for agriculture

Expressing concern over the drought-like situation prevailing in Punjab in view of "poor" monsoon, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the state government to draw up a contingency plan to save agriculture.

Despite isolated showers, Punjab, Haryana continue to sizzle

Despite isolated showers in some pockets on Sunday, most parts of Punjab and Haryana continued to suffer under sultry weather conditions.

Hot, humid weather continue to haunt Delhiites

The national capital continued to reel under hot and humid conditions as the day temperature settled at 42.3 degree Celsius, seven notches above normal, while humidity levels hovered above 70 per cent.

Heatwave claims 16 lives in East Godavari district

The heat wave in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh has claimed 16 lives in last two days.

Heatwave: Schools closed in East Godavari

Educational institutions in East Godavari district were closed following severe heatwave conditions, a senior official said.

Heatwave claims seven lives in Punjab

At least seven people, including two ITBP personnel, died due to heatwave in parts of Punjab.

Heatwave persists in north India

Hot weather persisted in most parts of north India with mercury recording above-normal maximum temperatures even as parts of Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh received rainfall.

Churu hottest at 45.3 degress Celsius in Rajasthan

Churu was today the hottest place in Rajasthan with the maximum temperature of 45.3 degrees Celsius as heat wave continued to sweep across the state, a Met report said.

Maximum temperatures soar in Punjab, Haryana

Maximum temperatures soared in Punjab and Haryana today, ending the brief relief provided by rains in the region.

AP CM announces ex-gratia payments to heat wave victims

With the heat wave claiming as many as 169 lives in Andhra Pardesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has decided to grant Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia to family members of victims, it was officially announced here today.

Temperature rises in Delhi

Weather continued to be pleasant in the national capital although there was discomfort due to high humidity, and mercury rose a few notches to touch the 40 degrees-mark, a day after light rains lashed the city.

Pleasant day in Delhi as mercury drops to 36.4 degrees C

Wednesday evening`s thunderstorm and overnight rains brought down the mercury below the 40 degrees Celsius mark in the national capital.

Heatwave conditions abate in Punjab, Haryana

Heat wave conditions on Friday abated in Punjab and Haryana with maximum temperatures hovering below normal at most of the places in both states.

Heatwave conditions abate at many places in UP

Heatwave conditions abated at many places in Uttar Pradesh today following light to moderate rains and thundershowers in the past 24 hours.

Scattered rains bring joy to Delhi; no heatwave till June 18, says Met Dept

After scattered rains and thunderstorms in several parts of the national capital on Thursday brought much needed relief to Delhiites, the MeT department predicted that the capital would be free from heatwave for a few more days.

Heatwave in lower hills of HP despite showers at many places

The lower hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to reel under heatwave even as several areas of the state received mild showers and the sky remained partially overcast.