Calamities kill: 71 dead in lightning strikes, flash floods across several states

The India Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir, and yellow alert for Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh for Tuesday with warning of heavy rains.

Aug 12, 2021, 21:39 PM IST

17 people die as lightning strikes wedding party in Bangladesh

Fourteen people were injured and taken to hospital, Fire Service official Meherul Islam said. The bridegroom was among those hurt.

Aug 04, 2021, 20:39 PM IST

Lightning strike kills 56 in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Prayagraj alone reports 14 deaths

Over three dozen people lost their life after they got struct by lightning in various parts of Uttar Pradesh. The deaths were reported in a single day. PM Narendra Modi has expressed his anguish at the deaths and announced a relief for the kin of the victims.

Jul 12, 2021, 16:01 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for families of those killed in lightning strikes

PM Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to lightning strikes from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF). 

Jul 12, 2021, 13:01 PM IST

Lightning strikes Jaipur and other parts of Rajasthan, kills over 18 including seven kids

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed grief over the loss of lives in the tragedies and announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin. 

Jul 12, 2021, 06:37 AM IST

Lightning kills 26 in West Bengal, PM Narendra Modi condoles death, approves ex-gratia

11 people lost their lives in Hooghly, nine in Murshidabad, two each in Bankura, East Midnapore and West Midnapore.


Jun 08, 2021, 07:55 AM IST

Thunderstorms, rainfall in several parts of India in next 4-5 days, says IMD

The IMD said isolated heavy rainfall is also likely over the south and ghat areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Mahe, coastal and southern interior Karnataka during April 14-16. Another cyclonic circulation lies over southwest Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring areas. 

Apr 12, 2021, 21:48 PM IST

Lightning kills 28 in Bihar, UP as northern India experiences sultry weather

In Bihar, 15 people died in six districts after being struck by lightning.

Sep 15, 2020, 22:28 PM IST

Lightning kills three in UP's Raebareli, CM Yogi Adityanath announces Rs 4 lakh aid to kin

Three other persons were also injured in the lightning strike and are undergoing treatment, the officials said.

Aug 23, 2020, 22:03 PM IST

Lightning strikes Haridwar's Har Ki Pauri; wall collapses, transformer damaged

With the transformer getting damaged in the lightning strike, the power supply in the area was subsequently hit. 

Jul 21, 2020, 13:56 PM IST

Lightning kills eight people across five districts in Bihar

More than 150 people in Bihar have died due to lightning in the past 25 days. 

Jul 19, 2020, 16:18 PM IST

Lightning, thunderstorms kill 7 in Gujarat, 11 in Bihar

In the past few days, as many as 103 people have so far died in Bihar due to lightning and thunderstorms.

Jun 30, 2020, 21:14 PM IST

Lightning strikes near plane at New Zealand airport, pic goes viral

A pic showing two bolts of lightning striking a passenger plane on the runway at New Zealand’s Christchurch International Airport on Wednesday has gone viral on social media.

Nov 21, 2019, 22:53 PM IST

17 killed by lightning in Bihar, flood-like situation in several parts of state

The Central Water Commission (CWC) on Wednesday issued a flood alert for all the districts in Bihar along the course of Ganga from Buxar to Bhagalpur and said that the situation along the course of the rivers should be monitored closely.

Sep 18, 2019, 08:51 AM IST

Lightning claims over 70 lives in 24 hours in Bihar, Jharkhand, UP

The death toll is likely to go up, added officials.

Jul 25, 2019, 09:43 AM IST

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Jun 25, 2019, 08:54 AM IST

17 people killed, 19 injured from lightning in UP till now

17 people have been killed and 19 injured from lightning in Uttar Pradesh till now. Watch this video to know more.

Jun 25, 2019, 08:54 AM IST