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Air India plane gets stranded in Delhi due to sandstorm in Chandigarh

Flight operations at Chandigarh airport have been suspended due to poor visibility.

Jun 14, 2018, 13:10 PM IST

Watch: Humongous sandstorm in Bikaner is a scene straight out of horror movies

The sandstorm dwarfed buildings and trees as it swept through the city - aided amply by relatively high-speed winds.

May 07, 2018, 19:44 PM IST

Sandstorm sweeping region kills two in Lebanon: Ministry

 Two people have died in Lebanon and hundreds been treated for respiratory problems as a massive sandstorm blankets much of the Middle East, Lebanon`s health ministry said Tuesday.

Sep 08, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

Niger: 18 migrants found dead in Sahara desert

The bodies of 18 migrants who likely died of dehydration have been found in the Sahara desert in northern Niger, the International Organisation for Migration said today.

Jun 14, 2015, 22:40 PM IST

Flights delayed, schools shut as sandstorm hits Gulf

Flights were disrupted, ships weighed anchor and schools were closed on Thursday as a major sandstorm blew through Saudi Arabia and neighbouring Gulf states.

Apr 02, 2015, 23:57 PM IST

In UAE, cash is in the air! Mystery money raining on Dubai street

While many souls in this world, in their flights of imaginations, might have wished for lots of moolah to just rain on them someday, it turned out to be astonishingly true for some people in Dubai on Feb 11 when thousands of banknotes were seen flying hither and thither on a stormy afternoon.

Feb 25, 2015, 10:12 AM IST

Sandstorm lashes Middle East, halting Suez traffic

A fierce sandstorm lashed Egypt, Israel and Lebanon on Wednesday, forcing the closure of the Suez Canal and grounding domestic flights in Israel, officials said.

Feb 12, 2015, 01:50 AM IST

Israeli airport closes as sandstorm moves through region

A sandstorm moving through parts of the Middle East reached Israel and Lebanon today, as authorities shut down an airport in a Red Sea resort city.

Feb 11, 2015, 16:26 PM IST

Tehran warned of new sandstorm as death toll hits five

Iranian authorities warned Tuesday that a second sandstorm could hit Tehran, a day after freak weather killed five people in the capital.

Jun 03, 2014, 15:15 PM IST

Massive sandstorm on the sets of Anushka`s debut production `NH10`

A severe sandstorm hit the sets of Anushka Sharma`s debut production "NH10" disrupting the film`s shoot in Rajasthan.

Apr 18, 2014, 15:30 PM IST

China wants to curb sandstorms

China plans to control sandstorms and prevent environmental degradation in Beijing and Tianjin cities in the coming decade, authorities said.

Sep 20, 2012, 17:06 PM IST

China issues sandstorm alert

China`s meteorological authorities Sunday issued a low-level alert against sandstorms.

Apr 22, 2012, 22:10 PM IST

Sandstorm in China hits over 6 million people

Sand storms across China have affected over 6.7 million people and damaged at least 135 million hectares of land causing loss of more than CNY 550 million (USD 80 million), a media report said on Monday.

Apr 26, 2010, 16:32 PM IST

Heavy snow, sandstorm hinder China quake relief

Heavy snow and a sandstorm delayed flights carrying relief supplies and workers to a remote Tibetan region trying to recover from a devastating earthquake, state media said on Sunday.

Apr 25, 2010, 15:22 PM IST

China tells people to stay indoors during sandstorm

China warned residents across a huge swathe of the country`s north including the capital Beijing to avoid going outside Monday as a sandstorm blanketed the area in fine yellow dust.

Mar 22, 2010, 20:40 PM IST