India

Dharamsala gets highest precipitation in 60 years


Shimla, Aug 24: For the first time in over 60 years, Dharamsala, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, on Friday recorded the highest precipitation on a single day in a month, an official said here.In the last 24 hours, Dharamsala in Kangra district recorded 292.4 mm of rain and this was...

Odisha cabinet approves formation of legislative council


Bhubaneswar, Aug 24: The Odisha Cabinet on Friday gave its approval to bring a resolution for the formation of a state legislative council during the monsoon session of the Assembly.A resolution will be brought for the formation of the Odisha Legislative Council, Parliamentary Affairs Minister B.K.Aarukh informed after the cabinet meeting. The monsoon session is...

Under-trial female convict found dead in Kerala


Kannur (Kerala) Aug 24: A controversial female under-trial convict from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's home village, was found dead in a jail near here on Friday, police said.Soumya, 28, was arrested in April after she confessed to killing her parents and her nine-year-old daughter by poisoning them in a gap of four months...

2 Kerala officials arrested for embezzling relief materials


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24: Two Kerala government officials were arrested on Friday in Wayanad district for the embezzlement of relief materials, police said.A senior police official told IANS that the arrests were made based on a complaint received from another senior government official. According to the complaint, the two accused, S. Thomas and M.P. Dinesh, were...

Amarnath Yatra resumes, 137 pilgrims leave for Kashmir Valley


Jammu, Aug 24: The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Friday after three days' suspension with 137 pilgrims leaving Jammu for the cave shrine in Kashmir Valley.The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of seven vehicles. This includes yatris going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps, a police officer said. The yatra...

Ex-S.Korean President’s jail term increased


Seoul, Aug 24: A South Korean court on Friday sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 25 years in prison, an increase of one year, in a massive corruption case that led to her removal from office.The Seoul High Court sentenced Park, 66, and ordered her to pay a 20 billion won ($17 million) fine,...

Cloudy Friday morning in Delhi


New Delhi, Aug 24: It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Friday and the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average.The sky will be generally cloudy with chances of moderate rains in the later part of the day, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official...

Heavy rain alert issued in Uttarakhand


Dehradun, Aug 23: A heavy to very heavy rain alert was issued on Thursday in Uttarakhand for the next three days by the regional Met Office.The state has been receiving wide spread rains, this time the warning is of a massive downpour in almost all the districts. Dehradun and districts of Uttarkashi and Udham Singh...

Cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi


New Delhi, Aug 23: It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Thursday with some parts receiving light rains, the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average.The sky will be generally cloudy with chances of few thunder showers in the later part of the day,...