Posts Tagged India

India’s biggest city Mumbai braces for “severe” cyclone

UNTV News   •   June 3, 2020

India’s most populous city Mumbai braced for its first-ever cyclone in living memory on Wednesday (June 3). The cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea was “very likely to intensify into...

Locusts swarm across parts of India, attacking agricultural lands

UNTV News   •   May 26, 2020

Huge swarms of locusts took over the skies of Northern and Central India on Monday (May 25) and Sunday (May 24), affecting agricultural lands. The pests were mostly seen across...

Cyclone Amphan tears into India; destroys homes, whips up storm surge

UNTV News   •   May 21, 2020

A powerful cyclone tore into eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday (May 20), destroying mud houses and embankments and whipping up a storm surge along the coast, officials said, after...

Super cyclone brings heavy rain, tidal waves to eastern India

UNTV News   •   May 20, 2020

Heavy rains and winds lashed two eastern Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal hours before a powerful cyclone made landfall on Wednesday (May 20), with rescue teams evacuating millions...

Indian president arrives in Manila for state visit

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 18, 2019

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in the Philippines on Thursday evening for a state visit from October 17 to 21. Kovind will visit Rizal park on Friday (October 18)...

Dozens dead as heavy rains trigger floods in India

Robie de Guzman   •   October 1, 2019

Floods triggered by torrential rains have left almost 50 people dead in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, an official told Reuters on Saturday (September 28). The state, India’s...

India becomes latest country to ban sale of e-cigarettes

Robie de Guzman   •   September 19, 2019

India became the latest country after Brazil and Thailand to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in what could potentially be the biggest move against vaping globally over growing health concerns....

Dentists extract over 500 teeth from 7-year-old’s mouth

Robie de Guzman   •   August 1, 2019

A seven-year-old boy with an unusual medical condition had 526 teeth removed from his mouth, doctors said on Wednesday (July 31). The boy had been complaining of swelling on the...

Around 700 passengers rescued from train stuck in floods near Mumbai

Robie de Guzman   •   July 30, 2019

Around 700 people were rescued from a train stranded in monsoon waters on the outskirts of India’s financial capital Mumbai, a railway official said on Saturday (July 27). Local media...

‘Definitely weird’: Snake bites man, man bites back in India

Robie de Guzman   •   July 30, 2019

An Indian man bit a snake on Sunday (July 28) after the reptile bit him. Raj Kumar, a resident of Etah district in Uttar Pradesh state, was drinking alcohol at...

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