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24 KILLED IN HIMACHAL AS HEAVY RAINS HIT PARTS OF NORTH INDIA

ANM News Desk: Rain fury is unfolding in the northern states of India after hundreds were killed and lakhs were forced out of their homes in the southern and western parts of the country earlier this month.

In Himachal Pradesh, which received record rainfall on Sunday, at least 24 people have died so far. A flood alert was issued in parts of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh as the Yamuna and other rivers neared the danger mark.

In Uttarakhand, three people were killed and 22 are reported missing following a cloudburst.

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LOW PRESSURE CENTRE AND THUNDER CLOUDS MOVE ON FROM WEST BENGAL TO JHARKHAND

Monisha Mondal, Kolkata: Downpour continued  till early Sunday morning in Kolkata with some respite later. However, reeling from aftereffects of the heavy rain, streets remain waterlogged in areas. As locals wonder about further oncoming of rains, geomorphologist, Dr. Sujib Kar informed that the low-pressure centre along with thunder cloud has passed through Orissa-West Bengal border region and it has now settled over Damodar besin area in Jharkhand. It may cause huge rainfall over there as a result DVC should release water within next 24 hrs. It may cause flood in Bardhaman, Bankura, West Midnapore and Howrah within a very short span of time.

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JAPAN VOLCANO ERUPTS FOR FIRST TIME IN 4 YEARS, ALERT ISSUED

ANM News Desk: A volcano near Tokyo has erupted for the first time in four years, throwing ash and smoke nearly two kilometers into the sky and sparking warnings not to approach the mountain.

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MUMBAI LOCAL TRAIN SERVICES RESUME AS RAINS STOP; IMD FORECASTS BETTER WEATHER AHEAD

ANM News Desk: Mumbai was going through a rough phase as continuous heavy rain halted livelihood over there. But the city received some relief as the incessant rains came to a halt and the Met department has predicted “better weather” in the coming days.

Along with the good news of weather, the suburban train services of the Central Railway which had remained suspended for most of Sunday, resumed on Monday morning.

Since the rain condition almost hampered the train services and air traffic, it was difficult for residents to venture outdoors.

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AMARNATH YATRA RESUMES AFTER DAYLONG SUSPENSION DUE TO BAD WEATHER

Raju Singh, Jammu: A batch of 2,675 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in two escorted convoys for the valley. “Of these, 1,131 yatris are going to Baltal base camp while 1,544 are going to Pahalgam,” police said.

Officials of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) that manages the affairs of the yatra said: “On the 28th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji yatra, 1,629 yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 3,19,355 yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.”

Situated at a height of 3,888 metres above the sea-level in the Himalayan ranges in Kashmir, the Amarnath cave houses an ice stalagmite structure that symbolises mythical powers of Lord Shiva according to the devotees.

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HEAVY RAINFALL LASHES PARTS OF VALLEY

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Heavy rains lashed Kashmir on Thursday, bringing relief to the people from scorching heat wave.

The Meteorological department has predicted intermittent rains on Thursday and Friday in the valley.

On Wednesday, the maximum temperature in Srinagar was 33.6 degrees Celsius while the humidity was 47 %.

Notably, in the recent days, the Kashmir Valley witnessed rise in mercury and humidity.

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WORKSHOP ON “CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTING IN HIMALAYAS” KICK STARTS IN SRINAGAR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: A three-day workshop on the sensitization of media persons in the area of climate change and to engage them on climate change adaptation commenced from today.

The workshop themed ‘climate change reporting in the Himalayas’ is being jointly organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Centre for Media Studies (CMS) and Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Ten such workshops have already been conducted in various States in India.

The experts informed that the Indian Himalayan Region is one of the most vulnerable mountain systems in the world. “Jammu and Kashmir is the third most vulnerable state to climate change in India”, the experts informed. They added, if effective measures are taken in time, it may be possible to prevent further degradation of the ecosystem.

The inaugural session of the workshop was attended by Director, Department of Ecology Environment and Remote Sensing, B. Siddhartha Kumar; Director, Indian Meteorological Department, Srinagar, Sonam Lotus; and resource persons from government institutions and NGOs.

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GUJARAT GEARS UP FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING FOLLOWING LETTER BY PM

ANM News Desk:  In Gujarat, Kutch district is gearing up for rainwater harvesting in a response to a personal letter received from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the letter, PM had requested all 620 Village Chiefs, Sarpanches to conserve rainwater during the forthcoming monsoon.

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EXCESSIVE RAINFALL EXPECTED IN PARTS OF INDIA

Monisha Mondal, ANM News: In the next 24 hrs to 48 hours there is a chance of excessive rainfall in Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Nepal, Bhutan, North Bengal and in North East India. Some parts of these areas may also experience Flash Flood.

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MUMBAI TO OBSERVE HEAVY RAIN WITHIN ONE HOUR; FLIGHTS SUSPENDED

ANM News Desk: Days after heavy rains in Mumbai and Pune left at least 40 people dead, the monsoon is rearing its head once again in the country’s financial capital.