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Shimla: Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh on Monday claimed eight lives and hundreds, including school students, were stranded in the state as incessant rainfall for the third straight day triggered landslides and snapped over 200 road links, officials said. The Chandigarh-Manali highway beyond Mandi town and the Pathankot-Chamba highway were hit. Manali, Chamba and Dalhousie towns …

Washington: The death toll from tropical storm Florence that made landfall in the US east coast, has increased to 13, with authorities warning of continued rains and flooding. Of the 13 victims, nine died on Friday night, while the rest were killed on Saturday, according to the officials. Florence crashed ashore Friday morning in North Carolina …

Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains again hit Kerala on Wednesday killing four more people and taking the death toll to 43 since August 8. It has been raining heavily in several parts of the state since Tuesday evening. The authorities were forced to open 33 dams across Kerala. Those reported dead on Wednesday were a couple in Malappuram …

Bengaluru: Heavy rains of up to 15 cm lashed coastal and southern Karnataka, causing rivers to overflow and creating a flood-like situation in villages and towns in the region, said an official on Saturday. “Heavy rains are being received in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Udupi, along with south interior districts of …

Mumbai: At least two persons were killed in rain-related accidents in Maharashtra’s Palghar while road, rail traffic and flights were severely hit as the country’s commercial capital and many parts of the state were battered by incessant rains for the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday, officials said. Mumbai has now been placed at high alert. Chief …

Chennai:  Owing to continuous rains schools and colleges in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Pudukottai and Nagapattinam districts of Tamil Nadu were closed on Friday. The weather department has predicted more rains for the coastal districts of the state. The educational institutions were ordered by the respective district administrations to remain closed on the day owing to heavy …

Lucknow: Overnight rains in Lucknow and neighbouring areas have brought some relief from the humid conditions and the mercury has also dropped a few notches on Friday. The weatherman has also predicted rains for the next two days. Director of the regional Met office JP Gupta said that it would remain cloudy and would rain over …

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