Kargil freezes at minus 21, Valley shivers

With the minimum temperature dropping to minus 21.6 degrees, Kargil town in Jammu and Kashmir recorded the lowest of the season on Thursday.

Eight die of cold in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) At least eight people fell prey to the biting cold in Uttar Pradesh, officials said Friday.


Extreme weather grounds over 1,800 flights at Chicago airports

More than 1,800 flights were cancelled Monday as frigid weather caused a number of problems at both Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport, including the freezing of equipment used to fuel the planes.


Fires destroy tens of thousands of acres in Chile

Forest fires have destroyed some 16,200 hectares (about 40,500 acres) over the past week in central and southern Chile and the damage so far is estimated at $100 million, the government announced Monday.


Heavy snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir

The Kashmir valley Tuesday received the season's heaviest snowfall throwing life out of gear and severing the valley's road and air links with rest of the country.


Gulmarg records season’s coldest night

The night temperature dropped to minus 9.3 degrees Celsius in north Kashmir's Gulmarg - a ski resort - the lowest recorded in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday.


Australia to monitor Japan’s Antarctica whale hunt by plane, not ship

The Coalition has been accused of breaking an election promise by announcing it will send an aircraft, rather than a ship, to monitor Japanese whaling activity in the Southern Ocean.


Huge icestorm causes chaos in Toronto

Thousands of people were left in darkness in Toronto, Canada's largest city, after an icestorm brought down many power lines throughout the region.


Kerala resort gets national energy conservation award

The plush Poovar Island Resort in Kerala Monday received the prestigious National Energy Conservation Award-2013 from President Pranab Mukherjee.


Philippines typhoon toll crosses 6,000

The number of people killed from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines crossed 6,000, authorities said Friday.