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Extinction Rebellion protesters demonstrate at Trafalgar Square in London, Britain October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

‘Sorry, this is an emergency’: Climate protesters block streets around the world

October 8 (Reuters) - Thousands of climate-change protesters took to the streets in cities around the world on Monday, launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions and avert an ecological disaster. In London, police arrested 276 activists from the Extinction Rebellion group as they blocked bridges and roads in the city center,...

Prime minister Narendra Modi addressing 56th convocation of IIT Madras on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. | Photo Credit: R. Ragu

Modi calls upon best brains in Asia to collaborate for solutions to global warming, climate change

September 30 (The Hindu) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for collaborative efforts among the “best brains in Asian countries to offer innovative solutions” to global warming and climate change. Pointing out that “technology unites people, even across countries and across continents,” Mr. Modi, who handed over prizes to winners of the Singapore-India Hackathon 2019 at the IIT-...

People look at a massive fissure that opened up in a road in Mirpur, Pakistan-Administered Kashmir, when a powerful earthquake struck the region on September 24, 2019. Pic - REUTERS

Pakistan earthquake: Houses collapse in 5.8 tremor, 19 killed

September 24 (CBS News) - A powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Pakistan on Tuesday, damaging dozens of homes and shops and killing at least 19 people and injuring over 300, officials said. According to state-run Pakistan Television, four children were among the dead in Mirpur, a town in the Pakistan-administered part of Kashmir. Raja Qaiser, a deputy commissioner in...

Due to the accumulation of water on tracks at a few sections following heavy and continuous rains, the Central Railwaya’s services between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (in Mumbai) and Karjat, Kasara and Khopoli were suspended on August 4 morning. | Photo Credit: Vibhav Birwatkar

Mumbai rains: Suburban train services resume partially; schools, colleges to remain shut

August 5 (PTI) - Suburban train services resumed late on August 4 after a 11-hour break due to heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, officials said. Due to serious damage to the tracks, suburban services between Karjat and Badlapur remained suspended, with services running only between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Badlapur. As a consequence all trains...

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Dam bursts in India after rains, killing six

July 3 (Reuters) - Heavy monsoon rains caused the breach of a small dam in western India, washing away dozens of homes and killing at least six people with 18 missing, a government official said on Wednesday. Seasonal rains have crippled India’s financial center of Mumbai this week, disrupting rail and air traffic in the city of 18 million, while...

Monsoon hit the eastern and southern parts of Madhya Pradesh on Monday. (Photo:Reuters)

Monsoon finally arrives in Mumbai, covers entire Maharashtra

June 25 (India Today) - The much-awaited monsoon finally reached Mumbai, covering the entire state of Maharashtra. Declaring onset of monsoon over Mumbai, the India Meteorological Department said, "Southwest monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of central Arabian Sea, Konkan and Maharashtra, some parts of north Arabian sea and south Gujarat and some more parts of Madhya Pradesh." The...

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