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Northeast India facing rainfall deficit

Geographically, Northeast India has been a weather sensitive pocket and is specially known for deluge on account of incessant rains. This feature see...


IMD corroborates Skymet’s Monsoon foreshadow

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has released its Monsoon forecast for 2014 and put the Monsoon figure at 95% of the Long Period Average (L...


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Heightened libido and sunlight boosts copulation in summer

April 22, 2014
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Hot, hot, hot! Yes, it is hot outside but you still want to get intimate with your partner. You definitely don’t need any particular reason for getting intimate with your wife after a long day at work but going through the following reasons for increased sexual desire during summer and spring could be an...

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Sow the seed of glowing skin today

April 18, 2014
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As the age-old saying goes, 'you are what you eat' is a well-known fact today. Face creams and treatments have their own reserved domain for the rich and influential but nourishing skin from the inside out has never been more popular. Green tea, fruits and green vegies are something we all consume for good...

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Be resilient to Loo with refreshing drinks

April 17, 2014
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Weather in North India has been pleasant till now due to simultaneous Western Disturbances bringing short and frequent spells of rain in the region including Delhi/NCR. According to the latest weather update by Skymet Meteorology Division in India, northwest plains are witnessing two simultaneous cyclonic circulations. Accordingly, maximums will remain comfortable around 33°C till...

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Social Networking, an integral part of weather news

April 16, 2014
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Weather news is fast finding its way into the mainstream media in India. In fact it has found different means to reach out to people. “Weather related information is no longer limited to traditional news channels but has become popular on social networking sites also ”, says Abhishek Gupta, a tech savvy engineering student. “Well.....

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Bengalis indulge in Ilish and Bhetki on Poila Boishakh

April 15, 2014
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Bengali New Year, better known as Poila Boishakh is celebrated on the 15th of April by Bengalis across the country especially in West Bengal and minor Bengali communities in Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand and Orrisa. Bangladesh also celebrates Bengali New Year on the 14th of April by bringing in modern practices along with the age-old traditional...

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‘Small bite, big threat’ this summer!

April 7, 2014
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It’s World Health Day today and the WHO (World Health Organization), with its theme ‘small bite, big threat’, will be discussing the threat that vector borne diseases pose to Asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, North Korea, Myanmar and Thailand - countries where people are more than 40% at the risk...

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Topography and ideal height make Cherrapunji second wettest place

April 3, 2014
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Cherrapunji situated in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya holds the status of being the second wettest place on Earth. Nevertheless, it still holds the world record for highest rainfall in a calendar month and a year with 9300 mm in July 1861 and 26,461 mm between 1st August, 1860 and 31st July,...

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Air pollution- Urban paradox of Delhi

April 2, 2014
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It’s a well-known fact that lower levels of air pollution contributes to better cardiovascular and respiratory health of a country. Air pollution not only causes shorter but also sicker lives. In a recent study conducted by the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), India has been credited with the country having worst air pollution, beating even...

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Some famous 'April Fools' weather pranks

April 1, 2014
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There will be heavy snowfall in Delhi tonight!! Happy April Fool’s Day to all of you. Without partaking in the traditions any further, let us throw light on some of the most famous weather pranks of all time which made it to news and fooled millions of people changing the world weather drastically for...

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Now you could drink and ‘Eat’ water

April 1, 2014
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No this isn’t an ‘April Fool’s Day' prank we are trying to play on you! Recently three British design students have come up with a portable, edible, and a funny looking thing called ‘Ooho’. It's meant to be an edible water bottle which will help you have water without the wasteful toxic plastic. The...

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