Rain lashed several parts of southern West Bengal, including Kolkata on Sunday, dampening the festive spirit on Saptami or the first of the four-day Durga Puja festivities, which are taking place on a full-scale after two years’ gap due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The rain goddess may act as spoilsport during the remaining three days of the festivities, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting moderate to heavy showers across south Bengal over the next 72 hours. The weatherman predicted moderate rainfall in most parts of south Bengal, and heavy showers in one or two places in Purba and Paschim Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas and Birbhum districts during the period. “A cyclonic circulation lies over northeastern Bay of Bengal and extends up to 5.8 km above the sea level. This system is likely to be active for the next three days and trigger rainfall intermittently across south Bengal,” an IMD spokesperson said. However, to some relief for residents of … [Read more...] about Rain May Dampen Festive Spirit During Dussehra as IMD Issues Alert for Bengal, Odisha, UP | See List
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Brits have been warned to beware of flying debris causing danger to life later this week amid strong 80mph winds , with the chance of power cuts looming. The Met Office's warning affects millions of people in Wales, the North West, North East and Yorkshire in England, as well as all of Scotland. Northern Ireland is also set to be hit by the strong winds, with the yellow warning set to come into force for all of Wednesday. The Met Office wrote: "There is a chance of a deep low pressure system bringing gusts of 70 to 80 mph to northern parts of the UK on Wednesday. The yellow warning is in place for all of Wednesday ( Image: Met Office) Brits have been warned to be aware of the dangers ( Image: AFP via Getty Images) "Should this develop disruption would be expected. However, the most likely scenario is for gusts of 55 to 65 mph within parts of the warning area, most likely the northern Irish Sea and parts of eastern Scotland, bringing some more … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast: ‘Danger to life’ warning over wind ripping off roof tiles
Congress president Sonia Gandhi will join the on-going Bharat Jodo Yatra on October 6, sources said on Sunday. It will be the first time that Ms. Gandhi will be joining the padayatra that began on September 7 from Kanniyakumari. Also Read I am in Congress president race to strengthen party, says Mallikarjun Kharge The source cited above said that Ms. Gandhi was likely to spend a couple of days in Coorg before joining the yatra on Thursday. While announcing the yatra during the Udaipur Conclave in May, Ms. Gandhi has said everyone, including her, to join the yatra. Senior leaders have joined as guest yatris while 125 travellers, referred to Bharat yatris, will complete the yatra from Kanniyakumari to Kashmir. Also Read Ashok Gehlot says he can’t ditch MLAs who stood by him Former party chief Rahul Gandhi is one of the Bharat yatris who is leading the padayatra. Also read: Bharat Jodo Yatra has led to emergence of a new Rahul Gandhi … [Read more...] about Congress president Sonia Gandhi to join Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka on October 6
NORTH PORT, Fla. — With its blue paint and red trim, Bill Ealahan Jr.’s mobile home used to stick out among the hundreds of beige homes in the trailer park. But Hurricane Ian ripped the siding off his home and destroyed the carport and enclosed porch, exposing beige interior walls that matched everyone else’s in the community known as Holiday Park. Mr. Ealahan, 69, who works in the kitchen of a seafood restaurant, watched nervously from his couch on Wednesday evening as the wind pulled dozens of neighbors’ homes apart, whipping pieces of their roofs against cars and trees before switching directions and taking out part of his house, too. And there was the rain. “It came in like a river,” he said of the water that poured onto his dining room table from the ceiling. “It just kept coming.” The city of North Port is about 15 miles inland at the southern edge of Sarasota County. It is among several communities where residents said they had received less attention and aid … [Read more...] about At a North Port trailer park, Hurricane Ian destroyed dozens of homes.