Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires

Relief supplies began reaching thousands of people stranded in fire-ravaged Australian towns Wednesday after deadly bushfires ripped through popular tourist spots and rural areas leaving at least eight people dead. Navy ships and military aircraft were deployed alongside emergency crews to provide humanitarian relief and assess the damage from the […]

Shimla sees coldest December in two decades

The Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla recorded the coldest daytime December temperatures in the last two decades during the past month , the local weather bureau said on Monday. Also, the average monthly minimum temperature in Shimla during December was 3.8 degrees Celsius and this was the second lowest average minimum […]

J&K: 2 armymen killed in encounter in Nowshera

Two army soldiers were killed in an encounter with militants in the Nowshera area of Rajouri district in Jammu & Kashmir, an official said on Wednesday. Naik Sawant Sandip Raghunath, aged 29, belonged to Village Munde, Tehsil Karhad, District Satara, Maharashtra and is survived by his wife, Smita Sawant, the […]