Researchers with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) now say the effect of global warming has become more pronounced in the country over the last 10 years.

The recent cases of leopards attacking small children in Junnar taluka of Pune once again brings to light the problem of man-animal conflict.

Despite normal rainfall, groundwater tables have failed to recharge. The situation is alarming in 10 districts, including Pune, said Groundwater Survey and Development Agency (GSDA) officials.

At least 20 people were killed when a landslide triggered by heavy rain flattened Malin village, 110 km from Pune city, on Wednesday morning.