HYDERABAD: Reclassified as a "very severe cyclonic storm" by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hudhud continued to gather force ahead of reaching Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh by Sunday.

If her detractors accused Jayanthi Natrajan of sitting on files pertaining to her ministry, her successor M Veerappa Moily is a man on the move in the union ministry of environment and forest.

PATNA: Seven people - three at Lalganj, two at Kaimur and one each in Madhepura and Khagaria - were killed when their houses collapsed due to impact of heavy rain and storm in the last two days.

The threat of diseases such as dengue and malaria looms large over parts of the city that were flooded in the first spell of monsoon last week. The district malaria control department has already registered six cases of malaria and same number of patients are expected to be admitted in different private hospitals of Gurgaon.

More than five hundred pigeons have dropped dead at a village in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district over the last four days, causing residents, some of them pigeonkeepers, to fear that something was amiss.