The continuing heat wave with heat wave claimed six lives in Burdwan and Bankura districts today. Most of the victims were residents of Asansol-Durgapur industrial zone where mercury touched nearly 43 degree Celsius. Gouri Mondal (80), a resident of Taldangra, Bankura was found dead at her courtyard at about 11.30 am today. The doctors said that she died of sunstroke.

A day after a Noida school student died during a morning physical exercise session, Newsline takes a look at how several institutions are redrawing their schedules for morning assemblies. At Delhi Public School-RK Puram, Kirti Narain, a student, says fainting is common

The Met Department isn't declaring a heatwave yet but unconfirmed reports say 28 people have died in the state Unofficial reports say 28 people have died of a heatwave in Orissa this April while the government has confirmed four deaths due to sunstroke. The numbers may be contested but it is clear that the heat is creating havoc. While a heatwave is declared when the temperature is five degrees above normal, the state Met department's advisory declared a "heatwave' only on one day this month.

Dry Winds From Rajasthan Making Temperature Rise TIMES NEWS NETWORK New Delhi: The season of sweltering heat has begun. For the first time this year, temperatures touched the 40-degree mark with the maximum temperature on Tuesday recorded at 40.2 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal. The minimum was 23.9 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal.

Don't think no record was broken at the Eden dust bowl while you were baking in the stands yesterday: the Calcutta temperature breached a decade-old barrier. When the mercury bubbled up to 39.6

Climate change could take malaria and other diseases to Britain and trigger more frequent heatwaves that will have huge health impacts, British doctors said. With the exception of Lyme disease, insect-borne diseases are largely unknown in Britain. But global warming could change that in a few decades, according to a report from the British Medical Association (BMA).

Climate change will affect the health of urban populations. It represents a range of environmental hazards and will affect populations where the current burden of climate-sensitive disease is high

For over a decade, Orissa has been teetering from one extreme weather condition to another: from heatwaves to cyclones, drought to floods. The state has been declared
disaster-affected for 95 of the last 105 years. Why is this happening? Is it the result of global warming and climate change? Richard Mahapatra, who has been awarded the

Massive forest fires

Predicted impacts on human health due to climate change include increases in temperature related illnesses, vector borne diseases, health impacts related to extreme weather events, and health effects due to food insecurity. These changes will require more emphasis to be placed on planning for health facilities, as well as increased capacity of the medical community to cope with these changes.