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  • No imminent cyclone threat to Pakistan coastal areas

    KARACHI: None of the coastal areas of Pakistan are under threat of a cyclone at present and fishermen may continue their activities till the issuance of any warning, said a Met official on Friday...

    In case of a cyclone, a weather advisory would be issued, he said, while advising all the stakeholders and authorities concerned to keep the fishermen informed about weather advisories of the Pakistan Meteorological Department...

  • No cyclone threat to Pakistan

    KARACHI: The tropical cyclone Ashobaa, located at around 650 kilometres southwest of Karachi, is no more a ‘risk’ to Pakistan’s coastal belt and is now moving fast to Masirah Island of Oman, said the Met office on Wednesday...

    “The danger to the Pakistani coastal area is now over,” stated the Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi, in a media advisory...

  • Cyclone Luban poses no threat to Pakistan, says Met Office

    KARACHI: While a deep depression over the Arabian Sea turned into a tropical cyclone, named Luban, officials at the Pakistan Meteorological Department said on Monday that it posed no threat to any part of the country’s coastline...

    However, it said that the trend and direction of the emerging cyclone suggested that it was likely to hit coasts of Yemen and Oman...

  • India unveil six new Test venues for new home season

    NEW DELHI: Often accused of not taking cricket's longest format seriously, India unveiled six new Test venues on Thursday and announced a busy 2016-17 home season when they will play 13 Tests against four visiting teams...

    “I welcome the new Test venues hosting this prestigious format of cricket and their arrival will take Test match cricket to every corner of the country,” BCCI president Anurag Thakur said...

  • ‘Mini-cyclone’, torrential rain lash Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: At least 35 people were killed and over 150 injured when a severe storm described by a weather expert as a ‘mini-cyclone’ ripped through Peshawar and two other districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday...

    AFP quoted Mushtaq Ali Shah, director of the provincial meteorological department, as saying that the storm was a “mini- cyclone”...

  • Mini-cyclone death toll rises to 45

    PESHAWAR: Amid slow and uncoordinated relief and recovery work, the death toll from mini-cyclone that hit Peshawar Valley on Sunday reached 45 on Monday...

    Briefing media, Informa­tion Minister Mushtaq Ghani said the provincial government had received an advisory from the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) about weather forecast on April 17, but it did not contain any information...

  • Cyclone Ashobaa heading towards Gulf

    KARACHI: Though the tropical cyclone Ashobaa currently lies some 540 kilometres south of Karachi in the Arabian Sea and is heading towards the Persian Gulf, its effects have turned the weather pleasant in the metropolis, which experienced mostly a cloudy day on Tuesday...

    Director of the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s Karachi-based Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Qayyoom Bhutto said that some coastal areas of the country were...

  • PTI: Peshawar cyclone

    WHEN the cyclone hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Imran Khan and the KP chief minister should have been there with the sufferers, if not on the same day, then at least early next day...

  • Two dead, hundreds of thousands flee as cyclone batters Bangladesh

    Cyclone Mora battered Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing two people, ripping through camps housing Rohingya refugees and forcing 450,000 people to flee coastal villages...

    Police said a woman and a man had been crushed under trees felled by winds of up to 135 kilometres per hour in the coastal district of Cox's Bazar, which bore the brunt of the cyclone...

  • Five dead as cyclone batters Bangladesh

    DHAKA: Cyclone Mora battered Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing five people, damaging thousands of homes and ripping through a camp housing thousands of Rohingya refugees who had fled violence in Myanmar...

    Away from the camps, authorities had evacuated nearly 600,000 people to cyclone shelters, schools and offices after raising the highest number 10 weather danger alert...

  • Rohingya refugees face ‘acute crisis’ in cyclone-hit Bangladesh

    COX’S BAZAR: Aid workers warned on Wednesday of an “acute crisis” in Bangladesh after a cyclone destroyed thousands of homes and devastated camps housing Rohingya refugees, leaving many without food or shelter...

    Cyclone Mora battered the area on Tuesday, killing seven people, destroying 20,000 homes and forcing the evacuation of 600,000 residents...

  • Six dead, 500,000 flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

    CHITTAGONG: Cyclone Roanu struck the Bangladesh coast on Saturday killing six people and forcing hundreds of thousands more to flee their homes as the storm unleashed strong winds and heavy downpours...

    Authorities took more than 500,000 people into shelters as the cyclone made landfall just after noon local time, packing winds as strong as 88 kilometres per hour...

  • Twenty dead, 500,000 flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

    CHITTAGONG: Cyclone Roanu battered the coast of southern Bangladesh on Saturday, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving 20 people dead in floods and rain-triggered landslides...

    The cyclone damaged hundreds of mud-and-tin houses in two impoverished southern districts, with many low-lying villages inundated by a storm surge that swelled up to seven feet high...

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