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VIEW PHOTOS | 'Climate change kills': Heatwave sears Europe, fuels wildfires in France, Spain

A heat wave broiling Europe spilled northward July 18 to Britain and fueled ferocious wildfires in Spain and France, which evacuated thousands of people and scrambled water-bombing planes and firefighters to battle flames in tinder-dry forests. The heatwave is the second to engulf parts of southwest Europe in weeks, and blazes burning in France, Greece, Portugal and Spain have destroyed thousands of hectares of land and forced thousands of residents to flee.

published on : 19th July 2022

Baptism of fire: The largest Californian wildfire of the year

Lightning strikes in the Beckwourth Complex of California's Plumas National Forest gave rise to a forest fire that spread across to neighbouring states, damaging vegetation, property and threatening power supply.

published on : 12th July 2021

New Kerala cabinet: Here are all members of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government; Veena George replaces KK Shailaja as health minister

With the oath-taking ceremony of the second Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government set to take place on Thursday, here’s a list of his cabinet colleagues and the ministerial responsibilities they will shoulder.

published on : 19th May 2021

Kerala assembly elections: CPM pin hope on these youngsters to upset UDF giants

CPM on Wednesday announced the list of candidates for the Kerala Assembly elections.  27-year-old SFI leader Sachin Dev is the youngest CPM candidate in the poll fray while three others are also below the age of 30.

published on : 10th March 2021

Kerala assembly elections: LDF's Kerala Congress(M) finalises candidates for 12/13 seats

Jose K Mani-led Kerala Congress (M) has finalised their candidates for 12 out of the 13 seats allotted to them by the LDF for the upcoming Kerala assembly polls. Here are all the candidates.

published on : 9th March 2021

Kerala assembly elections: Thomas Isaac, G Sudhakaran among CPM ministers not to contest again

Five Cabinet ministers of the Pinarayi Vijayan government along with several sitting MLAs is likely to be dropped from CPM's list of candidates for the Kerala assembly elections. This is a result of the Left party's decision to drop all legislators who have completed two terms in office so that fresh faces will get a chance. Here are some high-profile names who are unlikely to return to the electoral arena on April 6.

published on : 6th March 2021

Pinarayi Vijayan twice as popular as Oommen Chandy, LDF likely to return to power in Kerala: C-Voter ABP News Opinion Poll 

In a survey conducted by ABP News in collaboration with C-Voter, Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government is all set to beat anti-incumbency tides and retain power in the southern state. Here are the major predictions made by opinion poll.

published on : 19th January 2021

IN PICS | 200 jaguars, other animals feared dead in Brazil tropical wetland fires, rescue operations continue 

A vast swath of a vital wetlands is burning in Brazil, sweeping across several national parks and obscuring the sun behind dense smoke.

published on : 14th September 2020

500K flee, 10 dead: Dry, windy California goes up in flames as wildfires rage on

Deadly wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee encroaching flames while residents to the south tearfully assessed their losses.

published on : 11th September 2020

Kerala govt announces Rs 20,000 crore special package to tackle coronavirus; highlights

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the package aims to revive the economy and bring solace to various sectors which are reeling under COVID-19 scare.

published on : 20th March 2020

These 9 photographs describe the intensity of Australia bushfires

Scientists say there’s no doubt man-made global warming has played a major role in feeding the fires, along with factors like very dry brush and trees and strong winds.

published on : 6th January 2020

IN PHOTOS | California wildfires: Why has the state turned into a tinderbox again?

It's wildfire season again in California and it seems to be getting more intense by the year. California's governor declared a statewide emergency on October 27 as a huge blaze, fanned by strong winds, forced mass evacuations and power blackouts as bore down on towns in the famed Sonoma wine region. Dozens of other fires have broken out throughout the state in recent days, fed by strong winds, low humidity and high temperatures.

published on : 30th October 2019

Kerala bypolls 2019: VK Prasanth to Shanimol Usman, here are all winners

Though Congress-led UDF secured three seats in the five Assembly by-elections, the CPM-led LDF wrested one additional seat in the Kerala Assembly, taking its tally to 93.

published on : 24th October 2019

Amazon fire: Brazil dumps thousands of gallons of water on raging flames amid fresh flares

The destruction in Rondonia is dramatic: walls of flames advancing across the expansive forest beneath enormous plumes of thick smoke. 

published on : 27th August 2019

Lok Sabha polls 2019: LDF announces candidates to all 20 seats in Kerala

The ruling LDF will field six sitting MPs and six MLAs in the coming Parliament elections. On Saturday, the CPM officially brought out its list of 16 candidates, including two women. The CPI has already declared its list of four candidates with two MLAs. 

published on : 11th March 2019

The week in pics: From wildfires to Maha Shivaratri preparations

Here is a selection of some of the best pictures clicked by New Indian Express photographers.

published on : 2nd March 2019

California wildfire: Ten photos that explain the Paradise 'heat'

The flames all but obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, population 27,000, and ravaged surrounding areas last Thursday. About 7,700 homes were destroyed.  

published on : 15th November 2018

California city battles destructive wildfires, force thousands to flee

A fast-moving wildfire across Northern California's Butte County burned a hospital, hundreds of homes and left five dead on Friday. 

published on : 10th November 2018

Northern California wildfire remains untamed

Firefighters struggling to contain destructive Northern California wildfires found themselves facing a new blaze.

published on : 29th July 2018

Greek wildfire leaves many in distress, death toll on 79

Twin wildfires raging through popular seaside areas near the Greek capital have torched homes, cars and forests and killed at least 60 people, authorities said Tuesday.

published on : 24th July 2018
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