May 15, 2021

India state records 36,749 lightning strikes in 13 hours

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From BBC The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh recorded 36,749 lightning strikes in just a 13-hour period on Tuesday, officials say. The number is unusually high and the result of “extreme weather patterns”, according to the state disaster management authority. Nine people, including a nine-year-old girl, have been killed in the state by lightning […]

INDIA: ‘Plastic rice’ rumors in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

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By Gogona Saikia From mewsbytes ‘Plastic rice’ scare in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana creates panic Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are reeling under ‘plastic rice’ rumors; what started as an isolated incident has now turned into a full-blown scare. The fiasco started three days ago when a customer at a restaurant in Hyderabad’s Saroornagar complained of ‘usage […]