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22 Dec 2009 description
report Sphere India

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The Sphere Handbook is a tool for improving humanitarian response. It's a living document which is most widely recognized and used by the I/NGOs, United Nations agencies and different actors involved in humanitarian response. The first edition of the Handbook was published in year 2000 and the revised edition was in 2004.

14 Jan 2009 description
report Times of India

LUCKNOW: A fresh wave of cold is on its way. Temperatures dipped all over the state on Tuesday as the skies became clear. Weatherman said that a western disturbance over Uttarakhand is blocking the icy winds coming from Himalayas. There will be no change in weather till Thursday. But as soon as the western disturbance fizzles out, the plains will be swept by a cold wave.

Meanwhile, four more deaths due to cold were reported in the state taking the toll this season to 80. Western parts of the state witnessed more cold than eastern and central.

05 Jan 2009 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI: Cold wave, which pummelled North India since the advent of New Year, eased marginally in the plains where mercury inched upwards at many places on Monday even as 18 more people succumbed to the chill pushing the death count in the region to 65.

Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, however, shivered as fresh snowfall in higher and mid hills coupled with rains in lower reaches aggravated cold wave conditions in the two hilly states.

Fog, which blinded the region for the past week playing havoc with road, rail and air traffic, descended only at a few places early on Monday …

04 Jan 2009 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI: At least ten people succumbed to extreme cold wave conditions on Saturday, as mercury dipped further across north India due to western disturbance over Pakistan and adjoining areas.

All deaths were reported from Uttar Pradesh. ''A brick-kiln worker, Pritam Singh (30), died in Muzaffarnagar district's Singulpur village while three others succumbed to intense cold at Gorakhpur on Saturday,'' an official said. Six others were killed in separate, related incidents in Muzaffarnagar and Kanpur.

04 Jan 2009 description

New Delhi_(dpa) _ At least 22 more people died as temperatures dipped in northern India raising the death toll in the cold wave in the region to more than 70, a news report said Sunday.

While 50 people died in the Uttar Pradesh state over the past eight days, 22 more deaths occurred due to the bitter cold in the adjoining state of Bihar since Friday, the IANS news agency reported.

The deaths were reported from eight districts in the state including Nawada, Buxar and Bhojpur and a majority of the victims were homeless or pavement dwellers.

The mercury plummeted and ranged between 6 …

03 Jan 2009 description

New Delhi_(dpa) _ Over 50 people have died as towns and cities in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state came under the grip of a cold wave, a news report said Saturday.

"Over 50 deaths due to cold were recorded in hospitals across the state in the past week.