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Major News and Events of 09 May 2018

What Happened on 09 May 2018

Dust storms and rain hits the northern part of India yesterday

Dust storms, thunder, and rain lashed parts of northern India yesterday resulting in uprooting trees, blowing the roofs off several homes, triggering traffic jams and snapping power supply in many parts of Shimla. A dust storm also hit places in Jodhpur and Bikaner divisions and isolated areas in Jaipur, Ajmer, and Kota regions but no loss to life or major damage to property is reported. Some parts of Delhi witnessed a dust storm coupled with a drizzle in the evening. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more bad weather on Wednesday.

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