Rain

  • India got above average rain in last seven days: IMD 13 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as it grapples with fears of a deficit monsoon in 2014, there was welcome news for the country on the rain front as it received above normal rainfall in the past week. "The weekly rainfall for the country as a whole was above normal by 24 per cent,...
  • Rains lash several parts of Rajasthan; Shahbad records heaviest downpour 2 days ago

    Rains continued to lash several parts of Rajasthan on Wednesday with Shahbad in Baran district recording heaviest downpour. Shahbad saw 12 cm of rains and was followed by Chabbra that received 7 cm of rainfall. Other places in Kota, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bharatpur and Jodhpur divisions also recorded below 5 cm rains till...
  • Rains lash several parts of Rajasthan; Shahbad records heaviest downpour 2 days ago

    Rains continued to lash several parts of Rajasthan on Wednesday with Shahbad in Baran district recording heaviest downpour. Shahbad saw 12 cm of rains and was followed by Chabbra that received 7 cm of rainfall. Other places in Kota, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bharatpur and Jodhpur divisions also recorded below 5 cm rains till...
  • Maharashtra :Fear of drought looms over Marathwada, Nashik regions 2 days ago

    Mumbai: With monsoon playing truant in Marathwada and Nashik, a drought like situation looms over these regions of the state. Water stock in Ujani and Jaikwadi reservoirs in Marathwada region was low, state administration officials said. Maharashtra Cabinet today took stock of situation in view of scanty rainfall. The state has so far...
  • Youth swept away by rain swollen river in Moradabad 3 days ago

    A 22-year-old youth was swept away along with his motorcycle while crossing a bridge over Machana river near Betul on Wednesday, a police official said. Ramdev, resident of Bhainsdehi town, was going to the market to purchase ghee required at the funeral of one of his relative, the sub divisional...
  • Odisha reviews preparedness to tackle flood 3 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: With water level rising in several Odisha rivers following incessant rains and a forecast of more rains due to a depression, the state government reviewed preparedness to deal with possible flood. "There is a possibility of flood in Keonjhar, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts. All arrangements are being made to deal...
  • Showers cool Delhi, nearby areas 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Brief showers on Tuesday cooled the national capital and its adjoining areas after days of humid weather. The afternoon shower brought down the morning temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius. The Met office had forecast a cloudy day with light rains and thundershowers in some areas. Delhi was lashed by heavy...
  • Ground report: Flash floods hit over 40 villages in Moradabad, 7 dead 4 days ago

    Flash floods have hit over 40 villages in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, taking seven lives so far. Locals have complained of administrative apathy. ...
  • Light to moderate rainfall continues in parts of Rajasthan 5 days ago

    Light to moderate rainfall on Sunday continued in parts of Rajasthan with Malsisar in Jhunjhunu district recording maximum of 12 cm rains. According to MeT office, Chabbara (Baran) and Tibbi (Hanumangarh) towns also recorded 8 and 7 cm rains respectively. Many places in Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer and Bikaner and few places...
  • Monsoon picking up, no need to be 'alarmist': Government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Monsoon deficit has come down to 31-32 per cent with rains picking up in July across the country giving relief to farmers, Government said on Sunday asserting that there is "no reason to be unnecessarily alarmist". "The monsoon deficit has come down by 12 per cent and the overall...
  • Drought worries ease for government, but partially 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The spectre of drought looming over parts of the country has receded over the past week due to the revival of the monsoon but officials are keeping their fingers crossed as a long dry spell in between the rains can damage crops and lead to inflationary pressures. Officials said...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha 5 days ago

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik's for meeting 26/11 mastermind Hafeez Saeed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Brazil for BRICS summit. He also takes on Bollywood actor Salman Khan for refusing to pose for shutterbugs. ...
  • TWTW: Potholes, traffic jams, waterlogging, that's Mumbai in monsoons 5 days ago

    Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas impacting movement of suburban trains and vehicular traffic and throwing normal life out of gear. Mumbai suburban railway, the city's lifeline, was in disarray with water overtopping the tracks at several places on the Western, Central and Harbour lines. ...
  • Heavy rains continue in Himachal 6 days ago

    Shimla: Heavy rainfall continued in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday with some parts recording up to 85 mm of rainfall. More rains are in the offing, the Met office said. Rajgarh in Sirmaur district recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 85 mm. "Precipitation occurred at most places with heavy rainfall in...
  • Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh, rivers in spate 1 week ago

    Shimla: The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Friday and all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said. "Monsoon is active in the state. Precipitation occurred at most of the places with heavy rainfall at some places in Sirmaur district," said an...
  • Rains continue to lash Delhi, throw traffic out of gear July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Intermittent rains lashed the national capital since Friday morning, causing water-logging and traffic snarls in many areas. According to a MeT official, about 56.7 mm of rainfall has been recorded in the national capital during the last 24 hours till 8:30 am on Friday. The temperature on Friday morning registered...
  • Delhi gets some rain, more expected on Friday July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi experienced sporadic rain in parts of the city on Thursday, giving the people some respite from the humid weather. The met office forecast more rains on Friday. "The skies will remain cloudy with rain and thundershowers in some parts of the city," said the India Meteorological Department (IMD)...
  • Monsoon has covered entire India, says weather office July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India's monsoon has covered the entire country, the weather office said on Thursday, two days behind the normal schedule in a year that is forecast to bring below-average rains. The revival of monsoon rains in the grain bowl of northwest and central regions should help speed up sowing of...
  • Mumbai hotels, commercial set ups to have 50 per cent water cut July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Sparing residents from further water cuts, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has raised the water cut of hotels and commercial set ups in the city to 50 per cent from Thursday. "To provide relief to small consumers, we have decided to contain the water cuts of the residents...
  • Badrinath yatra suspended till tomorrow, pilgrims asked not to go beyond Joshimath July 17, 2014

    A day after yatra to Kedarnath was suspended, the pilgrimage to another major Himalayan shrine, Badrinath, in Uttarakhand was stalled on Thursday in view of the weatherman's prediction of heavy rains in the area. Yatra to Badrinath has been stalled considering safety of the pilgrims in view of the MeT department...
  • After onions, tomato prices soar due to delayed monsoon July 17, 2014

    A delay in monsoon is seeing vegetable prices soar. After onions, now tomato prices have shot through the roof in the metros. "The rising prices have severely affected our monthly budget," says a customer in Bangalore. ...
  • Heavy rains in HP, Uttarakhand, many stranded; landslides in some areas July 17, 2014

    Dehradun: Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh over the past two days and scores of pilgrims are now stranded after the rainfall triggered landslides. Yoga guru Ramdev, along with 400 students, are among those pilgrims stranded in Gangotri after the road to Uttarkashi caved in at many places. The...
  • Kedarnath Yatra suspended for three days as MeT department issues warning of heavy rains July 16, 2014

    Pilgrimage to Kedarnath was suspended on Wednesday for three days in view of the MeT department warning of heavy rains in the area and frequent blockage of roads to the Himalayan shrine following intermittent showers in the valley over the past few days. "Yatra to Kedarnath has been suspended for safety...
  • No rain causes increase in the price of tomatoes July 16, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN a resident of Jaipur expresses his anxiety over the rising price of tomatoes. The crop has been majorly affected this time because of no rains. "The way things are, we might have to resort to tomato ketchup,"he says. ...
  • Ramdev takes students to Gangotri despite alert, stranded due to heavy rains July 16, 2014

    Dehradun: Heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Uttarakhand. Thousands have been stranded in Gangotri including Yoga guru Ramdev. The Yoga guru has been stuck at the higher reaches with around 400 students. He had reportedly gone ahead with the programme despite an alert issued by the Met department of Uttarakhand. The...
  • Monsoon has revived across north India: MET department director July 16, 2014

    In a ray of hope, MET department director BP Yadav has said that monsoon has revived. "There's been good rainfall in many parts of Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh, eastern Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakhand," he said adding that this is the best phase of monsoon this season. ...
  • Mumbai: Building slab collapses after heavy rain, 2 dead July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai triggered a building slab to collapse in Goregaon on Tuesday. Two people are reported to be dead and six injured. As the rescue operations come to an end, the rescued have been taken to Siddharth hospital. "This is a very crowded area. The search has...
  • About 720,000 people affected in China rains July 15, 2014

    Beijing: About 720,000 people from 240 townships in central China's Hunan Province have been affected due to heavy rainstorms since early Monday, flood control officials said on Tuesday. Initial investigation showed that 465 homes in the province have been toppled and 149,400 local residents have been relocated as a result of...
  • Alert sounded as heavy rains drench Uttarakhand; Kedarnath Yatra not disrupted July 15, 2014

    An alert has been sounded in Uttarakhand after incessant rains in many parts of the state for the last 48 hours, officials said on Tuesday. The hill state is likely to experience very heavy rainfall on Wednesday, the Met Office said. District administration in "rain prone" areas has been asked to...
  • Met issues heavy rainfall alert in Uttarakhand, evacuation begins in some areas July 15, 2014

    Dehradun: The Met department has issued an alert for heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand on Tuesday. Rain hit several parts of Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours with the Kumaon region being most affected. South Uttarakhand is feared to receive the heaviest downpour. The disaster management department has begun the process of...