Rain

  • Family loses 11 members in Pune landslide, death toll rises to 64 18 hours 54 minutes ago

    Pune: Even as a three-month-old baby and her mother were lucky enough to survive the landslide in Pune's Malin village, there are many others who have lost almost their entire families in the tragedy which is the worst ever in the state. A 13-member family was reduced to just two members...
  • MeT department predicts heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours in Mumbai Yesterday

    The city is preparing for the fallout of heavy rains after an alert was issued by The Indian Meteorology Department(MeT) on Friday. The MeT officials have predicted a heavy downpour in the next 48 hours. On Thursday night the city received 102 milimetres of rain. ...
  • Mumbai to experience heavy rainfall in 48 hours, predicts Met department Yesterday

    Mumbai is due to experience heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours, as predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department. There have been intermittent showers all day long on Thursday. Waterlogging has been reported in Byculla, Matunga and Parel regions of the city. Heavy rain is being reported from South Mumbai and...
  • Pune landslide: Rescue officials are working extremely hard, says Rajnath Singh Yesterday

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who visited the landslide site in Pune on Thursday said that continuous rainfall is creating trouble but the rescue officials are working extremely hard on rescue operations. "It is too early to say what caused the landslide," he said. The death toll in Wednesday's landslide...
  • News 360: India has been a responsible steward of nuclear power, says John Kerry Yesterday

    On his 3-day India visit for strategic talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that has been a responsible steward of nuclear power. In a joint press conference with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Kerry also said, "India and US are indispensable partners in 21st century. There are incredible...
  • Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, but heat wave persists in lower areas Yesterday

    Shimla: Heavy rains occurred in parts of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday but maximum temperatures were up by two to three degrees. The lower hills of Himachal reeled under the heat wave. Baldwara was wettest with 90 mm of rains while Hamirpur and Chelsea recorded 49 mm and 45 mm rains respectively. The...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll climbs to 41, Home Minister visits site Yesterday

    Ambegaon: Even as rescue operations continue after Wednesday's landslide in the Ambegaon village of Pune district, another landslide was reported on Thursday morning near the same area. The death toll in Wednesday's landslide has now risen to 41 while over 120 people are still feared trapped. More than 40 houses have...
  • Uttarakhand: Cloudburst hits Tehri, 4 dead 2 days ago

    Dehradun: Rains have wreaked havoc up north in Uttarakhand, where a cloud burst was reported in Tehri on Thursday. Four people have been killed and the casualties are likely to increase. Rescue operations are underway in the area. The road between Rudraprayag and Tehri has been shut after heavy rainfall....
  • Pune landslide: 23 dead, rescue work continues as 158 still feared trapped Yesterday

    Ambegaon: The rescue operations are still on in Ambegaon, hit by a landslide, in Pune district. Nearly 158 people are still feared trapped after heavy rains triggered a landslide on Wednesday. Twenty-three people have lost their lives while eight others have been rescued. More than 40 houses have been swept away...
  • Heavy rains in Gujarat, Valsad district worst affected 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Heavy rains have hit Gujarat in the last 24 hours resulting into waterlogged roads. East Ahmedabad has been the worst affected. Irregular water supply and frequent power cuts has resulted into harassment. Water logging has been reported from the neighbouring district of Vadodara. The situation in Valsad district is...
  • Heavy rains to lash several parts of India 3 days ago

    Heavy rainfall predicted to occur in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Konkan and Goa. Also places such as East Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya and Telangana are predicted to face heavy downpour. ...
  • Mumbai: Seven villages submerge due to heavy rains 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai: As many as seven villages in the Vasai district on the outskirts of Mumbai were completely submerged on Tuesday due to incessant rains. Local administration sprung into action and evacuated residents from low lying areas. Meanwhile, those who are stranded are being rescued by local bodies and the...
  • Heavy rains wash away Lambagad road leading to Badrinath shrine, yatra halted 3 days ago

    The Badrinath Yatra - part of the annual Hindu pilgrimage of Char Dham Yatra was halted following heavy rain in Uttarakhand, an official said on Tuesday. The rain on Monday washed away a road near Lambagad leading to the Badrinath shrine and it will take some time to repair it, officials...
  • Telangana: Poor rains, heavy debts push 25 farmers to commit suicide in Medak 4 days ago

    Medak: The government has claimed that it has got no SOS from any state over drought-like conditions. However, the situation is quite dire in Telangana's Medak district where 25 farmers have committed suicide in the past two months. Poor rainfall and heavy debts have pushed farmers to the edge. Fifty-five-year-old...
  • 6 killed in a landslide as heavy rains lash Uttarakhand 4 days ago

    Ten days after heavy rains pounded Uttarakhand, the meteorological department on Monday warned of another round of incessant heavy rains in the state in 48-hours while six people were found dead due to landslide. The rain alert has been sounded for most areas of the state including Nainital, Chamoli, Champawat, Uttarkashi...
  • Heavy rains to last Rajasthan for another 24 hours 5 days ago

    Heavy rains lashed parts of Rajasthan with Kota receiving maximum rainfall of 11 cm last night, Met report said on Sunday. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at many places in Kota division, Ajmer, Udaipur and Jodhpur district till 8.30 am, the report said. Intermittent rains also occurred in Jaipur, Bikaner, and Bharatpur...
  • Drought looms over Rajasthan as 23 districts received deficit rains 5 days ago

    With delayed monsoon, drought is likely to hit the desert state of Rajasthan as 23 districts received deficit rains and six received scanty rainfall during June 1 to July 26 period, a Met department report said on Sunday. Since June 1 this year, Rajasthan received 130.63 mm of rainfall as against...
  • Monsoon improving; normal rainfall likely in August: IMD 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a forecast that would bring cheer to vast swathes of the country, weather officials have said that the momentum picked up by Southwest Monsoon in July is likely to continue in August with normal rainfall expected in August. While July is likely to receive rainfall of 93 per...
  • India got above average rain in last seven days: IMD 1 week 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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 22, 2014

    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 July 22, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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...