Rain

  • Morning rains greet Dellhiites, more expected 5 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Early morning rains greeted Delhiites on Saturday with the skies expected to remain overcast throughout the day. According to the MeT department officials, the humidity recorded at 8.30 AM was 90 per cent. The Safdarjung observatory which is the official reading for the city recorded rainfall of about 10.2 mm...
  • Odisha likely to experience heavy rainfall 3 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha's southern and coastal districts are likely to experience heavy rainfall in view of a low pressure being created in the Bay of Bengal, a Met office bulletin said. "A cyclonic circulation over West Central Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood areas has turned into...
  • Four flights diverted to Bangalore due to heavy rains 5 days ago

    Chennai: Four city-bound flights, including three international carriers, were on Monday diverted to Bengaluru Airport following heavy rains. A Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt, Malaysian Airlines from Kula Lumpur, Thai Airways from Bangkok and an Air India flight from Delhi were diverted to Bengaluru Airport, airport officials said. However the flights...
  • Heavy rains in Kerala leave 7 dead 6 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has been put on high alert for floods and landslides after heavy rainfall caused the death of seven including one three-year-old in the wee hours of Sunday. Heavy rains lashed many parts of the state, particularly Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts since Saturday night. Widespread loss of agriculture,...
  • Rain deficit in Kerala narrowed down to minus five per cent 1 week ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: With monsoon becoming active again after a lull, rain deficit in Kerala has narrowed down to five per cent less for the season. The state received 1620.1 mm rainfall against a normal of 1701.4 mm from June 1 to August 22, according to meteorological centre...
  • Rajasthan records normal rainfall this monsoon season August 20, 2014

    Rajasthan has received normal rainfall this monsoon season with only 11 districts out of 33 receiving deficit rain, the water resources department said. 18 out of total 33 district registered normal rainfall and four received excess rain so far during the season. However, no district falls under scanty or abnormal rainfall...
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc in north India, 48 people dead so far August 19, 2014

    Heavy rains in Uttarakhand and Nepal have led to an increase in water levels in several rivers of Uttar Pradesh. 48 people have died in the state due to the flooding. The floods have affected nearly 1,500 villages in nine districts of UP. ...
  • Excerpt from Batik Rain by Ashwini Devare August 19, 2014

    Batik Rain explores the theme of rootlessness and displacement. It's about people who are drifting. But just as you are about to give up, the mist clears a little, bit by bit, till sunlight penetrates through and you feel the warmth. The stories revolve around individuals who yearn for a...
  • Flood situation continues to be grim in 9 districts, death toll rises to 49 August 19, 2014

    The deaths in the Uttar Pradesh floods rose to 49, officials said on Tuesday. The situation in nine districts of the state continued to be grim as rivers flooded more villages, the officials said. Revenue officials told IANS that 49 people have died, including 22 in Bahraich, 10 in Shravasti, two in...
  • Light to moderate rains in isolated places of Rajasthan August 19, 2014

    Light to moderate rains were witnessed in isolated parts of Rajasthan with Kanwas in Kota district receiving a maximum 10 cm of rainfall, even as Southwest monsoon weakened further in the state, Met department said on Monday. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at isolated places in eastern, northern and southern parts...
  • Relief for flood ravaged Uttarakhand as water levels drop August 18, 2014

    The weather improved across Uttarakhand on Sunday with a let-up in rain as most places received little or no showers. No loss of life and property was reported from anywhere and major rivers were flowing below the the danger level. The Ganga which had sent the alarm bells ringing on Saturday...
  • Rain fury in North India, 10 killed in UP, flood alert in Bihar August 18, 2014

    Heavy rains and flash floods have wreaked havoc across north India. More than 30 people have been killed and thousands have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroy farmlands and crumble homes. Districts in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Assam have been the worst affected. In Uttar Pradesh, 10...
  • Incessant rains trigger flood, landslides in Arunachal Pradesh August 18, 2014

    Itanagar: Incessant rains in the past couple of days have triggered floods and landslides in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh, disrupting road communication and throwing normal life out of gear. PWD(Highway) chief engineer Hage Appa said on Sunday that landslides triggered by heavy rains on...
  • 50 per cent water logging in lower areas of Kaziranga National park August 17, 2014

    Kaziranga: Incessant rains have caused a flood like situation in many parts of Assam. There is 50 per cent water logging in lower areas of the Kaziranga National park. The forest minister has issued time cards and speed limit is set at 40 km per hour to prevent animals from...
  • Rains continue to lash state, 7 killed in landslides August 16, 2014

    Monsoon showers continued to lash parts of north India killing seven persons in landslides in Uttarakhand on Saturday. Seven persons, including a woman, were killed in Dehradun in Uttarakhand when three houses were buried in a landslide following heavy showers. After the overnight rains, Dehradun awoke to a bright sunny morning on...
  • High alert sounded as swollen rivers pose threat to over 100 villages August 16, 2014

    Flood water has entered over 100 villages in Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, and rising water level in most rivers is posing a threat to many other villages, officials said on Friday. All the inundated villages are in flood-prone districts of Bagha, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Supaul, Saharsa, Khagaria, Darbhanga...
  • Rain wreaks havoc in Uttarakhand, 20 dead August 16, 2014

    Dehradun: 20 people were killed in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as heavy showers wreaked havoc in the hill states even as humid conditions prevailed in most parts of north India on Friday. The heavy rains in Uttarakhand, including in the state capital, flooded several roads cutting off nearly...
  • Torrential rain, hailstorm kills 16 in Pakistan August 16, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 16 people, including nine children, were killed and over 80 others injured on Friday in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as roofs and walls of buildings collapsed due to heavy rain. According to reports, 10 people, including six children and two women, were killed and 50...
  • Weather mainly dry in Rajasthan, with isolated areas receiving light rains: MeT report August 15, 2014

    Weather was mainly dry in Rajasthan, with only isolated areas receiving light rains, a MeT report said on Friday. Isolated areas in Udaipur division received light to moderate rains. Kotada and Sajjangarh in the division recorded 1 cm rains each till Friday morning, according to the report. Chittorgarh and Ajmer also received traces...
  • Reaching out to people our foremost priority: CM Harish Rawat August 16, 2014

    Heavy overnight rains wreaked havoc in Pauri district of Uttarakhand killing 14 persons in separate incidents of cloudburst, house collapse and landslides. CM Harish Rawat speaks to the media. ...
  • Manjhi promises all-round development of Bihar August 15, 2014

    Promising all-round development of Bihar, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday announced a plethora of schemes,including a bank account for every family. Unfurling the tricolour at a water-logged Gandhi Maidan and delivering his maiden Independence Day speech amidst continuous rains, Manjhi said the state government will conduct camps at every...
  • Fourteen killed as rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand August 15, 2014

    Heavy overnight rains wreaked havoc in Pauri district of Uttarakhand killing 14 persons in separate incidents of cloudburst, house collapse and landslides. About 250 people of Purala Bairagarh village of the district are stranded as all approach roads leading to the village have been "breached", ADM Pauri BS Chahal told PTI,...
  • Assam braves boycott call on Independence Day August 15, 2014

    Guwahati: Braving incessant rains and a boycott call by militants, tens of thousands celebrated Independence Day in Guwahati and in other parts of Assam on Friday. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi unfurled the national tricolour at the Veterinary Field Ground in Guwahati. His cabinet colleagues took part in Independence Day functions in various...
  • Normal life hit after heavy rains, flood-like situation in Patna August 14, 2014

    A flood-like situation prevailed in Bihar capital Patna on Thursday after it was lashed by very heavy rains over the last 24 hours. Most of the major roads, arterial routes, streets, lanes and bylanes in the city of over 20 lakh people were submerged under knee to waist-deep swirling waters which...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Three die as bridge over river washes away due to floods August 14, 2014

    Hamirpur: Three people died after a bridge over a river in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district washed away. The bridge over Sheer Khud river washed away on Thursday night following flash floods in the region. Divers have managed to fish out one body while the two others remain missing. Rescue operations...
  • 57 killed as heavy rains lash Rajasthan August 14, 2014

    A total of 57 people were killed in rain related incidents in current spell of Monsoon since June in Rajasthan, relief department officials said. Of these casualties, 38 people died due to either drowning or wash away in stream of rainy water, 13 others died in house collapse incidents, and six...
  • Man killed after boulder hits car August 12, 2014

    A person was killed when boulder from a mountain fell on his car in the Chamoli district here, even as rains in the state caused landslides, affecting traffic movement on several roads including national highways. According to the Uttarakhand State Emergency Operation Centre, Manoj Kumar Panwar was killed when the...
  • Baran: 7 killed, 3 injured as wall collapses due to heavy rains August 12, 2014

    Seven members of a family were killed and three others severely injured, when a wall of the house they were living in collapsed during heavy rains at Kalmanda village in Baran district, police said. Ten members of the family were having a meal last evening when the wall of their house...
  • Youth Congress workers protest against Sena at BMC office August 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Protesting against the potholed roads in Mumbai and the deteriorating condition of various civic amenities during monsoon, workers of the Youth Congress held demonstrations against the Shivv Sena outside the office of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday. The BMC is controlled by the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance. Like in...
  • Flood-like situation in Jaipur's sub-urban towns due to incessant rains, Kot-Khabda worst hit August 10, 2014

    Torrential rains created havoc and flood like situation in Jaipur's sub-urban towns of Bassi, Lalsot, and Chaksu whereas Kot-Khabda recorded the maximum rainfall of 30 cms till 0830 hours on Sunday, an official report said in Jaipur. The state rescue teams have reached Bassi, Lalsot, Chaksu and Kot-Khabda to provide relief...