Monsoon

  • Monsoon starts withdrawing from northwest region 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India's annual monsoon has started withdrawing from the country's northwest region, weather officials said on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the retreat after a fortnight's delay. The withdrawal was delayed due to a late revival of rains this month, causing floods in some parts of the region. Usually, the season...
  • Parkash Singh Badal seeks financial package from Centre for Punjab September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday sought a "liberal financial package" for his state from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Badal accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal called on Modi at his residence and sought a relief package of Rs 2,330 crore for farmers due...
  • Monsoon picks up but threat of poor agriculture produce remains: Agriculture Minister September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A late surge in the monsoon has improved this year's overall rainfall deficiency from 18 per cent to 14 per cent. However, many states are still struggling with rainfall deficiency of over 30 per cent. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told CNNIBN that these extreme variations in...
  • J&K floods ground report: Houses submerged in water, people trapped September 5, 2014

    Heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir have left 70 people dead in two days. Floods have swept through several districts of the state. ...
  • J&K floods: 70 dead, PM announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for victims' families September 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir continue to be a cause for concern. At least 70 people have died in two days as floods sweep through several districts of the state. Fifty people died on Thursday when a bus fell into a gorge in Rajouri district. Many areas in...
  • Heavy rains kill nearly 40 in Pakistan September 4, 2014

    Islamabad: Near 40 people including children died due to heavy monsoon rains and related accidents in Pakistan, a police official said. Most of the people have died because of the roof collapsing incidents in the largest province in Punjab as a result of continuous heavy rains since last night. Fifteen...
  • J&K: Floods claim 12 lives, Jhelum flowing 4 feet above the danger mark September 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Floods in several districts across Jammu and Kashmir have claimed 12 lives so far. Many areas in Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama and Poonch districts are flooded. Schools in affected areas will stay shut on Thursday. Five people were killed when a tree fell on a house on Wednesday. Authorities have...
  • Heavy showers in Mumbai; MeT predicts more downpour September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: With heavy rains lashing the city for second consecutive day today, the MeT department has predicted that the monsoon is likely to get stronger in Mumbai where heavy downpour is expected over the next 48 hours. "We have issued an alert of heavy rainfall in Mumbai and very heavy rainfall...
  • Rain cools Delhi, nearby areas August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A spell of rain on Sunday cooled Delhi and the adjoining areas in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The Met office has forecast more rainfall during the day. Sunday's minimum temperature settled at 25 degrees Celsius, slightly below the season's average. The rains, which cooled the capital, also led to water...
  • Delhi heat: Have we crossed our carbon footprint? August 26, 2014

    In the month of August, Delhi usually witnesses monsoon rainfall, but this year, it is reeling under a severe heat wave. In fact, on Monday, temperature in Delhi broke a 23yearold record. So, why is Delhi unusually hot this year? And when can Delhiites expect a relief? Watch this video...
  • Delhi witnesses hottest day of August in last 12 years August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The national capital on Monday witnessed the hottest day of August in the last 12 years as mercury breached the 39 degree Celsius mark. The maximum temperature was recorded at 39.1 degree Celsius at Safdarjung observatory, considered the official reading for the city. It was five notches above...
  • Rain deficit in Kerala narrowed down to minus five per cent August 23, 2014

    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...
  • Rainfall map of India: June 1 to August 17, 2014 August 19, 2014

    This map with data sourced from the India Meteorological Department shows how much rainfall different regions of the country received from June 1, 2014 to August 17, 2014 and what was the change from the normal rainfall in the subregion. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Heavy rains wreak havoc, 32 dead August 18, 2014

    Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. In Uttarakhand, the death toll has risen to 32. Met Department Director Anand Sharma said, " We are expecting mainly dry weather in many areas of Uttarakhand. We have said that at one or two places slight rainfall...
  • Rain woes continue; 32 people killed in floods in Uttarakhand, lakhs displaced in north India August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. Many people have been killed and lakhs have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroyed farmlands and crumbled homes. Major parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are facing severe flooding due to the monsoons. In...
  • 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...
  • Monsoon leads to spurt in waterborne diseases in Mumbai August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Though the monsoon brings cheers by filling up parched lakes and dams and boosting up farming, it also leads to a spurt in waterborne diseases, say experts. Dr Sanjiv Badhwar, ENT specialist at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital says, "In rainy season, we find increased number of patients with upper...
  • 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...
  • Monsoon fury: 1,500 people stranded in UP, Bihar battles to rescue 4 lakh villagers August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As the monsoon gained strength, heavy rainfall unleashed its fury, wreaking havoc across the country. At least 10 people were killed and 500 districts were affected in Uttar Pradesh due to flooding and heavy rainfall after water level rose in Sharda and Ghaghra rivers post the release of...
  • Uttarakhand: Rain triggers landslides, floods, kill 27 people August 18, 2014

    Dehradun: Rain showers triggered landslides, cloudburst and flooding across the state killing at least 27 people in the last 48 hours. Seven people were killed in Dehradun's Rajpur area due to landslides. Meanwhile, 20 people were killed in cloudbursts at four places in Uttarakhand's Pauri district on Friday. Met department on Sunday...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 SenaBJP alliance. Like in...
  • Flood alert in Jaipur, nearby cities in Rajasthan; many villages remain cut off in Odisha August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Torrential rainfall has put Jaipur and neighbouring cities on flood alert. The Army has been deployed in Chaksu in Jaipur to help in relief and rescue operations as floods have hit several villages. Meanwhile in Odisha, hundreds of villages in Keonjhar district are still cut off after roads...
  • Seven districts of MP receive torrential monsoon rains August 7, 2014

    After monsoons hit Madhya Pradesh last month, seven districts received more than normal rainfall, it was officially announced in Bhopal on Thursday. The districts where more than normal rainfall was recorded are Tikamgarh, Sidhi, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Harda, Betul and Shivpuri, an official release issued in Bhopal said. Rains were normal in Rajgarh,...
  • Govt should provide immediate relief to floodhit people: Cong August 7, 2014

    In the wake of heavy downpour in Chhattisgarh during the past week, state Congress has demanded the state government to take immediate steps to provide relief measures to affected people. The government should conduct a survey of the floodaffected regions immediately, and provide compensation to the people there after assessment of...
  • Monsoon toll reaches 80 in Kerala August 6, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: At least 80 people lost their life and 156 houses were completely destroyed in rain related incidents since the South West monsoon became active in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. The government has decided to provide an amount of Rs two lakhs each to the family of...
  • 19 districts of Rajasthan register monsoon deficit August 5, 2014

    With delayed monsoon activity and movement, Rajasthan's 19 out of 33 districts were still under the category of deficit rainfall as the whole state received 19.23 per cent less rainfall this season so far as against the previous year, according to MeT report. From June 1 to August 5, the state...