Monsoon

  • News 360: Pak mob kills 3 over blasphemous Facebook post 7 hours 54 minutes ago

    A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. ...
  • Heavy rains to last Rajasthan for another 24 hours 20 hours 34 minutes 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...
  • Monsoon improving; normal rainfall likely in August: IMD 2 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...
  • Monsoon session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ends 2 days ago

    The monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ended in Raipur on Friday. Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal Kaushik adjourned the House sine die in Raipur on Friday evening. The monsoon session had a total of five sittings from July 21 till 25, during which 759 questions were asked and 54 call attention...
  • India got above average rain in last seven days: IMD 3 days 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,...
  • Monsoon revival keeps rain above average 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's parched rice, soybean, cotton growing areas will receive more rainfall next week as the monsoon is expected to continue its wet revival phase. Rains in the northwest India grain bowl as well as in soybean belts of western-central parts are expected speed up summer planting activities. India's farm sector...
  • Rains lash several parts of Rajasthan; Shahbad records heaviest downpour 5 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 5 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...
  • Showers cool Delhi, nearby areas 6 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...
  • India to lose top rice exporter spot to Thailand after poor monsoon 1 week ago

    Mumbai/Bangkok: Thailand is set to reclaim its status as the world's top rice exporter as weak monsoon rains curb India's crop, helping the Southeast Asian country's new military government offload bulging stockpiles. Fewer Indian exports would allow Bangkok to win better prices for the grain that it has been selling at...
  • 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...
  • Late monsoon starts farmer's 'journey to hell' July 20, 2014

    Shamli: Farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest. Bhura will have to go and work for a big grower to feed his family of six, making 250 rupees a day, as he...
  • Heavy rains continue in Himachal July 19, 2014

    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...
  • Late monsoon impacts storage position of major reservoirs July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Late arrival of monsoon has its impact on the storage position of major reservoirs which is less than what it was last year and also lower than the average storage of last 10 years. The Central Water Commission on Friday said that the water storage available in 85 important...
  • Map: How much did it rain this monsoon July 18, 2014

    This map of India shows how much the monsoon rainfall in different sub-regions of the country varied from the normal during the period July 10 to July 16. ...
  • 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...
  • Met predicts monsoon rains, thunderstorm in parts of eastern UP July 17, 2014

    Light to moderate rains and thundershowers occurred at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours. According to the MeT department, Gorotha and Lalitpur recorded 7 cms of rainfall each while Muzaffarnagar and Mirzapur received 3 cms of rains. Rajghat, Kunda, Robertganj, Fatehpur, Bindki, Bara, Dudhi, Dalmau, Churk, Allahabad...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Tonnes of food grain stored out in the open in Punjab July 17, 2014

    Chandigarh: If you have enough food grains, there is the problem of storing it. It is the same concern every year as tonnes of grains continue to be stored out in the open, rotting away. With the onset of monsoon, there's a fear that tonnes of grains will literally be...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • After onions, tomatoes prices shoot up in metros July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation is showing no sign of letting up as tomato prices have shot up in the metros. Deficient rains across the country have led to a fall in production which has squeezed supplies to cities. Tomato prices have touched a high of Rs 60 in many parts of Delhi,...
  • Vegetable prices will come down soon as Met has predicted more rains: Agriculture Minister July 16, 2014

    As food inflation hits consumers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan has said that prices will decrease after more rainfall later this month. "This government is more active than previous government over prices of vegetables. The Met department is of the view that rain will be good in July, so prices will...
  • 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...
  • Agriculture department to solve farmers' query by SMS July 15, 2014

    With monsoon arriving in full swing in the state, the agriculture department officials have been directed to coordinate with farmers and help them with agriculture-related suggestions through mobile SMS. Fresh spate of rainfall in the last couple of days has expedited the agricultural activities across the state and department has been...
  • 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...