Monsoon

  • Delhi heat: Have we crossed our carbon footprint? 3 days ago

    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 23-year-old 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 4 days ago

    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 6 days 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...
  • 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 sub-region. ...
  • 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 water-borne 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 water-borne 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 Sena-BJP 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 flood-hit 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 flood-affected 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...
  • Monsoon woes: Chardham yatra affected as landslides continue August 5, 2014

    Chardham yatra was on Monday affected as monsoon woes continued in Uttarakhand with roads to the famous Himalayan shrines remaining blocked by debris falling from hillsides following landslips. Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway was blocked at Kakda and Kund. Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway was shut at Lambagad, the Gangotri Highway at Gangnani and the Yamunotri...
  • It's time to get drenched! 10 monsoon destinations across India you must visit this season August 4, 2014

    Sitting in the office and staring at the drops of rain running down the window pane? Why spend the monsoons at work when you can take a quick trip to these romantic destinations! The best way to enjoy the rainy season is not in sipping hot tea and feasting on...
  • Pune Landslide: Sludge removal slowing down rescue operations, says NDRF August 2, 2014

    Four days after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in the Pune's Ambegaon area, relief operations have been able to rescue only 8 people so far with 100 others still feared to be trapped inside the rubble and mud. The death toll has risen to 82 and the NDRF...
  • Rains bring respite from heat; water-logging causes traffic snarls August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Widespread rains lashed the national capital on Saturday offering respite from the heat, but caused traffic snarls in many areas due to water-logging. The rain gauge at the Safdurjung observatory measured 37.6 mm of rainfall from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, a MeT official said. Humidity, however, continued...
  • Mumbai to experience heavy rainfall in 48 hours, predicts Met department July 31, 2014

    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 July 31, 2014

    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...
  • Rains continue to lash north India July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Rains continued to lash large swathes of north India on Thursday as rivers in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand were flowing to the brim. In the national capital, the Ridge area received 22.4-mm of rainfall while the rest experienced dry weather. According to the MeT officials, this year the capital...
  • News 360: India has been a responsible steward of nuclear power, says John Kerry July 31, 2014

    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...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll climbs to 41, Home Minister visits site July 31, 2014

    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...