Monsoon

  • Najeeb Jung reviews Delhi's preparedness for the monsoons 16-04-2014 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday reviewed Delhi's preparedness for the monsoon and issued instructions that all work pertaining to de-silting of drains must be completed by May 15. "The preparations for monsoon must start much in advance so that the government is ready in all respects...
  • MP government gets ready to deal with possible deficient monsoon 04-03-2014 11:20 PM

    Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday asked district collectors and deputy directors in the state to prepare a contingency plan to deal with likely shortfall in monsoon rains this year. The agriculture department issued an advisory to collectors and deputy directors citing information provided by global meteorology centres about deficient monsoon....
  • Green shoots visible, CAD to come down to $ 60 bn, says Chidambaram 01-11-2013 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: Hinting that the worst for the economy may be over, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the country will have a bumper harvest and the troublesome CAD will come down to $ 60 billion on back of rising exports and declining gold imports. "Core sector growth, strong...
  • Never questioned frontal nudity in 'Qissa': Tillotama Shome 30-10-2013 02:36 PM

    Abu Dhabi: For 'Qissa', Tillotama Shome has done what many Indian actresses would abstain from - a scene with frontal nudity. Aesthetically shot, the 'pertinent' scene marks a turning point in the story, in which the actress plays a girl brought up as a boy. The actress, remembered as Alice...
  • When producer Guneet Monga sold her house to save a film 25-10-2013 02:13 PM

    Dharamsala: She is such a staunch supporter of new wave of cinema that Guneet Monga even sold her house to complete 'Monsoon Shootout', which was screened at the Cannes film festival this year. Tagged as the country's most prolific producer of the new wave of cinema, she is also CEO...
  • 'Hope MP Sachin will have more time for Parliament now' 15-10-2013 11:18 PM

    New Delhi: He was rarely seen in Rajya Sabha due to his busy cricket schedule but parliamentarians hope that Sachin Tendulkar will play an equally memorable inning as a member of Parliament after he retires from the game next month. Tendulkar was nominated for the upper house of Parliament in...
  • Delhi wakes up to heavy rainfall, more rain expected this weekend 11-10-2013 10:18 AM

    New Delhi: The residents of Delhi woke up to heavy downpour on Friday morning as rains lashed the city and NCR. The Met department had predicted heavy to moderate rainfall for this weekend. This year's monsoon in Delhi is tipped to be the longest in more than 50 years. According...
  • Car sales up by 0.7 per cent in September: industry body 08-10-2013 12:27 PM

    Car sales in India rose marginally in September, an industry body said on Tuesday, as demand during the ongoing festive season was tempered by high interest rates and fuel costs. Automakers sold 156,018 cars in India last month, up 0.7 per cent from a year earlier, data from the Society...
  • Delhi facing longest monsoon in 50 yrs; more rain likely, says MeT 07-10-2013 10:32 PM

    This year's monsoon in Delhi is tipped to be of the longest duration in more than 50 years with another spell of light to moderate rainfall likely this weekend while Dussehra revelries are on in the city. According to the MeT department, the length of the current Southwest Monsoon is...
  • Lightning kills 21 in Bihar 06-10-2013 11:12 AM

    At least 21 people, including women and children, were killed by lightning in different parts of Bihar, officials said on Sunday. Official sources in the state disaster management department said that six people were killed by lightning in Aurangabad district. Five people were killed in Banka, three in Jamui, two...
  • Economy to recover from stress soon, asserts Chidambaram 05-10-2013 04:07 PM

    Bangalore: India's sagging economy would recover from stress in the second half of this fiscal to return to high growth over the next two years, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Saturday. "The country's economy will recover from stress this fiscal (2013-14) as it has enough the capacity to get...
  • Long monsoon spreading dengue, says Ghulam Nabi Azad 01-10-2013 06:30 PM

    Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday attributed the rise in the number of dengue cases, which have already crossed 2,000, to the long monsoon in the capital. "This year the monsoon has been going on since June, and we have had rainfall even in September....
  • Desperate for good news from India? Monsoon has potential 01-10-2013 02:34 PM

    India's 'cloudy' outlook might be just what's needed to pull the economy out of the doldrums, with the country appearing set for a favorable monsoon season, Credit Suisse said. Last year's monsoon season was considered a "drought," which means rainfall was at least 25 per cent less than the long-term...
  • Cloudy day, rain likely in Delhi 29-09-2013 10:40 AM

    A partly cloudy day, with chances of rain for Delhi on Sunday. Maximum temperature during the day is expected to be around 34 degrees Celsius. Minimum temperature early on Sunday was recorded three notches above average, at 26.2 degrees Celsius. Humidity at 8.30 a.m was 85 per cent. Maximum temperature...
  • Uttar Pradesh Assembly adjourned till Wednesday 16-09-2013 05:25 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh Assembly was adjourned till Wednesday after the opposition slammed the Samajwadi Party government over the Muzaffarnagar communal riots. As soon as the first day of the monsoon session began, angry legislators of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) moved towards the speaker's podium...
  • Heavy rains lash Bangalore, one dead 16-09-2013 12:07 PM

    Bangalore: Heavy rains claimed the life of one person in Karnataka on Sunday. The rain battered north Karnataka districts of Gulbarga, Yadagiri, Raichur and Belgaum for 24 hours. According to government sources, over 259 houses have been destroyed and two people have been seriously injured in the rain. It has...
  • Heavy rain causes traffic jams in Bangalore, 9 die in rest of the state 12-09-2013 11:53 AM

    Bangalore: Heavy rain caused traffic jams across Bangalore. It rained till morning at most places in and around Bangalore resulting in water logging. Residential areas in many parts of the city have been inundated. The rain has also spoiled the Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations at several places. According B Dayananda, Additional...
  • Media has been 'uncharitable' to the Prime Minister, says Kamal Nath 08-09-2013 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath in an interview on CNN-IBN said that the media has been 'uncharitable' to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the manner it has spoken about him. He added that the Prime Minister has not tried to escape from answering questions that have been raised....
  • After losing 44 hours of work, Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die 07-09-2013 07:51 PM

    Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Saturday after a month-long Monsoon Session which saw passage of 18 legislations, including the landmark Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill, but lost 44 hours of work due to disturbances over various issues. "There were spells of calm and fury," Chairman Hamid...
  • Manual Scavenging Bill passed in Parliament 07-09-2013 07:30 PM

    New Delhi: A bill seeking to prohibit employment of individuals as manual scavengers by prescribing stringent punishment including imprisonment up to five years, to those employing such labour was passed by Parliament on Saturday. The bill has provisions for providing for rehabilitation of manual scavengers and their family members as...
  • PM will face CBI if summoned in coal scam: Kamal Nath 07-09-2013 03:02 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is ready to face the Central Bureau of Investigation if necessary in the coalgate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath has told CNN-IBN in an exclusive interview that the Prime Minister will present himself for questioning if the CBI summons...
  • Sibal apologises to Opposition for hasty passage of Judicial Appointments Bill 07-09-2013 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday apologised to the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha over hasty passage of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2013 which seeks to scrap the collegium system of appointing judges to higher courts. He said, "I am deeply anguished. I apologise to...
  • Live: 19 Bills passed in Monsoon Session, says Kamal Nath 07-09-2013 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: 12:53 pm: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath says 19 Bills have been passed in this session, including Food Security Bill, Land Bill and Pensions Bill. 12:31 pm: Law Minister Kapil Sibal apologises to the Opposition in the Upper House over hasty passage of the Judges Accountability Bill. He...
  • Gopal Kanda attends Monsoon Session of Haryana Assembly 06-09-2013 05:25 PM

    Former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda, accused in the air hostess suicide case, attended the monsoon session of Haryana Assembly in Chandigarh on Friday after getting bail from a Delhi court. Kanda arrived 33 minutes after the House met at 2 pm on the opening day of the session and passed...
  • NSAB report didn't say China intruded into India: Antony 06-09-2013 01:34 PM

    New Delhi: The issue of Chinese border incursion rocked Parliament on Friday with parties demanding the government's statement. Defence Minister AK Antony clarified that the National Security Advisory Board chairman Shyam Saran in his report to the Prime Minister's Office did not say that China has occupied any part of...
  • Live: NSAB report didn't say China intruded into Indian territory, says Antony 06-09-2013 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: 1:20 pm: The Opposition is in no mood to relent as the BJP created a storm demanding a clarification from the Defence Minister. The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm following the uproar. 1:01 pm: Defence Minister AK Antony has denied reports saying that the National...
  • Govt defers RTI Amendment Bill due to lack of consensus 05-09-2013 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday deferred the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill due to lack of consensus among political parties. The amended bill will be send to the Parliamentary Standing Committee. Once the Standing Committee clears the amended bill, it will likely come for debate in Parliament in...
  • Bumper monsoon season shows signs of waning 05-09-2013 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: Monsoon rains should continue to be weaker than average again next week, suggesting an early end to the season, weather officials said on Thursday, but with summer crops well established, there should be little impact on harvests. The monsoon, crucial for the 55 percent of Indian farmland that...
  • Live: Chidambaram speaks on rupee, economy in Lok Sabha 05-09-2013 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: 3:55 pm: Finance Minister P Chidambaram speaks on rupee, economy in the Lok Sabha. He says rupee has overshot its true value, Correction in rupee will take place and a number of measures are being taken to ensure it finds its correct value. On economy, he says it...