Rain

  • Showers bring down temperature in Agra 19-04-2014 03:51 PM

    The temperature fell sharply Saturday in Agra following intermittent showers. The showers were heavy Saturday morning, causing alarm in the rural areas where wheat is yet to be harvested. "The unseasonal rain is particularly bad for barley crop," said farmer Govind Singh. The day temperature fell by around eight to...
  • Farmers fear crop damage as rains, dust storm hit UP 18-04-2014 01:36 PM

    A change in weather with intermittent showers since early Friday morning has set farmers worrying in this region as they are yet to finish harvesting wheat crop. "The bundles of harvested wheat lying open in the fields could get damaged. In areas where the crop is still to be harvested...
  • Heavy rains force Harish Rawat to cancel public meetings, Kedarnath visit 14-04-2014 07:53 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has to cancel his public meetings on Sunday, including in Kedarnath, due to heavy rains which lashed the state, an official said. The Chief Minister's Kedarnath visit has been cancelled as his helicopter was not allowed to take off due to bad weather, his OSD...
  • Heavy rains, lightning in Lucknow leads to massive power cuts 25-03-2014 09:44 AM

    A massive storm accompanied by lightning and heavy rains lashed Lucknowon Tuesday leaving several trees uprooted. The Met Office recorded wind speed of around 30 km per hour here. No loss of life has been reported so far though there was some damage to property as many hoardings and tin...
  • J&K: Miraculous escape for six families as landslide strikes houses 21-03-2014 11:59 AM

    Srinagar: Close to six families had a miraculous escape when a landslide struck their houses in Rajwar area of Handwara tehsil. Four inmates got injured and dozens of cattleheads perished in the midnight landslide that buried nearly 40 people. Villagers heard screams and later rescued women and kids trapped in...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan's announcement of loan recovery stay is hollow: Congress 13-03-2014 11:21 PM

    Congress MP and former Madhya Pradesh minister Sajjansingh Varma on Thursday alleged Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had not fulfilled the promise to stop the recovery of loans taken by hailstorm-hit farmers and waive the interest. Dubbing the BJP government in the state "anti-farmer", Varma said while the deadline for...
  • CM demands Rs 5700 crore relief package for rain-hit farmers 13-03-2014 06:33 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday met Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and sought a Rs 5,700 crore package for farmers in the state who suffered loss to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm. During the meeting, Chouhan apprised Shinde that houses, livestock and infrastructure including roads,...
  • Central team to assess crop damage caused by hailstorm 12-03-2014 08:02 PM

    A central team will arrive on a three-day visit from tomorrow to assess the extensive damage caused to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in Madhya Pradesh, official sources said on Wednesday. In view of the central team's visit from March 13-15,State Chief Secretary, Antony DeSa held discussions with...
  • No respite for farmers, unseasonal rains to continue for 2 more days 12-03-2014 08:28 AM

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Inclement weather conditions continue to wreak havoc across the country. Unseasonal rains have destroyed crops worth Rs 13,000 crore in Madhya Pradesh so far. In Maharashtra, 8 lakh hectares of crops have been hit in the Marathwada region alone by hailstorms and similar conditions are likely to prevail...
  • MP: Two farmers commit suicide in Damoh due to crop damage 12-03-2014 08:25 AM

    Damoh: Two farmers have committed suicide in Damoh district of madhya Pradesh after they incurred severe loss to their crops by the unseasonal rain. So far, six farmers have tried to end their life in the district after the loss. Till now, crops worth 13,000 crores have been destroyed in...
  • Unseasonal rains spell doom for Maharashtra farmers, drive them to commit suicide 11-03-2014 10:20 PM

    Mumbai: Unseasonal rain and hailstorm in the last fortnight has destroyed crops across lakhs of hectares of land in Maharashtra and left behind hapless farmers wading through ruined crops and facing huge losses. "Everything is gone, I had taken so much care of my crops but nothing is left," said...
  • More trouble for farmers: Hailstorms, unseasonal rains hit crops 11-03-2014 07:42 PM

    Unseasonal rains and sudden hailstorms have destroyed crops in lakhs of acres of farmland in some states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab posing a threat to expected yields besides causing huge losses to farmers. Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh were also affected even as state governments sought...
  • Fresh snowfall, rains cause sharp drop in temperature 11-03-2014 06:45 PM

    High altitude areas of Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts of Uttarakhand received fresh snowfall on Tuesday even as the valleys were lashed by moderate rains causing a sharp drop in temperature at most places. Quite a few places in Chamoli district including Auli, Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib received the snowfall. As...
  • Maharashtra: Unseasonal rainfall, hailstorm damages Rabi crop 11-03-2014 08:51 AM

    Mumbai: Heavy unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm in several parts of Maharashtra have damaged thousands of hectares of Rabi crop. The government has now started a crop survey. Saikheda, Chandori, Karanjgaon, Tarulkhedale, Tamaswadi villages were the worst-affected. Pomegranate and grape cultivation in Satana has been virtually wiped out. Standing crops like...
  • Hailstorms continue in Maharashtra, unseasonal rains in the North 11-03-2014 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: Hailstorms continue to wreak havoc in Maharashtra. Damage to thousands of hectares of crop in the past two weeks is now giving rise to fears of price rise. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday said EC's permission will be sought to give financial assistance to affected farmers...
  • First hailstorm, now government apathy deepens farmers' woes 02-03-2014 07:57 AM

    Bhopal: Unseasonal rains accompanied by heavy hailstorms have ruined the standing Rabi crops in Madhya Pradesh on a large scale. Nearly 10,000 villages in the state have been affected by the sudden change in weather. Even as Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government has announced Rs 2000 crore relief package for those...
  • Light rains bring temperature down in parts of Rajasthan 01-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Light rains triggered by western disturbance brought down night temperatures in many parts of Rajasthan with the capital city recording 15.3 mm rains since Friday, the MeT department has said. Ajmer, Pilani, Bikaner, Churu and Kota recorded 7.4, 2.1, 1.2, 1 and 0.4 mm of rains respectively. Night temperatures dipped...
  • Expect more rainfall in next 24 hours, says Met department 01-03-2014 03:34 PM

    Light rains triggered by western disturbance brought down night temperatures in many parts of Rajasthan with the capital city recording 15.3 mm rains since on Friday, the MeT department has said. Ajmer, Pilani, Bikaner, Churu and Kota recorded 7.4, 2.1, 1.2, 1 and 0.4 mm of rains respectively. Night temperatures...
  • Rains, hailstorm damage legal opium crop in Malwa 01-03-2014 12:13 AM

    Recent heavy rains and hailstorm have damaged the opium harvest in Malwa region known for its legal cultivation. About 30,000 opium farmers from Neemuch, Mandsaur and Ratlam districts said rains lashed the region just when the opium harvest was at its peak. The district Congress president Nandkishor Patel met the...
  • Rajasthan CM announces relief package for farmers after hailstorm 28-02-2014 09:25 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday announced a relief package for farmers hit by crop damage due to hailstorm over the past three days in the state. Affected farmers from 21 districts will get Rs 4,500 per hectare for non irrigated land and Rs 9,000 per hectare for...
  • Government announces relief package for rain-hit farmers 28-02-2014 08:17 PM

    The Rajasthan government on Friday announced a relief package for farmers whose crops have damaged in the recent hailstorm. Approximately 4,400 villages in 21 districts will be covered with the package, a release said. Under the package, financial support will be provided at the rate of Rs 4,500 per hectare...
  • Rains lash parts of UP, brings mercury down; Etawah coldest at 8.8 deg C 28-02-2014 06:45 PM

    Light to moderate rains occurred at a few places in Uttar Pradesh with heavy thundershowers reported from isolated places in the state. Thakurdwara recorded seven cms of rainfall, while Billari, Handa, Naraini recorded three cms each, Mahroni, Barra, Karchana, Varanasi, Allahabad, Muzaffarnagar two cms each and Ghazipur, Churk, Amroha, Lalitpur,...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan sets aside Rs 2,000 crore for rain-hit farmers 28-02-2014 05:45 PM

    Describing the damage to crops due to rain and hailstorm in Madhya Pradesh as a "national calamity," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced a slew of relief measures for affected farmers in the state. "A total of 9,800 villages spread across 49 out of the total 51 districts...
  • Heavy rains lash Rajasthan, Churu records maximum rainfall 28-02-2014 05:26 PM

    Moderate to heavy rains lashed parts of Rajasthan since on Thursday night with Churu recording a maximum rainfall of 3 cms, a MeT official said on Friday. An upper air cyclonic system due to ongoing western disturbance caused precipitation and hailstorms in parts of Jaipur, Kota, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Ganganagar,...
  • Farmers worst hit by rains, hailstorm will get wheat at Re 1/kg: CM 28-02-2014 02:47 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that wheat at Rs 1 per kg will be provided for eight months to farmers who have suffered over 50 per cent crop-loss due to rain and hailstorm in the state. The Chief Minister who visited hailstorm-affected Rehti, Nasrullahganj and Ashta including...
  • Five of a family killed as house collapses after heavy rain 22-02-2014 03:27 PM

    At least five people were killed near Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri town when a roof of a house collapsed following heavy rain, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place at Auna village on Friday past midnight when the family of two women, two teenaged girls and a man was fast...
  • Heavy rains bring down the mercury by 3 degrees Celsius 22-02-2014 12:00 PM

    Residents of the Uttar Pradesh capital woke up to heavy rains on Saturday that brought down the temperature. The maximum temperature tumbled by three degrees to settle at 23.9 degrees Celsius. Regional Met Office director J.P. Gupta told IANS that the city and some parts of eastern and western Uttar...
  • Princes William, Harry sandbag against UK floods 15-02-2014 01:28 PM

    Prince William and Prince Harry helped flood-hit British villagers protect their homes on Friday, unloading sandbags alongside soldiers in a River Thames village. The princes, who have both served in the armed forces, joined a work crew In Datchet, west of London, from about 6 am on what aides said...
  • Torrential rain, wind hits flooded Britain 13-02-2014 12:08 PM

    Britain's weather service says it sees the tentacles of climate change in a spate of storms and floods battering the country, but has stopped short of saying that global warming directly caused the extreme conditions. The latest round of bad weather slammed into Britain's west coast on Wednesday with torrential...
  • Fresh spell of rains expected in next 48 hours, predicts Met department 13-02-2014 11:10 AM

    The Met Office on Thursday forecast fresh spell of rains in Uttar Pradesh for the next two days. The weatherman attributed the change in weather to Western Disturbances, and also added that heavy rains and snowfall might occur in the neighbouring hill state of Uttarakhand. Meanwhile the temperature, despite sunny...