Rains

  • Mumbai: Seven villages submerge due to heavy rains 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai: As many as seven villages in the Vasai district on the outskirts of Mumbai were completely submerged on Tuesday due to incessant rains. Local administration sprung into action and evacuated residents from low lying areas. Meanwhile, those who are stranded are being rescued by local bodies and the...
  • Heavy rains wash away Lambagad road leading to Badrinath shrine, yatra halted 14 hours 33 minutes ago

    The Badrinath Yatra - part of the annual Hindu pilgrimage of Char Dham Yatra was halted following heavy rain in Uttarakhand, an official said on Tuesday. The rain on Monday washed away a road near Lambagad leading to the Badrinath shrine and it will take some time to repair it, officials...
  • Telangana: Poor rains, heavy debts push 25 farmers to commit suicide in Medak 17 hours 21 minutes ago

    Medak: The government has claimed that it has got no SOS from any state over drought-like conditions. However, the situation is quite dire in Telangana's Medak district where 25 farmers have committed suicide in the past two months. Poor rainfall and heavy debts have pushed farmers to the edge. Fifty-five-year-old...
  • 6 killed in a landslide as heavy rains lash Uttarakhand Yesterday

    Ten days after heavy rains pounded Uttarakhand, the meteorological department on Monday warned of another round of incessant heavy rains in the state in 48-hours while six people were found dead due to landslide. The rain alert has been sounded for most areas of the state including Nainital, Chamoli, Champawat, Uttarkashi...
  • Heavy rains to last Rajasthan for another 24 hours Yesterday

    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...
  • Drought looms over Rajasthan as 23 districts received deficit rains 2 days ago

    With delayed monsoon, drought is likely to hit the desert state of Rajasthan as 23 districts received deficit rains and six received scanty rainfall during June 1 to July 26 period, a Met department report said on Sunday. Since June 1 this year, Rajasthan received 130.63 mm of rainfall as against...
  • Monsoon improving; normal rainfall likely in August: IMD 3 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...
  • India got above average rain in last seven days: IMD 4 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,...
  • Rains lash several parts of Rajasthan; Shahbad records heaviest downpour 6 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 6 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...
  • Maharashtra :Fear of drought looms over Marathwada, Nashik regions 6 days ago

    Mumbai: With monsoon playing truant in Marathwada and Nashik, a drought like situation looms over these regions of the state. Water stock in Ujani and Jaikwadi reservoirs in Marathwada region was low, state administration officials said. Maharashtra Cabinet today took stock of situation in view of scanty rainfall. The state has so far...
  • Youth swept away by rain swollen river in Moradabad 6 days ago

    A 22-year-old youth was swept away along with his motorcycle while crossing a bridge over Machana river near Betul on Wednesday, a police official said. Ramdev, resident of Bhainsdehi town, was going to the market to purchase ghee required at the funeral of one of his relative, the sub divisional...
  • Odisha reviews preparedness to tackle flood 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: With water level rising in several Odisha rivers following incessant rains and a forecast of more rains due to a depression, the state government reviewed preparedness to deal with possible flood. "There is a possibility of flood in Keonjhar, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts. All arrangements are being made to deal...
  • Showers cool Delhi, nearby areas 1 week 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...
  • Ground report: Flash floods hit over 40 villages in Moradabad, 7 dead 1 week ago

    Flash floods have hit over 40 villages in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, taking seven lives so far. Locals have complained of administrative apathy. ...
  • Light to moderate rainfall continues in parts of Rajasthan July 20, 2014

    Light to moderate rainfall on Sunday continued in parts of Rajasthan with Malsisar in Jhunjhunu district recording maximum of 12 cm rains. According to MeT office, Chabbara (Baran) and Tibbi (Hanumangarh) towns also recorded 8 and 7 cm rains respectively. Many places in Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer and Bikaner and few places...
  • 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...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha July 20, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik's for meeting 26/11 mastermind Hafeez Saeed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Brazil for BRICS summit. He also takes on Bollywood actor Salman Khan for refusing to pose for shutterbugs. ...
  • TWTW: Potholes, traffic jams, waterlogging, that's Mumbai in monsoons July 20, 2014

    Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas impacting movement of suburban trains and vehicular traffic and throwing normal life out of gear. Mumbai suburban railway, the city's lifeline, was in disarray with water overtopping the tracks at several places on the Western, Central and Harbour lines. ...
  • 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...
  • Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh, rivers in spate July 18, 2014

    Shimla: The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Friday and all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said. "Monsoon is active in the state. Precipitation occurred at most of the places with heavy rainfall at some places in Sirmaur district," said an...
  • 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...
  • Delhi gets some rain, more expected on Friday July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi experienced sporadic rain in parts of the city on Thursday, giving the people some respite from the humid weather. The met office forecast more rains on Friday. "The skies will remain cloudy with rain and thundershowers in some parts of the city," said the India Meteorological Department (IMD)...
  • 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...
  • Badrinath yatra suspended till tomorrow, pilgrims asked not to go beyond Joshimath July 17, 2014

    A day after yatra to Kedarnath was suspended, the pilgrimage to another major Himalayan shrine, Badrinath, in Uttarakhand was stalled on Thursday in view of the weatherman's prediction of heavy rains in the area. Yatra to Badrinath has been stalled considering safety of the pilgrims in view of the MeT department...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Kedarnath Yatra suspended for three days as MeT department issues warning of heavy rains July 16, 2014

    Pilgrimage to Kedarnath was suspended on Wednesday for three days in view of the MeT department warning of heavy rains in the area and frequent blockage of roads to the Himalayan shrine following intermittent showers in the valley over the past few days. "Yatra to Kedarnath has been suspended for safety...