Rains

  • Showers cool Delhi, nearby areas 2 hours 26 minutes 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 11 hours 56 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • No rain causes increase in the price of tomatoes 6 days ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN a resident of Jaipur expresses his anxiety over the rising price of tomatoes. The crop has been majorly affected this time because of no rains. "The way things are, we might have to resort to tomato ketchup,"he says. ...
  • Ramdev takes students to Gangotri despite alert, stranded due to heavy rains 6 days ago

    Dehradun: Heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Uttarakhand. Thousands have been stranded in Gangotri including Yoga guru Ramdev. The Yoga guru has been stuck at the higher reaches with around 400 students. He had reportedly gone ahead with the programme despite an alert issued by the Met department of Uttarakhand. The...
  • Monsoon has revived across north India: MET department director 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • About 720,000 people affected in China rains 1 week ago

    Beijing: About 720,000 people from 240 townships in central China's Hunan Province have been affected due to heavy rainstorms since early Monday, flood control officials said on Tuesday. Initial investigation showed that 465 homes in the province have been toppled and 149,400 local residents have been relocated as a result of...
  • Alert sounded as heavy rains drench Uttarakhand; Kedarnath Yatra not disrupted 1 week ago

    An alert has been sounded in Uttarakhand after incessant rains in many parts of the state for the last 48 hours, officials said on Tuesday. The hill state is likely to experience very heavy rainfall on Wednesday, the Met Office said. District administration in "rain prone" areas has been asked to...
  • Met issues heavy rainfall alert in Uttarakhand, evacuation begins in some areas 1 week ago

    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...
  • Rains hit many places in north India July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Many parts of North India received light to heavy rainfall on Monday, bringing down mercury but sultry conditions prevailed in the region. Extremely high humidity was recorded in Delhi a day after heavy rains lashed the national capital, making things uncomfortable for those who stepped out. While the day temperature...
  • Haryana: Deficient rainfall causes damage to standing crop, farmers worried 1 week ago

    Pulwal: Delayed monsoon remains a top concern as it is the peak of the kharif season, but deficient rainfall has caused damage to standing crop in Haryana. Farmers who have taken land on lease for cultivation are now staring at an uncertain future. There's an acre of yellowing paddy in...
  • Monsoon rains lash the region, bring respite from scorching heat July 13, 2014

    Heavy rains lashed the Indian capital and its adjoining areas on Sunday, ending a scorching heat wave and humidity and bringing joy to millions. The afternoon downpour quickly pushed down the temperature from the Sunday morning's 30.5 degrees Celsius and flooded many parts of Delhi, causing traffic jams. Many boys and girls...
  • New lease of life for Delhiites as heavy rains lash capital city July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites finally breathed a sigh of relief as heavy rains lashed Delhi-NCR region on Sunday afternoon bringing down the temperature considerably. With almost two weeks of humidity and temperature hovering around 42 degrees, the rains came as a huge respite to the NCR residents. The MeT department, although...
  • Water level in Himachal dams alarmingly low due to deficit rainfall July 12, 2014

    Shimla: The water levels in the Bhakra and Pong dams in Himachal Pradesh have dipped alarmingly low owing to the deficient monsoon in the region, an official said on Saturday. Both the dams serve the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. "The water level in the Bhakra dam's Gobind Sagar reservoir...
  • Monsoon to pick up in central, northwestern India by July 15: MeT July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Monsoon in central and northwestern India, which is currently reeling under severe heat, is likely to pick up by July 15, said the MeT department. IMD Director BP Yadav said that pressure in Bay of Bengal has affected monsoon and that there will be humidity till July 14....