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5 days of rains bring Chennai to its knees

The cyclonic depression may have crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on Thursday evening, but the state continues to be battered by heavy rains. The India meteorological department on Friday said the......

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Maharashtra, 13 killed

At least 13 persons died in heavy showers, floods and lightning in parts of Maharashtra with the Marathwada region bearing the brunt of rain fury, while more than 560 people were rescued after the......

Rishiganga hydro project washed away by glacier burst

A 13.2 MW small hydro project on the Rishiganga river was swept away in the glacier burst in Uttarakhand on Sunday, but there is no danger of floods in the downstream areas as the water level has......

3 killed, over 1,000 trees uprooted as Cyclone Nivar hits TN

At least three people were killed in Tamil Nadu, over 1,000 trees uprooted and some low-lying areas marooned due to water-logging following heavy rains on Thursday as severe cyclonic......

Heavy rains, strong winds batter Mumbai; signage atop BSE damaged

Incessant heavy rains and strong winds battered Mumbai and adjoining areas on Wednesday, disrupting traffic and damaging the signage atop the iconic Bombay Stock Exchange building. Gusty winds led......

Explained: Why the monsoon is pulling out so late

'The last time we had such a late withdrawal of monsoon was in 1960 or so.' IMAGE: National and state disaster response force personnel rescue citizens from the flood-affected Rajendra Nagar area......

Brace for a hot summer in North India

'The season averaged maximum temperatures in Himachal Pradesh, West Rajasthan, Konkan, Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Arunachal Pradesh are likely to be higher than normal by 0.5-1.0 degree......

Will there be normal monsoon in 2019?

A normal monsoon will augur well for the country’s agriculture sector and boost crop yields. However, good rains - and surplus crops - could also depress prices, hurting farm income, unless......

Once again, IMD, Skymet differ on rain forecast

Skymet lowered its full season monsoon forecast to ‘below normal’ from ‘normal’, while the IMD is sticking to its earlier forecast that rains in June to September of 2018......

IMD or Skymet: Who got monsoon forecast right?

While the IMD had forecast a ‘normal’ monsoon for the entire season, Skymet stated that rain this year would be ‘below normal’, report Sanjeeb Mukherjee and Sahil Makkar.......

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