Keyword : Monsoon

Brace up for drought year as monsoon is going to be ‘below normal’ to ‘deficient’

India`s northwest region which includes Delhi, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are going to be affected by ‘below normal’ to ‘deficient’ monsoon.  The Indi

Weak monsoon soon, farm & power ministries raise contingency flag

The southwest monsoon, which would be below normal this season, is likely to set over Kerala in the next 24 hours and two crucial ministries have announced plans to face the impending drought.

Advancing monsoon and cyclonic storm bring rainfall to west coast

The deep depression in the Arabian Sea has intensified into cyclonic storm `Ashobaa`. It may develop into a `super cyclonic storm` in next 24-36 hours. However, the landfall of the cyclonic storm m

Delayed monsoon: Nasa project may help India prepare better

India battles uncertain monsoon due to El Nino this season and uncertainty is the bane of Indian agriculture sector. The policy makers and planners need to have long term plans for a country that i

Mumbai marooned in monsoon rains, social media helps people connect

Mumbai weathers it every monsoon with bit of help from the administration. Friday was no different. Suburban trains are lifelines of India’s commercial hub Mumbai and they stood still on trac

Mumbai let down by civic authorities and politicians

Even though Mumbai’s municipal corporation claims to have completed more than 95% of the desilting work and removed more than 3.40 lakh cubic metre of silt from major nullahs (storm water dra

What can be done for farmers?

Bad news is good news; media revel in news of crisis and catastrophe. No news is bad news; some space has to be filled with news if anyone is going to look at accompanying views and ads. But if the

Break in monsoon may help Kashmir regain its bearings

Jhelum is again in spate but may not cause much havoc like last year in Jammu and Kashmir as rainfall may ebb in next 48 hours. The state government issued a flood warning after the

Morning briefings: Mobile number portability comes into effect

From today mobile phone users will be able to retain their numbers when they relocate to any part of the country even if they change operators as full mobile number portability (MNP) has come into

Morning briefing: Home ministry meeting today on ISIS threat, two Indian hostages free

Union home ministry is likely to hold a meeting with state police chiefs today (Saturday) to review the situation in the wake of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threat. The meeting is being

Evening digest: Mumbai terror attack planned in Pak, confirms Pak sleuth

Tariq Khosa, former DG of Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan, has said that 2008 Mumbai attack was planned and launched from Pakistani soil. In an article published in Pakistani newspaper Daw

Acute water shortage hits Marathwada, CM takes stock of monsoon failure

With many parts of Maharashtra witnessing drought like situation, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis embarked on tour of affected areas of Marathwada. He also visited Ahmednagar and Solapur districts

Unseasonal rains damage crops in north India

Five months of regular hard work of farmers went down the drain when heavy rainfall lashed northern India over the weekend. Unseasonal rains and hailstorm in past 36 hours (Started late on Friday a

Monsoon delayed, leaves India yearning for rain

It’s the third week of May and there is still no respite from drought, heat wave and soaring temperature, nor is it likely to be in the coming weeks if the met department is to be believed. F

Everything you need to know about rainwater harvesting

Eleven states in the country are hit by drought this year. And, ironically, almost all states face the problem of water logging during monsoon. What if we can stop the surface run off and use this

Beyond the rate: Rajan’s prognosis for economy

In the second bi-monthly monetary policy statement of 2016-17, RBI governor Raghuram G Rajan on Tuesday decided to keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged

Monsoon arrives in Kerala

Delayed by a week the south-western monsoons arrived over the coast of Kerala, and has covered parts of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Lakshadweep on Wednesday.  Earlier, the India Meteorological D

Cowering Chennai fears flood fury

It’s been seven months since swirling flood waters ravaged Chennai, and the painful 2015 memory is still afresh for Robertson. “It was the most horrific experience of my life. We are sc

Heavy rains wash away Gurugram’s Millennium City tag

“People coming to Gurgaon from Delhi are advised to stay back today to avoid being stuck in traffic jams due to flooding on roads,” tweeted Gurgaon Police on Friday.  Inc

Favourable monsoon to revive rural incomes: CRISIL

The monsoon this year has brought cheer to farmers and a report by CRISIL, a research agency, said it expects “the favourable monsoon to revive rural incomes”. “Lar



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