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Govt downgrades rain forecast, rules out drought

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 18:30

This indicates that the country is expected to receive "deficient" rainfall,.

India Inc. welcomes RBI move

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 16:48

India Inc. Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India`s (RBI) move to put more funds into the system by cutting statutory liquidity ratio (SLR).

Expert Views: RBI keeps repo rate unchanged

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 12:28

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its key policy repo rate unchanged on Tuesday as widely expected, but warned about inflationary risks should a shortfall in monsoon rains spark a surge in food prices.

RBI to hold rates on Tuesday, say analysts

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 17:31

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan is most likely to hold the key rates at the upcoming review of the monetary policy on Tuesday, where factors like liquidity management measures are the ones to watch out for, brokerages said on Friday.

Arun Jaitley promises to narrow fiscal deficit to 4.1%

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 12:31

Jaitley hoped that RBI might cut rates as inflation shows stable slowing down.

Govt allays apprehension about drought-like situation

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 22:22

With monsoon picking up momentum, government allayed apprehensions about deficit in rainfall, saying things are looking a "little more optimistic" and a drought-like situation is unlikely.

Monsoon continues in north India

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 23:03

Monsoon showers continued to lash several parts of north India bringing down temperatures significantly even as rivers in Uttar Pradesh flowed in spate at a few places.

Sowing of kharif crops down by 50% so far on poor rains

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:28

Sowing of kharif crops, including rice, is down by 50 per cent at 34.56 million hectares as on today, but the government hopes planting will pick up in the coming days with widespread rains in central and north India.

Rains hit many places in north India

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 21:34

Many parts of North India received light to heavy rainfall on Monday, bringing down mercury but sultry conditions prevailed in the region.

Heat wave persists in north India

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 21:21

Many parts of North India continued to reel under hot and humid weather conditions as temperatures hovered several notches above standard levels on Saturday.

Rains scanty, mercury maintains upward trend in north India

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:04

The mercury continued its upward trend across north India as the monsoon remained weak barring a few places in Rajasthan and eastern Uttar Pradesh that received light to moderate rains.

Vidarbha farmers, widows to fast tomorrow on delayed rain woes

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:28

Farmers and widows of suicide affected families in Vidarbha would be observing a day-long fast tomorrow at Pandharkawada in Yavatmal district, to draw the attention of authorities to the distress due to delayed rains in the region.