Rain-hit farmers in Manipur face staggering losses

Farmers in some northeastern states are suffering as the torrential rain and hailstorm in the past four days have destroyed crops, causing them staggering losses.

Apr 02, 2017, 15:53 PM IST

2 killed in Manipur rains

 Two people were killed due to torrential rains in Manipur, police said on Friday.

Mar 31, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
China tornado, hailstorm toll rises to 99, at least 840 injured

China tornado, hailstorm toll rises to 99, at least 840 injured

The death toll from a fierce tornado and hailstorm in China`s Jiangsu province rose to 99, with 846 others injured, officials said on Sunday.

Jun 26, 2016, 12:56 PM IST
Heatwave grips east, central and peninsular India; many dead in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh due to cyclone, hailstorm

Heatwave grips east, central and peninsular India; many dead in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh due to cyclone, hailstorm

As heat wave conditions continued unabated in many parts of India, seven more people died in Odisha and Telangana due to sunstroke whereas Assam and Arunachal Pradesh were hit by a sever cyclone followed by hailstorms on Friday.

Apr 30, 2016, 03:20 AM IST

Hundreds of houses, 20 govt buildings destroyed in squall in Mizoram

Creating a havoc across the state for past several days, pre-monsoon rains, accompanied by squall and hailstorm have destroyed hundreds of private houses and 20 government buildings in Mizoram, state disaster management officials said on Sunday.

Apr 18, 2016, 00:30 AM IST

Houses damaged by massive hailstorm in Mizoram

Except for ten houses, all the houses in Mizoram-Myanmar border Lungphunlian hamlet, which had 78 houses were heavily damaged by massive hailstorm that hit the north eastern parts of the state last evening.

Apr 06, 2016, 11:23 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi raises issue of farmers hit by rains; govt assures help

Hours after Rahul Gandhi sought urgent steps to help farmers hit by rains and hailstorm, the government on Monday assured necessary action after getting reports from the affected states.

Mar 14, 2016, 19:08 PM IST

DNA: White emergency in US due to snowzilla; heavy snowfall hits China

Incredible cold has caused the declaration of white emergency in USA and China.

Jan 25, 2016, 23:12 PM IST

Hailstorm damages crops in Jharkhand

Jharkhand's farmers, facing a drought situation, suffered another setback as a hailstorm on Thursday and Friday hit their vegetable and standing crops.

Oct 31, 2015, 15:12 PM IST

Centre approves Rs 2,801 cr to UP hailstorm-hit farmers

The Centre on Friday approved Rs 2,801 crore for relief of hailstorm-affected farmers in Uttar Pradesh.

Jul 24, 2015, 21:04 PM IST

Heavy rains kill 31 in China

At least 31 people were killed and more than 1.42 million others affected due to heavy rains and hailstorms in the last one month in China's southwest Guizhou province, authorities said on Saturday.

Jun 06, 2015, 07:51 AM IST

Six killed after hailstorm lashes Bihar

Over six people were killed i in a hailstorm in Patna, Bhagalpur and Lakhisarai district of Bihar.

Jun 02, 2015, 09:26 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi to begin 3-day Amethi visit on May 18

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will pay a three-day visit to his Amethi parliamentary constituency beginning May 18, during which he will meet farmers affected by the recent untimely rain and hailstorm.

May 15, 2015, 21:07 PM IST

Govt to give fiscal aid of over Rs 59 cr to 2.75 lakh farmers

Around 2.75 lakh farmers have suffered severe crop damage due to heavy rainfall and hailstorm in West Bengal following which the government has decided to provide financial assistance of more than Rs 59 crore to the affected farmers.

May 08, 2015, 14:50 PM IST

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashes Salem

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashed Salem bringing down the temperature while trees were uprooted in Erode district, officials said today.

Apr 24, 2015, 09:15 AM IST

Akhilesh declares calamity in UP, seeks Rs 1,000 cr from PM

With 55 districts in Uttar Pradesh hit by untimely rains and hailstorm, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has declared a calamity and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Rs 1,000 crores to immediately provide relief to farmers.

Apr 14, 2015, 12:14 PM IST

Vidarbha crisis: Rains destroy nearly 50,000 hectares of crops

Unseasonal rains and hailstorm damaged standing Rabi crops in nearly 50,000 hectares of land impacting one lakh farmers in Vidarbha this year, even as farmer suicides continued unabated in the region, deepening the agrarian crisis there.

Apr 14, 2015, 12:12 PM IST

Fresh rain, hailstorm lash Rajasthan

Moderate to heavy rain and hailstorm lashed several parts of Rajasthan in the last 24 hours, affecting normal life and increasing worries for farmers whose post-harvested crops have already been destroyed due to untimely rain last month, a MeT official said.

Apr 13, 2015, 14:55 PM IST
UP govt asks Centre to provide Rs 1,000 cr for rain-hit farmers

UP govt asks Centre to provide Rs 1,000 cr for rain-hit farmers

Uttar Pradesh government on Friday asked the Centre to immediately release Rs 1,000 crore as relief to farmers hit by untimely rains and hailstorm in the state.

Apr 11, 2015, 01:14 AM IST

Unseasonal rains damage 51-69% crops in Uttarakhand: Govt

Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have damaged 51 to 69 per cent of crops across Uttarakhand this year.

Apr 10, 2015, 00:06 AM IST