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Rain deficit down to 29% as heavy downpour lashes Himachal Pradesh

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 22:23

The rain deficit which was 43 per cent till July 14 in Himachal Pradesh has come down to 29 per cent as several areas of the state were lashed by intermittent heavy rains during past five days.

Another rainy day for North India

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 22:08

It was yet another wet day for most parts of North India which received moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday much to the relief of farmers in the agrarian states who had been awaiting the monsoon.

Rainfall in current monsoon season to be below normal: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:09

Rainfall in the country for the current monsoon season would be 93 percent of the long period average, which is below normal, the government told the Lok Sabha.

El Nino likely picks up, may further weaken Monsoon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 12:43

There`s bad news for India on the weather front - the Australian weather bureau has reported that El Nino may be picking up and may onset earlier than predicted.

Monsoon stalls, stokes drought fears

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:05

India is fast staring at drought-like conditions as the country has received 45 per cent less rainfall compared to the average during the first spell of the monsoon.

One-third of country received excess rainfall: IMD

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 13:16

One-third of the country received excess rainfall this year during Monsoon which has withdrawn from the northern and western parts.

Monsoon likely to be normal this year: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 19:41

The country is expected to have normal monsoon this year with overall rainfall of 98 percent, news that will bring smiles to millions of faces of farmers who depend on good rains for a bumper harvest.

North India receives rains

Last Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 22:20

Parts of North India on Thursday received moderate to heavy rainfall which left some cities water-logged.

More rainfall in Sept, to help rice crop: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 13:55

Rainfall next month is expected to be better as monsoon is unlikely to be influenced by El Nino weather pattern, helping rice and other kharif crop, Agriculture Secretary Ashish Bahuguna said Wednesday.

Rains in North India

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 19:09

North India received heavy to moderate rainfall as parts of the region, including capital Delhi, faced disruptions in normal life.

Country has got 90% rainfall so far: Ashwani Kumar

Last Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 17:21

Union Minister Ashwani Kumar said rainfall received by the country during the current season so far stands at 90 per cent, which is six per cent short of the normal figure.

Geared up to face drought situation, says Centre

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 16:32

Government Friday said the spectre of drought over a few states and the likelihood of a lower rainfall pattern this year should not be a concern for a "panicky situation," as it is geared up to face the situation with enough stocks of foodgrains and sugar.