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Showers cool Delhi, nearby areas

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 10:34

Brief rains cooled the national capital and its adjoining areas after days of humid weather.

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.

Poor monsoon threatens first drought in five years

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 09:10

A poor monsoon cuts exports, stokes food inflation and leads to lower demand for products ranging from cars to consumer goods.

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.

MP CM holds contingency meeting over sub-normal monsoon

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:28

With monsoon playing truant, Madhya Pradesh CM held an emergency meeting with the GoM on Agriculture to review the situation and directed the officials to provide all possible help to farmers.

High tide alert in Mumbai as monsoon clouds come closer

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 15:17

With the southwest monsoon fast approaching, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has issued an alert for tidal waves higher than 4.5 metres likely to hit Mumbai shoreline this week.

Drought possible, but Centre prepared to tackle the situation: Agriculture Minister

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:42

With Monsoon expected to be below normal this year and likely to trigger a drought like situation in parts of the country, the Centre has prepared a contingency plan to meet any eventuality.

High tide causes water-logging in parts of Mumbai

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 13:43

With just days left for the monsoon to hit the western metropolis, high tidal waves have led to water-logging in low lying areas of Mumbai on Thursday.

Heavy rains in Kerala caused by global warming: Scientist

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 19:35

Global warming could be responsible for unprecendent heavy rains that is being witnessed this summer in Kerala and wreaked havoc there, a top scientist said Thursday.

Relax: El Niño is not always bad news!

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 19:48

The antennas have gone up over reports of a less than satisfactory monsoon this year due to the widely anticipated El Niño effect. But the concern might just be wee bit exaggerated.

'Robust rural demand to push growth to 5.8% in FY 14'

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 15:45

Riding on bright crop prospects on account of a good monsoon, India's economy is expected to grow at 5.8 percent in the current fiscal, says an Assocham study.