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78 dead, 200 badly hurt in extreme weather in eastern China

Hurricane-force winds, freak hailstorms, pounding rain and a tornado killed 78 people in China`s eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday and injured nearly 500 others, 200 of them critically, Xinhua reported.

Hailstorms, rain, tornado kill 51 persons in eastern China, dozens injured

Hailstorms, rain, tornado kill 51 persons in eastern China, dozens injured

Extreme weather, including hailstorms, heavy rain and a tornado, killed 51 and injured dozens in China`s eastern Jiangsu province, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.

Bad weather could clip India''s wheat crop by 14 percent, imports loom

Persistent rain and hail storms could cut India`s wheat crop by at least 14 percent this year, potentially forcing the world`s second-biggest producer to import the grain for the first time in a decade, an industry body said.

Members in Lok Sabha for speedy aid, loan waiver to help farmers

Cutting across party lines, members in the Lok Sabha on Friday voiced concern over losses caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorms to the farm sector and demanded expeditious assistance to farmers in distress and a loan waiver scheme to help them.

Banks, states asked to help farmers in distress: Sinha

The state-level bankers' committee and states have been asked to take immediate steps to mitigate the hardship of farmers following destruction of their crops by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, the government said on Friday.

'No allegation or counter allegation over relief to farmers'

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Sunday said that there should be no allegation or counter allegation over relief to farmers hit by unseasonal rain and hailstorms.

Six farmers die after suffering crop loss due to rain

Six farmers in the district have died apparently unable to bear loss of crop due to recent rains and hailstorms, but administration claimed the deaths were 'natural'.

Compensation to farmers soon: Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday assured adequate compensation to farmers whose crops were damaged in the heavy rains and hailstorms that lashed several parts of the state recently.

Unseasonal rains damage 106.73 lakh hectares of rabi crops

Unseasonal rains and hailstorms during this month have damaged rabi (winter-sown) crops in 106.73 lakh hectares of area across 14 states as against the earlier estimates of 181 lakh hectares.

Thousands of birds, hundred of animals died in Maharashtra hailstorms: BNHS

Over 65,000 birds and hundreds of mammals were killed and many more injured during the hailstorms in Maharashtra between February and April this year, a report released here Tuesday said.

17 farmers from Vidarbha ended life in last 5 days, claims NGO

As many as 17 farmers have allegedly committed suicide in the agrarian crisis hit Vidarbha region of Maharashtra in the last five days, a NGO working for their cause claimed on Monday.

Crop damage by unseasonal rains, hailstorm a serious issue: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court today observed that unseasonal rains and hailstorms that wreaked havoc in several villages across Maharashtra since February this year was a serious issue.

ZP engineers to donate 1-day wage for hailstorm-hit people

Engineers attached with the Zilla Parishads in Maharashtra have decided to donate their one-day salary for the welfare of people affected by recent hailstorms and unseasonal rains.

Sena leaders meet Guv demanding better aid to hail-hit farmers

Shiv Sena leaders on Friday met Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan here demanding better compensation for hailstorm affected farmers and immediate suspension of loan recovery.

Shiv Sena appeals leaders to seek help for hailstorm-hit farmers

The Shiv Sena on Thursday appealed the leaders in the state to come together to demand financial assistance from the government for the farmers affected by the recent hailstorm in several parts of Maharashtra.

Unseasonal rains, hailstorms damage crops in many states

nseasonal rain and hailstorms have destroyed crops in many parts of the country, including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh.

12 killed in unseasonal rains, hailstorms in Andhra Pradesh

At least 12 persons were killed and crops in over one lakh hectares suffered damage due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms that have lashed Andhra Pradesh since the beginning of this month.

Hailstorms caused Rs 13,000 cr loss to farmers in MP: Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Tuesday said unseasonal rains and hailstorm caused extensive damage to crops in Madhya Pradesh with the farmers suffering a loss of about Rs 13,000 crore as per the reports receiving from various districts.

MP CM to meet PM over damage caused by hailstorms

Crops on 6.36 lakh hectare land and 6.20 lakh farmers have been affected by the recent hailstorms in the state, Chouhan told reporters here yesterday.

Hailstorms, rains lash Punjab, temperature drops by 4 degrees

Hailstorms and rains disrupted normal life in several places in Punjab while
temperature dropped sharply by four degress in the state and
adjoining Haryana.