Heavy showers lashed parts of
Maharashtra and Gujarat today as eleven persons died in
rain-related incidents in Madhya Pradesh, while rain god
smiled on north India also, causing temporary suspension of Amarnath Yatra.
Monsoon rain in the country was
24 per cent below normal as of last week with maximum deficit
of 44 per cent in the north-west region but a top Agriculture
scientist said today the situation is not alarming.