Govt says taking steps to tackle below-normal monsoon

 Fearing a hit on farm output from below-normal monsoon, the Centre on Thursday said it is taking all measures to tackle any situation arising out of possibility of poor rains and has also asked states to be prepared in this regard.

El Nino near-certain to last through summer: US climate centre

The El Niño climate phenomenon is almost certain to last through the Northern Hemisphere summer, the U.S. weather forecaster said, raising the chance of heavy rain in the southern United States as well as South America, and scorching heat in Asia that could devastate crops of thirsty food staples like rice.

Monsoon to hit Kerela on May 30, two days ahead of schedule: IMD
Monsoon to hit Kerela on May 30, two days ahead of schedule: IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday that monsoon would hit Kerela on May 30, two days ahead of its schedule

Three killed in rain-related mishaps in Tamil Nadu

Three persons were killed and eight injured in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu as widespread rains continued here, police said on Thursday.

Centre asks states to prepare for lower monsoon rains

With the MeT office indicating a below normal rainfall across the country in the coming monsoon season, the Centre has asked the states to make preparations to deal with the situation and take up works under the rural job scheme MNREGA.

Rain gives relief to Punjab, Haryana

With the mercury rising in the past one week, brief spells of rain in some parts of Punjab and Haryana on Monday gave much-needed relief with the maximum temperatures dropping a bit.

Zee Media Exclusive footage of landslide in Chamoli, Uttarakhand

The Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway has been closed due to a heavy landslide at Vishnu Prayag.

According to reports, the landslide has blocked the road to the Badrinath shrine.

When a day's rain causes panic in Srinagar

When a day's rain is enough to inundate markets, choke drains and flood streets in a city of 1.3 million people, something must be seriously wrong somewhere. Srinagar city, especially its uptown business and residential areas, were devastated by the floods that hit Jammu and Kashmir in September 2014.

Nepal earthquake: Heavy rain hampers relief work

Sudden torrential rain in Kathmandu on Tuesday added to the plight of the quake-hit people who were left wet and miserable.

Thunder squall and rains hit Bihar

Already battling Saturday's high intensity earthquake and aftershocks, major parts of Bihar were on Tuesday hit by thunder squall followed by rains hampering relief work.

Heavy rain lashes Kashmir Valley

Heavy rains lashed the Kashmir Valley on Monday, leading to water-logging at many places in Srinagar.

Karnataka: Heavy rains lash DK, woman killed in lightning

Heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed the Dakshina Kannada district in coastal Karnataka last night, claiming the life of a woman who was killed in lightning.

El Nino sets in; will it affect Indian Monsoon?
El Nino sets in; will it affect Indian Monsoon?

The Indian agriculture sector, which is already reeling from unseasonal rains that have been lashing parts of the country for several weeks, could face more trouble in the form of El Nino.

Rains again lash Punjab and Haryana, dash farmers' hopes

Moderate to heavy rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana in past 24 hours, dashing the hopes of farmers as wet weather was likely to hamper wheat harvesting in the two agrarian states.

Five farmers die due to 'shock' over crop loss in UP

Five farmers died of 'shock' in parts of Uttar Pradesh, all apparently distressed over damage to their crops due to unseasonal rains in the state.

Dattatreya, Naidu tour rain-hit areas in Telangana

Reaching out to farmers hit by unseasonal rains this week in Telangana, Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Bandaru Dattatreya Wednesday visited different affected districts and assured that there is no dearth of funds to help them.

Rains lash many parts of Tamil Nadu

Rains lashed many parts of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, bringing respite from the sweltering summer.

Rs 5,000 monthly pension for aged farmers: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday announced a monthly pension of Rs.5,000 for farmers aged 60 or above for their social and financial security.

Centre relaxes quality norms for wheat procurement in Haryana

Providing relief to farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, the Centre on Tuesday relaxed the quality norms for procurement of wheat in Haryana.

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.