dry spell

Heavy showers lash Taj city


August 6th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 6 (IANS) After several dry days, the Taj city Monday had three spells of heavy showers that flooded low-lying areas and caused traffic jams at busy intersections. The ... Read more...

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Rains break long dry spell in Kashmir


August 4th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 4 (IANS) The nearly two-month long dry spell was broken across the Kashmir Valley as rains lashed most of its parts Saturday morning bringing cheer to thousands ... Read more...

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11 Odisha districts record deficit rain


July 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Eleven of Odisha's 30 districts have recorded deficit rainfall this monsoon, impacting on paddy cultivation that is crucial for the economy of the state, officials said ... Read more...

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Dry spell may upset Himachal’s applecart


July 25th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) The long dry spell during the monsoon season may see apple production in Himachal Pradesh falling by 20 percent from the projected 25 million boxes ... Read more...

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Delhi has dry, hot Friday; Saturday may bring showers (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Delhi missed out on rains Friday, like the entire week despite the weather office's forecast of heavy rains last week-end, and suffered a day of ... Read more...

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Dry spell raises temperatures in Himachal hills


July 18th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh were warm again Wednesday as monsoon remained elusive, with the state's Paonta Sahib town recording a high of 39 degrees ... Read more...

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Rain in Chandigarh, dry spell ends


July 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Rains lashed Chandigarh and its surrounding areas Thursday morning, bringing an end to a prolonged dry spell that lasted over a month.Met officials said rains lashed ... Read more...

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Monsoon to hit in four-five days: Minister


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) While acknowledging that there was a "margin of error" in weather predictions, Minister of State for Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar said Wednesday that pre-monsoon ... Read more...

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Rain likely in Delhi Thursday (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Overcast skies and humidity made Wednesday hot and sticky in the national capital with the maximum temperature five notches up at 41.2 degrees Celsius. However, ... Read more...

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Warming Himachal hills portend rains?


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday were warm due to the continuing dry spell, with the state's Una town recording a high of 40.2 degrees Celsius, ... Read more...

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Hot weather continues in Himachal hills


June 30th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh Saturday continued to experience warm weather due to the delayed monsoon, with the state's Paonta Sahib town recording a high of ... Read more...

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Scorching day in store for Delhi


June 30th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) It was a searing morning for the capital Saturday with the minimum temperature settling four notches above average for the season at 31.5 degrees Celsius. ... Read more...

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Delhi reels under searing heat, monsoon a week away (Second lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) With delayed monsoon and the maximum temperature shooting up six degrees above the season's normal to 42 degrees Celsius, the capital reeled under prolonged summer ... Read more...

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Fires ravage 20,000 hectares of Himachal forests in two months (With Images)


June 28th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Unusually hot and dry conditions this summer have turned the green hills of Himachal Pradesh into a tinderbox - literally. Forest wealth estimated at well over ... Read more...

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I’m focussed on Miss World title: Vanya Mishra


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Himangini Singh Yadu has broken India's 12-year-long dry spell by winning the Miss Asia Pacific title. Vanya Mishra says it's a proud moment for ... Read more...

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Rooney ‘delighted’ to score winner against Ukraine


June 20th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) England striker Wayne Rooney was delighted to score the winning goal in his team's 1-0 win against Ukraine in the Euro 2012 Championship.Rooney's header ... Read more...

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South-West monsoon advances into Karnataka


June 6th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS) Rains hit coastal and interior areas of southern Karnataka early Wednesday as the south-west monsoon advanced into the state from neighbouring Kerala late Tuesday, though delayed ... Read more...

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Heat grips Shimla too (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) The searing summer heat has not even spared Shimla, the popular hill resort people normally flock to in this season.The hills of Himachal Pradesh were unusually ... Read more...

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Shimla’s temperature 6 degrees above average


May 29th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday were unusually hot with prominent tourist spots recording maximum temperatures two to five degrees above the average, the weather office ... Read more...

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Rain gods play spoilsport with Bangalore fans


April 26th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 25 (IANS) The much awaited tie between hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL-V) T-20 at the Chinnaswamy stadium ... Read more...

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Fans still root for RCB, hope they bounce back


April 18th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) 'They are down but not out' is the common refrain among die-hard fans of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), as the home team took on Pune Warriors ... Read more...

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‘Rural jobs scheme should have off period during agriculture season’


March 20th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) States should be allowed to declare an off period for the rural jobs scheme MGNREGA during peak agricultural season, says Sumitra Mahajan, chief of ... Read more...

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British drought brings harsh time for wildlife


March 19th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) The British wildlife is headed for tough times while trying to breed during a spell of drought, experts have warned.A large part of England is under ... Read more...

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Juventus beat Catania to top Serie A


February 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 19 (IANS) Juventus leapfrogged AC Milan to top the Italian Serie A football standings after they beat 10-man Catania 3-1 at home Saturday.Pablo Barrientos put Catania ahead ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall in Himachal throws life out of gear but cheers fruit farmers (Lead) (With Images)


January 9th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) Heavy snowfall, accompanied by blizzards, continued across Himachal Pradesh Monday snapping transportation links but bringing cheer to fruit growers in the state.State capital Shimla saw a ... Read more...

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Rain ushers in 2012 in Agra


January 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 1 (IANS) Farmers in Agra and Aligarh greeted the New Year with cheer after a spell of rain that they think will immensely benefit the wheat crop. However, ... Read more...

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Cold wave persists in Himachal


December 29th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 29 (IANS) The continuing cold wave of the past few days tightened its grip on the hills of Himachal Pradesh Thursday despite prolonged dry spell.Except Shimla, most parts ... Read more...

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Rains, snow break long dry spell in Kashmir


December 7th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 7 (IANS) A month-and-half-long dry spell was broken across the Kashmir Valley Wednesday morning as rains in the plains and light snowfall in the mountains brought relief to ... Read more...

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Himachal shivers, rains cheer fruit growers


December 7th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 7 (IANS) Winter tightened its grip on Himachal Pradesh Wednesday after widespread overnight rain in the middle and low hills and snow in the higher reaches, the met ... Read more...

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No favouritism at beauty pageants: Miss Earth Nicole Faria


November 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Bangalore girl Nicole Faria, the only Indian to have ever won the Miss Earth title, says there is no favouritism at international pageants and she ... Read more...

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Male fish extremely choosy about mates


October 12th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Male fish can be extremely choosy about females, depending on how attractive or good looking they are, before committing themselves.In their choice of mates, males also ... Read more...

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(after 1)International titles evade Indian girls — wonder why?


September 14th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Indian girl Vasuki Sunkavalli missed the crown at the Miss Universe pageant. Another year gone and another opportunity lost. While some say changing selection ... Read more...

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Heavy rains end dry spell in Mumbai


August 27th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Heavy rains lashing Mumbai since Thursday have inundated low lying areas.The southwest monsoon also remained active over Konkan, Goa, central Maharashtra and Marathwada during the last ... Read more...

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Cook scores ton, England continue to dominate (Tea report)


August 11th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 11 (IANS) Alastair Cook scored a century as England continue to dominate India, reaching 319 for two at tea on the second day of the third cricket Test ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh heads for short, dry spell


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) After widespread rains that led to the swelling of major rivers, most parts of Uttar Pradesh are now in for a dry spell from Saturday, a ... Read more...

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