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Rain kills 46 in Pakistan


September 10th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 46 people, including seven children, have been killed as late monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Pakistan, Geo News reported Monday.Many victims died due to ... Read more...

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West UP farmers upbeat after monsoon rains


September 1st, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 1 (IANS) Dispelling fears of a drought, rains in August have lifted the spirits of farmers in western Uttar Pradesh with the region receiving more than the annual ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka adds wind power to grid


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka has added 30 megawatts of wind power to its national grid in a bid to reduce power shortage in nearly 60 cities, including Colombo.The ... Read more...

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Himachal likely to get 50,000 weekend tourists


August 9th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, Aug 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is expected to get nearly 50,000 tourists during the three-day weekend starting with the Janmashtami holiday Friday, officials said Thursday.According to tourism department estimates, ... Read more...

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Deficit rain hits agriculture in Jammu region


July 31st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has, in view of the deficit monsoon this year, asked farmers in Jammu region to sow alternate crops that need less ... Read more...

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Monsoon revives in Himachal, still 50 percent deficit


July 25th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) After days of lull, the southwest monsoon has once again revived in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, with most of the areas experiencing moderate to ... Read more...

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Deficit monsoon: PM directs weekly monitoring


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With deficient monsoon rains threatening crop plantation in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday asked all ministries concerned to co-ordinate efforts with state ... Read more...

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Maruti tops at Monsoon Challenge Rally


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Karthick Maruti (co-driver S. Sankar Anand) with a penalty of 1 minute 52 seconds emerged overall champion in the Mahindra Monsoon Challenge Rally that concluded here ... Read more...

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Drought-hit Karnataka seeks farm insurance date extended


July 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) Drought-hit Karnataka Friday sought an extension of the national agricultural insurance scheme for farmers who availed loans as well as those did not."As the state is ... 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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Himachal gets 46 percent less rainfall


July 17th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has received 46 percent less monsoon rains till date, affecting agricultural activities and the standing crops, officials said."The overall monsoon was below average ... Read more...

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Scanty rains to affect food production: Pawar


July 16th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government Monday said it would be a challenge to match the record crop production levels of the past two years in the wake of ... Read more...

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Monsoon plays truant, government’s fingers crossed


July 13th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Delayed monsoon in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh is worrying the government with prices of fruit and vegetables up 50 percent in 10 days and ... Read more...

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Floods, landslides kill 130 in Bangladesh


July 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) About 130 people died in floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in the past three weeks in Bangladesh, the government said Thursday.In the hill districts ... Read more...

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Pre-monsoon rains in Delhi bring respite, traffic snarls


July 7th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The first pre-monsoon showers brought much-awaited respite to the national capital Saturday, bringing down the minimum temperature to 23.2 degrees Celsius, four degrees below the ... Read more...

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Pre-monsoon showers cool Delhi, more rains in store


July 6th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) After a series of hot days, pre-monsoon showers finally arrived Friday with showers in several parts of the capital. The Met department forecast more rain ... 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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Shimla records second warmest July in 21 years


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) The Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British, recorded the second warmest July of the past 21 years, a Met official ... Read more...

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Sweltering Delhi to get monsoon rains this week (Second Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) As the capital continued to bake in the searing heat, the weatherman Monday held out hope of pre-monsoon showers over the next two days and the ... Read more...

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Delhi continues to swelter, monsoon likely after July 3 (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Hot and sultry weather conditions may continue in the national capital for a few more days as the weather office forecast light rains Monday ... Read more...

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UN ready to help flood-hit India, Bangladesh


June 30th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 30 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is prepared to support India and Bangladesh, South Asiain countries that are experiencing heavy rains ... Read more...

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In encephalitis-hit Bihar, parents pray to god to save their kids


June 29th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur(Bihar), June 29 (IANS) The disease has already claimed the lives of more than 200 children and affected nearly 600 in Bihar. Distraught parents are now praying to god to ... Read more...

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Monsoon in Himachal delayed by over a week


June 28th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) The arrival of the southwest monsoon in Himachal Pradesh would be delayed by over a week, the weather office here said Thursday."There is no possibility ... Read more...

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Monsoon to be a week late in Delhi, says IMD


June 28th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Delhi would continue to reel under the searing heat for at least another week as the monsoon would be missing its annual scheduled date of ... Read more...

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IMD says monsoon likely normal despite scanty rains


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Friday said the annual monsoon rains are most likely to be normal over the country despite the scanty rainfall so ... Read more...

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Deepika happy to be World No.1, but focus is on London


June 21st, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Indian top archer Deepika Kumari has taken her elevation to the World No.1 ranking as a routine happening, saying her focus now is on a ... Read more...

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Cheers as monsoon hits Maharashtra early


June 6th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) People in the coastal Konkan and south-central parts of Maharashtra received respite from the sweltering heat as the monsoon hit many parts of the region Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Transit of Venus marred in Kerala


June 6th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) The rare celestial phenomenon of Venus transiting the sun turned out to be a no-show in Kerala as the monsoon rains took centrestage, leaving hundreds of ... Read more...

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Monsoon hits Kerala, IMD says delay is ok (Roundup)


June 5th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The southwest monsoon, crucial for agriculture, hit Kerala Tuesday, with a senior official saying that the four-day delay was not a cause for worry.Although moderate ... Read more...

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Monsoon hits Kerala, IMD says delay is ok (Second Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, June 5 (IANS) The southwest monsoon, crucial for agriculture, hit Kerala Tuesday, with a senior official saying that the four-day delay was not a cause for worry.The India ... Read more...

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Migratory storks’ early arrival raises monsoon hopes (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bharatpur, May 28 (IANS) Migratory storks arriving at the Bharatpur bird sanctuary in Rajasthan's Keoladeo National Park have raised hopes of an early monsoon this year.While the stork is the ... Read more...

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‘Tamil Nadu will send police to protect Mullaperiyar’


May 27th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Sunday the Tamil Nadu Police would be sent to protect the Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala.In a letter to Prime Minister ... Read more...

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‘Monsoon to hit Karnataka in June first week’


May 21st, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) The south-west monsoon, crucial for agricultural operations, will reach Karnataka in June's first week and become active from second week, a senior academician said Monday."Monsoon will ... Read more...

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Delayed start, gloomy weather fail to dampen Royal Challengers fans (IPL Diary)


May 14th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 14 (IANS) In spite of being a working day and traffic snarls enroute, over 35,000 frenzied fans packed the circular M. Chinnaswamy stadium in colourful attire, many ... Read more...

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PM’s panel to review food storage problem


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With the government unable to store a bumper crop for the third year in a row, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday appointed a panel ... Read more...

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