monsoon season

Rains throw life out of gear in Lucknow


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to batter the state capital for the second consecutive day Saturday. The weather department has predicted wet days till next week.Rains began ... Read more...

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3 Russians saved from drowning off Goa beach


September 10th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Three Russians have been saved from drowning at the Colva beach, 40 km from here, officials of a private lifeguard agency said Monday.A spokesperson for the ... Read more...

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Roof collapse in northern Pakistan kills 5, injures 3


September 5th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The roof of a residential building collapsed in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing a couple and three of their children, local media ... Read more...

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Drought-hit Karnataka waives interest on farm loans


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) The Karnataka government Thursday waived interest on farm loans availed from state cooperatives by around 1.5 million farmers reeling under severe drought across the state."The ... Read more...

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Season’s heaviest shower halts Delhi, more rain likely (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) This monsoon season's heaviest shower drenched Delhi Tuesday, bringing traffic to a halt. Rainfall recorded in the past 8 hours was 28.2 mm even as ... Read more...

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HLL launching affordable diagnostic kits


August 7th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) HLL Lifecare Limited, a mini-Ratna public sector undertaking headquartered here, is soon coming out with cheap and affordable duplex test kit for 'chikungunya' and 'dengue' fever ... Read more...

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Less rains likely in August-September: IMD


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) With rain deficits reported in major parts of the country, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Thursday said the country is likely to receive less rains ... Read more...

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Court asks Delhi authorities to file ATR on water logging


August 1st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the city government and the civic agencies to file the action taken report on steps taken by them to ... Read more...

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Cloudy day in Delhi, light rains expected


July 27th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A cloudy morning in the capital again held out the promise of Friday. The weather office forecast light rains ahead as the minimum temperature settled ... 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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Woman and three kids killed in Patna wall collapse


July 18th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 18 (IANS) A pregnant woman and her three children were killed here early Wednesday when the wall of their house collapsed after heavy rains, police saidThe tragedy took ... Read more...

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Karnataka seeks Rs.2,000 crore central aid for drought relief


July 17th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and sought Rs. 2,000 crore to tackle severe drought in the state."The ... Read more...

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Dos and Don’ts during monsoon (To go with - With Monsoon health guide: Rainproof your lifestyle with right diet)


July 16th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dos and and don'ts suggested by experts for the monsoon season Dos:* Go for green leafy vegetables* Properly wash fruits and vegetables* Eat barley, brown rice and oats* Add garlic to soups, ... Read more...

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Monsoon health guide: Rainproof your lifestyle with right diet


July 16th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Monsoon showers do come as a relief but also bring with them health irritants like allergies, infections and indigestion. There's no need to panic, say ... Read more...

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‘Rains will bring doom as Pakistan ill-prepared’


July 16th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) There are little signs that the rains this year will not leave behind a watery trail of doom in Pakistan, a daily said Monday while demanding ... Read more...

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Rains lash Delhi, more likely Saturday (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Facing a mostly humid day, Delhi residents had a cool end to Friday with rains lashing most part of the city. Heavy rains are also ... Read more...

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Lightning kills 14 in Bihar villages


July 12th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 12 (IANS) At least 14 people, including four women, have been killed after being struck by lightning across Bihar since Wednesday, officials said Thursday.The deaths took place in villages ... Read more...

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Rains to lash Pakistan from Tuesday


June 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Scattered rains are expected in Pakistan from Tuesday to Thursday, according to the meteorological department."Southwest monsoonal currents are likely to penetrate southern and eastern parts 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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Islamabad battles water crisis


June 16th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistani capital Islamabad seems to be headed for a hard time following no rains. The city is left with water barely enough to sustain its requirements ... Read more...

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Dikshit alerts civic agencies before monsoon


June 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Weeks ahead of the arrival of the monsoon in the capital, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday asked Delhi's civic agencies, particularly the MCD, to put ... 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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Monsoon arrives in Kerala (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The south-west monsoon, crucial for agricultural operations in the country, hit Kerala Tuesday after a four-day delay from the usual arrival date of June 1, ... Read more...

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FIFA to start grassroots football school in Mizoram


June 4th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 4 (IANS) Football in the northeast is all set to receive a huge boost as world body FIFA, in association with the All India Football Federation (AIFF), has ... Read more...

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US, Japanese firms to build power plants in Myanmar


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) Myanmar plans to build more power plants in the country with companies from the US, Japan and South Korea in an effort to address the electricity ... 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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Power crisis grips northeast India: Tripura minister


May 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 10 (IANS) India's northeast region has been hit by a severe power crisis for a week following collapse of vital power transmission towers, prolonged dry spells and falling ... Read more...

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India’s monsoon likely to be normal: Deshmukh (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In what could be a breather for farmers and common people, India's monsoon is likely to be normal with 99 percent of the expected rainfall, ... Read more...

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India’s monsoon likely to be normal: Deshmukh


April 26th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India's monsoon is likely to be normal, Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said here Thursday.'India Meteorological Department's long range forecast for the 2012 southwest ... Read more...

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India to carry northeast essentials via Bangladesh


February 11th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) In a very significant development, the Bangladesh government has decided to allow India to ferry food grains and essentials for the mountainous northeastern states via its ... Read more...

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‘Dhobi Ghat’ out of BAFTA race


January 17th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Kiran Rao's directorial debut "Dhobi Ghat" featured in the BAFTA Longlist in Film Not in the English Language category, but it has failed to ... Read more...

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More than a third of Karnataka declared drought-hit


October 4th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 4 (IANS) The Karnataka government Tuesday declared 70 taluks (revenue subdivisions) out of the state's 176 taluks drought-hit and will approach the central government soon for financial help.The ... Read more...

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From Akbar to Salim, an epic adventure (IANS Book Review)


October 4th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Empire of the Moghul: Ruler of the World"; Author: Alex Rutherford, Publisher: Headline Review; Price: Rs.495; Pages: 416"Ruler of the World", the third in a series of epic quintets, "Empire ... Read more...

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India to ferry food grains for northeast via Bangladesh


September 30th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 30 (IANS) Dhaka has agreed to allow New Delhi to ferry food grains for the northeastern states via Bangladesh, officials said here Friday."After the Bangladesh government's green signal, ... Read more...

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