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Chennai roads flooded, traffic hit Rain to continue The southwest Bay of Bengal has a trough of low pressure due to which coastal regions in TN will continue to receive heavy rainfall, said Area Cyclo

Rain gods can play peacemaker

The most crucial period of the monsoon season, which could bail out Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the dispute on sharing of Cauvery river water, is just round the corner.

During the North-East Mo

Monsoon fear haunts Chennai


People of Perambur, the gateway to North Chennai, who have had to put up with bad roads since the last monsoon, which left them severely damaged, are now worried the coming northeast monsoon could wo

August inflation jumps to 7.55%


India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose a higher-than-expected 7.55 per cent in August from a year earlier, mainly driven by higher food prices due to deficient monsoon, government data showed on Fri

Sensex zooms 443 points to new 7-mth high on diesel hike


Rising for the eight straight day, the Sensex on Friday vaulted 443 points to close at 18,464.27, a fresh 7-month high, after investors cheered the government's decision to hike diesel prices and US Federal Reserve approved a new stimulus plan.

Monsoon deficient by eight per cent this season: Sharad Pawar


Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said that monsoon rains have picked up to be just eight per cent below average currently, as a result of its revival during the second half of the season

Monsoon splashes into drought-hit states


India's monsoon has splashed back into life, lifting the threat of prolonged drought in the major rice and sugar producer with a second consecutive week of heavier-than-normal rains that could revive

Met wing fails in weather tests

Monsoon prediction in India goes wrong most of the times as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) uses old technology to track its movement. The accuracy level of long range forecast for seasonal

More rainfall in Sept, to help rice crop: Agriculture Secretary


Rainfall next month is expected to be better as monsoon is unlikely to be influenced by El Nino weather pattern, helping rice and other kharif crop, Agriculture Secretary Ashish Bahuguna said on Wedne

Deficit monsoon may pose 'downside risk' to growth outlook


Fall in crop sowing levels due to below average monsoon could have a 'downside risk' to the economic growth forecast for the current fiscal (2012-13), experts have said.

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