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Monsoon deficiency: PM directs weekly monitoring

As the Monsoon rain recorded 22 per cent deficiency, a concerned government has swung into action, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh directing all departments and ministries to coordinate with states to meet any eventuality by monitoring the situation on a weekly basis.

Govt cuts monsoon expectations to below average


India's crucial monsoon rains are now expected to be below average, the government said on Monday, turning to contingency plans as rainfall has been about a fifth under par so far and recent rains hav

Rainfall refills city reservoirs

The heavy rainfall on Friday night resulted in the city reservoirs showing a significant improvement in the inflows. With the improvement in water levels, pumping activity which was stopped at both O

Nightmare for low-lying areas

Five people, including a woman, were killed when the compound wall of a factory fell on their huts in Balanagar on the city’s outskirts early on Saturday, said the police. Three of the victims were la

Specially-abled students troubled as hostel floods

Differently-abled students at the Government Home for Ortho Handicapped at Sagar Road in LB Nagar had a tough time as the ground floor of their hostel was completely flooded due to the heavy rain on F

Low pressure in Bay brings rains

The Metereological department predicts an all wet 48 hours for northern regions of Andhra Pradesh, especially in the Telangana region. An official of the Indian Meteorological Depart-ment said that Hy

Monsoon revives, drought risks ease for now


The monsoon rains have revived and are expected to remain active at least until the end of this month, weather officials said on Friday, easing risks of a drought for now and helping planting to pick

No El Nino, scientists say rains will pick up

There is no El Nino effect this year and the monsoon thus far has been almost normal, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) clarified on Thursday. According to ICAR scientists, the monsoo

Karnataka seeks divine help for rain, special poojas at 37,000 temples


With Karnataka staring at its worst drought in 42 years, the BJP government is seeking divine help for rain and has asked 37,000 temples in the state to conduct 'special poojas' that will cost Rs 18.5

Heavy rains halt city traffic

The heavy rain that lashed the city on Tuesday brought vehicular traffic to a halt and left a large number of localities without power. Rain water also entered houses in the low-lying areas of Nagamai

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