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Sudden rain, thunder squall in Chennai


The sudden increase in wind speed and rain in Chennai claimed two lives on Wednesday.

Babu, 35, a worker, digging a 10-feet hole for metro water met with a watery grave on Erukkencherry high road in

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

Rains may ease water problems

Met officials predict that the city will be experiencing heavy showers for the next few days due to formation of low pressure area. The city experienced a heavy downpour for several hours on Sunday ni

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

Heavy rains in North India; 12 killed in Rajasthan


Twelve persons were killed on Wednesday in Rajasthan as North India received widespread and heavy rains, which brought normal life to a standstill at many places.

The capital Delhi recorded a maximum

Heavy rains create havoc in U'khand, Chardham Yatra suspended


Three jawans of fire services were among six persons killed as torrential rains continued to pound Uttarakhand on Saturday triggering landslides and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hun

Heavy rains batter parts of Uttarakhand


Ten people were killed and 38 others went missing as incessant rains battered Uttarakhand on Saturday triggering landslides, cloud bursts and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hundreds o

Olympics: Risk of downpour for men's 100m final


The men's Olympics 100 metres final on Sunday which is likely to feature a duel between Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake could be run in rain if showers heading London's way arrive early, forecasters say.

Rain claims 13 lives in North, many rivers cross danger mark


At least 13 people lost their lives as heavy rains swept across the Northern region with many rivers rising above the danger mark and inundating several villages.

Incessant rains claimed 10 lives in

Gujarat to get Rs 480 crore for drought relief


The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on drought headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday sanctioned Rs 480 crore as immediate relief to Gujarat for drinking water in rural areas and co

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