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Rain-starved state may take to cloud seeding

With a rainfall deficiency of more than 42 per cent during the two monsoon months of June and July, Kerala may have no go but to follow Karnataka for artificial rain. This, even as questions remain on

Monsoon deficiency to narrow down in coming days: IMD


Monsoon deficiency is expected to narrow down in the coming days with rains likely to improve in the eastern, central and Indo-Gangetic parts of the country, India Meteorological Department said on Thursday.

73% excess rain in City as state catches up

Despite heavy downpour in many places, the state is facing a four per cent shortfall in rains this monsoon. The state average cumulative rainfall from June 1 till date was 238.1 mm as against the norm

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

GHMC deploys help after Friday’s downpour

Friday night’s heavy downpour has had the GHMC identify 78 areas prone to inundation with moves afoot to curb water stagnation. GHMC commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu said that 56 extra vehicles with gen

14.2 cm to misery


Nine people, including two women and three children, died on Friday night in two incidents of wall collapse, as the city was lashed by 14.2 cm of rain from Friday evening to Saturday. Nearly 60 coloni

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 monso

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