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  • Monsoon may hit Kerala in 48 hours, rains cool states

    Thiruvananthapuram : Pre-monsoon rains brought down temperatures in some states while monsoon seemed set to hit Kerala within 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

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    Monsoon to hit Kerala in 48 hours 

    Thiruvananthapuram: The monsoon may hit Kerala within 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The temperature in several parts of the state rose on Tuesday during the day. But on Wednesday evening, dark clouds formed at many places, suggesting possible rains.

  • No Achche Din on monsoon front

    New Delhi :  After the scorching heat, which is squeezing out every bit of energy, you have been adequately warned on ministerial authority: that please do not expect ‘‘Achche Din,” when it rains. The monsoon has a date with Kerala on June 5th that would mark its onset, but the prognosis is depressing.

  • Measures will be in place in case of poor monsoon: Govt

    New Delhi : The government will put in place a combination of measures like offloading rice and wheat stocks to cool down prices in case of a below normal monsoon this year. However, Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi feels that food prices this year are expected to remain stable. He also says that impact on a poor monsoon on production will depend not only on the quantum of rainfall but also on distribution over

  • Monsoon session of Assembly to be telecast on Doordarshan

    “The decision (about the DD telecast) would cost the exchequer Rs 30 to 35 crore. But, Rs 10 to 12 crore would be recovered through advertisements. That would not put much burden on the state government.” Girish Bapat
    Parliamentary Affairs Minister
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  • BEST to inspect all dilapidated buildings before monsoon

    Mumbai : All dilapidated structures with broken wires will be inspected and those found to be hazardous would be rectified before the onset of the monsoons, said the general manager (GM) of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking, Jagdish Patil, on Friday.

  • Light showers drench city; Weatherman calls them ‘pre-monsoon’

    BHOPAL : A spell of pre-monsoon rain lashed the state capital on Wednesday, providing much-needed relief from intense heat which has paralysed the normal life. Day as well as night temperature also fell. Bhopal recorded a maximum temperature of 40.5°C which was normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 26.2°C which was also normal.

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    Earth Quake-hit Nepal at high risk of landslides in coming weeks

    Washington : The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high in the earthquake-hit Nepal in the coming weeks, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, scientists have warned.

  • 35% chance of Monsoon being below normal

    New Delhi :  There is bad news: India is likely to witness a “below normal” monsoon this season for the second consecutive year, the Indian Meteorological Department predicted on Wednesday. The villain of the piece is the El Nino phenomenon, which may partly be responsible for the rain deficit.

  • Respite from dug up city before monsoon

    Mumbai: Reacting to the initiative by The Free Press Journal, which ran a series of stories on dug up roads across Mumbai, SVR Srinivas, Additional Municipal Commissioner (Roads), has assured that work on all dug up roads and drains across the city and suburbs will be completed before the arrival of monsoon. It was Srinivas who had come out with the master plan for road improvement works for the entire city at

  • Dip in IIP shows recovery is still uneven: RBI chief

    Mumbai :  The Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said the latest weak IIP data only underlines the fact that the economy needs a pick up in investment growth and that the recovery is still uneven. “Friday’s data suggest that the recovery is still uneven, but it is in my view this is a recovery from the fairly low levels of growth we had reached. But capital goods production came down once

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  • Expect more heavy rains in next 48 hrs

    Mumbai: With heavy rains lashing the city for the second consecutive day on Monday, the MeT department has predicted that the monsoon is likely to get stronger in Mumbai where heavy downpour is expected over the next 48 hours.

  • City nears expected rainfall figure

    Indore : Though monsoon is reviving, drizzling kept the city residents wanting for more on Friday. While it rained only 5 mm on Friday, the total figure till 8.30 pm on Friday reached at 347.6 mm. The expected rainfall till the period was 367.5 mm as per the Metrological Department. Light to medium showers have been predicted for the next 24 hours.

  • Rains bring happiness and joy to farmers

    Mandsaur : Monsoon was very active in the district and the district witnessed heavy rainfall in the last 5 days. Due to which record sowing was done in the district in last 5 days. Sowing on 2,70,000 hectares of land has been completed.

  • Heavy rains cripple normal life in city

    Indore : After a long wait, finally heavy rains lashed the city with record rains of four inches on Wednesday. The total rainfall of this season has crossed 13 inch mark with the continuous rains for last two days. The officials of Meteorological Department said that the similar climatic conditions will remain on Thursday as well.