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Rainfall sinks Gurugram: Understanding why the horror returns every year

20 Aug 2020

Rainfall sinks Gurugram: Understanding why the horror returns every year

On Wednesday, residents of Gurugram remained pleased when they saw skies, as rains lashed the Haryana city, but were equally distressed on seeing the roads, which were water-logged and told tales of crumbling infrastructure.

Floods killed 868 people in 11 states: Government report

17 Aug 2020

Floods killed 868 people in 11 states: Government report

In the last couple of weeks, India faced a double whammy with floods adding to woes of a coronavirus-battered country. As many as 11 states were adversely affected by floods, triggered by heavy rainfall, and 868 people lost their lives, a flood situation report made by MHA's Disaster Management Division said.

Heavy rains batter Mumbai: Flights delayed; waterlogging, traffic jams reported

26 Jul 2019

Heavy rains batter Mumbai: Flights delayed; waterlogging, traffic jams reported

Heavy rainfall has once again brought life to a standstill in Mumbai where massive waterlogging and traffic snarls due to the downpour were reported from across the city.

Lakes dried up, deficient rainfall: India's water crisis deepens

24 Jun 2019

Lakes dried up, deficient rainfall: India's water crisis deepens

More than half of India is staring at a drought-like situation and no one seems to be taking concrete steps to ward off this problem.

Red, orange alerts sounded as monsoon hits Kerala

08 Jun 2019

Red, orange alerts sounded as monsoon hits Kerala

After a week's delay, monsoons hit the Kerala coast on Saturday, India Meteorological Department announced. The event marks the official arrival of India's four-month-long monsoon season.

Monsoon to hit Kerala coast on 4 June: Details here

14 May 2019

Monsoon to hit Kerala coast on 4 June: Details here

India's private weather forecasting agency Skymet on Tuesday predicted that the Southwest Monsoon this year is likely to hit the Southern Kerala coast on 4 June, making a timely onset.

#CycloneFani: How to stay safe during a cyclone?

03 May 2019

#CycloneFani: How to stay safe during a cyclone?

Cyclone Fani made landfall in the Puri district of Odisha this morning.

Heavy rain, storm in Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP, Manipur; 35 dead

17 Apr 2019

Heavy rain, storm in Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP, Manipur; 35 dead

Unseasonal rain and dust storm on Tuesday claimed at least 35 lives in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur and several other parts of the country.

Delhiites wake up to cloudy morning, hailstorm likely at places

03 Mar 2019

Delhiites wake up to cloudy morning, hailstorm likely at places

Delhiites woke up to a cloudy morning today as the minimum temperature was recorded at 11 degrees Celsius with the possibility of a hailstorm at isolated pockets of the city, the Meteorological (MeT) Department said.

Delhi: Minimum temperature reaches 8C, light rainfall predicted for day

23 Jan 2019

Delhi: Minimum temperature reaches 8C, light rainfall predicted for day

It was a cold morning in Delhi today with rains in the past 24 hours bringing down the minimum temperature to 8 degree Celsius.

#HealthBytes: How to protect yourself from winter rains

22 Jan 2019

#HealthBytes: How to protect yourself from winter rains

As if the chilly winter in itself wasn't enough, the unseasonal rains in various parts of the country, in the last two days have made the weather freezing cold.

Heavy rains, hailstorm lash Delhi; disrupts traffic, washes away pollution

22 Jan 2019

Heavy rains, hailstorm lash Delhi; disrupts traffic, washes away pollution

On Tuesday morning, heavy rains and hailstorms lashed Delhi, severely disrupting rush hour traffic in the national capital.

Rainfall brings pollution level to year's lowest in Delhi

06 Jan 2019

Rainfall brings pollution level to year's lowest in Delhi

Delhi recorded its lowest pollution level of the year today after a spell of rain but the air quality remained in the very poor category.

After short relief, Delhi's air-quality slips to 'very poor'

16 Nov 2018

After short relief, Delhi's air-quality slips to 'very poor'

After a brief respite, Delhi's air quality deteriorated again to 'very poor' category today as the dispersion of pollutants slowed down.

IIT-KGP develops model to predict variability and trends in rainfall

20 Sep 2018

IIT-KGP develops model to predict variability and trends in rainfall

Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed a new statistical model which can be used to predict variability and trends in rainfall over different climate regions of India.

Heavy rains lash Delhi-NCR; waterlogging disrupts traffic in Gurugram

28 Aug 2018

Heavy rains lash Delhi-NCR; waterlogging disrupts traffic in Gurugram

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Delhi-NCR through the night with waterlogging disrupting road traffic movement at many places in the national capital and Gurugram.

Kerala hit by worst-ever flood, death toll rises to 72

16 Aug 2018

Kerala hit by worst-ever flood, death toll rises to 72

Kerala is witnessing its worst-ever flood- 72 people have lost their lives, operations have been suspended at Kochi Airport till August 18, and trains cancelled on the Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil route.

Kerala Floods: State on red alert, Kochi Airport shut

15 Aug 2018

Kerala Floods: State on red alert, Kochi Airport shut

Since August 8, Kerala's situation has been constantly deteriorating. On Independence Day, the state sounded the red alert for flooding in all 14 districts and shut down the Kochi Airport till Saturday.

40 people dead in Kerala rains, but troubles to continue

13 Aug 2018

40 people dead in Kerala rains, but troubles to continue

Kerala has been ravaged by "the worst disaster in its history," leaving not just scores of people dead and thousands displaced, but tearing apart lives and wrecking infrastructure.

These 16 states may receive heavy rainfall this week

12 Aug 2018

These 16 states may receive heavy rainfall this week

The National Disaster Management Authority on Saturday said that in the next two days, 16 states may get heavy to very heavy rainfall.

Kerala: Death toll rises to 26, CM calls emergency meeting

10 Aug 2018

Kerala: Death toll rises to 26, CM calls emergency meeting

As the death toll in Kerala rains increased to 26, CM Pinarayi Vijayan called an emergency meeting this morning to discuss the "very grim" situation.

Kerala: 20 dead in rain-related incidents, Kochi Airport suspends operations

09 Aug 2018

Kerala: 20 dead in rain-related incidents, Kochi Airport suspends operations

At least 20 people have died in the last 24 hours in Kerala, which has been lashed by heavy rains.

Patna: Nalanda Hospital flooded with rainwater, fish swim inside ICU

30 Jul 2018

Patna: Nalanda Hospital flooded with rainwater, fish swim inside ICU

The patients undergoing treatment at Patna's Nalanda Medical College Hospital were given company by fishes, after ICU and general wards got flooded by rainwater.

Delhi rains: Traffic disrupted, power supply affected, road caves in

26 Jul 2018

Delhi rains: Traffic disrupted, power supply affected, road caves in

Heavy rains lashed the national capital this morning, throwing life out of gear and bringing traffic to a standstill.

Delhi: Pavement outside GK metro station caves in amid rains

20 Jul 2018

Delhi: Pavement outside GK metro station caves in amid rains

A portion of a pavement outside the underground Greater Kailash metro station in Delhi caved in early today due to accumulation of water after heavy rainfall, a DMRC official said.