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Southern India braces for more rains this week, yellow alert sounded in Karnataka, Kerala; Bengaluru to get cooler
India

Southern India braces for more rains this week, yellow alert sounded in Karnataka, Kerala; Bengaluru to get cooler

The IMD has sounded an orange alert for Karnataka for Wednesday and a red alert for Thursday, indicating heavy rainfall at isolated places of the state

RBI's move to raise rates, good monsoon will help in containing inflation: CII president
Business

RBI's move to raise rates, good monsoon will help in containing inflation: CII president

CII estimates India's GDP growth to be in the band of 7.4 - 8.2 per cent, depending upon the global oil prices

IMD predicts ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ in Kerala; five NDRF teams deployed
India

IMD predicts ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ in Kerala; five NDRF teams deployed

IMD issued a red alert, which indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts

Monsoon to hit Kerala on 27 May, five days early, says IMD
India

Monsoon to hit Kerala on 27 May, five days early, says IMD

Weather scientists attribute the early onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala to the influence of the remnants of cyclone Asani

BMC failed to clean rivers, nullahs in Mumbai ahead of monsoon: AAP
Politics

BMC failed to clean rivers, nullahs in Mumbai ahead of monsoon: AAP

AAP's Mumbai unit president Preeti Sharma Menon said the party's volunteers had visited several rivers, nullahs and storm water drains and found that the civic body has done a shoddy work

Monsoon in India likely to be normal, forecasts IMD
India

Monsoon in India likely to be normal, forecasts IMD

Normal to above-normal rainfall is most likely over many areas in the northern part of peninsular India, central India, along the foothills of the Himalayas and some parts of northwest India

Explainer | Why India is witnessing unseasonal and unprecedented heatwave in March
India

Explainer | Why India is witnessing unseasonal and unprecedented heatwave in March

As per the IMD, heatwave is declared when actual maximum temperature reaches at least 40°C or above in plains and at least 30°C in hills

Weather Report: Heatwave expected to make a comeback in most parts of north and central India by March-end
India

Weather Report: Heatwave expected to make a comeback in most parts of north and central India by March-end

The March-end unseasonal heatwave is expected to shake many more all-time records in both the plains and hills of north India as maximum temperatures will be 8°C to 15°C above normal

From India to Madagascar: How revisiting Kalidasa can help us become sensitive towards biodiversity and climate change
Arts & Culture

From India to Madagascar: How revisiting Kalidasa can help us become sensitive towards biodiversity and climate change

Like Kalidasa’s Meghaduta, Monsoon not only depicts the rich flora and fauna of the places through which it travels but also highlights their vivid colours and sounds, tastes and aroma of the rich cuisine, and landscapes and monuments

'Rare marine heatwaves impacting monsoon by reducing rainfall over central Indian subcontinent', says study
India

'Rare marine heatwaves impacting monsoon by reducing rainfall over central Indian subcontinent', says study

This is the first time that a study has demonstrated a close link between marine heatwaves and atmospheric circulation and rainfall, the researchers claimed

Crop loss following excess rainfall in water-starved Vihamandwa area force farmers to defer daughters' weddings
India

Crop loss following excess rainfall in water-starved Vihamandwa area force farmers to defer daughters' weddings

Vihamandwa circle, as against the average expected rainfall of 564.6 mm, recorded 1,365.9 mm downpour this year, according to the revenue department

Southwest monsoon unlikely to retreat from northwest India by September-end, says IMD
Sports

Southwest monsoon unlikely to retreat from northwest India by September-end, says IMD

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), southwest monsoon withdrawal from northwest India takes place if there is cessation of rainfall activity over the area for continuous five days.

Depression leaves trail of destruction in Odisha; four dead, 20 lakh affected
India

Depression leaves trail of destruction in Odisha; four dead, 20 lakh affected

The state received an average 155.9 mm rainfall triggering floods in urban and rural areas

Watch: Dehradun-Rishikesh bridge collapses with vehicles on it as heavy rainfall lashes state
India

Watch: Dehradun-Rishikesh bridge collapses with vehicles on it as heavy rainfall lashes state

The 12-second clip shows a bridge caved in with two trucks half-submerged in the river.

Maharashtra calls off search operations in landslide-hit Taliye village; 31 missing to be declared dead
India

Maharashtra calls off search operations in landslide-hit Taliye village; 31 missing to be declared dead

As per the state government, the death toll in the rain-battered Raigad district has reached 71, while 53 people are still missing

Heavy rains in parts of Mumbai: City records 36mm rainfall in 3 hrs, local train service hit
India

Heavy rains in parts of Mumbai: City records 36mm rainfall in 3 hrs, local train service hit

The suburban trains on the Central Railway's mainline as well as the Harbour line are running 20 to 25 minutes late, an official said

PM in Varanasi today: Uttar Pradesh's efforts in combating COVID-19 'commendable', says Modi
India

PM in Varanasi today: Uttar Pradesh's efforts in combating COVID-19 'commendable', says Modi

The prime minister also inaugurated projects worth around Rs 744 crore and laid the foundation stones of several projects and public works worth about Rs 839 crore

Why the fate of monsoon in India depends on favourable conditions from El Nino, Indian Ocean Dipole
India

Why the fate of monsoon in India depends on favourable conditions from El Nino, Indian Ocean Dipole

Monsoon update: The monsoon was seen as having covered all of Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, etc. but slowed down since then

Severe heatwave sweeps Delhi as temperature rises to 43.5 degrees Celsius; monsoon still a week away
India

Severe heatwave sweeps Delhi as temperature rises to 43.5 degrees Celsius; monsoon still a week away

Most of the monitoring stations in the city recorded a severe heatwave with their respective maximum temperatures remaining at least seven notches above the average

Delhi, Punjab and nearby areas will have to wait another week for monsoon, says IMD
India

Delhi, Punjab and nearby areas will have to wait another week for monsoon, says IMD

Westerly winds persisting in northwest India have been blocking the monsoon, the India Meteorological Department said, adding that these winds are expected to prevail for another week