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Highest monsoon rain of the season recorded last week: IMD

India, Aug. 21 -- The week of August 13 to 19 recorded 42% excess rain compared to the long period average (LPA) for the week, according to India Meteorological Department data. This is the highest ra... Read More


Is cloud seeding worth the effort? Scientists to release data

India, Aug. 20 -- The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) would soon release a white paper on whether cloud seeding is a viable technology to trigger rainfall, M Rajeevan, secretary, MoES, said du... Read More


IMD's monsoon heavy rain forecast accuracy has improved to 70% in three years

India, Aug. 20 -- All four measures of weather forecast accuracy used to predict monsoon by India Meteorological Department (IMD) have shown a marked improvement over the past three years, while the p... Read More


Heavy rain likely over NW India for next 24 hours: IMD

India, Aug. 20 -- Delhi's Ayanagar, Paradip in Odisha and Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur recorded 7 centimetres (cm) of rain on Wednesday following an intense spell of monsoon showers. While Najibabad in U... Read More


Heavy rain likely in NW, central India

New Delhi, Aug. 20 -- Widespread and heavy rains are expected over different parts of north-west India including the Western Himalayan region and central India until Thursday, India Meteorological Dep... Read More


Heavy rain likely in NW, central India

India, Aug. 20 -- New Delhi: Widespread and heavy rains are expected over different parts of north-west India including the Western Himalayan region and central India until Thursday, India Meteorologi... Read More


Heavy rain likely in north-west, central India

India, Aug. 20 -- Widespread and heavy rains are expected over different parts of north-west India including the Western Himalayan region and central India until Thursday, India Meteorological Departm... Read More


Five reasons that led to Delhi's monsoon mess

India, Aug. 20 -- Seasonal monsoon rains played havoc with the national capital's infrastructure in the past 24 hours, as Delhi's stretched civic amenities came under severe stress amid the unpreceden... Read More


Heavy rains expected over North West and central India for next 2 to 3 days

India, Aug. 19 -- Widespread and heavy rains are expected over different parts of north-west India and the Western Himalayan region until Thursday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) authorities sa... Read More


Upfront NPV payments exempted

New Delhi, Aug. 19 -- The Union environment ministry has exempted firms from upfront payment of net present value (NPV) of the forests diverted for mining until March 31 next year, or up to two months... Read More