India | Reuters | Wednesday February 26, 2014
The weather office will give its outlook on the likely impact of El Nino on the monsoon in mid-April, but the impact of the weather pattern is unlikely to be as severe as 2009.
India | Reuters | Saturday February 22, 2014
The El Nino weather pattern that can trigger drought in some parts of the world while causing flooding in others is increasingly likely to return this year, hitting production of key foods such as rice, wheat and sugar.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 29, 2014
Saina Nehwal snapped a 15-month title drought by claiming the India Grand Prix, beating P V Sindhu in the final in Lucknow.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 28, 2014
Maharashtra won the Ranji Trophy twice but both the titles came in the pre-Independence era in 1939-40 and 1940-41.
India | Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday January 8, 2014
17 MPs and MLAs from Uttar Pradesh took off this morning on a trip to exotic foreign destinations even as their state is trying to recover from the devastating riots in Muzaffarnagar in September last year.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 17, 2013
While Saina Nehwal endured a frustrating title drought, the emergence of PV Sindhu as the next big sensation kept Indian badminton moving forward.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 12, 2013
Economic slowdown and last year's drought in the state had affected Tamil Nadu's economy, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said.
India | Alok Pandey | Wednesday September 18, 2013
Despite a good monsoon, Bihar farmers have little to cheer about. A rainfall deficit of 37 per cent during this sowing season has led the state government to declare a drought in 33 out of the 38 districts in Bihar. This intervention came today after...
India | Edited by Diana George | Wednesday August 14, 2013
Onions are now Rs 60 a kilogram across India. While production has been affected because of drought conditions in Maharashtra, the largest onion producing state in the country, experts say hoarding of onions by many traders has caused an artificial c...
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 23, 2013
Ushering in brighter prospects for the power sector, Kerala has received over 72 per cent surplus rainfall since the onset of Southwest Monsoon on June 1, after passing through a rain-deficient year that witnessed severe energy crisis and grim drough...
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 15, 2013
The Kharif agricultural season is progressing well in Andhra Pradesh, thanks to good rains in the first fortnight of this month.
India | Reuters | Thursday June 13, 2013
Annual monsoon rains have covered half of India two days ahead of the usual date, sources in the weather office said today, easing concern over southwestern regions parched by drought.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday June 7, 2013
Severely hit by drought since the past few years, the Maharashtra government has outlined a Rs 60,000 crore programme which includes creating decentralised water storage to make the state drought-free in three years.
India | Reuters | Saturday June 1, 2013
The crucial monsoon arrived on cue in Kerala on the southern coast on Saturday, a top weather official said, boosting farming prospects and raising hopes a drought in cotton and sugar growing areas will ease.
India | Written by Syed Imtiaz Jaleel | Thursday May 23, 2013
Most parts of Maharashtra face drought almost every year. At times it is due to natural reasons, many a times, it is man-made. 2013 has been dubbed as a man-made drought, simply because of wrong policies and rampant corruption in the water business o...
India | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Tuesday May 7, 2013
As Maharashtra grapples with severe drought, citizens across the state are donating generously to the Chief Minister's relief fund. Rs. 116 crore has been collected so far from citizens and organisations.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 7, 2013
Bollywood star Salman Khan's 'Being Human' foundation has come forward to offer help in the drought-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Monday May 6, 2013
Dedhaan, a remote village Saurashtra, is one of the driest regions in Gujarat. This year, the scanty rainfall has made the situation worse for the 15000-odd people in the village. Among other things, this has hit the eligibility of the single men in ...
India | Saurabh Gupta | Saturday May 4, 2013
In an unprecedented move, cops in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district have been deployed to prevent possible theft of water in drought-affected Marathwada region, after the Bombay High Court ordered release of water to the reservoirs in the area.
South | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Sunday April 28, 2013
In the backdrop of severe drought and water shortage in Kerala as well as Tamil Nadu, a minister-level meeting was held between the two states today. The meeting is being described as fruitful.