Sugar year: Good monsoon, more cultivation to spur output

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 12:32

New Delhi, July 9, After a huge fall in sugar production 2016-17, that forced the import of 500,000 tonnes, official and industry circles expect the upcoming "sugar year" to be sweeter, thanks to a good monsoon and signals of better yield from the field.


Rain brings respite to Delhi; monsoon likely by Friday

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 21:40

New Delhi, June 29, Rain lowered the mercury here on Thursday as the national capital recorded a maximum of 31.4 degrees Celsius, five notches below the season's average, the Met Office said.


Rain in Delhi makes weather pleasant

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 09:54

New Delhi, June 17, It was a pleasant Saturday morning in the national capital with rainfall reported in several areas of Delhi and the National Capital Region that brought down the temperature.


Monsoon hits Maharashtra, east India; heat wave likely in North

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 20:26

New Delhi, June 12, While the monsoon advanced to parts of Maharashtra and eastern India, the weather office does not see much respite from the soaring temperature in north India, and forecast that a heat wave will likely hit parts of the region from Wednesday.


Pre-monsoon rains hit Northeast, Mizoram remains cut-off

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:34

Agartala/Aizawl, April 26 (IANS) Week-long incessant pre-monsoon rains, thunderstorm and heavy lightning disrupted life in northeastern states while road connectivity remained cut-off in Mizoram due to landslides, officials said on Wednesday.


Take note of monsoon beauty hacks

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 18:50

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) From your hair to your feet -- it's essential to take precautions against the beauty woes that the monsoon season brings on, says an expert.


22% deficit rainfall in Bihar

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 14:26

Patna, July 13 (IANS) Contrary to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast of above normal monsoon rains this year in Bihar, the state has recorded a deficit of 22 per cent in rainfall so far, officials said on Wednesday.


Keep the monsoon troubles at bay

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 19:00

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Rains are here, and so are the skin and hair fears. Sweat and oil deposits make the skin and hair really dull so adjust your skin and hair care routine according to the season. From avoiding rubbing your face while drying it up to avoid hair spray and hair gel can do the trick, says an expert.


Nainital receives record 315mm rain in last three days

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 07:50

Nainital, July 4 (IANS) Tourist footfall in Uttarakhand's Nainital has dwindled in the past few days owing to heavy downpour and over 315 mm of rain hs been recorded the last three days, officials said on Monday.


How to take care of your shoes during monsoon

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:34

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Maintaining your shoes during monsoon can be a task. Brushing, drying and polishing them regularly can help in preventing them from getting spoiled during the rainy weather, says an expert.


High-tech India-British monsoon experiment raises hopes -- and questions

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:50

Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) A high-tech monsoon experiment in the Bay of Bengal (BoB) in which British scientists will release underwater robotic vehicles, called gliders, and monitor them through aircraft packed with instruments has been security cleared at the highest level, a senior government official has said - but questions still remain.


Hundreds in relief camps due to monsoon fury in Kerala

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 19:56

Thiruvananthapuram, June 12 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Alappuzha and Kollam districts have been moved to relief camps following torrential monsoon rains in Kerala since the past three days, an official said on Sunday.