Varanasi: The city's air quality deteriorated sharply on Wednesday with maintaining hazardous trend for the third consecutive day with a 202-point rise in pollution levels within 24 hours.

According to air quality monitoring network SAFAR, PM2.5 levels are in severe category and are expected to remain in this category for more than three days, it said.

A severe drought is looming large over Kerala as the state has received deficient rainfall during the southwest monsoon.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), particulate matter (PM) in the air in Mumbai is set to increase this Diwali, making the air more polluted as compare

T Harish Rao advised officials to ensure that food grains are stored properly so that there is no damage from the rains.

BHUBANESHWAR: A cyclonic storm seems to be heading Odisha's way and it could hit the state as early as Thursday, spoiling Diwali celebrations.

Met department said that the upper air circulation had turned into a lower pressure area over Bay of Bengal, which resulted in the rains.

JAIPUR: Facing abrupt patterns of rainfall and other natural calamities, Rajasthan is by and large safe from the effects of earthquakes.

With the India Meteorological Department (IMD)'s prediction of "above normal" Monsoon likely to go "wrong", the government today said the improvement in forecasting will be gradual.

Monsoon rains in India, the world's second-biggest producer of rice and sugar, could be lighter than average this year in the absence of the La Nina weather pattern, two senior officials at the sta