Delhi Metro services halted for 15 minutes

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district was rocked by a low-intensity earthquake on Thursday morning, an official said. However, there was no loss of life.

Surface ozone pollution in Delhi has crossed the permissible limit, for the second time in a year, with experts blaming weak monsoon for the phenomenon.

The possibility of a normal monsoon is high next year though its onset might be delayed because of the tail end of El Nino.

Information on fatalities in India as a result of lightning flashes has been extracted from a database on disastrous weather events of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Records dating from 1979 to 2011 indicate that about 5259 persons have been killed by lightning strikes in India. The maximum number of lightning fatalities was observed in the states of Maharashtra (29%), West Bengal (12%) and Uttar Pradesh (9%).

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Another break in monsoon during its last leg has caused the rainfall deficiency in Marathwada and central Maharashtra to increase again, data provided by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) h

Widespread rains in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the last couple of days have brought down the overall monsoon deficit to 14% of the benchmark long-period average (LPA) fro

Farmers across India who are already hit by unseasonal rains this year have to brace up as a report on Monday said that the country is headed towards the driest monsoon season for the third time in

This year's monsoon could end up as among the worst three in nearly three decades.

Monsoon rains have revived in the worst-hit central India and southern peninsula regions that would help boost kharif crops and water level in reservoirs, a top official of the Met department said