In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Rahul Narwekar, Spokesperson & MLC, NCP; Manisha Kayande, Spokesperson, Shiv Sena; Salman Soz, Spokesperson, Congress; Shaina NC, Leader, BJP; Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment; Bittu Sahgal, Environmentalist; G R Khairnar, Former Deputy Commissioner, BMC; Ashwini Kakkar, CEO, Mercury Travels and Bejon Misra, Consumer Policy Expert & Founder Consumer Online Foundation -- discuss the issue -- CM convinced, Mumbai isn't. Was Mumbai unprepared for rains?

Rain, snow, hail, ice, and every slushy mix in between make up the precipitation that touches everyone on our planet. But not all places rain equally. Precipitation falls differently in different parts of the world, as you see in NASA's new video that captures every shower, every snow storm and every hurricane from August 4 to August 14, 2014. The GPM Core Observatory, co-led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), was launched on Feb 27, 2014, and provides advanced instruments that can see rain and falling snow all the way through the atmosphere.

17 Dec 2012

cop18The Doha climate conference stretched beyond deadline but ended in what can best be described a nail-biting finish.

A piece of floral decoration of one of the minarets of Charminar broke and fell off on Sunday night during heavy downpour.

The historic 418-year-old monument is soaked due to spells of heavy rains every night since last Sunday, and parts of the minarets that are carved in lime-mortar paste broke loose.

With the growing threat of food insecurity and a largely erratic rainfall pattern, Kerala, despite its very high rate of annual precipitation, has embarked on a series of large budget irrigation schemes. However, with the shift in acreage in favour of certain cash crops which demand relatively less moisture, the requirement of water in agriculture may change.

Heavy rain today caused traffic jams and water logging in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar and Narsinghpur districts where rivers were in spate.

Rain water entered several low-lying areas in Sagar and Narsinghpur towns. Affected people were shifted to schools and choultries. A large number of 'kutcha' houses reportedly collapsed in the two towns. Several trees were uprooted in rural areas.

Thermal Power Plants Bear Extra Load As Hydel Plants Run At About 40% Capacity

Subhash Narayan NEW DELHI

AFTER ravaging the farm sector, poor rainfall now threatens to bring hydel power plants to a complete halt as most of them are running at about 40% capacity, or plant load factor, and are perilously close to a complete shutdown for want of adequate water in their reservoirs.

Surface communication at several places in Arunachal Pradesh has been disrupted following landslides triggered by torrential rain for the last couple of days.

Contrary to the preliminary estimates which indicated that the crops worth Rs 100 crore were damaged in the district due to the recent rains, the official estimates are only showing a loss of around R

The State government has decided to give Rs.7,500 as compensation for loss of each hectare of paddy crop, Local Administration Minister M.K. Stalin informed the Assembly on Wednesday.