JAIPUR: Monsoon has brought relief to farmers and officials of the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED). Overflowing dams and natural reservoirs across the state indicate an end of water woes for next summer as well.

Minister of State for R&B, Javid Ahmad Dar on Friday convened a meeting of senior engineers of Jammu division to review progress of various road projects being executed in the division.

‘Adherence to building by-laws must in the Capital'

DURGAPUR, 13 JULY: Production at two Eastern Coalfields mines (see SNS photo) has come to a halt for the past five days after water from a river gushed inside the mine pits of the sick coal major in the Satgram area in Raniganj.

Though the ECL has initiated extensive pumping to recover the waterlogged mine, it has not yielded any result as water continues to enter the pits.

Heavy rain lashed large parts of north India on Sunday, including the national capital, even as seven persons were killed in rain-related incidents.

Five persons were washed away in flash floods in Uttarakhand's Nainital district, while two children, including a girl, were killed in Azamgarh of Uttar Pradesh after lightning struck them.

The rain resulted in traffic snarls, water-logging, and

Jorhat, July 3: Tea gardens in Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Jorhat districts may soon turn to rainwater harvesting in response to change in climate and have sought help from IIT Guwahati.

The chairman of the North Eastern Tea Association (NETA), Bidyananda Barkakoty, said a primary study carried out by IIT Guwahati on the impact of climate change on the water resources of the Brahmaputra basin h

LUCKNOW: The executive committee of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation has termed the work of cleaning the city drains as `inefficient`, even as continuous rains hit the city for the past few days.

Committee chairman and city mayor Dinesh Sharma on Friday convened a meeting with various corporators and members of the committee to assess the situation.

Protecting Guwahati

The pleasant spell of weather continued in most parts of North India on Monday with monsoon rain lashing the region even as four persons died in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh.

Rain in the national Capital for the second consecutive day brought the temperature down besides slowing movement of traffic and causing water-logging at some places.

The minimum temperature in the city was 2

Almost a year ago, the Ashok Gehlot government in the state enforced a blanket ban on the use of plastic bags in the state. The move was much appreciated and welcomed.