The monsoon and its march so far

For 2018, the monsoon is past the crucial half-way mark. As of August 9, the seasonal rain, which decides the fate/extent of the kharif crop acreage, has run up a deficit of 10%. But it is not so much the deficit figure as the spatial and temporal spread (across space …

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Monsoon resumes after a long lull in TS

More than half of State’s 584 mandals faced with rainfall deficiency this season After a long lull, monsoon showed signs of strengthening, thanks to unexpected weather changes. Northern parts of the State are likely to witness continued rainfall during the first half of the week. A low-pressure system in the …

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Indonesia earthquake toll rises to 98

More than 2,000 tourists evacuated from islands near Lombok, which bore the brunt of the quake Indonesia on Monday sent rescuers fanning out across the holiday island of Lombok and evacuated more than 2,000 tourists after a powerful earthquake killed at least 98 people and damaged thousands of buildings. The …

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Shimla-Rohru road closed after landslides

Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district triggered landslides at several places on Monday morning, leading to closure of the Rohru-Shimla road, an official said. The police have requested motorists to use Narkanda road to reach Rohru from Shimla or vice versa to avoid traffic jam on Tahu road.PTI Source …

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Miyon ka Bara becomes Mahesh Nagar

Rajasthan village undergoes name change to boost residents’ matrimonial prospects In Rajasthan, the name of a village called ‘Miyon ka Bara’ was officially changed to ‘Mahesh Nagar’ after residents complained that they were not getting matrimonial matches as the name gave an impression that the village was inhabited by Muslims. …

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