Landslips disrupt train services

Heavy rain has halted train services on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru sector following recurring landslips in the ghat section between Sakleshpur and Subrahmanya Road Stations. Source :

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Hari Singh’s birthday to be a holiday in J&K

Resolution passed without opposition In a rare move, the Jammu Municipal Corporation has passed a resolution to declare the birth anniversary of Dogra monarch Maharaja Hari Singh on September 23 as State holiday, days after the State paid tributes to people killed during his rule in 1931 in the Valley. …

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Monsoon now covers entire country, says IMD

Cyclone Vayu delayed advancement The Southwest monsoon has finally covered the whole country, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement on Friday. That makes it four days behind its normal schedule of July 15. “Due to favourable monsoon circulations, there has been light to moderate rainfall with isolated …

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At 36.2 degrees, Mumbai records July day since 1960

Friday became the hottest July day in Mumbai’s history at 36.2 degrees Celsius, breaking the previous high of 34.8 degrees, according to the weather office. The revival of heat and humidity can be attributed to the break in monsoon for the last week or so with the city experiencing increased …

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Punjab prison cell where Nehru was lodged in 1923 collapses

The structure could not withstand incessant rain A prison cell in Jaitu town of Punjab’s Faridkot district where Jawaharlal Nehru and two other Congress leaders were lodged in 1923 has collapsed due to incessant rains, a senior police official said on Thursday. During the Independence movement, Nehru and his colleagues …

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Normal rainfall measure may be lowered

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is likely to revise downward by 2% the quantity of ‘normal’ monsoonal rain, two independent sources confirmed to The Hindu Currently, 89 cm of monsoon rain from June to September is considered ‘normal’, more technically, the long period average (LPA), and this is derived from …

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