Monsoon likely to be normal in second half of rainfall season: IMD
Friday, 31 July 2020 Monsoon is likely to be normal in the second half of the four-month rainfall season, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday. In its Long Range Forecast for the rainfall during second half (August-September) of the 2020 Southwest Monsoon, the IMD said August is likely to receive rainfall that is 97 per cent of the Long Period Average.
Farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur are facing hardships due to lack of rainfall amid monsoon season. They are demanding help from the state government. Farmers have taken water on loan to produce their crops in the farms. While speaking to ANI, a farmer, Lalli said, "I have taken water on loan...
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued orange alert in Hyderabad, as the city continue to witness heavy rainfall. "Yesterday night, Hyderabad city had received heavy rainfall from thunderstorm, we are monitoring Hyderabad in high priority. Monsoon is very active here, we have new system forming over east central Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours, it will move west or north-west. Costal Andhra Pradesh, South Odisha and Telangana are under over monitoring 24*7, we have given orange alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall," said Senior Scientist, Rajendra Kumar Jenamani. Several people have lost lives in Hyderabad as heavy downpour triggered flood-like situation in Hyderabad.
Delhi's air quality to remain 'poor' for coming three days, said senior scientist of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Rajendra Kumar Jenamani."Air quality of Delhi today is better than Thursday. On October 15 pollution level had dipped to 'very poor'. Due to winds, it has been improved to 'poor' category," said IMD scientist.
Heavy showers battered several parts of Hyderabad on Saturday night. The downpour was witnessed in Nampally, Abids, Kothi, Basheerbagh, among other places. Rains led to waterlogging in parts of the state capital, including Falaknuma bridge. A 6-year-old kid died after wall collapsed at Turkapet under Mangalhat police limit. Heavy flooding was also witnessed in Chandrayangutta area of Hyderabad. Earlier, eight members of a family had been washed away in the floods. Rescue operations were carried out to provide relief to distressed people. Authorities have urged people to move to the first floor of their buildings. The Met department has issued a weather warning across Telangana.
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The monsoon session of the Parliament, held under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, is ending earlier than planned amid a surge in infections. But rather than the unprecedented precautions and measures taken inside the two Houses, this session might be remembered for the fierce face-off between the treasury and Opposition benches, especially over the manner of passing of two controversial agricultural reform bills. The political clash caused by the fracas in the Rajya Sabha, the suspension of some Opposition MPs, the rejected motion against the Deputy Chairman, and the boycott of proceedings is now reaching the President of India's doorstep. Opposition parties are approaching the President, accusing the government of trampling on Parliamentary tradition while pushing through a number of legislations. Watch Hindustan Times senior editor Aditi Prasad decode the significance of this short, yet stormy Parliament session with deputy political editor Saubhadra Chatterji.
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On 3rd day of Monsoon session of Parliament, Congress MP Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha sought for "scientific data" of Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan's claim that 'lockdown prevented approximately 14 lakh to 29 lakh cases and 37,000 to 78,000 deaths amid COVID-19 pandemic'. In the session, Sharma said, "Yesterday, the Health Minister said that this decision (lockdown) prevented approximately 14 to 29 lakh COVID-19 cases and 37,000-78,000 deaths. The house must be informed what is the scientific basis on which we have reached this conclusion?"
Director of Bhubaneshwar Meteorological Centre on September 07 informed that Monsoon will remain weak over Odisha for the next 4-5 days with likely thunder-storms and light to moderate rainfall. "In the next 24 hours, Kalahandi and Keonjhar likely to have these weather conditions. Bhubaneshwar will stay partly cloudy," he said.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has put home on Members or Parliament to cooperate for smooth functioning of Monsoon Session which is likely to begin in September amid coronavirus pandemic. "We hope that Members of Parliament will cooperate in the smooth functioning of the Monsoon session by following the COVID guidelines," said Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on August 28. "COVID-19 has posed a major challenge for the functioning of democratic institutions across the world. We hope that the members will cooperate in the smooth functioning of the (Monsoon) session by following COVID-19 related guidelines," he added.
A massive landslide in Chamoli region of Uttarakhand has led to traffic being disrupted in the area.The landslide was triggered by heavy rainfall that has been occuring in the state for the past week...
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