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Roads take a beating after first spell of monsoon rains

Civic officials cite waterlogging, faulty design and delay in desilting stormwater drains as reasons for the poor condition of many stretches It has just been the first spell of rain of the northeast monsoon, the city’s roads are already in a battered state. As many as 300 of the 471 bus route roads — over […]

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No respite from rain yet

Isolated heavy showers lash several parts of city; light rain in store for next 4 days The rain gods continued to hold sway on the city for yet another day on Saturday, when isolated heavy rain interrupted normal life in a few parts of the city. As has been typical of the past couple of […]

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Heavy rain damages road at Gundri Hills

Rain water entered agricultural lands and also damaged crops Heavy rain in Gundri hills in Sathyamangalam Taluk caused extensive damage to the road making it non-motorable here on Saturday. Over 5,500 people reside in 22 villages that come under Gundri village panchayat that can be reached after passing through the 17 km forest road from […]

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13 dead, four missing as Pune hit by heavy rain; 16k rescued

Heavy rain pounded Maharashtra’s Pune district on Wednesday night, triggering floods and wall collapses, killing at least 13 people and leaving four missing, as the June-to-September south-west monsoon wreaked havoc on its final leg, district officials said on Thursday. Between 8 pm and 11.45 pm on Wednesday, Pune city and other parts of the district […]

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Evening rain halts Hyderabad

Heavy water logging, gridlock in many areas in the city; metro stations in Miyapur-L.B. Nagar corridor jam-packed with passengers Another spell of torrential downpour beat down on the city for a second consecutive day on Wednesday, even before its residents could recover from Tuesday’s cloudburst. Starting at about 5 p.m., the rain lashed the city […]

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Rain wreaks havoc in Anantapur district

Girl killed in wall collapse; officials told to be vigilant A six-year-old girl V. Lakshmi died late on Monday night in a wall collapse at her house at Peddavaduguru village as heavy rain lashed Anantapur district. Motorists had a tough time as the national highway between Anantapur and Ballari in Vidapanakal mandal became impassable for […]

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Heavy rain forecast for the next seven days

People living in low-lying areas urged to take precautions In view of the forecast of heavy rain for the next seven days, Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S. on Wednesday asked people living in low-lying areas to take precautions. According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, widespread, moderate to rather heavy rain is […]

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Heavy rain forecast in twin districts

Fishermen asked not to venture into sea In the light of continuous rain in Udupi district and the India Meteorological Department forecasting heavy rain (205 mm) in the coastal districts on Thursday and a red alert being issued, the district administration and the District Disaster Management Authority have taken precautionary measures. A press release issued […]

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City wakes up to rain, witnesses dip in mercury

Met forecasts light to moderate rain between Tuesday and Thursday It was a pleasant start to the week with Delhiites waking up to light rainfall that lasted till noon in several parts of the city. Although the humidity hovered between 85% and 69% making the weather sultry, the maximum temperature settled at 34.8 degrees Celsius […]

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Though rain subsides, waterlogging torments Thrissur

There are 245 camps functioning in seven taluks that accommodate 39,032 people Though rain weakened in the district on Sunday, low-lying areas remained waterlogged. Thunderstorm accompanied by moderate to heavy rainfall with wind with a speed of 40-50 km has been predicted for the district. According to preliminary calculations, a loss of ₹52.11 crore has […]