Summer ploughing taken up free of cost for marginal farmers

TAFE provides tractors and asks ryots to register themselves Even as the Department of Agriculture has appealed farmers to go for summer ploughing, Tractor and Farm Equipments Ltd. (TAFE) has come forward to help marginal farmers plough their farmlands free of cost. Free ploughing started on Wednesday and was expected to cover up to 15,000 […]


Tools to keep your pets cool during summer

Take a look at how some of our pets and strays are being treated to stay cool during the summer heat Malai loves pineapples, Mojo loves watermelon. The adopted indi dogs of Hyderabad-based chef Francis Fernandez and his wife Sonali Sabherwal, gorge on summer fruit when temperatures start to rise. Though Francis is the chef, […]


With sufficient storage, city may escape water shortage this summer

Major reservoirs are brimming; Water Resources Department plans to seek Krishna water from Andhra Pradesh in May Every summer brings with it scorching heat and concerns over water shortage in Chennai. This year, however, the city may escape scarcity as there is sufficient storage to supply drinking water till the onset of the northeast monsoon […]


Summer showers in Virudhunagar, Aruppukottai

Summer showers brought good amount of rainfall to Virudhunagar (58 mm), Kovilankulam (33.20) Aruppukottai (24) and Tiruchuli (22) in the last 24 hours till 6 a.m. on Tuesday. However, the rain gauge stations along the Western Ghats like Srivilliputtur, Rajapalayam, Watrap and Pilavakkal did not receive any rainfall. “The Meteorological Department has forecast that the […]


A summer playlist of podcasts for kids aged 10 to 16

Listen to folk tales, the history of India’s space programme, and the story of the ta-dum sound that introduces Netflix After a year of online classes and kids glued to screens of various kinds, give digital fatigue the boot this summer holidays. Introduce your children to podcasts. Parents who are dipping their toes into this […]


Mercury soars over weekend in Mumbai

Even as Mumbaikars experienced cold weather in the first two weeks of March, prolonging the arrival of the summer, the maximum temperature spiked over the weekend, from 30 degrees Celsius on Friday to 37 degrees on Sunday. The city saw unusually cold days and even colder nights with daytime temperatures staying under 30 degrees and […]


Summer may not help tackle coronavirus, say experts

The summer heat may not necessarily kill or significantly weaken Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), say some experts, who have warned against “false hope” following an analysis from China that said the number of cases decreased after average temperatures crossed 8.72 degrees Celsius. Epidemiologists say that while rising temperature and […]


At 48°C, Palam records highest-ever June temperature

It was a scorching day in the Capital with the mercury rising to a new June high of 48°C at the Palam weather station under the influence of a severe heatwave. The record for the city is 48.4°C at Palam on May 26, 1998, said Devendra Pradhan, Additional Director General of India Meteorological Department. The […]