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Indian, Russian Navy to begin exercise in Bay of Bengal from Sept 4-5: Report

Earlier, defence minister Rajnath Singh met his Russian counterpart General Sergey Shoigu in Russia’s capital Moscow, where the two ministers had a discussion about deepening defence and strategic cooperation between the two countries.
Rajnath Singh noted that these naval exercises demonstrated the common interests of both the nations in maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region.(ANI Twitter. Representative image)
Rajnath Singh noted that these naval exercises demonstrated the common interests of both the nations in maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region.(ANI Twitter. Representative image)
Published on Sep 04, 2020 02:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal

Full moon day slows flood water release, Odisha villages fight waterlogging

The flood has affected at least 1.4 million people across 20 districts of the state, but the districts of Jajpur, Kendrapara and Khurda have been the worst hit.
So far, 22 people in the state have died due to the flood. A total of 3256 villages under 896 gram panchayats in 112 blocks were hit due to the massive flood.(ANI)
So far, 22 people in the state have died due to the flood. A total of 3256 villages under 896 gram panchayats in 112 blocks were hit due to the massive flood.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Heavy rain likely over south and northwest India during next 2 days

A cyclonic circulation is lying over Gangetic West Bengal and another cyclonic circulation is lying over southern Assam and its adjoining areas.
Monsoon rain over the country since June 1 is 9% excess. (Photo: Arun Sharma/HT)
Monsoon rain over the country since June 1 is 9% excess. (Photo: Arun Sharma/HT)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 07:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

August receives 27 per cent more rainfall, fourth highest in 120 years

The overall rainfall recorded in India from June 1 to August 31 was 10 per cent more than normal, the IMD said on Monday. The official rainfall season in the country is from June 1 to September 30.
An Indian man rows a boat through floodwaters in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam, India.(AP)
An Indian man rows a boat through floodwaters in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam, India.(AP)
Published on Sep 01, 2020 03:58 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Met revises forecast, Delhi now likely to get heavy rain from Thursday

IMD has predicted intense spells of rain in many parts of northwest India between August 26 and August 28.
A view from Vijay Chowk of Raisina Hills and the illuminated North and South block buildings on a cloudy evening in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
A view from Vijay Chowk of Raisina Hills and the illuminated North and South block buildings on a cloudy evening in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 12:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Overcast skies in Delhi, light rain likely

The cloud cover is expected to keep the maximum temperature below the 34 degrees Celsius mark, the weatherman said.
Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy showers are likely to occur over northwest India during the period.(ANI)
Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy showers are likely to occur over northwest India during the period.(ANI)
Published on Aug 25, 2020 11:20 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Light rain likely in Delhi

Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh are likely to record widespread and heavy rain on August 26 and 27
Heavy rain is expected in Delhi around August 26.(ANI)
Heavy rain is expected in Delhi around August 26.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 12:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Heavy rain likely in several South Bengal districts from Monday

Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur in South Bengal from Monday owing to the possible formation of a low pressure area in north Bay of Bengal, the Met Department said on Sunday.
Children wade through flooded street as a street of Kalighat flooded due to heavy rains, in Kolkata on Wednesday.(ANI photo)
Children wade through flooded street as a street of Kalighat flooded due to heavy rains, in Kolkata on Wednesday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 03:53 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh

4 electrocuted as heavy rain lashes south Bengal, flood low-lying areas

The India Meteorological Department had warned of heavy rain in south Bengal because of two back-to-back low pressure systems over the Bay of Bengal.
A woman sits on a cot outside her shop along a waterlogged street near Kalighat Kali temple, in Kolkata.(PTI)
A woman sits on a cot outside her shop along a waterlogged street near Kalighat Kali temple, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Published on Aug 21, 2020 09:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Heavy rains in Odisha, two men washed away

Nabarangpur district reported the heaviest rainfall of 130.6 mm, while Malkangiri district in southern Odisha saw road communication snapped and low lying areas inundated due to the incessant rains.
The heavy rains caused the water levels of several rivers to rise in Bhadrak, Balasore, Puri, Kalahandi and Kandhamal districts.(PTI file photo.)
The heavy rains caused the water levels of several rivers to rise in Bhadrak, Balasore, Puri, Kalahandi and Kandhamal districts.(PTI file photo.)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 06:01 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar, Odisha | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Heavy rain likely in north-west, central India

Due to favourable conditions, widespread rain with isolated heavy to very heavy spells is very likely over Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, MP, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Vidarbha during the next four-five days.
Local people wade submerged bank side area road during Krishna river flooding after heavy rain in catchment area of Koyana dam in Sangli on Tuesday(Uday Deolekar/HT Photo)
Local people wade submerged bank side area road during Krishna river flooding after heavy rain in catchment area of Koyana dam in Sangli on Tuesday(Uday Deolekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 02:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

IMD predicts heavy rain over central India; showers likely in Delhi too

In its weather forecast issued Wednesday evening, the Met department said there will be “intense rainfall spell over central parts of the country during the next five days”.
Commuters wade through a water-logged stretch of road, along NH-24, near Mayur Vihar, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Commuters wade through a water-logged stretch of road, along NH-24, near Mayur Vihar, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 07:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

South Bengal districts, Kolkata included, to get heavy rain over one week

While one low pressure system has formed over the sea on Wednesday morning and is likely to intensify into a depression by Thursday, a second low pressure is likely to develop over the weekend.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. (HT Photo)
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 05:24 PM IST
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HindustanTimes, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

868 people killed in floods in 11 states: Govt

According to IMD’s Sunday bulletin, parts of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Konkan and Goa recorded very heavy to extremely heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Flooded streets and submerged houses after heavy rainfall, in Warangal district on Sunday.(PTI)
Flooded streets and submerged houses after heavy rainfall, in Warangal district on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 06:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Heavy rain floods parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, rivers burst banks

Two helicopters are being used for rescue and relief operations while sent three disaster response force teams have been sent to Warangal to evacuate people to safer areas.
Rescuers lead a group of people to safety in Warrangal in Telangana.(Sourced)
Rescuers lead a group of people to safety in Warrangal in Telangana.(Sourced)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 08:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu/

IMD issues orange rain alert for south Bengal

Kolkata and its adjoining areas are also expected to receive heavy rain due to low pressure that has developed over the Bay of Bengal
Kolkata is one of the places in Bengal that is expected to receive heavy rain over the weekend.(PTI)
Kolkata is one of the places in Bengal that is expected to receive heavy rain over the weekend.(PTI)
Published on Aug 15, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Heavy rain likely in central India

IMD said 12% of 685 districts have got large excess rains (60% excess or more), 17% have recorded excess rains (20 to 59% excess), while 42% are in normal (19% deficient to 19% excess) and 26% in deficient (20 to 59% deficient) and 3% in large deficient category (more than 60% deficiency) since the monsoon season began on June 1.
Above normal monsoon rains are expected in August and September because of several consecutive low-pressure areas forming over the Bay of Bengal.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Above normal monsoon rains are expected in August and September because of several consecutive low-pressure areas forming over the Bay of Bengal.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 11:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Large parts of country likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall during next 2-3 days: IMD

Large parts of the country are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall during the next two-three days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.
Commuters make their way past waterlogging along Rohtak Road due to heavy rains at Zakhira in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 13, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Commuters make their way past waterlogging along Rohtak Road due to heavy rains at Zakhira in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 13, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 07:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Postd by Niyati Singh

Delhi records intense rain spell on Wednesday, heavy rain forecast for NCR

Parts of Delhi recorded an intense spell of rain on Wednesday evening. It started raining in different parts of the city around 6pm when light to moderate category (2.5 to 35.5 mm) rain was recorded.
Delhi had a rain deficiency of 35% as on Wednesday which is likely to improve substantially on Thursday when Wednesday evening’s rain is accounted for.(ANI/Twitter)
Delhi had a rain deficiency of 35% as on Wednesday which is likely to improve substantially on Thursday when Wednesday evening’s rain is accounted for.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 01:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Northwest India warned of intense rainfall from August 12 to 15

A monsoon trough is a region of low pressure, passing from northwest India (Rajasthan) to the Bay of Bengal. When the trough is in its normal position, it passes from Ganganagar in Rajasthan , through parts of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal to the Bay of Bengal.
Kochi: A man wades through a flood affected area during heavy rainfall, in Kochi, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI07-08-2020_000122B)(PTI)
Kochi: A man wades through a flood affected area during heavy rainfall, in Kochi, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI07-08-2020_000122B)(PTI)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 01:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Low pressure area to bring heavy rain next week: IMD

The remnant of a low-pressure system from the east is likely to emerge and under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over north Bay of Bengal around August 4, IMD said.
Since June 1, northwest India has a rain deficiency of 18% and central India has a deficiency of 5%. This falls well in the plus or minus 20% of normal range.(ANI)
Since June 1, northwest India has a rain deficiency of 18% and central India has a deficiency of 5%. This falls well in the plus or minus 20% of normal range.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 01:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Intensity of Indian monsoon may decline due to rapid warming of Bay of Bengal, says new study

The study is significant as it reviewed the under sediment cores derived from the Krishna Godavari basin of the Bay of Bengal to understand how the monsoon rainfall pattern has changed in the past 2,000 years.
Sudden, spikes in sea water temperatures also mean lesser continuous longer period rainfall, according to the study.(PTI PHOTO.)
Sudden, spikes in sea water temperatures also mean lesser continuous longer period rainfall, according to the study.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 04:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Mumbai records its wettest July, breaks all-time high monthly rain record

On Tuesday, south Mumbai recorded intermittent intense spells through the day with 83.6 mm (heavy) rain from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm while the suburbs recorded 7.7 mm rain. Over the last 24 hours moderate rain was recorded in the suburbs and south Mumbai.
Vehicle seen on closed road due water logging after heavy rain at Manpada junction Ghodbunder road at Thane, Mumbai.(Praful Gangurde/HTPhoto)
Vehicle seen on closed road due water logging after heavy rain at Manpada junction Ghodbunder road at Thane, Mumbai.(Praful Gangurde/HTPhoto)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 09:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Navy’s forward posture against PLA aggression in Ladakh muscles out Chinese threat on high seas

To counter the Chinese threat, the plan is to have a network of Indian airbases on islands in both Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal so that freedom of navigation and overflights is maintained and not restricted like in South China Sea.
Indian navy MiG-29 K lines up on INS Vikramaditya deck
Indian navy MiG-29 K lines up on INS Vikramaditya deck
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 06:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

Heavy rain likely in Odisha in next few days

A low pressure area has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coasts, the MeT Centre said in a bulletin.
Southwest monsoon has been active over Odisha and light to moderate rainfall has occurred at most places in the state with heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over north coastal districts since Saturday.(PTI)
Southwest monsoon has been active over Odisha and light to moderate rainfall has occurred at most places in the state with heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over north coastal districts since Saturday.(PTI)
Published on Jul 05, 2020 07:46 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Govt authorities feed hundreds of stray dogs, cows as pilgrims fail to turn up at Ganga Sagar

Not a single pilgrim or tourist has visited the island since March 25, according to the South 24 Parganas district authorities, which have taken upon themselves to feed the vagabond animals.
The Ganga Sagar mela, which is held on the island every year in mid-January, is the second-largest congregation of Hindu pilgrims in the country after the Kumbh Mela.(HT Photo)
The Ganga Sagar mela, which is held on the island every year in mid-January, is the second-largest congregation of Hindu pilgrims in the country after the Kumbh Mela.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 05:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByJoydeep Thakur

Delhi-NCR to get rain, thundershowers for 5-6 days: IMD

The combination of these three systems will lead to cloudy skies, marginally lower temperatures, and thundershowers for the next five to six days, the IMD authorities said.
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 07:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Low pressure area forms over Bay of Bengal, likely to cross Odisha coast on Friday

IMD said in its Tuesday bulletin that conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of the monsoon into some more parts of the central Arabian Sea, Goa, some parts of Maharashtra, some more parts of Karnataka and Rayalaseema, remaining parts of Tamil Nadu, some parts of Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh over the next 48 hours.
There is an orange warning for central India, including Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, on June 13, when very heavy rains are expected.(AFP)
There is an orange warning for central India, including Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, on June 13, when very heavy rains are expected.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 04:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Thundershower likely this week in Delhi-NCR

Parts of the NCR, including Delhi, received showers Sunday morning, due to the influence of a western disturbance that is impacting the Western Himalayas.
Scientists say it is unlikely that these regions will record severe heat or heat waves anymore this season. Photo by Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)
Scientists say it is unlikely that these regions will record severe heat or heat waves anymore this season. Photo by Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 01:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Over 4 crore endangered Olive Ridley hatchlings make their way into the sea in Odisha

In Gokharakuda beach of Rushikulya delta in Ganjam district, more than 2 crore baby turtles came out of eggs and crawled into the Bay of Bengal. Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua and Suriname are the only four mass nesting sites in the world for Olive Ridleys besides Odisha’s Rushikulya and Gahirmatha.
This year, around 4.70 lakh female turtles had turned up to lay eggs between the second and fourth week of March at the idyllic Nasi-2 island of Gahirmatha beach — regarded as the world’s largest nesting ground for endangered Olive Ridley turtles.(SOURCED FROM RAJNAGAR DFO.)
This year, around 4.70 lakh female turtles had turned up to lay eggs between the second and fourth week of March at the idyllic Nasi-2 island of Gahirmatha beach — regarded as the world’s largest nesting ground for endangered Olive Ridley turtles.(SOURCED FROM RAJNAGAR DFO.)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 10:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
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