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Seed of an idea, but it can’t replace monsoon

Amid growing fears of another drought year, Maharashtra has revived talk of cloud seeding. Indian Express explains the process, what it might achieve.

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Dos and Dont’s to achieve flawless skin during monsoon

Aparna Santhanam, skincare expert of Unilever, shares some tips to help your skin enjoy the rain without harming it.

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Dark lining to June clouds: ‘Prepare for dry July days’

The good rainfall this month — more than 25 per cent above normal till June 25 — was triggered by what is known as Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO).

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As monsoons hit Jammu, mercury falls by 3 degree Celsius

The people in Jammu woke up to a bright sunny day on Monday morning, but dark clouds cast the sky by noon resulting in poor visibility even during the day.

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Why June’s excess rainfall means so little to monsoon

Anything less than 90 per cent of the long-term average is considered deficient rainfall, 90-96 per cent is below normal, 96-104 is normal and 104-110 is above normal and anything above that excess.

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Well begun

It has had an unexpectedly good start but it’s still too early to wish away monsoon fears.

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As rain gods smile, farmers plant more pulses and oilseeds

The good spell of rains in June across central, western and southern India has led to the progressive area planted under kharif pulses.

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Monsoon covers entire India ahead of schedule

Rains are vital to India’s farm sector, which accounts for about 15 percent of the country’s nearly $2 trillion economy.

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Delhi gets first monsoon shower

While the monsoon usually reaches Delhi around June 29, the MeT department had predicted on June 22 that it would reach the capital by June 26.

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Gujarat flooding: 70 dead, thousands cut off as Saurashtra is hit by heavy rains

Indian Air Force helicopters rescued over 100 people from various parts of Amreli, with four helicopters pressed into service.

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Monsoon off to good start in Maharashtra, sowing of crops up 64% in a week

Sowing complete in 70% of Kharif crop area, says Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse.

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Mumbai Monsoon Mayhem: Part of pavement in Colaba caves in

The pavement runs adjacent to the sea and is believed to have collapsed due to erosion of the underneath soil.

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On the field, tracking the farmers as they wait for rain

From pulses in Karnataka to soyabean in Madhya Pradesh, basmati paddy in Haryana to groundnuts in Gujarat, hedging their bets.

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35 killed, hundreds stranded as heavy rain lashes Gujarat

People have been advised to stay indoors to stay safe. The Coast Guard has warned fishermen against venturing into the sea.

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LIVE monsoon updates: Flood alert in Kashmir, rains lash Gujarat leaving 35 dead

After a sloppy and delayed start, southwest monsoon advanced at a fast pace against all odds and has already delivered 16 per cent excess rainfall since the beginning of the monsoon season: Skymet.