Monsoon arrives in Delhi a day ahead

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The much-awaited monsoon arrived in Delhi on Thursday, a day ahead of the expected date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The city enjoyed its first monsoon showers that sent the mercury down a few notches below the normal. The maximum temperature on Thursday was 35.2 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal, while the minimum was 24.2 degrees Celsius, which is four degrees below normal. The city got 20.4 mm rainfall.

There may be more rains on Friday with generally cloudy sky, the IMD said.

Meanwhile, it has predicted “isolated heavy rainfall” in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana, and “isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall” in eastern Rajasthan.

“Heavy rainfall” means 64.5-115.5 mm of rain per day, while “very heavy” means 115.6-204.4 mm of rainfall in a day.

Southwest monsoon has further advanced to some more parts of Gujarat region, most parts of east Rajasthan, some parts of west Rajasthan, entire Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, and the remaining parts of western Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

The IMD said that conditions are favourable for further movement of southwest monsoon to remaining parts of north Arabian Sea, Gujarat, Rajasthan and thus “the entire country during next 2-3 days”.

MCD polls underway; Results on December 7

  New Delhi: Delhiities are today voting elect their representatives to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).  Polls for 250 wards of MCD started at 8 a.m. Delhi Chief Minister...

‘Nepotism does happen’: SCBA prez pinpoints flaws in judges’ appointment

New Delhi:  Senior advocate and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Vikas Singh, in an interview with IANS on the appointment of judges, said he is not saying nepotism is...

RSS leaders urge Centre to restore old pension scheme, raise import duty

New Delhi: Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), the RSS-affiliated central trade union, has urged the Central government to restore the old pension scheme. The demand was made during Union Finance Minister...

Delhi riots: Court acquits Umar Khalid in stone pelting, torching case

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Delhi's Karkardooma Court has acquitted 2020 Delhi riots' accused Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi from the counts of arson, vandalism, and stone pelting on Saturday. Khalid...

SDPI slams Centre for suspension of scholarships to students

Bangalore: Karnataka unit of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has slammed BJP-led government at Centre for suspending scholarships meant for students from Class 1 to 8. Abdul Majid Mysore, State...

NIA gets 4 more days custodial remand of Lawrence Bishnoi

New Delhi: A Special Delhi court on Saturday extended custodial remand of Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi by four days in connection with the gangster-terrorist nexus matter. Bishnoi was produced before the court...

Sexual relationship on pretext of marriage: SC grants anticipatory bail to accused

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted anticipatory bail to an accused facing rape charge, where the victim alleged that the accused established sexual relationship with her on the pretext of...

Hyderabad University professor suspended for alleged sexual assault of foreign student

Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad on Saturday suspended Professor Ravi Ranjan, hours after he was arrested by the police on allegations of trying to sexually assault a foreign student. The Central...

CCTV in classrooms ensure students’ safety, right to privacy not violated: Delhi govt to HC

New Delhi: The Delhi government recently told the High Court that one major reason behind its 2017 decision is to save and secure students from sexual abuse and bullying in view...

Bommai announces Rs 15 lakh compensation for families of leopard attack victims

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday announced Rs 15 lakh compensation to families of those killed in the leopard attacks. "For families of persons who were killed in leopard...

Delhi man kills live-in partner, tries to chop up body

The accused allegedly stabbed Rekha in the face and neck, and as she resisted, a finger of her right hand was mutilated The 45-year-old man, identified as Manpreet, who was...

Chhattisgarh Assembly passes 2 amendment bills on reservation, takes quota to 76%

As per the Bills, 32% of the seats will be reserved for ST, 13% for ST and 4% for EWS Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that it was a historic...

Read Previous

We will ensure our energy security, India on Iran sanctions

Read Next

Lucian freud’s nude painting sold for $30 mn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com