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Parameshwara's resignation sent to governor.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday forwarded Home Minister G Parameshwara's resignation letter to the Governor Vajubhai Vala.Sources in the Chief Minister's Office said Siddaramaiah will keep the Home portfolio with himself. The chief minister is likely to expand his Cabinet in the first week of next month. Parameshwara, ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Rain in some parts of state.

Monsoon was active in a few parts of the state on Friday. Heavy rain, accompanied by gusty winds, lashed a few villages of Kampli taluk in Ballari district in the evening. For the last few days, monsoon was inactive in the district. The rainfall has brought cheers to the farmers who have now enthusiastically begun sowing ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

'No overnight solution' to traffic, Lim tells impatient public.

Even though the monsoon is exacerbating road congestion in the capital, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chair Danilo Lim said on Friday that the public should not pressure him on what the agency's traffic solutions are, pointing out that he has only been in office for a month' and that the traffic problem has ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Monsoon Season to Start Later Than Usual.

The summer's first monsoon rains will fall in Jeju on Saturday, the Korea Meteorological Administration said on Thursday. This is four to five days later than normal. For the past 30 years, seasonal rainfall has started on the southern resort island on or around June 19-20. "The seasonal rain fron...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Rainfall deficit in state just 2%.

The India Meteorological Department maintains that the southwest monsoon in Karnataka has been normal in the first four weeks. Since its onset on June 1, the state has experienced a mere 2% deficit rainfall.L Ramesh Babu, IMD Bengaluru director-in-charge said the actual rainfall is 132.2 mm against the normal 134.2 mm. ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Bangladesh's heavy rainfall examined with NASA's IMERG.

Greenbelt MD Jun 22, 2017 At least 156 people in Bangladesh were killed during the past week by landslides and floods caused by heavy rainfall. NASA calculated the amount of rain that has fallen using data from satellites. Monsoon rainfall has been especially heavy over this area that includes southeastern Bangladesh, ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

CM worried over deficient monsoon.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday expressed concern over deficient monsoon in the state. "I have been praying for rain every day...Though it is more than a fortnight since the monsoon arrived in the state, many parts of the state have not received enough rain," he stated in the Legislative Assembly. The Malnad and ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Poor monsoon to cost farmers dear.

Paddy, pepper, coffee farmers in Wayanad face poor harvest

- The Hindu - IN

South-West monsoon advances in more parts of Bihar.

Purnea recorded 9 mm rainfall followed by 5.8 mm in Patna, 1.8 mm in Gaya and 0.8 mm in Bhagalpur.

- Zee News - IN

Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions stretch and bend.

Lucknow, India, Jun 21 - Yoga has connected the world with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday, as he rolled out his mat along with millions of others across the globe to celebrate the ancient practice. Enthusiasts across India rose at the crack of dawn, many braving monsoon showers, to mark the third ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Four women die as gusty winds, rain hit Punjab.

BAHAWALPUR/LAHORE: Four women died in separate incidents after gusty winds, followed by heavy rain, hit various cities in Punjab on Tuesday.Strong winds collapsed roofs and walls of several houses, besides blowing signboards away in cities across Punjab on Sunday. The pre-monsoon rain lashed Multan, Bahawalpur, Jhang, ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Krishi Bhagya to benefit Kodagu farmers from this year

The Krishi Bhagya scheme, introduced by the state government to help farmers, has been extended to Malnad, hilly areas and coastal districts. Accordingly, the scheme will be introduced in Kodagu in the current year. The scheme was implemented in 2014-15 to help farmers cultivate dry land, mainly due to vagaries of monsoon ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Bangladesh: Lightning claims 22 lives in 48 hours

Lightning strikes have killed at least 22 people in Bangladesh in the last 48 hours, authorities said Tuesday, a week after monsoon rains triggered a series of deadly landslides in the country. The post Bangladesh: Lightning claims 22 lives in 48 hours appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Lightning kills 22 in Bangladesh

Lightning strikes have killed at least 22 people in Bangladesh in the last 48 hours, authorities said Tuesday, a week after monsoon rains triggered a series of deadly landslides in the country. The deaths came as storms swept the country on Sunday and Monday, the head of the disaster management department Reaz Ahmed told ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Floods in Tripura, over 2,000 families displaced

Heavy monsoon rain disrupted life in Tripura as over 2,000 families were displaced after their houses were inundated by the flood water, official said here on Tuesday.

- Zee News - IN

Lightning kills 22 in Bangladesh

Lightning strikes have killed at least 22 people in Bangladesh in the last 48 hours, authorities said Tuesday, a week after monsoon rains triggered a series of deadly landslides in the country.

- PhysOrg - NL

Showers continue in North K'taka; Almatti dam starts getting inflow

The monsoon showers continued in many parts of the state on Monday, while receding in some parts. Sowing activity gained further momentum in the past 36 hours, following widespread rainfall in Bidar district. A majority of the minor and major percolation tanks, besides Karanja reservoir started receiving inflow. Rainfall ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Be ready to tackle floods, cyclones: Odisha CM tells departments

With the south-west monsoon setting in over Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed the various government departments to be ready to tackle floods and cyclones. He directed the Odish...

- The Hindu - IN

Too many boats in Cauvery a problem for Dubare

The idyllic spot of Dubare in the district is facing the threat of losing Nature's beauty.Rafting and journey on mechanised boats in the waters of River Cauvery are exhilarating experiences at Dubare. An increase in the movement of mechanised boats and river rafting, however, has led to the naturally formed islands reaching ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Why Phoenix gets so hot in June

Because of monsoon season, June actually is the peak heat for southern Arizonans.         

- USA TODAY - US

A quiet revolution with big results

At this time of the year, Barshong gewog in Tsirang is a very hot place. The steep foothills of the five chiwogs end at the banks of the swollen Sunkosh River. The intermittent monsoon showers in the recent weeks have come as a big relief for busy farmers.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Rainfall less in 10 subdivisions, monsoon may be late in some parts: IMD

New Delhi, June 19 Still hopeful that the monsoon would reach all regions of India in time, the IMD on Monday said 10 out of 36 sub-divisions across the country have received deficient rainfall, varying between 20 and 59 per cent. However, the country as a whole has received overall five percent surplus rainfall till date, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Monsoon alert: Rains may be late in some parts, rainfall deficient in 10 subdivisions, says IMD

Still hopeful that the monsoon would reach all regions of India in time, the IMD said 10 out of 36 sub-divisions have received deficient rainfall, varying between 20 and 59 percent The post Monsoon alert: Rains may be late in some parts, rainfall deficient in 10 subdivisions, says IMD appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

CM, KPCC chief discuss ministry expansion

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president G Parameshwara are learnt to have held a meeting on Sunday and discussed expansion of the council of ministers, likely to be done after the ongoing monsoon session of the state legislature. The leaders, it is learnt, discussed probable candidates ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Monsoon to be delayed over Central India

The monsoon system, forecast to establish itself over Central India by June 15, will be delayed by a week. This is unlikely to affect the overall rainfall in June.There is moisture in the air and thu...

- The Hindu - IN

Sale of rain protection gears increases in Madikeri

With the advancement of monsoon and incessant downpour over the last few days, the sale of umbrella, raincoats, sweater and gumboots have increased in Madikeri. The rain since the past few days has been fecilitating retailers and wholesalers to do brisk business. The people were seen purchasing plastic hat, tarpaulin and ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Landslide deaths in Bangladesh climb to 163

Dhaka, June 18 At least five people died on Sunday in fresh landslides in Bangladesh, raising the deaths to 163 as heavy monsoon rains have lashed the country for a week.Three children died in the district of Khagrachhari, and a woman and her daughter died in Moulvibazar, officials confirmed to the Efe news ...

- Sify - IN

GST rates, rains to chart equity market movements

Mumbai, June 18 Further clarity on GST sub-rates and rules, along with developments regarding the monsoon's progress and global cues are expected to influence investors' sentiments in the equity segment during the week commencing June 19, market observers have opined. According to analysts, the outcome of the GST Council's ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Monsoon intensifies, heavy rain lashes parts of state

Several parts of the state continued to receive widespread rain on Saturday.Bailhongal in Belagavi district received heavy rain for more than an hour. Several roads were flooded affecting movement of vehicles while rainwater gushed into houses in low-lying areas.The front portion of an under-construction house collapsed ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Private bus pick-up points, a recipe for chaos

On the already congested city roads, the last thing commuters would want is a private bus flouting rules and triggering another traffic jam. The city traffic police are finding it tough to regulate the bus drivers and ensure smooth vehicular flow. Frequent rains during the monsoon season have made commuting extremely tiring ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Fares descend to Rs 749 as airlines vie for monsoon biz

Airlines are rolling out huge discounts for the monsoon — fares start at Rs 749 for economy class tickets.Jet Airways, Vistara, IndiGo, GoAir and Air India are among the airlines offering huge fare cuts. On Air Asia, a Bengaluru-Kuala Lumpur all-inclusive return ticket comes for Rs 7,099.Domestic offersThe Air India ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Heavy rains likely in Chittagong, Sylhet, more landslides feared

The Met office has forecast heavy monsoon rains in Sylhet and Chittagong on Saturday.

- BDNews24 - BD

Bangladesh landslides death toll hits 135 after torrential Monsoon rains

Source: UN Resident Coordinator for Bangladesh Country: Bangladesh This disaster occurred just two weeks after Cyclone Mora killed 9 people and caused significant damage across the region. Further mudslides are feared due to continued rainfall. June 14, 2017: Deadly mudslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains yesterday ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Flood-affected people in Sri Lanka need shelter, non-food items, health services

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Sri Lanka Currently, 66,045 people are reported as displaced in 368 evacuation centres in 15 districts. However, the actual number of people displaced and affected could be significantly higher. Highlights With the start of the Southwest monsoon on 25 May 2017, Sri Lanka received heavy ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Flood-affected people in Sri Lanka immediately need emergency shelters, non-food items, and health services

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Sri Lanka Currently, 66,045 people are reported as displaced in 368 evacuation centres in 15 districts. However, the actual number of people displaced and affected could be significantly higher than reported. Highlights With the start of the Southwest monsoon on 25 May 2017, Sri Lanka ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Sri Lanka: UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake of monsoon floods, landslides

According to Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Centre , the South Asian country is combating floods and mudslides in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Mora, while the United Nations Migration Agency today deployed three rapid assessment teams to the most affected districts, where some 177 people have died and 109 remain missing.

- UN - INT

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