Month: July 2019

Delhi monsoon rains unlikely before July 15

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 13:31 IST The dry spell is likely to continue without any significant precipitation in the region. (File photo: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSThe much awaited monsoon rains are unlikely for at least another three daysLight rainfall was expected in Delhi-NCR on the night of July 15The seasonal trough has shifted towards the Himalaya foothillsDespite the cloud cover over Delhi-NCR, the much awaited monsoon rains are unlikely for at least another three days.The dry spell is likely to continue without any significant precipitation in the region, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.According to IMD, light rainfall was expected in Delhi-NCR on the night of July 15.”The dry conditions will prevail over the next three days. There will be dust in the air and light rainfall is expected only on July 15 and thereafter,” IMD’s regional weather forecasting chief Kuldeep Srivastava told IANS.Private weather forecasting agency Skymet echoed the IMD, saying there was unlikely to be any significant weather activity over the next three days.According to Skymet, the seasonal trough has shifted towards the Himalaya foothills and heavy rains were expected in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and the northern districts of Uttar Pradesh.”From July 15, this trough will start travelling south with rains across Delhi-NCR and other parts of Haryana and Punjab. The intensity of rainfall is expected to increase between July 17 and 19,” Skymet chief Mahesh Palawat told IANS.As per an IMD bulletin released on Friday, the northern limit of the monsoon continues to pass through Barmer, Jodhpur and Churu in Rajasthan and Ludhiana and Kapurthala in Punjab.A low pressure area was also persisting over northeast Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Bihar with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above mean sea level.The IMD recorded heavy rainfall on Thursday at isolated places over Bihar, east Uttar Pradesh, Konkan and Goa, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.Also read | IMD issues heavy rain alerts for Uttarakhand, BiharAlso read | Farmers rejoice as India receives above normal monsoon rainsAlso watch | Mumbai rains: Wall collapses due to heavy rainfall, massive traffic across cityFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnumika Bahukhandi Tags :Follow Delhi rainsFollow Delhi NCRFollow Delhi monsoonFollow Monsoon Next Delhi monsoon rains unlikely before July 15The dry spell is likely to continue without any significant precipitation in the region, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.According to IMD, light rainfall was expected in Delhi-NCR on the night of July 15.advertisementlast_img read more

First Rafale jet to IAF will be delivered in September as per

first_imgFirst Rafale jet to IAF will be delivered in September as per schedule, says top govt officialRafale fighter jets, manufactured by France-based Dassault Aviation, are twin-engine multi-role fighter aircraft. These are nuclear capable and can engage in both air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks.advertisement Next Press Trust of India KolkataJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 18:49 IST All the 36 Rafale jets will be delivered to the Indian Air Force within the next two years, French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler said.The first Rafale fighter jet will be delivered to the Indian Air Force in September 2019 as per schedule, a top government official said on Saturday.Rafale fighter jets, manufactured by France-based Dassault Aviation, are twin-engine multi-role fighter aircraft. These are nuclear capable and can engage in both air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks.The first Rafale fighter jet will be delivered in September, Ajay Kumar, secretary to the department of defence production, said.French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler had, earlier this month, assured that the first Rafale fighter aircraft will be delivered within two months and will be “perfectly on time”.All the 36 Rafale jets will be delivered to the Indian Air Force within the next two years, he said.The Rafale deal has drawn flak from the Opposition which has alleged widespread corruption in the contract.Asked about the Rafale offset partner issue, Kumar said, “It will be done as per the rules.”He was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of Bharat Chamber Defence Facilitation Centre in Kolkata.ALSO READ | First Rafale jet to be delivered in 2 months: French Ambassador ALSO WATCH | Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria shares his experience of flying a Rafale jetFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhurylast_img read more

22 policemen injured in Jharkhand road accident

first_img Indo Asian News Service RanchiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 18:20 IST (Image for representation)As many as 22 policemen were injured in a road accident in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district on Saturday, the police said.Fifty-two Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel were on their way to Deoghar for the Shravani Mela duty from Ranchi when the bus driver lost control and hit a tree in the Sikidari valley.The condition of five of the injured constables is stated to be critical.Also Read | Need for speed on Yamuna Expressway remains uncontrolled despite deadly accidentsAlso Read | 10 killed, 35 injured after trains collide in PakistanAlso Watch | 7 dead, several injured after 11 coaches of Seemanchal Express derail in BiharFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Road accidentFollow Jharkhand Next 22 policemen injured in Jharkhand road accidentFifty-two Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel were on their way to Deoghar for the Shravani Mela duty from Ranchi when the bus driver lost control.advertisementlast_img read more

13004 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine

first_img13,004 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath cave shrineWith this, the number of pilgrims who have visited the shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas has crossed 1.5 lakh.advertisement Next Press Trust of India SrinagarJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:10 IST Till date, 1,57,062 yatris have had the darshan of the Shivling. (Image used for representation)A total of 13,004 pilgrims paid obeisance at the naturally formed ice lingam in the cave shrine of Amarnath on Friday, officials said.With this, the number of pilgrims who have visited the shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas has crossed 1.5 lakh, they said.”On the 12th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,004 yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till date, 1,57,062 yatris have had the darshan of the Shivling,” a spokesperson of the Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board said.The annual Amarnath pilgrimage commenced on July 1 and will conclude on August 15, coinciding with the festival of Raksha Bandhan.Also Read | Jammu Darshan bus service launched in J&K to promote tourismAlso Read | Over 1.44 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 11 daysAlso Watch | First batch of Amarnath pilgrims reaches shrineFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhanlast_img read more