Rain

Khambhalia in Gujarat gets 17 inches of rainfall, 11 inches in just two hours

Several parts of Gujarat recorded heavy rains with Khambhalia in Devbhoomi Dwarka district recording 17 inches of rainfall of which 11 inches were received between 6pm and 8pm on Sunday. The heavy rains led to major waterlogging in several parts of Saurashtra including Porbandar, Gir Somnath, Junagadh and Amreli and Valsad and Navsari in south...

One killed, two others escape as strong current sweeps car of bridge in Rajkot, Gujarat

One person was killed and two others had a narrow escape when the van they were travelling in were swept away by strong currents on the outskirts of Rajkot on Sunday. The three were travelling in a Bolero car and were crossing a bridge that had slightly submerged under water from the Khokhardar river. The...

Guj govt orders magisterial probe in NHAI overbridge wall collapse incident

The Gujarat government has ordered the Rajkot district collector to carry out a magisterial inquiry into the incident in which the retaining wall of an underpass on the Rajkot-Gondal National Highway collapsed in the rain killing two commuters. Around 20 mts of the wall built by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had collapsed...

Winds, rains lash A’bad; city gets respite from heat

Ahmedabad saw strong winds in the evening as the weather turned for the better in the city. The city that had been witnessing a surge in temperature had experienced a drop in the same since Cyclone Nisarga neared the coastal areas of the state. On Friday however, the evening turned windy and extremely cloudy before...

IMD predicts drop in temperature, some respite from heat for North, West India

Some states in the country, particularly in the North and West, are likely to see some respite from the sweltering heat in the coming days, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. “Under the influence of a western disturbance and an east-west trough in lower levels and likely occurrence of rain-thunderstorm from May 28 to 30,...