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Monsoon rains cover entire India, ahead of schedule

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MUMBAI India's monsoon has covered the entire country, the weather office said on Friday, more than a fortnight ahead of the normal schedule in a year that is forecast to see average rains.

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Weak monsoon delays cotton, soybean sowing in India

MUMBAI Sowing of summer-sown crops such as soybean, cotton, corn and pulses has been delayed in India due to the slow progress of monsoon rains in central and western parts of the country, raising concerns over output, industry officials told Reuters.

Business, Top News 22 Jun 2018
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Indian monsoon seen slowing after strong start: forecaster

SINGAPORE India's monsoons, which hit the southern coast late last month, are expected to make slow progress over the next two weeks and delay the onset of crucial rains over north-western parts of the country, a private U.S.-based weather forecaster said.

Top News, Business 15 Jun 2018
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IMD retains its average monsoon rains forecast

NEW DELHI The India Meteorological Department retained its monsoon forecast at 97 percent of a long-term average on Wednesday.

06 Jun 2018
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Monsoon rains hit Kerala coast - weather office

NEW DELHI Monsoon rains hit the southern state of Kerala a few days earlier than normal on Tuesday, the country's weather office said, potentially brightening the nation's outlook for agricultural output and economic growth.

06 Jun 2018

In Pictures

Summer in India

Summer in India

How people deal with the sizzling summer season in India.  Full Coverage 

Waiting for the rains

Waiting for the rains

Indian reliance on unpredictable seasonal rains has made the yearly monsoon forecast a key event. Here is a look at Indians waiting with bated breath for the rain clouds to gather.  Full Coverage 

Celebrating the rains

Celebrating the rains

A look at how people welcome monsoon showers in India as the sizzling summer heat gives way to rains of relief.  Full Coverage