New Delhi: Monsoon rains may be “below normal” this year, Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said on Wednesday.
The monsoon is likely to be 93 per cent of the long period average (LPA), it said.
Anything between 90-95 per cent of LPA falls under the “below normal” category.
Monsoon rains likely to be below normal this year predicts Skymet:
LPA is the average of rainfall between 1951 and 2000, which is 89 cm.
Skymet CEO Jatin Singh attributed the El Nino phenomenon as the reason behind a possible below normal rainfall.
According to Skymet forecast, there is a 55 per cent chance of a “below normal” rainfall.
Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.
The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.
According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.
The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.
Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.
A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.
The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.
There were no CCTV cameras in the area.