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    Amid Kerala rains, IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai

    After weeks of drizzling, rain is likely to return in full swing this week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai. The IMD alerted coastal states about a weather system (depression) over coastal Odisha.

  • Mumbai Potholes: 32 utility companies to blame for bad roads, says BMC

    Mumbai: The BMC, after dodging allegations of pathetic conditions of roads and potholes, has now alleged that as many as 32 utility companies are the reason why Mumbai has bad roads.  According to the civic body, these companies — responsible for city’s cooking gas supply, electricity and telephone and internet connections — constantly keep digging roads to lay cables but do not fill them up on time.

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    Mumbai Rains: 6 ‘scattered’ cholera cases, BMC ‘not worried’

    Mumbai: As Mumbai takes a break from the monsoon, the incidence of waterborne diseases is rising.  While seven people have died of leptospirosis and 97 cases of suspected leptospirosis have been reported and six cases of cholera were diagnosed in July. The six cholera patients are under treatment in municipal hospitals, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) public health department has informed.

  • Mumbai man fills 556th pothole to mark his 16-year-old son’s death

    Mumbai: Dadarao Bilhore, a Mumbai resident, who lost his 16-year-old son to a pothole on a road three years ago, filled up 556th pothole in the city on Sunday. Bilhore’ son Prakash died on July 28, 2015, after his bike fell into a deep pothole on a rainwater clogged Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) in Mumbai.

  • Rains, Career, Shopping! Mumbai has so much to offer

    Chances are that as you go through this it is raining outside, or the rain has just stopped. Mumbai rains drench the city, make it look beautiful at places, ugly at a few others, and slow it down a bit – what with waterlogging decelerating this rapidly moving city to some extent. Yet the city never comes to a standstill. There are a dozen and a few stories to tell every monsoon

  • Mumbai 26/7 floods: Dahisar and Vasai slums recall their ‘doomsday’

    Mumbai: The deluge of July 26, 2005, unleashes a storm of memories in the minds of Dahisar and Vasai residents, thirteen years later. The Free Press Journal visited small settlements in Mumbai where residents recounted their horrifying experience and the aftermath. Outside a tiny chawl in Ovaripada, Dahisar, are lanes so narrow that one lane almost dashes into the other and two people can barely walk side-by-side.

  • On This Day in History! July 26, 2005 — Heavy rains flood Mumbai like never before; Flashback Pics

    On this day, July 26, in the year 2005, city of Mumbai came to a standstill in the truest sense. There have been many flood days in Mumbai, but July 26, 2005 redefined the term ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’. Torrential rains flooded most of the areas of Mumbai city. These floods were caused by the heavy rainfall figure of 944 mm which lashed the city.

  • Bad luck continues for ‘Kalank’, third schedule postponed after set collapses due to rains

    The third schedule of Abhishek Varman’s next titled ‘Kalank’ received another setback after heavy rains damaged its location. The film is a multi-starrer project that includes Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt. Earlier, reports of some of the cast members being injured were quite frequent and now the base of this film, the set that was erected

  • Mumbai Rains: Villagers rescue 6 trekkers stuck at Chanderi Fort in Badlapur

    BADLAPUR: A group of six trekkers, including three girls, were rescued from Chanderi Fort, which is 17 km from Badlapur station, after five hours of efforts by a Chinchavli locals and Badlapur police rescue team on Sunday morning. The trekkers, are professionals including three girls who had gone to Chanderi Fort on Saturday morning, but were trapped in the fort overnight due to heavy downpour and losing their way while returning to the village. Anurag Deshmukh,

  • Relief for BMW owners in Mumbai; company offers support for flood-affected cars

    BMW has announced a service campaign for its flood-affected customers in Mumbai. Under the initiative, the carmaker has extended its team of service advisors and technicians in order to fast-track the repairs of vehicles affected by the recent floods in the city. The carmaker has also improved its spare parts inventory in the region to support the flood-affected vehicles.

  • Kareena Kapoor Khan’s little lad Taimur has his own way of enjoying Mumbai Rains; see pics

    After a long stay in London the Nawab family is back in Mumbai and little Taimur is back at being a paparazzi favourite. The Chhote Nawab is not new to making headlines for his stunning looks and style statements, all thanks to mom Kareena. With the rains making it hard to play outdoors, Taimur knows the trick to beat the dull and gloomy weather.

  • Mumbai Rains: Lake Tansa overflows, water stock in Maharashtra dams rise

    Mumbai: Lake Tansa, one of the seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai has been overflowing from Tuesday morning. Earlier, three other lakes – Modak Sagar, Tulsi, and Vihar started overflowing after the city recorded heavy rains from past one week.

  • Mumbai rainwater floods hospital wards in Gondia

    Gondia: A video of women patients on their beds, with almost knee-deep rain water flooding the wards in a hospital here, have gone viral on social media. This has prompted district authorities to issue notices to officials concerned over inadequate arrangements. Gondia district collector Kadambari Balkawade issued notices to officials including the dean of the Bai Gangabai Government Hospital for Women and the district civil surgeon for not taking necessary preventive measures

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    Mumbai Rains: CR’s plan to reduce waterlogging on tracks, could lead to flooded roads

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars are faced with a Hobson’s choice: Either they endure trains stalled on waterlogged tracks or brave waterlogged roads. Waterlogging is chronic on the railway tracks at Kurla, Sion, Matunga, Sandhurst Road and other Central Railway (CR) stations, resulting in havoc and service disruption. This season, so far, trains have been proceeding very slowly or have halted in their tracks between these stations, causing immense delays.

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    Mumbai witnesses third suspect of leptospirosis death in Worli

    Mumbai: The city has recorded its third death, suspected to have been caused by leptospirosis. However, senior civic heath official maintain that the cause of death of the 17-year-old, a Worli resident, will be confirmed only after the epidemiology death review committee report is submitted. According to doctors, the teen had been toiling for a long time in rainwater on July 8 near the Bandra-Worli sea link, after which he was detected

  • Mumbai Rains Latest Updates: Rains to continue today, will reduce later

    Although monsoon arrived in Mumbai very late this year, several occasion saw heavy downpour leading to many problems like water-logging, delay of trains among others. While there were continuous rainfall on Sunday in Mumbai suburbs, several parts of Mumbai received heavy rains for several hours lasting well into the wee Monday morning. Monday is expected to be no different with the Met department predicting heavy showers for most parts of the day.

  • Thane: Due to heavy rainfall, Modak Sagar dam opened after reaching ‘overflow’ mark

    Thane: Maharashtra’s Thane district has received 11,446.54mm of rainfall this monsoon which is 66 per cent of the rainfall it received during the entire monsoon season last year, a senior district official said on Sunday. Thane has received 11,446.54mm rainfall this season so far as against 8,613.50mm in the same period last year, district information officer Aniruddha Ashtaputre said on Friday.

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    90% potholes repaired, Mumbai rains responsible for delay, claims BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has yet again failed to act on the pothole complaints it had received after the civic body had given itself a deadline of 48 hours to fill all potholes. It now blames the recent rainfall which didn’t allow them to meet their desired goal.