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  • Heavy rainfall expected in Central Maharashtra, Konkan

    Mumbai: The developing cyclone off the coast of Odisha is set to bring heavy to moderate showers in Vidarbha and north-central Maharashtra, according to an Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) official. They have also predicted heavy rainfall over the weekend in most parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada, Khandesh and central Maharashtra.

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    Mumbai: Monsoon-related ailments claimed 8 lives in August

    Mumbai: Eight citizens have died in August, this year, in separate incidents of monsoon-related waterborne diseases. According to the civic public health department, two citizens, including a three-year-old baby, died of malaria, three died of dengue, while three, including a seven-year-old, succumbed to leptospirosis. BMC’s public health department issued a report on these deaths on Friday.

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    BMC councillor has a solution for flooding

    Mumbai: BMC Councillor Dr. Saida Khan of the the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) from Kurla, has suggested to construct discharge gates at rivers, lakes and creeks to directly flow the spilled water into the sea and avoid water accumulation on the roads and adjoining areas.

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    BMC promises to install nets over manholes

    Mumbai: After the Bombay High Court told the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to put up warning signs near manholes, BMC claims it has already installed around 850 iron meshes over manholes in flood-prone areas.

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    Full lakes beckon this Ganesh utsav

    Mumbai: Spells of heavy rains in the city and its suburbs in the last few days have led to a marked increase in the level of water in seven main lakes. The rise in the level of the seven main lakes supplying water to Mumbai means they have enough stock to avoid any possible cut in water supply to local residents in the next one year, said civic officials on Monday. “Heavy

  • Have filled 90% of city potholes, highest being in Andheri, Malad: BMC

    Mumbai: There are only 192 potholes left to fill in the city, claims the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Of these, the highest number of potholes are in Andheri (E) – 34, followed by Malad with 21 potholes. There is not even a single pothole in Malabar Hill and Girgaum, while there is only one each in Bhendi Bazaar, Mohammad Ali Road and Chembur  and only two remain

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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.

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