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  • Indore: Monsoon in last leg, city faces deficit rainfall

    As few weeks remain for monsoon to withdraw, Indore region has strong chance of getting red mark in meteorological department map for receiving deficit rain this year. At present, Indore district is facing 8 percent deficit rain. The condition of neighbouring Dhar and Alirajpur district is no better. Meteorological department officials said it is the last leg of monsoon in state and chances of rain, at least for a week, are bleak.

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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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    Don’t worry, be happy: Mumbai has 93.31 per cent water stock as of date

    Mumbai: Citizens need not worry about water cuts until the next monsoon, said an official from the hydraulic department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The seven lakes supplying water to the Mumbai city had 13.50 lakh million litres or 93.31 per cent of the city’s total water requirement on Tuesday.

  • Have nutrients in right measure to stay fit in monsoon: Dieticians

    Indore: With monsoon rain playing hide and seek, weather is taking a toll on health of residents. They are approaching doctors with complaints of food poisoning, indigestion and other infection. Free Press talked to dieticians to know ways for maintaining health in monsoon, which is also a season of fasting. Excerpts

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    Mumbai: BMC to act on water-logging spots from October to avoid flooding next year

    Mumbai: After the city and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) got battered in rains this monsoon, the civic body now claims it will start fixing the chronic flooding spots it identified in Mumbai from October. The corporation hopes it will minimise flooding in 77 of the 105 remaining water-logging spots in the city.

  • Monsoon in August-September to be ‘below normal’: IMD

    New Delhi: Monsoon rains will be below normal in August and September, the India Meteorological Department said today, downgrading the initial forecasts about a normal monsoon for the second half of the rainfall season.

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    Mumbai: 1 dead, 2 injured as tree falls on auto-rickshaw in Mulund

    Mumbai: In the fifth tree collapse death in the city this monsoon, a huge peepal tree branch fell on an auto-rickshaw killing occupant Ravi Shah (31) and grievously injuring two others in Mulund on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Dont restrict your fashion goals in monsoon

    New Delhi: Monsoon beckons and the skies are raring to shower in all their glory, gracing the city with a filter of beauty. Amidst the pouring rains, puddles and muddy streets in city, it can be quite a task to stay fashionable but not anymore. Anupam Biswas, AVP – Design Ed Hardy, Flying Machine and Prasenjit Adhikari, Head of Design Flying Machine and F2K bring to you the fashion laws when the

  • This is how you beat the monsoon blues

    The monsoon brings romance, joy and happiness. However, not all are passionate lovers of the rains. Some actually feel sad, depressed and lonely as the skies open up. Engulfed by gloomy feelings, they are hit by the blues which leave a drastic effect on their mental and physical well-being. This condition is known as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder); a mood disorder characterised by depression that occurs at the same time every year.

  • Mumbai Rains: After receiving 837 complaints, BMC sets itself 48-hour deadline to fix potholes

    Mumbai: On the radar for receiving a torrent of pothole complaints in one month of the monsoon, the BMC on Thursday gave a word to the elected representatives that the administration will fill potholes in the next 48 hours. This comes a day after the civic body acknowledged receiving as many as 837 pothole complaints in the first month of the downpour.

  • Mumbai Monsoon! The thrills and the spills

    Mumbai’s monsoon has a pleasing yet destructive quality. While enjoying the sense of calm it brings, one is also forced to reckon with nature, and its effect on a city that is still ill-prepared in the wake of fury.

  • Mumbai Monsoon: Avoid these railway stations in Mumbai if it is raining

    When you are out for a work and heavy rains start creating traffic and water logging issues, you just want to reach your home as soon as possible. Heavy rains create big issues in the city of Mumbai like putting trains to halt, creating heavy traffic on roads, water logging issues and even environmental hazards in some cases.

  • Sunny Leone to Shilpa Shetty, these Bollywood actresses are holidaying in style

    While the monsoon season covers Mumbai city in rain, rest assured our Bollywood stars find ways to spend their holidays in style. Actors and actresses jet off to warmer tropical locations leaving the cold wet rain behind. There are numerous destinations these celebrities travel to – Malaysia, Indonesia, Maldives and even Hong Kong.

  • Ujjain: City receives first shower of monsoon

    Ujjain: The city witnessed the first shower of monsoon on Wednesday. Dark clouds hovering in the sky turned into a drizzle and then rain in the afternoon. Water loggings in the lower areas were seen after the short spell of the rain. Drainages were flooded for the first time in this season.

  • Seven killed in Lahore as monsoon lashes Pakistan

    Lahore: Seven people, including a policeman, were killed in rain-related incidents in Lahore which received 238 millimetre of rain in a day, breaking the 38-year-old record of the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province.

  • Ujjain: Anticipate the unanticipated this monsoon, mayor tells officials

    Ujjain: Mayor Meena Jonwal convened a meeting of officials to tackle untoward situations during rainy season and the occurrence of a flood like situation due to heavy downpour. She advised all officials concerned to gear up to confront any situation during the monsoon period.