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  • Oh Fish! Mumbai man’s big catch from flooded waters will leave you bewildered

    If you chose to spend this Sunday holed up at home, you can thank your stars. For those who ventured out, however, the monsoon rained heavily on their parade, with waterlogging and traffic jams witnessed in several parts of the city. While this is the same story that repeats every year, here’s something that’s more unusual, locals in Kandivli were surprised to find fish in the waterlogged road at Thakur Village.

  • Mumbai rains: 2 days into monsoon, BMC has already received 50 complaints of trees falling

    Mumbai: It’s only been two days that it is raining and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has received 54 complaints of either trees or branches falling. According to the officials of the BMC they had trimmed around 60,000 tress before the rains started, even then the number of complaints BMC has received is surprising.

  • Indore: Humidity continues to trouble, monsoon to hit city next week

    Indore: High level of humidity, coupled with increased temperature continued to make people’s life difficult in city on Monday even as the weather office forecast light to moderate rain in the region for the next 24 hours.

  • Mumbai monsoon check: Some points to ponder

    Mumbai: As the scorching summer season comes to an end, we all look forward to get some relief from the hot climate and eagerly waiting for the cold showers of monsoon.

  • Transform your umbrella in an art piece at this workshop

    The monsoon season is here. It is the time of the year again when the weather god makes everything around you bright and beautiful. The colours are alive. But are you monsoon ready? And the most important did you get that essential accessory, the umbrella? Get rid of the usual mundane umbrella and transform it into a piece of art. For this head to the umbrella painting workshop by master calligrapher Achyut Palav, happening

  • Monsoon Special: 10 Bollywood dialogues that capture the rainy feeling

    Bollywood movie dialogues are the best way to express our mood and emotion on social media. Most of the time, the storyline is on the shoulders of the dialogues. The dialogues carry such weightage that they determine the entire plot of the film. And what can better than the monsoon. The observants shall notice that in most of the Bollywood movies, hero-heroines are romancing in the rain or getting separated with rain

  • IMD updates Monsoon forecast to 98 percent rain

    New Delhi: India will receive 98 percent rainfall during this monsoon between June to September with an error estimate of four percent, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

  • Many parts continue to sizzle, rains in some coastal areas

    New Delhi: Almost the entire country, barring a few eastern and southern states, was in the grip of a severe heatwave with Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh reeling at 47.2 degrees Celsius. Intense heatwave conditions prevailed in the national capital where the maximum was recorded at 44.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature stood at 33.6 degrees Celsius.
    Areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar observatories recorded a maximum temperature of 45.8 degrees
    Celsius,

  • Indore: Short spell wreaks hell

    Indore: Heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds with speed of 100 km per hour lashed city on Monday evening disrupting normal life. City recorded 2.5 inches rainfall in just two hours. The downpour left many low-lying areas waterlogged and traffic jams on several roads. Several trees were uprooted in the gusty winds and power supply was disrupted for hours in most parts of the city.

  • Monsoon arrives in Southern India: 4 Rainy facts

    Widespread to isolated rains have been reported from various parts of Kerala as the southwest monsoon set in over the state on Tuesday. Heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at various parts of Alapuzha district with Mavelikkara recording 13 cm, while Alapuzha, Haripad and Kayamkulam recorded 9 cm rainfall, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Director, S Sudevan, said in Thiruvananthapuram. Vadakara (Kozhikode) and Koni (Pathnamthitta) recorded 7 cm of rains, he said. “However the rains

  • Bhopal: Brisk rain, storm bring down temp in Bhopal

    Bhopal: On the sixth day of Nautapa, a brisk pre-monsoon downpour provided the much-needed respite from the heat to the people of Bhopal. During the day, the skies were majorly clear but by evening clouds loomed over the city resulting in a brief but intense shower for about 15-20 minutes with storms.

  • Indore: NGT asks IMC to clean Saraswati river ahead of monsoon

    Indore: Central bench of National Green Tribunal at Bhopal, on Monday directed Indore municipal corporation (IMC) to complete cleaning of two stretches of Saraswati river ahead of monsoon. On the petition filed by social activist Kishore Kodwani, the tribunal also directed to deploy adequate number of poclain and JCB machines required to clean the river and deepen riverbed.

  • Mumbai: Rain is coming, be safe during season of illness

    Mumbai: Monsoon is the season of illness. People are likely to get affected with various rain-related diseases like leptospirosis, dengue, malaria, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea and hepatitis.

  • Ujjain: Division level flood prevention and management plan to be developed

    Ujjain: Ahead of the monsoon season, divisional commissioner MB Ojha held a marathon meeting of divisional officers of departments concerned and strictly instructed them to prepare a comprehensive flood prevention plan for Ujjain division. He said that the plan must be strictly and effectively implemented, to prevent any loss of property and life during monsoon. The local administration regulates irrigation projects in division. During monsoon, when water reservoirs get full,

  • Mumbai: Preparatory work for monsoon in full swing by Western Railway

    Mumbai: Western Railway has been undertaking preparatory work ahead of monsoon to ensure smooth functioning of local trains during rains. An official said these works include cleaning of culverts, desilting of side drains, installations of pumps and special maintenance to infrastructure.

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    Thane Municipal Corporation starts demolition of dangerous buildings

    THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) on Wednesday initiated work on pulling down all dilapidated buildings in the city ahead of the monsoon, beginning with 63 structures that have been categorised as the “most dangerous” to live in.

  • Indore: Aerodrome area residents face 24-hr blackout

    Indore: Light shower coupled with squall which lashed the city on Tuesday evening exposed Western Region Power Distribution Company’s preparedness to deal with the upcoming monsoon. Power supply in many colonies got disrupted due to the mild spell. The worst hit localities in Aerodrome area faced 24-hour blackout due to an electricity fault. The fault had occurred as trees reportedly fell on power cables.