Mumbai wakes up to heavy rain | WATCH
- The rainfall hit the city two days after the weather department sounded an alert for the city.
Mumbai woke up to heavy rain on Wednesday as India's financial capital braces for civic menace that is anticipated with monsoon every year. Visuals showed vehicles plying on the road as heavy showers pounded the city. The rainfall hit the city two days after the weather department sounded an alert for the city.
The Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai had earlier predicted heavy rainfall for Maharashtra, including Mumbai, on Monday. "Generally cloudy sky with moderate rain in city and suburbs. Possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places," the weather agency had informed in its daily bulletin. The India Meteorological Department had also said scattered to fairly widespread rainfall was likely over Maharashtra among other states for this week.
Meanwhile, heavy rain has wreaked havoc in the northeastern states of Assam and Meghalaya. In Assam, the flood situation worsened on Tuesday claiming seven more lives, with casualties in the deluge rising to 89 so far. Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a package would be announced soon.
In Meghalaya's South Garo Hills, roads were blocked, bridges washed away, mobile connectivity snapped and power supply disrupted as flash floods caused devastation, affecting around 40,000 people.
In a tragic incident, five members of a family were killed in a road accident after their car rammed into a parked truck in Ahore area of Jalore district in Rajasthan on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Ram Lal Prajapat (23), Manaram Sargara (30), Kamlesh Prajapat (24), Chhaganlal Prajapat (24) and Dinesh Kumar Prajapat (24). Former CM Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the incident.
The Karnataka High Court has set aside a sessions court order of life sentence on a woman from Andhra Pradesh who allegedly killed Kavitha, from Madakasira in Sri Sathyasai district of Andhra Pradesh's two-month-old daughter, and ordered her release from prison. The Fourth Additional District and Sessions Judge, Madhugiri in Tumakuru district on July 22, 2017, convicted Kavitha, from Madakasira in Sri Sathyasai district of Andhra Pradesh, under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code, to undergo life imprisonment for murder.
The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday rejected Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's request to put off his questioning in a money laundering case by two weeks in an alleged money laundering case linked to the redevelopment of Patra Chawl in Mumbai's Goregaon area and ordered him to appear before the agency officials on Friday, July 1, people familiar with the matter said.
Tuesday morning saw more mild tremors in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district - the second one in four days. Measuring around 3.5 on the Richter scale, it was was felt by residents for about four seconds, PTI said. Tremors of 2.3 magnitude were recorded at 9 am on Saturday, worrying residents of Kallugundi, Sampaje, Goonadka, Aranthodu, Ivarnadu, Thodikkana and Peraje. Several people ran out of their homes as the earth shook for about 45 seconds.
Day after Punjab Police sub-inspector Balwinder Singh was placed under suspension for shooting at a man after a scuffle with him in Dera Bassi town of Mohali district, he has been booked for opening fire and insulting a woman's modesty. The SSP had placed the SI under suspension on Monday and transferred him to the police lines. Besides, the SSP initiated departmental action against three other police personnel present at the spot.