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With 395 mm rain in 48 hrs, Mumbai monsoon its second wettest ever

The highest all-time seasonal rainfall was during 1958 at 3,759.7mm, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Thus, this year’s monsoon rain is the highest since 1959, or in 61 years
Motorists wade through a water logged street at Sion, Mumbai, on Wednesday.(PTI)
Motorists wade through a water logged street at Sion, Mumbai, on Wednesday.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Smoke chokes West Coast as death toll climbs to 27

For people already enduring the coronavirus pandemic, the resulting economic fallout and political tensions evident in the Black Lives Matter protests and far-right counter protests, the fires added a new layer of misery.
Wildfire smoke obscures the view of Elliott Bay as people walk by a Pike Place Market sign in Seattle, Washington(AFP)
Wildfire smoke obscures the view of Elliott Bay as people walk by a Pike Place Market sign in Seattle, Washington(AFP)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 04:47 AM IST
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Salem | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Greta Thunberg calls for immediate focus of news on wildfires raging across the US West Coast

‘It needs to dominate the news. All the time’: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg draws social media users’ attention on the wildfires that are raging across parts of the US West Coast as they doubled in size between Wednesday and Thursday
Greta Thunberg calls for action on wildfires raging across the US West Coast(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Greta Thunberg calls for action on wildfires raging across the US West Coast(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 09:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

Excerpt: Hop On; My Adventures on Boats, Trains and Planes by Ruskin Bond

Today is Ruskin Bond’s 86th birthday. In celebration, here is an excerpt from a story featured in his new book for children
Young Ruskin and his father on the dhow.(From Hop On by Ruskin Bond; Illustrations by Samrat Halder)
Young Ruskin and his father on the dhow.(From Hop On by Ruskin Bond; Illustrations by Samrat Halder)
Updated on May 19, 2020 02:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRuskin Bond

India vs Bangladesh weather update: Good news for cricket fans ahead of Rajkot T20I

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS) Maha had seemingly moved away from the west coast of India till last Tuesday but it has since turned around and was heading towards the Gujarat coast.
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.(Twitter)
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 04:30 PM IST
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Rajkot | ByIndo Asian News Service

India to conduct military drills with US, Russia

The exercises with the two countries will be conducted in a tri-service format (involving their armies, navies and air forces) -- for the first time with the US and the second with Russia.
India is preparing to conduct wide-ranging military exercises with the United States and Russia in November-December . (Representative Image)(PTI)
India is preparing to conduct wide-ranging military exercises with the United States and Russia in November-December . (Representative Image)(PTI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 12:54 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Cyclone Kyarr batters Goa, disrupts normal life

More than 200 fishing boats and trawlers from various parts of the west coast including Maharashtra and Gujarat have sought refuge in Goa while one trawler capsized necessitating the rescue of four crew while a fifth person is still missing.
The weather along the coast has led to extremely rough sea conditions and tourists have been asked to avoid visiting the beaches, much less venturing into the sea.(ANI)
The weather along the coast has led to extremely rough sea conditions and tourists have been asked to avoid visiting the beaches, much less venturing into the sea.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 25, 2019 02:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

West coast states ‘casual’ towards disaster preparedness: Man who built India’s tsunami warning system

Shailesh Nayak, the director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bengaluru, said the country’s west coast was not immune to tsunamis or cyclones but the disaster preparedness left a lot to be desired.
Nayak was speaking at the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) on ‘Building from Scratch: The Tsunami Warning System’ on Thursday.(Photo: PIB_India/ Twitter)
Nayak was speaking at the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) on ‘Building from Scratch: The Tsunami Warning System’ on Thursday.(Photo: PIB_India/ Twitter)
Published on Sep 27, 2019 12:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

No relief as Mumbai, suburbs get widespread overnight heavy rains

From 8.30 am on Saturday to 8.30 am on Sunday, Mumbai suburbs recorded 119mm of rain (very heavy) while 66.4mm (heavy) rain was recorded in south Mumbai.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said a marginal drop in rain intensity was expected on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said a marginal drop in rain intensity was expected on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 08, 2019 01:09 PM IST
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RIP Siddhartha: CCD outlets shut for a day

The decision came just hours after VG Siddhartha’s body was fished out of the Netravathi river on the west coast earlier in the day.
The popular retail chain Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) decided to shut shop on Wednesday across the country in memory of its founder-chairman VG Siddhartha, who died in Karnataka.(AFP Photo)
The popular retail chain Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) decided to shut shop on Wednesday across the country in memory of its founder-chairman VG Siddhartha, who died in Karnataka.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 11:59 AM IST
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Bengaluru | ByIndo-Asian News Service

Monsoon rains to lash Mumbai for next 3 days: IMD

Today, the minimum and maximum temperatures will hover around 24 degree Celsius and 31 degree Celsius with relative humidity at 89 per cent.
Several areas of Mumbai woke up to heavy downpour on Saturday with the weather department predicting heavy rains for the next three days.(Santosh Harhare)
Several areas of Mumbai woke up to heavy downpour on Saturday with the weather department predicting heavy rains for the next three days.(Santosh Harhare)
Published on Jun 29, 2019 09:59 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Mumbai civic body yet to pay 254 crore for environmental conservation over coastal road

After work began in Dec, BMC yet to pay 2% of project cost for environmental nod granted in 2017
The expert appraisal committee had stipulated that the BMC should deposit this money with the Mangrove Foundation of Maharashtra before starting on the construction.(HT File)
The expert appraisal committee had stipulated that the BMC should deposit this money with the Mangrove Foundation of Maharashtra before starting on the construction.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 08:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Western Naval Command undertakes one-year clean-up drive in Mumbai

In what is one of the largest waste collection and removal drive by any organisation along the west coast, WNC has removed 2,466 tons of scrap material from their headquarters, dockyard and residential spaces over the past year
The WNC developed 37.53 acres of green areas and open spaces at their Mumbai headquarters with naval officers having planted 9,880 saplings with a survival rate of 85%.(HT Photo)
The WNC developed 37.53 acres of green areas and open spaces at their Mumbai headquarters with naval officers having planted 9,880 saplings with a survival rate of 85%.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2018 11:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai
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