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Monsoon fury leaves Mumbai battered, bruised and waterlogged

Torrential rain and strong wind battered Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Wednesday leaving many areas waterlogged and disrupting traffic. Water entered the state-run J J Hospital in the Byculla area as the rain continued to pound through the day. Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray asked the Mumbai municipal corporation to stay on high alert […]

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Why our cities get submerged in the monsoon

‘Urbanisation results in heavy rainfall events.’ Floods have submerged parts of Assam and Bihar this monsoon season. Mumbai, already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, was deluged yet again on Tuesday, August 4. For the last couple of years, Kerala has been receiving unprecedented rain during the monsoon, resulting in floods. It is against this background […]

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‘Bakri Eid is a day away and there is such confusion’

‘Why the restrictions for Bakri Eid?’Jyoti Punwani reports. Some were angry, some perturbed, but the predominant feeling among Mumbai’s Ulema was one of puzzlement at the refusal of the Maharashtra government to allow any concessions for Bakri Eid. The festival falls on July 31-August 1. At a press conference held by the Joint Platform of […]