Heavy rain lashed Hyderabad on August 1. Motorists were seen struggling as streets were waterlogged. Trees also faced damages in the city. Generally cloudy sky with spells of rain or thundershowers expected to continue according to India Meteorological Department.
A Hyderabad-based Sutikaari artist made a portrait of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan hoping for his speedy recovery from coronavirus. According to artist Gyaneshwar Kamblekar, Sutikaari means making art with a cloth without using colours and brushes. Kamblekar told ANI, "Sutikaari art can be used for portrait and abstract art. I have made portraits of famous personalities including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and film stars including my favourite film star Amitabh Bachchan." "When Amitabh Bachchan was hospitalised, I prayed for his good health and decided to make a portrait of him. I will present him my art after he gets discharged from hospital. I pray that he gets well soon," he further added. Kamblekar has been working on this art form for the past seven years. Big B was admitted to the Mumbai hospital on July 11 after testing positive for coronavirus.
The Congress staged a nationwide protest in front of the Raj Bhavans of various states with the slogan 'Save Democracy and Save Constitution" against the actions of the BJP amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, on July 27. Former Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi along with Congress workers and leaders held a protest in Guwahati on Monday. Meanwhile, former CM of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat also staged a protest outside Raj Bhavan in Dehradun along with party workers. Protesters were seen holding banners and placards and also raised slogans. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, protestors were also seen wearing face masks but were seen flouting social distancing norms. Rajasthan plunged into a political crisis after differences between former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot came out in the open.
Uttarakhand High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, challenging the validity of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act, 2019. While addressing a press conference in Dehradun on July 21, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat spoke on Char Dham Yatra. He said, "We welcome the decision of High Court in favour of Char Dham Devasthanam Board and state government." "We will safeguard everyone's rights and traditions, always. Names of all members in the board will be decided soon," Uttarakhand CM added.
At least four people have died, many feared trapped in debris after building collapsed in Dehradun"s Chhukhuwala. Rescue operation is underway by NDRF and SDRF teams. Three people have been rescued so far.
The government has accepted Bihar government's request of CBI probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, Centre's senior second-most law officer Tushar Mehta stated it before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Solicitor General Mehta made the submission during hearing of a plea by actor Rhea Chakraborty. Rhea had sought transfer of the case registered in Patna to Mumbai. The top court asked the parties involved to file their response in three days. SC has also ordered Maharashtra government to apprise court of the stage of probe by Mumbai Police. The case will now be heard next week. Sushant's father KK Singh had filed a police complaint against Rhea in Patna. Singh accused her of abetting his son's alleged suicide in June and alleged that Rhea illegally transferred Rs 15 crore from his son's bank account. Rhea challenged Bihar police's jurisdiction, saying the alleged crime took place in Mumbai. On Tuesday, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had recommended that the CBI take over the case. Kumar said the decision was taken after Sushant's father met state police chief. Sushant's father had also met Kumar seeking CBI investigation in the case. Singh alleged Mumbai police of inaction even after 40 days of actor's death.
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In a new turn in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated before Supreme Court that Centre has accepted Bihar govt's request of CBI enquiry. On August 04, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had recommended CBI enquiry in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. Supreme Court also heard Rhea Chakraborty's petition seeking direction for transfer of investigation from Patna to Mumbai. Supreme Court directed all parties to file their respective replies within three days. Further hearing in the matter will be held after a week. Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence on June 14.
A boat carrying passengers capsized at Gandak River in Bihar's Khagaria. Several passengers are missing after the boat capsized. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is present at the spot. Search and rescue operation is underway.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut accused the Bihar government of 'politicising' actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. The Shiv Sena leader said that the Nitish Kumar government is politicising the issue ahead of state assembly polls. Earlier, Raut had said Mumbai Police was capable of conducting the probe on its own. Meanwhile, the Bihar government recommended a CBI probe into the Sushant's death case. CM Nitish Kumar said the decision was taken after Rajput’s father KK Singh met the state police chief. Singh had also met Kumar seeking CBI investigation in the case. Singh alleged Mumbai police of inaction even after 40 days of the actor's sudden death. In a self-made video, Singh alleged the accused in the actor's death case is on the loose. An FIR was registered by Bihar Police on Singh's complaint against actor Rhea Chakraborty under several sections of IPC including abetment of suicide. Bihar Police started the investigation and dispatched a team to Mumbai. So far, Bihar Police recorded statements of Sushant’s friend and creative content manager Siddharth Pithani, actor's sister, former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, director Rumi Jaffrey, his cook, friends and doctor.
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Monsoon flooding has left millions homeless, with lost crops and livelihoods. More than 7.5 million more are at risk of flooding according to the National Need Assessment Working Group.View on euronews
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Briefing about the weather conditions, India Meteorological Department, Deputy Director Anand Sharma informed that parts of Uttarakhand and UP will witness monsoon from June 23. "Monsoon will enter parts of Uttarakhand and nearby areas of Uttar Pradesh on 23rd June. From 24-25th June, the monsoon will cover, UP, Haryana, Punjab and parts of Rajasthan," said Anand Sharma, Deputy Director, IMD, Delhi.
Indian Meteorological Department Deputy Director Anand Sharma informed that Monsoon may hit Delhi and nearby regions by 25th June. IMD said, "Currently for 1-2 days Monsoon progress won't take place as conditions are not congenial. But from From 22nd-24th conditions are favourable for monsoon advancement. We expect easterlies to strengthen and bring moisture to more parts of Uttar Pradesh and Himalayas."
Severe water logging was witnessed in various parts of Mumbai following incessant rainfall in the city on August 05. Heavy downpour has disrupted normal life. The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune, Nashik and some other parts of Maharashtra for August 05. The red alert was issued for the second consecutive day. Rains have been lashing Mumbai and adjoining districts since August 04.
Incessant rainfall led to water-logging in parts of Mumbai on August 04. Parle area, King's Circle area, Andheri among other parts of the city has submerged into rainwater. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), intense to very intense rainfall is likely to continue in many parts of Mumbai during next 3 hours. Speaking to ANI on current situation of Mumbai, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said, "230 mm rainfall occurred within 10 hours. It's a flood-like situation. Mithi River had swelled up in the morning because of heavy rains, crossing the danger mark. As of now, it is flowing below danger level. The evacuation of people has also been stopped right now."
Rain lashed several parts of Mumbai on July 16. Vehicle movement was halted in Vikhroli area of the city. The India Meteorological Department predicted 'generally cloudy sky with heavy rain' in the city today.
Rain lashed out in parts of Delhi on July 05 early morning. Lightning and thunderstorm were also observed which brought a change in weather. It has brought a much-needed relief from the heatwave conditions prevailing in the region. The India Meteorological Department had predicted light showers on Sunday.
Uttarakhand's Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been opened for tourists by the state government. Tourists have to show their 72-hour old COVID-19 negative report to enter the valley. Joshimath SDM, Anil Chanyal, said "Tourists from outside the state also allowed. They need to upload their COVID-19 negative certificate 72 hours prior to their visit."
Uttarakhand Congress MLA Harish Dhami had a narrow escape after he slipped and fell into a flooded rivulet in Dharchula area of Pithoragarh. MLA Harish Dhami, however, escaped with minor injuries after party workers and supporters accompanying him swiftly got him out of the rivulet. The incident happened when the MLA was returning after visiting a flood hit village. The water level suddenly and the MLA lost control and fell. Dhami was given first aid by some Army personnel who were deputed nearby. The water is filled with thick muck and debris due to the landslides in the area, which makes it very dangerous for locals as well. The hill state has witnessed heavy rainfall in the last couple of weeks leading to landslides and flooded rivulets. Several temporary bridges have also been destroyed leading due to the swelling rivulets. Disaster relief teams have been working on overdrive to help people affected by floods and landslides across the state. Connectivity to many villages have been affected due to landslides throwing life out of gear in the hill state. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut on August 4 reacted on the ongoing developments on Sushant Singh Rajputa's alleged suicide case. He said, "It is politics of Bihar election. After election, those who are politicising it won't even know where did Sushant live in Patna and what is his family doing. They will forget everything. Sushant was born in Patna but Mumbai gave him everything," said Raut.
Mumbai's Marine Drive experienced high tide on Tuesday. The city has been reeling under heavy showers and waterlogged roads. Traffic congestion was also witnessed in several areas. A portion of a road..
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Heavy rains lashed parts of Mumbai for a second consecutive day on Tuesday. Rains were accompanied by strong winds. Waterlogging has been reported in the low-lying areas of the city. Traffic congestion..
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Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds lashed Mumbai on July 28. Heavy showers are expected to continue in the financial capital for next two days. Matunga area witnessed spell of rains today. The sky..