Heavy rain and gusty winds swept through Delhi and the National Capital Region today morning, causing waterlogging in several parts of the city. Delhi residents can expect mostly cloudy skies with light to moderate rain over the next five days, according to the weather forecast. Light rain fell in parts of South West Delhi, including Vasant Vihar, Munirka, and RK Puram, early this morning.
Himachal Pradesh is facing the worst kind of natural disaster in decades, killing more than 72 people, and property damage worth Rs 10,000 crores. The heavy downpours and landslides in the regions of Himachal Pradesh in the past three days are expected to make it difficult for the rescue search, underway in Shimla. Furthermore, the IMD has issued a rainfall alert for the state on August 23-24, advising people to be cautious.
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Ashok Guleria, 54, is posted as a head constable in Shimla, after retirement as Lance Naik from the Indian Army. Two years ago he built a house at a cost of Rs 80 lakh in his native village in Mandi district, which turned into a mound of debris on August 14 morning following the landslide in Himachal Pradesh. However, putting aside the pain, Ashok was seen on duty in hours.
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At least 29 people have been killed and several others are feared trapped under the debris of a temple, which collapsed in Shimla after being hit by a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall on Monday. Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu expressed his condolences over the deaths and said efforts are underway to rescue the people trapped under the debris of the collapsed temple in the Summer Hill area.
The heavy rainfall, landslide, and cloudburst have created a ruckus in Himachal Pradesh. In the past 24 hours, seven people died amid a cloudburst in Solan district and at least nine died in a landslide incident reported near Shiv Temple, in Uttarakhand. CM condemned the deaths and asked the concerned officials to start the rescue operation, as many are feared trapped under the debris.
Tomatoes prices and constant hike gives no relief for people, especially those in the two Telugu states, Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad. Due to heavy to very heavy rainfall in Hyderabad, the prices of tomatoes, which were already high, skyrocketed in the past few days. According to sources, from Rs 140, the prices of now termed as 'most expensive vegetable' touched Rs 200/kg and are expected to 250/kg this week.
Mumbai potholes are constantly raising concerns, especially during the monsoon and rainy season. Reports of thousands of potholes coming up on Mumbai’s roads has become an annual situation during monsoon for the past several years. Every year, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) spends hundreds of crores on filling up these potholes. This May, it allocated ₹250 crores for only filling up potholes and started the work.
Amid heavy to very heavy rainfall, all schools and colleges would remain shut in Mumbai. The IMD has issued a red alert, and asked the concerned authority to be cautious in Mumbai, Mumbai. Concerned about the rainfall situation, the management has urged the private and government schools, educational institutions to remain shut for July 27. Furthermore, people are also advised not to venture out, if not emergency
Continuous rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir had led to another landslide in the region. Due to rainfall on July 21, the concerned management and disaster authority has blocked the Jammu and Kashmir-Srinagar National Highway. Furthermore, as a precautionary measure, the Meteorological Department has issued warnings for potential floods, landslides, and rockfalls in some parts of Jammu division. Meanwhile, the concerned authorities are working to… read-more
Telangana Government announced two-days holiday for educational institutions and government offices amid heavy rainfall alert in Telangana. On July 20, CM K Chandrashekar Rao directed Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari to issue an official order, announcing closure of institutions in the GHMC Limits, for July 21 and 22. However, emergency services like healthcare & dairy would continue without interruption. Notably, the Hyderabad Weather… read-more
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