Daily Archive: June 9, 2018

Heavy Rain Strikes Mumbai, Train Operations Hit, Many Flights Delayed

Mumbai : Mumbai received a fresh round of rainfall today, days after the weather department forecast heavy downpour in the city over the weekend. Over 32 flights were delayed and three cancelled due to weather conditions. Local trains are also running late by 10-15 minutes. The city’s civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC, has already got its armory in place to face the lash.

The downpour has resulted in severe water-logging in many parts of the city. Some weather experts have predicted the situation might get worse than the 2005 Mumbai rains.

In the wake of the warning from the weather department, BMC has cancelled the leaves of all its senior officials for the weekend, besides taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure that the residents don’t face any problem.

People have been asked to stay indoors. In a statement, the Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai said, "As rainfall activity is likely to enhance from 8th June with further increase on 9th June, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period and also watch for the weather." Fishermen have also been warned against going too far out into the sea.

As soon as I came to know about it, I instantly approved an amount of Rs 4.5 lakh to be provided to her by state government. Meerut District Magistrate has been asked to arrange her conveyance: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on shooter Priya Singh’s letter to him & PM

As soon as I came to know about it, I instantly approved an amount of Rs 4.5 lakh to be provided to her by state government. Meerut District Magistrate has been asked to arrange her conveyance: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on shooter Priya Singh’s letter to him & PM

Income tax department busts Noida engineer with 25 properties, 2 families

An Income Tax raid against an engineer in the Noida Authority on Friday revealed five cars including a Jaguar, at least 25 properties across various sectors, Rs 8 lakh in cash, and two families.

Documents accessed by the sleuths showed that assistant project engineer (APE) Chaudhary Brijpal Singh, 59, had two wives — one in Noida and the other in Faridabad — and two boys and a girl with each of them. Both his sets of children had the same names.

IT officials said that the children had been given the same names so that Singh could carry out property transactions in their names without any problems. All six of his children are adults.

HT is not revealing their names because they could not be contacted for comment.

‘During the investigation, we found that Singh owns 25 properties registered in the names of his family members. He was shocked when we found out about his two wives and children. He kept the same names for his children from both wives to make the property buying and selling procedure suspicion free,’ said Amrinder Kumar, principal director of the IT department’s investigation wing.

Mumbai rains Live: Met forecasts ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ as monsoon arrives, two flights diverted

Mumbai is expected to receive ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall on Saturday following the onset of the southwest monsoon, the India Meteorological Department forecast.

Rains touched down on Maharashtra on Friday morning, and are on track to reach Mumbai on Saturday, the Meteorological Department said, while warning of heavy rainfall in the city over the weekend.

‘We have declared monsoon onset over the state at 11:30am on Friday. The onset line covers parts of south Konkan, south-central Maharashtra and isolated areas of Marathwada and southern Vidarbha,’ said Ajay Kumar, scientist, IMD, Mumbai. ‘The monsoon line is now over central Arabian sea, and is passing over Ratnagiri, Solapur, Nanded, Adilabad, Kalingpatanam and so on.’

As per the weather department’s classification, 15.6mm to 64.4mm of rain is considered ‘moderate’, 64.5mm to 115.5mm is ‘heavy’, 115.6mm to 204.4mm is ‘very heavy’ and more than 204.5mm is ‘extreme’.

Advisories have been issued across the city to ensure quick response to emergencies and avoid casualties.

Meerut: 19-year-old Priya Singh, shortlisted to represent India in 50m rifle prone at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Germany’s Suhl from June 22

Meerut: 19-year-old Priya Singh, shortlisted to represent India in 50m rifle prone at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Germany’s Suhl from June 22, writes to the Prime Minister requesting for funds needed for travel & accommodation in Germany