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Explainer: What makes Mumbai flood every monsoon? Clogged drains, rivers and receding mangroves likely reasons
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Explainer: What makes Mumbai flood every monsoon? Clogged drains, rivers and receding mangroves likely reasons

Not only are Mumbai's rivers clogged, but the wetlands surrounding them are also practically non-existent, so when the rivers overflow they automatically lead to flooding in nearby localities

Mumbaikars fear the rising sea levels as floods become regular occurrence in the monsoons
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Mumbaikars fear the rising sea levels as floods become regular occurrence in the monsoons

While mangroves are important, the loss of natural drainage systems such as rivers and creeks was also crucial.

Citing Bandra fire, Dongri building collapse, Congress’ Ashok Chavan asks 'corrupt' BMC to own up to 'mismanagement'
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Citing Bandra fire, Dongri building collapse, Congress’ Ashok Chavan asks 'corrupt' BMC to own up to 'mismanagement'

Opposition Congress hit out at Mumbai's civic body over Monday's fire at MTNL building and last week's building collapse in Dongri, alleging corruption in the functioning of the Shiv Sena-ruled corporation

There is a need for greater precision in weather forecasting in India
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There is a need for greater precision in weather forecasting in India

While govt administrations are learning to respond to predictions, the forecasts themselves need improvements.

Mumbai Rains: Heavy downpour results in slow-moving traffic, waterlogging across city
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Mumbai Rains: Heavy downpour results in slow-moving traffic, waterlogging across city

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai, forecast that the city will receive a day of intermittent rainfall with heavy fall in the adjoining suburbs. KS Hosalikar,deputy director-general (meteorology), regional IMD also took to twitter to share the weather forecast.

Could emulating China's 'sponge cities' help prevent the worst of flooding in urban India?
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Could emulating China's 'sponge cities' help prevent the worst of flooding in urban India?

Cities in India, with their impermeable surfaces, blocked drains, and rampant construction on lake beds and other water bodies, have metamorphosed into water-resistant barriers, prone to flooding.

Mumbai rains as it happened: 6 inter-city trains, 108 flights cancelled due to inclement weather
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Mumbai rains as it happened: 6 inter-city trains, 108 flights cancelled due to inclement weather

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Tuesday afternoon, but there was no report of waterlogging or disruption of transport services.

Mumbai rains throw life out of gear; schools shut, flight operations hit, local trains delayed
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Mumbai rains throw life out of gear; schools shut, flight operations hit, local trains delayed

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Tuesday afternoon and the rains continued through the night till Wednesday morning reviving memories of the 29 August deluge that had paralysed life in the city.

Deepak Amrapurkar death case: Four men arrested for opening manhole in which doctor fell during Mumbai floods
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Deepak Amrapurkar death case: Four men arrested for opening manhole in which doctor fell during Mumbai floods

Police have arrested four persons in connection with the death of a renowned doctor, who fell into an open manhole while walking along a flooded street during torrential rains in Mumbai on 29 August.

Mumbai rains: Deepak Amrapurkar's family has a host of legal options against BMC, Maharashtra govt
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Mumbai rains: Deepak Amrapurkar's family has a host of legal options against BMC, Maharashtra govt

As the cry for justice for Amrapurkar becomes loud, his family can seek legal recourse to at least punish those due to whose negligence a bright medical career made with an untimely and sad end.

Mumbai rains: Two days after deluge, city starts to limp back to normalcy
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Mumbai rains: Two days after deluge, city starts to limp back to normalcy

As the skies opened up a day after torrential rain and high waves on Tuesday, life in Mumbai is slowly came back on its feet on Wednesday.

Mumbai: Angry citizens point finger at BMC for rain woes, say no lessons learnt from past years
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Mumbai: Angry citizens point finger at BMC for rain woes, say no lessons learnt from past years

Days after heavy rains virtually clogged Mumbai, angry citizens and activists have vented their ire at the BMC for "shoddy" civic work.

Mumbai floods: Rains claim 6 lives as city slowly gets back on its feet; political blame game begins
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Mumbai floods: Rains claim 6 lives as city slowly gets back on its feet; political blame game begins

As the skies opened up a day after torrential rain and high waves on Tuesday, life in Mumbai slowly came back on its feet on Wednesday

Mumbai rains as it happened: Downpour claimed five lives on Tuesday, searches for seven missing underway
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Mumbai rains as it happened: Downpour claimed five lives on Tuesday, searches for seven missing underway

Normal life in Mumbai was thrown out of gear following torrential rains which are likely to continue on Wednesday, according to forecast.

Mumbai rains: Flights schedules still hit due to unavailability of crew
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Mumbai rains: Flights schedules still hit due to unavailability of crew

Flight operations in the country's financial capital largely remained affected for the second day on Wednesday.

Maharashtra rains: Minor girl, three others washed away in Palghar
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Maharashtra rains: Minor girl, three others washed away in Palghar

Four persons, including a three-year-old girl, were washed away in separate incidents following heavy rains in neighbouring Palghar district.

Mumbai rains: Renowned doctor at Bombay Hospital missing, search operation underway in Lower Parel
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Mumbai rains: Renowned doctor at Bombay Hospital missing, search operation underway in Lower Parel

Renowned gastroenterologist at the Bombay Hospital, Dr Deepak Amrapurkar went missing near Elphinstone Road station following heavy rains which lashed Mumbai.

Mumbai rains expose BMC's larger planning failings; local govt must step up to prevent annual flooding
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Mumbai rains expose BMC's larger planning failings; local govt must step up to prevent annual flooding

While dealing with the Mumbai monsoon floods, shortcuts are futile and there must be long-term action.

Mumbai drowns in 418 mm of rain: Why concretised Indian cities are struggling with extreme rainfall
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Mumbai drowns in 418 mm of rain: Why concretised Indian cities are struggling with extreme rainfall

As parts of Mumbai went under after more than 400 mm rainfall on Tuesday, the deluge mirrored similar scenes in other cities this month, a consequence of increased concretisation and increasingly variable rainfall patterns, according to various studies.

After over 24 hours of incessant rains, suburban train services in Mumbai limping back to normalcy
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After over 24 hours of incessant rains, suburban train services in Mumbai limping back to normalcy

Rain-hit suburban train services in Mumbai are slowly limping back to normalcy with the first train chugging out of the Churchgate station around midnight.