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Parts of Mumbai have come under water owing to incessant rains. 

1. 7 Killed in 48 Hours of Rain Fury Across MMR

Seven people died in separate rain-related incidents across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) in 48 hours of monsoon mayhem between Tuesday and Thursday. The city received 241.8mm of rain — 206.6mm of it in six hours — on Wednesday, when life was completely thrown off gear, with trains stopping in their tracks for more than 15 hours and roads being jammed for most part of the day.

While a 69-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest while wading through water at Hindmata, a six-year-old boy, a 62-year-old man and a civic body staff drowned to death in overflowing nullahs at Nalasopara, Bhiwandi and Goregaon, respectively. Another BMC staff died of a heart attack in Goregaon. A man was electrocuted at Taloja and a youth died after jumping into a creek for a swim at Bandra.

Source: Hindustan Times

2. After Trains New Railway Network Stopped During Downpour, Commuters Want Better Service

Mudslide between Belapur and Targhar led to local services on Belapur-Kharkopar line being suspended for the entire day on Wednesday, affecting more than 7,000 commuters who travel on the route.

While the mudslide took place between 11am and 12pm on Wednesday, services resumed on the corridor only on Thursday morning. This was because the Central Railway (CR) was unable to fix the issue. This is the first monsoon after the local service was inaugurated last year and commuters said monsoon preparedness was not up to the mark.

Source: Hindustan Times

3. 6-Year-Old Girl Raped ‘by Relative’ in Virar

A 6-YEAR-OLD girl was raped allegedly by her relative at her house in Virar on Wednesday afternoon. The police said while the girl’s mother caught the accused in the act, he allegedly assaulted her and fled.

The woman, who works as a domestic help, used to leave her daughter with the accused and go for work. “On Wednesday, because of heavy rainfall, the complainant returned early and heard her daughter screaming. She forced into the house and found the accused raping the minor,” said a police officer.

Source: The Indian Express

4. Couple Held at Airport With 2 Kg Hashish

A couple planning to fly to Qatar were apprehended at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Thursday with 2 kg hashish in their luggage, said officials.

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel noticed suspicious images while scanning two suitcases during the pre-embarkation security check at 5.50 am. They checked the bags physically and noticed unusual bumps. After tearing the bags open, CISF found two packets wrapped in carbon foil in each suitcase.

Source: The Indian Express

5. RBI Pitches App for Visually Impaired; How Can It Work in Kashmir, Asks HC

Bombay High Court. 
Bombay High Court. 
(Photo: iStockphoto)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) told the Bombay High Court on Thursday that it is coming up with a mobile application in November, which will help visually-impaired people identify currency notes and coins. However, referring to the situation in Kashmir, the court asked how it could help a visually-impaired person.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing a public interest litigation filed by the National Association for the Blind claiming that the new currency notes introduced by the RBI after demonetisation are not easy for the visually-impaired to identify or distinguish.

Source: The Hindu

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