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Mumbai doctor’s body found near Worli sea shore 2 days after he went missing

Rescue agencies have located the body of gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amrapurkar (58) who had been missing for the past 36 hours after slipping into an open manhole. His body was found washed ashore off Worli coast around 7.30am on Wednesday morning. Another doctor added his body was completely swollen. His friends identified him by his wrist watch and the clothes ... Read More »

Chennai tops state in rainfall, level of groundwater up

Chennai on Thursday received the highest rainfall among the 32 districts in the state. The 20% excess rain since June has helped improve groundwater levels, said hydro-geologist J Saravanan of Rain Centre. The groundwater in K.K. Nagar has risen by one metre, said Saravanan. Since June, the city (Nungambakkam weather station) has recorded 30cm of rain, 5cm above normal. Meenambakkam, in ... Read More »

Crops damaged, vegetable prices skyrocket in Kolkata

Due to heavy rains, crops getting damaged in the process, the prices of vegetables have gone up in Kolkata. “At this time of the year, most vegetables come from Burdwan, which has been badly affected by flood. The present crops have been damaged, and prices will continue to rise till cultivation of new crops, which happens during Durga Puja. As ... Read More »

Rain cools Chennai, showers to continue

Chennai received 2cm of rainfall from midnight on Tuesday till Wednesday morning.  Weathermen said the city might experience thundershowers in the afternoon and in the evening.  They said there might be rain on Thursday too. Due to rainfall temperature fell below 25 degree celsius  . Around Tuesday midnight the wind speed gusted up to nearly 20kmph. The maximum temperature at Meenambakkam ... Read More »

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