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Indian Coast Guard's rescue & relief operations save 215 lives in Goa, Maha & Karnataka

After heavy rains lashed the states of Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka, the Indian Coast Guard has triumphed in saving 215 lives through focused rescue and relief operations. In view of the massive waterlogging, the civil officials had requested the Indian Coast Guard for aid and assistance. Consequently, the ICG quickly acted on this request and sent out Disaster Relief Teams (DRTs) with inflatable Gemini boats and life-saving gear to the troubled regions.

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'Orange alert' issued in Mumbai;  heavy to very heavy rains in the forecast!

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an 'orange alert' in the city, which indicates that heavy to very heavy rains are expected in sparsely populated regions in Mumbai today. Further, reports state that the central weather forecaster has announced a yellow alert for Mumbai for Saturday and Sunday, with possibilities of heavy showers at isolated locations. Reportedly, the city has been hit hard by the continued effect of the monsoons, with issues of waterlogging and traffic snarls cropping up throughout the city.

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Heavy rain obstructs train services in Mumbai; thunderstorms & showers forecasted

Mumbai's local train service wore a dampened look on Monday morning amid intermittent bouts of heavy showers overnight. As per reports, severe cases of track washout with waterlogging, mud, slush and boulders obstructed the smooth running of suburban central locals in Titwala, Igatpuri and Ambernath-Lonavala section. Other trains of the central network along the Khardi, Umbermali and Kasara sections were also suspended on Wednesday night, in wake of intense rainfall activity.

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IMD issues 'orange alert' in Mumbai, 5 other Maha districts under 'red alert'!

With the ongoing effect of the monsoons, heavy rains continue to lash across Mumbai and different areas of Maharashtra. As per the latest reports, the Indian India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a 'red alert' in five districts of the state and an 'orange alert' in the capital city Mumbai. It has been reported that the central weather forecaster has predicted extremely heavy rainfall in sparsely populated areas of Raigad, Pune and few other districts on Wednesday and Thursday.

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100 students fail to appear for IPMAT entrance exams due to heavy rains in Mumbai

As heavy showers continue to hamper the usual business in the city through the past four days, Mumbai residents are faced with umpteen difficulties. Adding to the unforeseen events, nearly 100 students could not sit for the annual IPMAT entrance exams for admissions to IIM Indore, as a direct consequence of the rains. Now, the troubled students are trying to seek help from IIM-Indore Director, Professor Himanshu Rai, and the Union Education Minister.

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