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Mumbai News Live Updates: Heavy rainfall in the city amid orange alert – The Indian Express

Mumbai Rains Live: Due to stagnant water near the main entrance of Thane railway station, passengers had to wait for it and go to the railway platforms on Monday evening. (Express Photo by Deepak Joshi)

Mumbai News Live Updates: Mumbai and its suburbs received heavy rainfall on Tuesday morning amid an orange alert, which has been issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD). No water-logging issues were reported in the city and even local trains services on several corridors, including Central Railway and Western Railway, were running normally in the city, PTI reported.

Meanwhile, several Shiv Sena MPs who attended a meeting convened by Uddhav Thackeray on Monday at his residence in Mumbai “requested” him to support NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu for President and open the door to a possible reconciliation with the BJP and the breakaway Eknath Shinde faction, The Indian Express has learnt. According to party sources, a decision on the President’s election to be held on July 18 will be taken “in a day or two” and Thackeray seemed “positive” on the request to support Murmu.

In other news, the Bombay High Court on Monday deferred beyond July 28 proceedings before a Mumbai magistrate court in connection to a defamation case lodged against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. The case has been filed over Gandhi’s “commander-in-thief” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018. The complainant in the case, BJP supporter Mahesh Shrishrimal, had alleged the remark made over the Rafale fighter jet deal had hurt the sentiments of the PM’s supporters.

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