Voters are casting ballots in two Indian states where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party is seeking a second consecutive term. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to win the elections on Monday
Seasonal monsoon rains from June to September are a crucial lifeline for agrarian Indian society, delivering 70% of the country's rainfall, but they also bring in their wake death and destruction every year.
Congress says the governor's move is politically motivated as Shiv Sena moves Supreme Court against the decision.
A special squad of the Sangli Police is hot on the trails of a gang of thieves, which used a stolen JCB to bulldoze an ATM machine, but suddenly fled without grabbing the Rs2.7m stored in it, an official said on Tuesday.
In an unexpected political twist, Shiv Sena's rebel group leader Eknath Shinde was on Thursday announced as the Maharashtra Chief Minister, heading a government supported by the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Floods brought by heavy rains and overflowing rivers across large swathes of western and southern India have killed at least 60 people since Wednesday and damaged rice, cotton and other crops worth billions of rupees, officials said.
India's total coronavirus cases surged beyond 4 million with a record rise, making it the third country in the world to surpass that mark, following the United States and Brazil.
The video was shared by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday on social media. It has been made by Rohit Shetty Picturez on behalf of the Chief Minister.
Authorities will also impose a complete lockdown on weekends, Nawab Malik, a minister in the state government, told reporters after a cabinet meeting.