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Day 1 of Monsoon session of Parliament is underway; fuel price rise, farm laws on agenda. Torrential rains wreaked havoc in Mumbai yesterday leaving 33 dead. Stay tuned for Latest LIVE news

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Day 1 of the Monsoon session of the kicked-off on a stormy note as Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced new Cabinet ministers in the Lok Sabha today. A series of meetings were held on Sunday ahead of the session, indicating the seriousness with which, both the government and Opposition parties will approach the session. The Opposition has said future outbreaks of Covid-19 will be discussed, along with gaps in government strategy that led to the second wave. Loss of livelihood, businesses closing down, and the steps the government has taken to prevent this in the form of various measures, will also be flagged.

Meanwhile, torrential rains wreaked havoc in Mumbai yesterday leaving 33 dead and six others injured in five separate incidents of landslides, electrocutions and a house collapse. The downpour began in the early hours of Sunday and continued through the day. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to severe thunderstorms with lightning at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and east Rajasthan during the next 24 hours, and warned of casualties to people and animals staying outdoors.

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First Published: Mon, July 19 2021. 08:49 IST