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Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from updates on Mumbai rains, BMW crash accused Mihir Shah's arrest, to attack on Kyiv children’s hospital.


Indian Express live updates on Mumbai rains

In light of the subdued showers, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has downgraded the red alert and now sounded a yellow alert in Mumbai which is slated to remain in place until Wednesday morning. Indian Express reports that the weather department has indicated that the city may witness heavy rainfall in isolated pockets today. While no warning has been issued in Mumbai for Wednesday, the report adds, a yellow alert has been sounded again between Thursday and Saturday. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times on Mumbai BMW crash accused Mihir Shah arrested


In the Worli hit-and-run case, police have arrested Mihir Shah, who had been evading capture for three days, from Shahpur, Maharashtra, Hindustan Times reports. On Sunday morning, a BMW car, allegedly driven by Shah, son of a Shiv Sena leader, mowed down a woman. Kaveri Nakhwa, 45, was riding with her husband Pradip on Annie Besant Road around 5:30 am when the luxury car reportedly collided with their scooter. The report says Mihir Shah had been absconding after the incident. Police have registered a case against his father, Rajesh Shah, and the family driver, Rajendra Singh Bidawat for helping him flee. Read the full report here.


Six dead in Tokyo as Japan swelters in heatwave, The Straits Times

Six people have died of heatstroke in Tokyo, The Straits Times reports, as Japan swelters under a rare rainy season heatwave, prompting the authorities to issue a flurry of health warnings. Over the weekend, the central Shizuoka region became the first in Japan to see the mercury reach 40 deg C in 2024, far surpassing the 35 deg C threshold classified by weather officials as “extremely hot”. Such severe heat in the middle of Japan’s rainy season is “rather rare”, caused in part by a strong South Pacific high-pressure system, the report adds. The past few days have seen the authorities issue heatstroke alerts in much of the country, urging residents to avoid exercising outside and to use air-conditioning. Read the full report here.


4 of Indian origin arrested in US's Princeton in human trafficking case: India Today

Four Indian-origin people were arrested in Princeton in Texas in the US in connection with a human trafficking case on Monday. India Today reports that the Princeton Police arrested Chandan Dasireddy, 24, Santhosh Katkoori, 31, Dwaraka Gunda, 31, and Anil Male, 37, for allegedly running a 'forced labour' scheme in Colin County in Princeton, Fox 4 reported. The arrests came after the Princeton Police department found around 15 women, who were living in the same home, were found to be sleeping on the floor, the report said. Read the full report here.


US says  Kyiv children’s hospital likely took direct hit from Russian missile: The Guardian


The Guardian reports that a deadly strike on Kyiv’s Ohmatdyt children’s hospital – Ukraine’s biggest paediatrics facility – was likely caused by a direct hit from a Russian missile, the head of the UN’s human rights monitoring mission said. Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said earlier today that it was a Nasams surface-to-air missile launched by Ukraine that hit the children’s hospital in Kyiv on Monday. "Analysis of the video footage and an assessment made at the incident site indicates a high likelihood that the children’s hospital suffered a direct hit rather than receiving damage due to an intercepted weapon system," said danielle Bell, head of mission for the UN human rights monitoring mission in Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities said that Russia struck the hospital with a Kh-101 Kalibr missile, the report adds. Read the full report here.