Evening briefing: IMD forecasts rain in several states, Naveen Patnaik defends aide VK Pandian; and more news | Latest News India

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By Mahtab Ahmad


The Southwest Monsoon has advanced into more parts of the central Arabian Sea, south Maharashtra, Telangana, and portions of south Chhattisgarh and south Odisha, as well as additional regions of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, the India Meteorological Department said on Saturday. The weather forecasting agency reported favourable conditions for the monsoon to further advance into the remaining parts of the central Arabian Sea, and additional areas of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, and Telangana over the next 2-3 days. Dig deeper

Kochi: Pedestrians hold umbrellas as they cross a street amid rains, in Kochi, Wednesday, May 29, 2024. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted very heavy rainfall in five districts of Kerala in the coming hours. (PTI Photo)
Kochi: Pedestrians hold umbrellas as they cross a street amid rains, in Kochi, Wednesday, May 29, 2024. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted very heavy rainfall in five districts of Kerala in the coming hours. (PTI Photo)

In his first reaction after losing the Odisha assembly election, Naveen Patnaik, the outgoing chief minister who missed out on what would have been his sixth consecutive term in office, on Saturday defended his close aide VK Pandian, saying that the bureaucrat-turned-politician was not his successor. “The people of Odisha would decide who my successor would be,” Patnaik told news agency PTI. Dig deeper

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(That’s all we have at this hour in our evening briefing. Catch you tomorrow morning)



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