Be Ockhi-ready, EC tells Gujarat CEO

06 December, 2017, 00:30 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Gujarat polls PM Modi's Wednesday rally postponed in view of cyclone Ochki

Amid the heat of the Gujarat polls, cyclone Ockhi, eddying menacingly towards the state's coast, poured cold water on the campaigning today, forcing cancellation of rallies of several top leaders, including those by BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Mumbai will witness light to moderate rainfall in the coming days. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the Gujarat BJP workers to focus on providing assistance to the people likely to be hit by the cyclonic storm.

The Maharashtra Government declared holiday in schools and colleges in Mumbai and adjoining areas as a precautionary measure against fast-approaching Cyclone Ockhi on Tuesday Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde took to Twitter to make the announcement. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also left for Surat to oversee the relief work while state BJP President Jitu Vaghani appealed party workers to help the cyclone-affected. "During this work, we will not wear any scarves having BJP's election symbol", Sanghvi said.

Not only this, strong surface winds will prevail over the region with wind speed ranging between 40-50 kmph and gusting up to 60 kmph.


According to the official, five people from Tamil Nadu and 56 from Kerala suffered injuries after the cyclone which developed on November 30, a day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning.

A total of 556 fishermen were also rescued by relief and rescue teams from seas. Naval ships, helicopters, Coast Guard vessels and Air Force planes are engaged in the rescue and relief operations to track down the 100-odd missing fishermen.

Recommended:

  • Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed

    Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed

    Images circulating on social media showed Saleh's body cradled in a floral blanket, with what appeared to be a large head wound. The party of Yemen's former president and strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh on Monday confirmed that he has been killed.
    Woods ends strong at Hero tournament

    Woods ends strong at Hero tournament

    Third-round leader Hoffman (72) once again failed to convert his 54-hole lead into a win and finished four behind Fowler. No more birdies were forthcoming, however, and Fowler settled for a course-record 61 and an 18-under total of 270.
    Senate Passes Historic Republican Tax Overhaul Bill

    Senate Passes Historic Republican Tax Overhaul Bill

    Trump administration officials and many Republicans have insisted the bill would pay for itself by stimulating the economy. The tax cuts for individuals would expire in 2026 while the corporate tax cuts would be permanent.
  • Shkreli must turn over Wu Tang album, prosecutors tell court

    Shkreli must turn over Wu Tang album, prosecutors tell court

    None of the investors lost any money and Martin did not personally benefit from any of the counts of conviction. Martin Shkreli , CEO of Turing Pharmaceutical, being arrested on securities fraud allegations.
    Guy who took down Trump's Twitter account admires him

    Guy who took down Trump's Twitter account admires him

    The incident on November 2 caused some to worry about how much power and influence employees at social media companies possess. He said that the clause about newsworthiness, which was not publicly known until Twitter made it so, was one of those gaps.
    Russia's Foreign Agent Media Law: What We Know About New Amendments

    Russia's Foreign Agent Media Law: What We Know About New Amendments

    Media outlets that will be deemed "foreign agents" will have to comply with the same laws as non-profits deemed as such.
  • Natural disaster  in DE  felt in NYC

    Natural disaster in DE felt in NYC

    John Bellini, a geophysicist USGS's natural disaster information centre in Colorado, said any damage would be limited. Carberry, who is from the West Coast, said she told co-workers, "I'm pretty sure this is an natural disaster ".
    WAPO: Fake allegation made against Roy Moore tied to conservative group

    WAPO: Fake allegation made against Roy Moore tied to conservative group

    While O'Keefe refused to comment to Washington Post reporters at the time, he later came outside to speak with journalist Aaron C. Of the two donations listed on the page, the Post says one was made by someone with the same name as Phillips' daughter.
    Massage Envy facing allegations of sexual assault at numerous locations

    Massage Envy facing allegations of sexual assault at numerous locations

    Dozens of people have accused massage therapists of sexual misconduct at Massage Envy , according to a BuzzFeed report . She helped draft federal legislation that would require massage spas to report sexual assault allegations to police.
  • Actor James Woods witnessed poker cage robbery in Vegas

    Actor James Woods witnessed poker cage robbery in Vegas

    Metro Captian John Pelletier said that they are "comfortable and confident" that they have enough to apprehend the man. Las Vegas police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Bellagio hotel-casino around 3:37 p.m.
    Vardy and Mahrez fire Leicester to victory over Spurs

    Vardy and Mahrez fire Leicester to victory over Spurs

    For all of Tottenham's play however, they were heading into the break 2-0 down courtesy of a spectacular Mahrez goal. But it did not feel like the Tottenham Hotspur of then, who ran them so close.
    Tennesseans react to potential head coach shift to Greg Schiano

    Tennesseans react to potential head coach shift to Greg Schiano

    Schiano developed a relationship with Currie when he was out of coaching for two seasons following his short tenure in Tampa. After he was sacked , he latched on with Ohio State, where he has served as defensive coordinator the past two seasons.


Popular

Kevin Durant Ejected After Dust-Up With Boogie Cousins
More so than the outcome of a game Golden State won relatively easily, this could have ramifications down the road. Yet Durant assured that he wouldn't allow to get his emotions get the best of him at a critical time in the game.

"Cowardly" Fox News & Bill O'Reilly Sued By Sexually Harassed Ex-Producer
She says O'Reilly insinuated she extorted him which she says is a lie, calling the former FNC host a "serial abuser". District Court for the Southern District of NY against O'Reilly and Fox News for breach of contract and defamation.

Exchanges Set To Launch Bitcoin Futures Trading
Official trading and full day trading of the futures will begin on December 11, and trading will be free through December. CME is not the only USA exchange that is going to add bitcoin futures to their product offerings.

North Korea warns joint US-South Korea military drill risks nuclear war
And, much to our regret, that they try to pull the Japanese and the South Koreans in the same direction. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un .

Federal Bureau of Investigation makes arrest in disappearance of 3-year-old NC girl
NBC affiliate WRAL that Kimrey lived in the home with Mariah and her mother. Monday to report her missing, and an Amber Alert was issued that day.

Russia Calls US Threat to Destroy N.Korea a 'Bloodthirsty Tirade'
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said U.S. comments about North Korea amounted to a "really bloodthirsty tirade ". Trump has praised China - a close ally of Pyongyang - for its efforts to put pressure on North Korea.

Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort In $11.65 Million Bail Deal
Manafort has also surrendered three passports, and Kathleen Manafort surrendered hers as well. He can also travel to and from Washington, D.C. where proceedings are scheduled.

Applebee's Is Serving $1 Long Island Iced Teas All December
Yes, it's insanely boozy, and will contain 1.5 ounces of hard alcohol in each drink, though the brands of each alcohol will vary. The sweet concoction of vodka, tequila, gin, white rum, soda and lemon juice is reportedly a big favorite at the restaurant.

Microsoft plans upgrade for Redmond headquarters
The campus remodel will be built for pedestrians and bikes with all cars in an underground parking facility. As a Zero Waste Certified campus we will continue to focus further on waste-reduction initiatives.

Meghan Markle Wore A Chic White Wrap Coat To Announce Her Engagement
The pair dated for almost a year and their wedding will occur sometime in the spring of 2018, royal officials announced . The Church of England agreed in 2002 that divorced people could remarry in church at the discretion of the priest.