Mumbai rains: Schools, colleges closed as Cyclone Ockhi threat looms


Rahul Gandhi, who was to address four rallies in Gujarat on Tuesday, could manage to address the people of Anjar in Kutch.

Rainfall at most places with isolated heavy rainfall very likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next three days.

In light of cyclone Ockhi hitting the city, the Mumbai Disaster management unit of the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) has issued a warning against visiting beaches since there is a high tide alert.

He tweeted to inform that he has spoken to all relevant authorities and officials and that all possible assistance is being provided to those affected.

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BJP president Amit Shah, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Congress leader Raj Babbar were among those whose election rallies slated for Tuesday were cancelled. Since this morning, all our workers have spread across the city to help people. "During this work, we will not wear any scarves having BJP's election symbol", Sanghvi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he is constantly monitoring the situation in various states arising out of cyclone Ockhi battering parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep islands and now heading towards Gujarat.

The Met centre has warned that the cyclone would pack winds between 50 and 60 kmph at the time of the landfall, and may accelerate up to 70 kmph in south Gujarat.

A total of 556 fishermen were also rescued by relief and rescue teams from seas. Over 167 people are still missing after the cyclone hit both the states on November 30.