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Liberals Want Irma to Destroy Mar-a-Lago

Liberals Want Irma to Destroy Mar-a-Lago

Hurricane Irma crashed through the Turks and Caicos islands on Thursday and is expected to arrive in Florida on Saturday with winds of up to 185 miles per hour. The resort is waiving all cancellation penalties and change fees, and noted that should Doral be evacuated, guests will have to find alternate lodging.


Congress may replace Choudhary as Bihar unit chief

Congress may replace Choudhary as Bihar unit chief

At least 19 Bihar Congress MLAs have urged party Vice President Rahul Gandhi to split from the alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal in the state, The Times of India reported on Friday. Chaudhary also said that "MLAs and the rank and file of the party are not comfortable with Lalu Prasad ". Out of 27 Congress MLAs, 14 have reportedly signed a letter to break away and form a new group.


Bihar Congress faces split threat as rebel MLAs veer towards Nitish Kumar

Bihar Congress faces split threat as rebel MLAs veer towards Nitish Kumar

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has reportedly refused to pay heed to Bihar Congress MLAs' request to sever ties with Lalu Prasad Yadav and asserted that the alliance would continue. In the month of July, Nitish Kumar tended his resignation as the Chief Minister of Bihar. But support would be required from at least 18 MLAs to meet conditions laid down in the anti-defection law.


Hurricane Irma Aims for Florida Keys, Tampa After Ripping Through Cuba

Hurricane Irma Aims for Florida Keys, Tampa After Ripping Through Cuba

On Friday, Irma , which had been a Category 5, slammed into Cuba's northern coast "hard", the National Hurricane Center said Saturday. But that doesn't mean Miami area is in the clear. About 4 million people now live in the low-lying area. "This will be a devastating storm for central Florida , Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples (and) all the way down to Key West", CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said .


Climate change and hurricanes: Is Irma a sign of things to come?

Climate change and hurricanes: Is Irma a sign of things to come?

There are certain indisputable linkages that we can talk about immediately because they have already been vetted in general rather than for any specific storm. We're as disaster-proof as a place can be. "We see them playing out in real time, and this last couple weeks is a stunning example of that". We don't do seasonal forecasts, but it's more a slightly longer term [forecast].


Operation to search Dera Sacha Sauda HQ in Sirsa under way

Operation to search Dera Sacha Sauda HQ in Sirsa under way

Police were also trying to find out how the Dera followers managed to bring the currency at a time when demonetisation was in force and carrying cash beyond permitted limits was made possible. He said some chemical material to be used in making fire crackers was also found. The dera, spread over almost 800 acres, has been divided into ten zones for the goal of sanitisation and searches, with each zone under the control of a senior officer.