World News

North India Continues To Reel Under Cold Conditions

North India Continues To Reel Under Cold Conditions

The maximum temperature here was recorded at 23.7 degrees Celsius, four notches above the normal, a Meteorological (MeT) department official said.

Jammu/Srinagar: The cold wave sweeping through Jammu and Kashmir further tightened its grip on the valley even as people in Jammu prepared to celebrate the Lohri festival on Saturday. With the visibility recorded at 400 metres in the early hours, the minimum temperature was recorded 5.5 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab, Amritsar's minimum settled at 4.6 degrees Celsius, while Ludhiana and Patiala braved cold weather conditions with low of 4.7 and 5.6 degrees Celsius respectively. The town recorded a low of -15.0C, a Met department official said.

Leh, in Ladakh region, had experienced an improvement in temperature the previous night when the mercury rose almost six degrees to settle at a low of minus 7.7 degrees Celsius. The 40-day period is followed by a 20-day long "Chillai-Khurd" (small cold) and a 10-day long "Chillai-Bachha" (baby cold).

No respite from cold in North India Leh records-15 deg Celsius
North India Continues To Reel Under Cold Conditions

Kanpur and Bareilly were among the coldest places in the state recording a low of 5 and 5.4 degrees Celsius respectively. "On an average the minimum temperatures rose by up to two notches at many parts of the region", the MeT official said.

However, the world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, where ski slopes are under several feet of snow, witnessed an improvement of about 3 degree from Thursday in the night temperature and settled at minus 5.4 degree, which is above normal.

Bathinda, Halwara, Faridkot and Pathankot experienced a low at 4.3, 2.9, 4 and 5.3 degrees Celsius, respectively. Fog was reported from parts of both states.

Himachal Pradesh reeled under cold wave conditions with some respite for people in high-altitude areas of the state with day temperatures rising by a few notches. Sriganganagar was the coldest place in the state with the minimum at 3.4 degrees Celsius, the MeT office in Jaipur said.

More news: Hitmen kidnap, torture, and murder wrong person


  • Ahead of Centurion Test, Virat Kohli's men visit India House in Johannesburg

    Ahead of Centurion Test, Virat Kohli's men visit India House in Johannesburg

    South Africa will depend upon Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla , AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis to score the bulk of runs. However, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis believes that Rabada will only get better as time goes on.
    Pittsburgh Steelers CB Artie Burns (knee) expects to play vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

    Pittsburgh Steelers CB Artie Burns (knee) expects to play vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

    Steeler Nation will be pleased to hear Antonio Brown was a full participant in training for a second straight day, as was B.J. By the sound of things, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns dodged a huge bullet during the team's Wednesday practice.
    El-Zakzaky is not dead-DSS, lawyer

    El-Zakzaky is not dead-DSS, lawyer

    IMN was founded in the 1980s after an Islamic revolution in mainly Shi'ite Iran in 1979, which inspired the sect's founders. Nigeria, with a population of 190 million, combines a predominantly Christian south and mainly Sunni Muslim north.
  • What Analysts Suggest About Glu Mobile Inc (GLUU)?

    The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the a year ago is $3.93. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership owns 1.10M shares. (NASDAQ: GLUU ) has an average volume of 4.44 Million.

    Falcons vs. Eagles: Highlights, game tracker from Divisional Round

    Foles will need to lean on his running game. "We have to continue to find ways to be creative, but stick to our identity". There's a counter-narrative emerging, sort of, that suggests the Falcons have become a defense-first operation.

    Weight Watchers International Inc (WTW) Receives $16.44 Consensus PT from Analysts

    The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.14. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $0.65 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $0.51 per share.
  • Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come — CDC

    Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come — CDC

    According to the Amarillo Public Health Department, there have been 3,303 cases in Randall and Potter counties alone. Kyler Baughman, a seemingly healthy 21-year-old man from Latrobe, died of flu-related complications December 28.
    James Franco Is 'Frustrated' By Sexual Assault Claims

    James Franco Is 'Frustrated' By Sexual Assault Claims

    Presenter Chris Hemsworth noted that women have had a stellar year at the box office. Bloom said. "He can take it". "They helped us get the word out so quickly".
    Woman, 28, dies after attack at TUI travel agents in Southport

    Woman, 28, dies after attack at TUI travel agents in Southport

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an employee was killed in an attack at a travel agents in Merseyside . A Merseyside Police spokesman said officers were called to reports of "concern for a female" at a shop on Chapel Street.
  • Trump suggests positive relationship with NK leader

    Trump suggests positive relationship with NK leader

    Trump declined to comment on whether he had spoken to the fiery dictator after they exchanged threats over nuclear weapons. The Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon estimates that North Korea has more than 50 nuclear weapons.
    Brightline train kills pedestrian in Boynton Beach

    Brightline train kills pedestrian in Boynton Beach

    Mike Reininger, Brightline's executive director, told the Miami Herald late Friday that the company has "no comment right now". The train was running smoothly when it made an abrupt stop, a passenger said.
    Britney Spears eyeing another Las Vegas residency

    Britney Spears eyeing another Las Vegas residency

    The Toxic hitmaker ended her residency with a show-stopping, sexually-charged performance involving over nine costume changes. Moments later she stripped down to her lingerie, flashing even more skin in a pink and black slip.