Amid hope of rain, hot weather continues in Chandigarh
Though a partly cloudy sky is predicted for the next four days with possibility of light rain, hot weather continued in tricity on Wednesday.
According to the Chandigarh meteorological centre, the maximum temperature on Wednesday was recorded at 42°C, which is three notches above normal.
The minimum temperature, which was recorded at 24.2°C, remained normal.
According to forecasting bulletin of the meteorological centre, the sky will be partly cloudy with possibility of thundery development or light rain for the next four days till Sunday.
The change in the weather will also bring the day temperature down by a few notches.
The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 40°C and the minimum will continue with current conditions at around 25°C.
The Chandigarh meteorological centre has also issued a special warning that dust storm or thunderstorm may occur with wind speed exceeding 45 km per hour at isolated places in Haryana and Punjab.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his government has prepared a plan to promote natural farming on 50,000 acres of land. He said that farmers having land below 2.5 acres will be provided 50% subsidy for buying indigenous cows if they voluntarily adopt natural farming. Haryana agriculture minister JP Dalal said that 700 agriculture development officers will be recruited soon to provide better assistance to the farmers.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched state narcotics control bureau's 'Mission Drug Free Haryana' on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking. He said that to keep youths away from drugs, 1,100 sport nurseries will be set up in the state and Haryana will soon emerge as a sports hub of the country with 1,000 coaches and yoga teachers.
One person was killed and Sandeep Kumar's mother got injured in an accident that led to a pileup in Fatehabad on Sunday, said police. The accident took place when Sandeep Kumar along with his mother Maya Devi was going to Fatehabad.
Reiterating its demand to revoke Agnipath scheme, the Congress on Sunday said the new recruitment policy was yet another ill-conceived disruption by the Centre that will create new problems for India's national security. “This government acts first, and then starts thinking. Many amendments have already been made in the last few days, but the youth of the country are demanding its complete rollback,” said Ranjeet Ranjan, Congress' Rajya Sabha MP, in a news conference here.
Nearly a year after farmers of Punjab and Haryana unitedly led an agitation against the three contentious farm laws, a war of rhythm and notes on SYL canal waters has taken the two states by storm, bringing the issue back in focus and evoking a huge response from both sides. Haryanvi singer Masoom Sharma has released a song titled 'SYL-Haryanvi', which talks about Haryana's 50% share in the SYL water.