Karnal hottest at 44.5 deg C as heat wave sweeps Haryana and Punjab
No respite was experienced today from the blistering heat wave sweeping Haryana and Punjab as Karnal sizzled at 44.5 degrees Celsius.
Karnal in Haryana recorded the season's hottest day which was six notches above normal level, the MeT Department report said here.
Blistering heat, which has been seeping the two states since the past few days, also swept Hisar, where the maximum temperature settled at 44 degrees, up three notches, while Ambala, too, had a hot day at 42.6 degrees, up four degrees.
The residents of Chandigarh braved another hot day with the mercury touching 42 degrees, up four notches from normal.
In Punjab, Ludhiana braved the hot conditions at 43 degrees, up four degrees, while Patiala's maximum settled at 42.9 degrees, also four notches above the normal level.
Amritsar recorded a maximum temperature of 41.5 degrees, up three notches.
According to the MeT forecast valid until tomorrow, dust storm/thunderstorm accompanied by squall with wind speed exceeding 45 kmph may occur at isolated places in Haryana and Punjab.
The Pargaon-Dungi villages located on the outskirts of the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport site have, for the fifth consecutive year, been flooded following incessant rains in the region. The villagers blame land filling at the airport site and lament that despite CIDCO's claims of pre-monsoon measures being taken every year, there is little change on the ground during the monsoon.
A 35-year-old labourer kidnapped his employer's 11-year-old son for non-payment of his wages of ₹8,000. After kidnapping the boy, the accused, Saibuddin Alam, demanded a ransom of ₹30,000 from his employer. The Panvel City police rescued the boy from Bhiwandi with the help of Narpoli Police and arrested Alam. The complainant, Sahidul Sajjad Ali Rehman transferred ₹4,000 to an account number that Alam provided. Rehman then approached Panvel City police station and registered an FIR.
A man who was facing charges in an acid attack case ended Kumar's life by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at a hotel near the Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar interstate bus terminal on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Avinash Kumar alias Kali, 50, of Dayalpur village. A case under Section 326 of IPC had been lodged against him on June 22.
Cracks on the newly-built yet-to-be-commissioned approach road leading to the ₹111Cr Nerul Jetty have raised doubts on the quality of construction work done by the CIDCO. The 650m flyover is still not operational. However, the area is frequented by morning walkers who observed these cracks. CIDCO, however, said the cracks were not a major concern. Private structural consultants, however, differ with CIDCO and have expressed concern after seeing photographs taken just three days apart.
MIA sources here said both the flights landed in Bengaluru and took off for Mangaluru later. The flight from Dubai was scheduled to land in Mangaluru at 4.40 am, but was diverted to Bengaluru and landed in Mangaluru only at 8.49 am. The flight from Dammam was scheduled to land in Mangaluru at 5.05 am. The Bahrain-Kannur-Mangaluru plane will also be delayed, the sources said. The Mangaluru to Dubai flight was also delayed.