No respite from heat wave in Rajasthan
Heat wave conditions continue to affect normal life in the desert state of Rajasthan, with the mercury hovering between 40-45 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state.
The maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius was recorded at Kota in the state.
Though evenings are usually pleasant in the desert state, the minimum temperatures have been above normal this season.
Jaipur was hot at 43.9 degrees Celsius -- three degrees above normal -- while the night temperature in Jaipur on Thursday was recorded at 30 degrees Celsius -- also three degrees above normal.
Churu was sizzling at 43.5 degrees, Ganganagar at 42 and Jodhpur at 42.4 degrees Celsius.
Ajmer too was hot at a maximum of 42.2 degrees and a minimum of 32.5 degrees.
Udaipur was scorching at 42 degrees while the desert town of Barmer was hot at 42.6 degrees Celsius.
According to the weather department, heat wave conditions are likely to continue in Rajasthan.
"Heat wave conditions are likely to continue at a few places in the state in next 24 hours. Dust storm or thunder storm accompanied with squall may occur at isolated places in the state during the next 24 hours," a meteorological department official said on Friday.
Meanwhile, the zoo authorities in Jaipur have installed coolers and begun spraying waters on the cages where animals and birds are being kept. Grass sheds have also been put in place to shield the animals from the scorching heat.
Canada-based filmmaker Leena Manimekalai shared the poster of 'Kaali' on the microblogging website, Twitter, on Saturday and said the documentary was part of the 'Rhythms of Canada' segment at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. It triggered widespread fury on social media and prompted the Indian High Commission in Toronto to ask the authorities in Canada for removal of the posters.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court (HC) on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by Tata Motors, challenging the disqualification of their bids for supplying 1,400 electric buses to the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport. The HC also held that the decision of the civic undertaking to approve bids of Evey Trans company to supply 2,100 electric buses was incorrect and that BEST should consider conducting a new tender process.
In a first, the Delhi police have started registration of the devotees taking part in 'Kanwar Yatra' to enable better coordination among different authorities to provide assistance and facilitation for the pilgrimage. The yatra, which takes place during the Hindu month of Shrawan, is scheduled to begin from July 14 this year. Suman Nalwa, the deputy commissioner of police (public relations), said that the devotees can register themselves at kavad.delhipolice.gov.in through their mobile phones.
Four people were killed in two accidents in Mandi and Shimla districts on Tuesday. Three workers were killed and one was seriously hurt after the pillar of a gate fell on a tipper truck in the Khaliyar locality of Mandi town. The dead were identified as Rishav Kaushik of Mandi, Gurchain Singh of Rupnagar district and Vinod Kumar of Purnea district in Bihar. Locals informed the police after which a rescue operation was launched.
A Mansa court sent four accused, including two shooters, in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case to eight-day remand of the Punjab Police's special investigation team hours after they were brought from Delhi on transit remand on Tuesday. The court sent them into police custody till July 13. Punjab Police arrested them in the Moose Wala murder case after taking permission from the Delhi court, which also granted the transit remand.