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North and central India seethe under heatwave; dust storm claims 34 lives

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New Delhi: Central and northern parts of India reeled under severe heatwave conditions, forcing people to stay indoors. Severe dust storm and lightning in various parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh brought temporary relief but claimed at least 34 lives and left over 57 injured. The intense heat conditions are expected to continue for another week till June 15, said the weather department.

In Uttar Pradesh alone, the stormy weather conditions claimed 26 lives. A total of eight persons, including a 13-year-old child, died in Madhya Pradesh due to gusty winds, thunderstorm and lightning. Two deaths were reported from Ratlam, Damoh and Jabalpur each, while one death was reported from Dindoru and Seoni each in MP.

However, the rain and windy conditions have provided temporary relief from sorching heat across the two states.

 

School vacations in Gwalior were extended by a week after temperatures crossed 45 degree Celcius in the state. Schools will now reopen on June 17 instead of June 10. The orders were issued by the city Division Commissioner.

Heatwave continued in parts of Rajasthan with Barmer sizzling at 46.4 degrees Celsius, Kota 46.1 degrees Celsius and Bikaner 45.8 degrees Celsius. On Friday, Hoshangabad in west Madhya Pradesh was the hottest at 46.8 degrees Celsius, while Rajasthan’s Churu was close behind at 46.6 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab, Amritsar boiled at 41.4 degrees Celsius while Ludhiana and Patiala recorded above-normal maximum temperatures of 41 degrees Celsius and 41.2 degrees Celsius respectively. Chandigarh witnessed a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius while Hisar in Haryana registered a high of 43 degrees Celsius.

In Delhi, the temperature dipped to 29 degree Celcius due to strong wind activity. The city recorded a high of 40.5 degrees Celsius on Friday. The mercury is expected to touch 43 degree Celcius on Saturday.

The weatherman has warned of heatwave conditions continuing in north and central India next week, and predicted “severe heatwave” in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Vidarbha in Maharashtra from Saturday till Tuesday.

The monsoon is expected to hit Kerala on Saturday and will reach the north, central and western regions of the country in seven days.


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Ayodhya on high alert following intelligence inputs

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Ayodhya: Amid VIP movements, Ayodhya has been put on high alert soon after intelligence inputs indicated a possible terror attack in the city.

“We have put more force into action. The force has been alerted. Also, intelligence officials in the civil dress have come here. They are checking all hotels, restaurants and railway stations. The police force is vigilant and keeping a track of all the movements,” Anil Kumar Sisodia, Superintendent of Police City, told ANI.

This comes ahead of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s visit to Ayodhya on Sunday along with his party MPs.

 

According to reports, the security has also been heightened keeping in mind the hearing on 2005 Ram Janmabhoomi attack on June 18.

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Seven died while cleaning hotel sewer in Vadodara

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Vadodara: Seven persons, including four sanitation workers, died due to asphyxiation on Saturday while cleaning sewer of a hotel in Gujarat’s Vadodara district, officials said.

The incident happened at a hotel in Fartikui village in Dabhoi tehsil, about 30 km from Vadodara city. Three employees of the hotel were also among those killed.

“When one sanitation worker failed to come out of the manhole, others went inside. All of them died due to asphyxiation,” district collector Kiran Zaveri told PTI.

 
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Manmohan retires from Rajya Sabha

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New Delhi: For the first time in 28 years, former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s name ceased to be part of the list of members of the Rajya Sabha on its Web site, and was included in the list of former members of Parliament.

With the Congress lacking the numbers in the Assam legislature to ensure his re-election, 86-year-old Dr Singh retired from the Rajya Sabha.

Dr Singh, then finance minister in the P V Narasimha Rao government, had debuted in the House on October 1, 1991, from Assam and represented the state for five consecutive terms. He was the leader of the House during his 10 years as PM, and leader of the Opposition from 1998 to 2004.The former PM would now need to wait for the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, an ally of the Congress, to send him to the Rajya Sabha next month or until the next biennial elections in the Upper House in April 2020 when 54 MPs retire.

 

Five Rajya Sabha members from Tamil Nadu retire in July. The DMK, along with its allies, has the strength in the state legislature to get at least three elected to the Rajya Sabha. It has promised one seat to MDMK chief Vaiko.

However, sources said the DMK and the Congress have not had any discussions on the issue.

The Congress could also hope to send Dr Singh to the Upper House from Gujarat if elections to fill the two vacancies from the state take place together.

The vacancies are on account of two Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha members from Gujarat, Amit Anilchandra Shah and Smriti Zubin Irani, being elected to the Lok Sabha. Shah has debuted in the Lok Sabha from Gandhinagar while Irani is the Lok Sabha member from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

The Congress’s numbers in the Gujarat assembly would ensure the party wins one of the two seats, the other going to the BJP, if elections to the two seats are held jointly.

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