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Cold wave in North India till January 13

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New Delhi, Jan 9 

Warning of a coldwave in the north-western region, the government on Monday said that the minimum temperature is very likely to fall by two to four degrees.

“Cold wave at a few places with severe cold wave conditions at isolated places are most likely to prevail over Punjab, Haryana and northern parts of Rajasthan from January 10 night to January 13 morning,” said an Earth Science Ministry statement.

It said cold wave conditions at isolated places are also most likely to prevail over west Uttar Pradesh.

According to the forecast, the minimum temperature is very likely to further drop by two to four degrees and the ground frost conditions are also very likely to occur at isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan between Tuesday, January 10 to Friday, January 13.

(IANS)

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Senior Congress leader C.N. Balakrishnan dead

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Kochi, Dec 11 : Senior Congress leader and former Kerala Minister C.N. Balakrishnan died at a private hospital here due to pneumonia, party sources said on Tuesday. He was 87.

He died on Monday night, the sources said.

A long standing aide of former Kerala Chief Minister K. Karunakaran, Balakrishnan was the Thrissur district Congress committee president for 17 years and was also the treasurer of the state unit for long.

It was in 2011 that Balakrishnan first contested the polls and went on to become the state Cooperation Minister in the Oommen Chandy cabinet.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Boat capsizes in Yamuna river: 5 missing, 3 critical

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Prayagraj,Dec 10 : Five persons went missing and three others were admitted to hospital in a critical state after a boat carrying 14 people capsized in river Yamuna in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

Rescue operations are underway and nine persons have been rescued .

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered deployment of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and state disaster Response Force (SDRF) for the rescue operation.

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Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Subrata Bakshi quizzed by CBI

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Kolkata, Dec 10 : Trinamool Congress MP and party General Secretary Subrata Bakshi was quizzed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday in connection with the ongoing probe of the multi-crore ‘Saradha’ chit fund case.

Citing that the matter was “sub judice”, Bakshi did not make any comment after coming out of the CBI office.

Asked about the purpose for which he was summoned, Bakshi said it was related to the party.

He, however, condemned those who were benefitted by these ponzi schemes and did not return money to depositors and victims.

“In the reign of political vendetta, no one can stop Trinamool Congress fighting against the Centre and communal forces just by provoking fear. The more you try to scare us, the stronger we will get,” he said.

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