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The chill is spreading its wings in Bihar. Till Thursday, four places were under the grip of the cold wave.

Strong north-westerly winds intensified the cold wave sweeping Bihar with the State capital recording a minimum temperature of 7.7 degrees Celsius on Monday forcing the Patna district administratio

Despite a cold wave hitting some parts of Maharashtra, no major decline in the minimum temperature is expected in Pune, which was witnessing above normal temperatures for the past few weeks.

With Bihar reeling under severe cold conditions, the state human resource development (HRD) department on Tuesday ordered closure of all government schools in the state till January 15.