DM Among 3 Officials Transferred

23 die in U.P, Uttarakhand; temperature up in most North India

At least 23 lives were lost due to severe cold in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Thursday even as temperatures rose in parts of North India, a trend that the weatherman says will persist. People in the national Capital woke up to a pleasant morning as the minimum temperature rose by over a degree from Wednesday to settle at 5.8 degrees Celsius.

The cold wave was relentless in most parts of North India on Monday, claiming six more lives to take the death toll in the past three days to eleven.

With the prominent rivers continuing to flow above danger marks at several places, the government claimed to have shifted more than 8000 people to safer places in the last 24 hours. No fresh casulty was reported.

Lucknow: The sweltering heat could have caused the death of peacocks in Farrukhabad division of UP forests. The forest officials have recovered two bodies and sent them for post-mortem. The report will come up with exact cause of death. In the meantime, forest officials are sticking to the opinion that peacocks could have died because of heatstroke.

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Govt. disapproves course of alignment of highway in Farrukhabad, Unnao and Ballia districts

Next move depends on the suggestions of District Magistrates and other officials

Eighty-nine people were killed in the high-velocity thunderstorm that ripped across Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The deaths came as winds blew at 80 km an hour uprooting trees and triggering wall collapse and lightning ignited fires. The thunderstorm caused a blackout in several parts of the State as power lines snapped. Trains services were also affected. Power, rail services restored