Monsoon in Gorakhpur seldom brings cheer. For the past 30 years, rains in the region are synonymous with children dying of encephalitis. 2012 witnessed 557 encephalitis deaths.

Blame it on climate change as Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a shift from the traditional variety of foodgrains to hybrid ones as there is a sharp decline in production of conventional varieties of wh

Two more deaths in U.P.; temperatures below normal at most places

The cold wave continued to affect normal life in most parts of North India on Tuesday as more two persons lost their lives due to extreme cold in Uttar Pradesh. Residents of the national Capital had a taste of the harsh winter with the minimum temperature dipping to 4.8 degrees, three degrees below normal for this time of the season. Though the sun shone bright through the day, there was chill in the air even as the maximum temperature rose to 20.4 degrees, which was one degree below normal.

The mercury remained at sub-zero levels in at least five districts of Uttar Pradesh claiming 16 more lives over the past 24 hours taking the death toll due to the bitter cold to 249.

According to reports from the metrological office, Gorakhpur and Ghazipur clocked -1°C and remained the coldest places in the state followed by Lucknow at -0.7°C.

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 entire North India reeled under an intense cold wave on Wednesday as a drop in the mercury level claimed 15 more lives in Uttar Pradesh, with a thick fog cover throwing normal life out of gear at many places in the region.

Delhi witnessed its coldest day of January in the past 44 years with the maximum temperature falling sharply by 11 notches to stand at 9.8 degrees Celsius.

Fourteen persons succumbed to extreme cold in North India today as temperatures plummeted across the region making people stay inside homes. Delhiites shivered in the morning as the mercury plunged to the season's lowest of 5.5 degrees celsius even as dense fog affected air traffic.

The minimum was two degrees below normal and down from yesterday's 7.7 degrees. The maximum temperature in the capital was 13.3 degrees celsius, seven notches below normal.

Four persons died due to extreme cold in North India where temperatures plummeted and fog disrupted normal life.

Another child succumbed to encephalitis here, taking the death toll in the viral disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh to 589 this year.

Farmers, whose lands have been acquired for the proposed nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur in Fatehabad, have sought hiked compensation for their lands.

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