Worse To Come As Weatherman Predicts More Rain Ahead
New Delhi: The mercury dived dramatically across north India on Sunday, producing a cold snap that killed at least four people in separate places in Uttar Pradesh. One person died in Delhi.

Officials said the dead included two minors and identified one of the four as Munshi Ram (50) in UP

The flood situation continues to be grim as large swathe of area remained inundated after rains lashed large parts of the state in last 48 hours. Many schools have been turned into relief camps. Villagers are being evacuated from villages and shifted to these camps.

"Situation is very bad in Barabanki and Gonda where Ghaghra is in spate.

LUCKNOW: There's dispute brewing over the holy waters of Ban Ganga and Saloni rivers in Muzaffarnagar district of UP. And it all started when huge quantities of dead fish appeared, four days ago, on the surface of river waters of Shukratal -- regarded as mini-Haridwar of the region.

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A flood alert has been sounded in ten districts of western Uttar Pradesh with swelling of Yamuna while water level in Ganga was also rising at many places.

Deputy secretary of the revenue department Raj Raten said that the flood alert has been issued in Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Baghpat, Meerut, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Hathras and Mathura districts.

Raising its head in Bihar

Foggy conditions persist in many parts of northern region

New Delhi: As many as 33 people died in Uttar Pradesh due to cold wave as foggy conditions prevailed for the second successive day on Sunday in many parts of the northern region with some states also experiencing light showers.

LUCKNOW: The sugarcane farmers in UP continued to agitate against state and Central governments cane purchase prices. While some farmers set afire documents and furnitures of a sugar mill office in Muzaffarnagar and forced other factories to suspend their work, in Sultanpur, farmers blocked the roads in protest.

LUCKNOW: Lucknow is among the 11 other districts of Uttar Pradesh that have been declared drought-hit by the State Government taking into account the rainfall quotient and the ratio of kharif sowing. The ten other districts are Chitrakoot, Etawah, Bulandshahr, Kaushambi, Pilibhit, Muzaffarnagar, Kushinagar, Jhansi, Bijnor and Mirzapur.

A floristic survey of ethnomedicinal plants was conducted at Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh to assess the potentiality of plant resources. The study revealed that 15 plant species belonging to 13 families are used as anti-urolithiatic agents in local remedies.

The Krishni–Yamuna interstream area is a micro-watershed in the Central Ganga Plain and a highly fertile track of Western Uttar Pradesh. The Sugarcane and wheat are the major crops of the area. Aquifers of Quaternary age form the major source of Irrigation and municipal water supplies. A detailed hydrogeological investigation was carried out in the study area with an objective to assess aquifer framework, groundwater quality and its resource potential.