Heat wave continues as Jaisalmer hits a blistering 52.4 degrees

first_imgHeatwave conditions continued to sweep several parts of the country with a border outpost in Jaisalmer registering a sizzling 52.4 degrees and Rajasthan’s Phalodi recording maximum temperature of 46.5 degrees Celsius.National capital New Delhi too faced unpleasant weather conditions where the maximum temperature was recorded at 42 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.Last month, a video had gone viral showing a woman frying eggs on the floor in Telengana due to the heat.In Rajasthan, Phalodi town in Jodhpur was followed by Sri Ganganagar (46.3), Churu (46), Bikaner (45.8), and Barmer (45.2), and Jaipur (43.3).Heat wave conditions prevailed across Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad being the hottest place at 45.1 degrees Celsius.In Punjab and Haryana, Hisar was the hottest place at 44.7 degrees and most places in the two states recorded the season’s highest maximum temperature so far, the MeT Department office in Chandigarh said.In Punjab, Amritsar recorded 42.3 degrees, five degrees above normal.In Odisha, after a brief respite from scorching heat, the mercury soared in most parts of the state where Bhawanipatna remained the hottest place at 45.5. The state capital Bhubaneswar touched 44 degree Celsius.Eastern state of Jharkhand also faced heatwave conditions where the maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Jamshedpur followed by Palamu (43.8), Garhwa (43), and Ranchi and Lohardagga (both 40).In West Bengal, Kolkata sizzled at 40.1 degrees Celsius, where the MeT department forecast possibility of rain and thunderstorms within a couple of days.Bihar continued to sizzle with Gaya being the hottest place at 42.9 degree Celsius followed by Patna (40.4).In Kerala’s capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, where the maximum temperature was 35, the District Collector has ordered no schools will function till May 20.advertisementOn Sunday, two persons – 50-year-old daily wage worker Damodaran had collapsed and died, and 80 year-old Cheriya Raman, who was walking on the road collapsed and died, in suspected case of sunstroke deaths in Kerala’s Kozhikode.-With PTI inputslast_img read more

Everyone in the dressing-room looked the same, so wanted to try a new look: Ravindra Jadeja to India Today

first_imgRavindra Jadeja, after an immensely successful home Test season, has turned his focus on the Indian Premier League. He was a potent weapon for Virat Kohli as India went on the rampage, winning 10 of 13 Tests.Jadeja, in fact, finished with the second highest wickets ever in a home Test season. The Saurashtra all-rounder was advised two weeks’ rest to recuperate from the hectic schedule but he is now back in action for the Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League.Jaddu, as he is fondly called by his teammates, is yet to produce one of his exceptional performances for which is well noted but he has already left his imprint on the tournament. He was seen a new-look beard and hairstyle.Change the game on the field. Change the look in the dressing room. #BreakTheBeard #rajputboy #newlook #timeforchange #vivoipl #glvsrcb pic.twitter.com/iEr7i7gPIL- Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) April 18, 2017The pictures went viral on social media and Jadeja, the entertainer was news all over again.Speaking exclusively to India Today, Jadeja said he had got bored of his old look and wanted to try something new.”I got bored of my old look and wanted to change my look. Everyone looked the same in the change room. So I tried a new look.”Jadeja is of course not just about hairstyles and beards. He is the No.1 Test bowler in the world and it has taken him plenty of hard work to get there.”I have worked hard on my skills. I worked a lot on my bowling as well. Wanted to be a key player in all formats and my hard work paid off,” he told India Today.advertisementJadeja’s rapid rise as a Test bowler may surprise many but listening to him speak about it, it sounds like the No.1 ranking was waiting to happen.”I backed myself to do well in Tests. I have improved my temperament as well,” he said.Jadeja has so far taken only one wicket in the three matches he has played for Gujarat this season. However, there’s a lot more to come from him in the weeks ahead and the Lions are banking on him to play a stellar role in their campaign which needs some serious momentum.(Watch Boria Majumdar in conversation with Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina and Andrew Tye on India Today at 7:30 PM today)last_img read more