Vast swathes of the country are reeling under scorching heat with the mercury soaring to above 40°C mark in many areas. IMAGE: Girls cover their faces to protect themselves from scorching heat in Khurda, Odisha. Photograph: PTI Photo Banda in Uttar Pradesh was the hottest place in the country on Monday, recording a maximum of 43.6°C, followed by Nowgong (Madhya Pradesh) 42.7°C, Bankura (West Bengal) and Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) 42.6°C each, and Daltonganj (Jharkhand) ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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The heat is on! Following the sudden rise in temperatures, two persons have died in Maharashtra. The two, both above the age of 60, died of sunstroke. While one belonged to Aurangabad, the other was from Solapur district. As per the India Meteorological Department many districts in Maharashtra recorded maximum temperatures of 40 degree Celsius or above in the last two days. “The health ministry has issued instructions to all the state-run hospitals to open centres for sunstroke patients.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Cricket still leads when it comes to sponsorship, but other sports are bridging the gap at a fast clip, says Urvi Malvania. IMAGE: Virat Kohli, seen here promoting TISSOT watches, is the king among endorsers. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com Despite demonetisation, trouble at the Board for Cricket Control of India, uncertainty over new franchises at the Indian Premier League and teething problems with the new football and tennis leagues, sports sponsorships saw a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Actress Huma Qureshi spoke to the media at the United Nations headquarters in New York about the representation of women in media and gender equality on Thursday, March 23. Ravi Karkara, senior advisor on strategic partnerships and advocacy to the UN assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director, UN Women, honoured Huma on the occasion. Take a look at the pictures. Photographs: Mohammed Jaffer/SnapsIndia ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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