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At least 187 dead as intense cold wave grips India

06:58 PM | 10 Jan, 2018
At least 187 dead as intense cold wave grips India
NEW DELHI - At least 187 people have died due to a cold wave that hit north Indian states including Uttar Pradesh and the capital New Delhi, according to media reports.

The state of Uttar Pradesh recorded 143 deaths so far in this winter season with 40 fatalities in the last 24 hours, local media IndiaTV reported on Wednesday.

The majority of deaths in the state occurred in the districts of Kanpur, Fatehpur, Kannauj, Pilibhit, Moradabad, Sambhal, Amroha, Rampur, Hamirpur, Azamgarh, Ghazipur and Ballia.

Meanwhile, reports also claimed that the cold wave has claimed the lives of 44 people in the Indian capital New Delhi, with the Indian Meteorological Department warning that frigid weather conditions are expected in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Bihar.

The entire north India is reeling under intense cold conditions from the last few days. The prevailing conditions have crippled the normal life as several trains are running late or cancelled. Flight operations at different airports in the northern India have also been affected. The governments in different states have ordered to suspend academic activities in all public and private schools.

In Delhi, the minimum temperature recorded at 6.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, the season's average. At 8:30 am, visibility stood at 800 metres and humidity was recorded at 87 per cent.

The writer is a member of the staff.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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