India heatwave claims more than 160 lives

Khurram Shahzad 05:12 PM | 22 Apr, 2016
India heatwave claims more than 160 lives
NEW DELHI (Web Desk) - Sweltering temperatures lasting for weeks led to more than 160 deaths in southern and eastern India.

According to media reports, Police reported 55 heat-related deaths in Orissa and at least 45 occurred in Andhra Pradesh, according to the Associated Press. Sixty-six deaths were reported in Telangana. Most of those killed by the heat wave were laborers and farmers. India's government told the country's supreme court that at least 330 million people have been impacted by the heat wave, and that number is likely to rise.


The stifling climate is typical of this time of year. April and May tend to be the hottest months of the year in India, right before the wet phase of the Asian monsoon, according to senior meteorologist Jon Erdman. Dusty, hot winds in Delhi send temperatures soaring to about 113 degrees, , reported.

A man died of heat stroke Wednesday while attending an election meeting for chief minister Tamil Nadu and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J Jayalithaa in Salem, NDTV reported. The man was identified as 55-year-old S Pachiannan of Magudanchavadi.


A 12-year-old girl died Sunday from the heat in the drought-tricked western state of Maharashtra, according to a separate NDTV report. Yoga Desai had made about 5 trips from her home to the nearest water pump nearly a quarter-mile away before she died. She collapsed on her fifth journey.

Schools in Orissa were shut down last week and are expected to be closed until at least April 26, the AP also reported. People throughout the country have been urged to stay indoors. Officials in Andhra Pradesh were passing out free water and buttermilk to help people stay hydrated.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 1, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 267.53 268.18
Euro EUR 290.22 290.82
UK Pound Sterling GBP 330.48 331.18
U.A.E Dirham AED 72.78 73.08
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.23 71.53
Australian Dollar AUD 190 193
Bahrain Dinar BHD 702.68 710.68
Canadian Dollar CAD 201.75 205
China Yuan CNY 39.15 39.55
Danish Krone DKK 38.6 39
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 33.72 34.07
Indian Rupee INR 3.24 3.35
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 865.31 874.31
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.24 62.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.35 173.35
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.06
Omani Riyal OMR 686.49 694.49
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 72.58 73.28
Singapore Dollar SGD 201.2 203.2
Swedish Korona SEK 25.45 25.75
Swiss Franc CHF 286.19 288.69
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390


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