Light rain lashes Haryana, Punjab

first_imgChandigarh, May 23 (PTI) Light rain after dust storms in few places in Punjab and Haryana brought relief from heat wave conditions prevailing for the past several days.According to the MeT Department here, the change in weather was due to a Western Disturbance which was active over the region.Dust storm hit many places today which was followed by light rain including Phagwara, Nawanshahr, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Patiala among other places in Punjab and at Sirsa, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Hisar and Kurukshetra in Haryana, bringing some respite to the residents from the heat wave which had gripped the region for the last several days.The maximum temperature had been hovering in the range of 41-45 degrees Celsius at most places in the two states with Hisar registering maximum temperature of over 47 degrees Celsius for last two days.In Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, the weather turned cloudy which was followed by a drizzle.”A Western Disturbance lies over J&K and neighbourhood and its affect should remain until tomorrow. There are chances of light to moderate rain at many places,” Director of the MeT Department here, Surinder Paul said.Paul said from Wednesday the temperatures, which registered a slight drop today, will again start increasing.”However, in the first week of June, temperatures will again dip,” he added. PTI SUN DIP RG DIPlast_img read more

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While President Barack Obama was in Las Vegas for

first_imgWhile President Barack Obama was in Las Vegas for a sold-out fundraiser, he once again chose Caesars Palace as his resort of choice. Having been a frequent guest of the hotel during his campaign, President Obama noted to the audience, “I thought I had a pretty nice room,” he said. “But now I’m president, they upgraded me. It’s a really nice room now.”Nice it is–the 22,000 square foot suite in the newly renovated Forum Tower offers unparalleled views of the Las Vegas Strip and offers and exterior patio with private pool. Always one to stay in shape, the President made sure to make a visit to the renowned Qua Baths and Spa for a workout and was spotted shaking hands and thanking the Caesars staff along the way. He also made a special surprise visit to room service to thank the staff.At the fundraiser, Bette Midler (who like President Obama grew up in Hawaii), gave President Obama a ukulele for his daughters, Sasha and Malia.www.ceasarspalace.comlast_img read more

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