Northern India reels under cold wave

With temperatures dipping at most places as icy winds swept the plains following heavy snowfall in the hill states over the past few weeks, cold wave conditions intensified over most parts of northern India on Saturday. Heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh has intensified cold and plummeting temperatures. In Haldwani, the people huddled together around bonfires to keep themselves warm as the hill town reeled under teeth-chattering cold. Meanwhile, the people in the national capital were seen wrapping themselves in multiple layers of clothes as a shield against the inclement weather. Intense cold wave conditions across the national capital spelt trouble for the travellers and local residents alike.