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Monsoon in UP: Brief spell of rain brings down mercury



Overnight showers have brought down the mercury in many parts of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday as the Regional Met office predicted heavy rains in some districts till Thursday.

There has been some respite from the hot and humid conditions as clouds hovered over some parts although the central and eastern parts of the state continue to be humid.
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Over the next 24-hours, the Met said there will be heavy showers in the National Capital Region (NCR) and western Uttar Pradesh.

Director of the Regional Met office, J.P. Gupta said Tuesday’s rains were triggered by a depression caused by hot and humid conditions.
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The minimum temperature in the state capital on Wednesday was 21 degrees Celsius while the maximum was likely to touch 40 degrees as the humidity levels came down to 75-80 per cent.

Minimum temperatures in Kanpur was 22 degrees, Allahabad 21.1, Jahnsi 26, Gorakhpur 24 and Varanasi 21 degrees Celsius.

There were power cuts in major cities and the countryside, leading to inconvenience.


Shyam Ramsay passes away at 67 in Mumbai




Mumbai:  Shyam Ramsay, one of the seven Ramsay Brothers known for cult horror films such as ‘Puraani Haveli’ and ‘Tahkhana’, died in a hospital on Wednesday, his family said. He was 67. Shyam died of pneumonia at a city-based hospital.

Shyam Ramsay was considered the brain behind the group, he directed films such as ‘Darwaza’, ‘Purana Mandir’ and ‘Veerana’. He was also responsible for ‘The Zee horror show’, ‘Saturday Suspense’, ‘X Zone’ and ‘Nagin’.

The origins of the horror empire set up by the band of brothers can be traced back to a modest radio shop in Karachi in undivided India.

The shop’s proprietor, Fatehchand U Ramsinghani, had relocated to Mumbai after Partition and decided to get into the business of film production.

The Ramsay Brothers, for the longest time ruled the horror genre in Indian cinema with low-budget movies in the 1970s and 1980s. The films were widely popular for their unique mix of horror and erotica.

The last rites will be held at Vile Parle crematorium on Wednesday. Shyam Ramsay is survived by two daughters Sasha and Namrata.

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