Intense cold conditions continued unabated in north India today killing one person in Uttar Pradesh while three others died of suffocation after they lit a coal fire to keep their dwelling warm in Delhi.
Severe cold wave conditions sweeping across Rajasthan affected normal life and train services, even as people in Churu experienced the coldest night of the winter season so far with the mercury nearing the freezing point at 0.5 degree C.
Uttar Pradesh continued to shiver on Friday as temperatures dropped further, the winter chill being compounded by icy winds blowing across the state. While fog on the outskirts of the city wreaked havoc on the transport system.
Some people experience cold as a painful sensation. Researchers have now found that the cure to this sensation could be in the olfactory receptors that react to pungent substances like mustard and garlic.