Devotees gathered at temples across country to offer prayers on the first Monday of 'sawan' month. Locals celebrated the day at Saketri Shiva temple in Panchkula. In Amritsar, devotees thronged Shivala Bhaiyan temple to worship on the special day. The first Monday of sawan month is considered to be a significant festival for the Shiva devotees.
Farmers in Punjab are facing problems in sowing crops as majority of the labourers have returned to their hometowns due to COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers are now involving their family members to carry out tedious task of sowing crops. One of the farmers said, "Due to COVID-19, the situation of farmers and labourers has been worse. Because of corona, all the labours from Bihar have returned to their home towns. Government did arrangements for their departure. They got so scared that they returned to their places. Neither did government do any arrangements for labourers nor did they give us any financial support."
Five officials of the Indian Embassy in Pakistan, including the two who were abducted and tortured by Pakistan security agencies, return to India via the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar on June 22. Earlier on June 15, India summoned Pakistan's Charge d'affaires Syed Haider Shah and issued a demarche over the reported arrest of two officials in Islamabad. Pakistan was asked to return the two officials along with the official car to the High Commission immediately. The incident took place days after two Pakistani officials at Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi were deported for espionage activities in India.
Amid increasing cases of coronavirus in the country, people are still not following the safety guidelines. Residents of Punjab's Amritsar flouted the social distancing norms during morning walk. Most of the people had also not worn face masks. Punjab has recorded over 710 active cases and 67 deaths till now due to COVID-19.
Sever water-logging witnessed in Gujarat's Dwarka after heavy rainfall. Water-logging disrupted daily lives of people. Traffic snarled due to the water-logged roads. Extremely heavy rainfall is on cards in Jamnagar, Dwarka and Kutch districts, predicted Ahmedabad's Meteorological Department.
Deputy Director-General of IMD, Anand Sharma on July 07, informed that Delhi-NCR will receive moderate thundershower for next 24 hours and after that light rain thundershowers for the next 48 hours. He said, "For next 24 hours, we expect a moderate thundershower in Delhi-NCR and after that for the next 48 hours we expect light rain thundershowers. This will lead to normal and below normal temperatures but we don't expect heavy showers at the moment." He further said, "We have a cyclonic circulation over Saurashtra and Kutch, another cyclonic circulation on Jharkhand has weakened and another cyclonic circulation is present over coastal Andhra Pradesh."
Ranjit Sagar Dam in Gujarat's Jamnagar overflowed amid heavy rains in the region. The over flowed water entered in low-line areas and disrupted the daily lives of the people. People living in Ghanchi ni Khadki area have been shifted to safe location as entered their houses. The over flowed water created flood like situation in many areas. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the monsoon remains and heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in parts of Gujarat in the next three days.
Heavy rains triggered flood-like situation in Dwarka in the state of Gujarat on July 07. Knee-deep water disrupted lives of people. Downpour also caused damage to the property. Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in next 48 hours.