India in the grip of heatwave

Ramu, a pet monkey, showing off its jumping skills as its handler cools off in the Ganges River, on a hot summer day in Kolkata. India is facing another blazing summer, with the country already in the grip of an extreme heatwave. No lasting relief is
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Ramu, a pet monkey, showing off its jumping skills as its handler cools off in the Ganges River, on a hot summer day in Kolkata. India is facing another blazing summer, with the country already in the grip of an extreme heatwave. No lasting relief is expected until the monsoon arrives, which means dangerous heat will be a concern into June.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2017, with the headline 'India in the grip of heatwave'. Print Edition | Subscribe