Along with heavy snow in Himachal and Uttarakhand, temperatures dropped lower in Uttar Pradesh and the adjoining NCR region due to rainfall at some places.
Over 8000 employees went on strike demanding pension benefits and other issues.
Three major accidents in Chamba, Kinnaur and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh had claimed 41 lives and leaving more than 50 injured
The Lucknow headquartered Central Command is responsible for looking after the border with China along the UP-Uttarakhand axis.
12 in Mandi, 10 in Kangra; Himachal govt orders magisterial probe.
Fire tenders were rushed to the forests which fought the flames for nearly two hours and brought them under control.
The CAG, in its report, said that JP Power was given undue favour by the Himachal government despite finding that they violated rules.
The salaries of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker has been increased from Rs 50,000 and Rs 45,000 to Rs 80,000 and Rs 75,000 respectively, Their sumptuary allowance has been hiked from Rs 30,000 to Rs 95,000 a month.
Earlier, the Shimla Municipal Corporation had declined water supply from Ashwani Khad in December 2015, after the outbreak of jaundice in town.
The bill was also passed by the House within minutes. It was introduced in the House by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who had earlier assured the MLAs relief in this regard.
Himachal Assembly Speaker BBL Butail appealed to the BJP members to help in maintaining a cordial atmosphere.
“The party (Congress) is weakening like a termite-infested tree. Its leadership should introspect why MLAs and other leaders were leaving the party,” he said.
The award was received by Agriculture Minister Sujan Singh Pathania – who led a team of senior officers including Additional Chief Secretary (Agri) Upma Chawdhry at a ceremony held at New Delhi.
Anand Sharma, who earlier resigned from his Rajya Sabha seat from Rajasthan, will replace BJP’s Bimla Kashyap — whose term will end early next month.
“Anil Kumar and Hitender Sharma were the two who were rescued this morning and they were brought to Kullu government hospital. Now all eight trekkers have been evacuated and are fine,” said Additional District Magistrate Kullu.