President Pranab cancels visit to Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: President Pranab Mukherjee has cancelled his visit to Himachal Pradesh next week owing to the natural disaster in the state, an official said here on Friday.

Mukherjee's four-day visit to Shimla from June 28 has been cancelled. A communication in this regard from Rashtrapati Bhawan reached the state secretariat Thursday, an official told a news agency.

During the visit, Mukherjee was to stay at The Retreat, the summer holiday resort of the President, on the outskirts of Shimla.