A six-year old girl student was killed and 33 students of a private school were injured on Tuesday when a bus driven by the school principal rolled down a 130-feet gorge in Himachal Pradesh`s Sirmaur district, police said.
Wintry conditions revived in most parts of Himachal as tribal areas and other higher hills had another spell of heavy snowfall while mid and lower hills were lashed by intermittent heavy rains, causing sharp fall in mercury.
North India on Sunday woke up to mild showers which swept across the plains while the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh experienced snowfall as mercury plunged significantly in several places.
Himachal Pradesh has achieved the best enrolment rate in higher education in the country while the enrolment rate in 6-14 years age group was 99.7 per cent in the state, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday.
Hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand received a fresh bout of snowfall and rains on Thursday even as pleasant weather prevailed in plains where temperatures rose marginally.
Cold wave conditions on Thursday continued unabated in several parts of Himachal Pradesh as tribal areas and higher hills had another spell of moderate snow while thunderstorm accompanied by rains lashed the mid and lower hills in the state.
The entire tribal belt and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced another spell of heavy snowfall while mid and lower hills were lashed by intermittent rains disrupting power supply at some places and blocking link roads in the interior areas.
Himachal Pradesh BJP MP Anurag Thakur on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the enhanced grant of Rs 40,625 crore to the revenue deficit hill state as recommended by the 14th Finance Commission.
BJP on Wednesday lauded Narendra Modi-led regime for rising above partisan politics to grant Rs 40,625 crore to Himachal Pradesh in the 14th Finance Commission that will help it move forward in development path and will compensate its loss due to removal of industrial package.