Snow in Shimla, HP areas likely on New Year’s eve
DHARAMSHALA: After snow eluded Himachal Pradesh on Christmas, there’s good news for tourists and locals as the meteorological department has forecast rain and snow on December 31, the first time since 2010.
Thunderstorms are likely in the lower hills and rain and snow in the middle and high hills from December 31 onwards as fresh Western disturbance becomes active over the region, Shimla MeT centre director Manmohan Singh said.
State capital Shimla last recorded snowfall on New Year’s eve in 2010.
Meanwhile, Himachal shivered under intense cold as sub-zero temperatures were recorded across the state.
Keylong, the administrative centre of Lahaul-Spiti was the coldest place in the state with a minimum temperature of minus 14.7 degrees Celsius. The maximum was minus 2.6 degrees Celsius.
Kalpa in Kinnaur recorded a low of minus 4.2 degrees C.
The night temperature in capital Shimla was 1.0 degrees Celsius whereas Kufri recorded a low of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius.
It was minus 3.0 degrees Celsius in Manali, 3.2 degrees in Dharamsala and 1.7 degrees in Dalhousie. Sundernagar in Mandi recorded a sub-zero temperatures of minus 0.6 degrees Celsius and Solan minus 0.4 degrees Celsius.
Una and Bilaspur had dense fog with minium temperature recorded at 4.7 degrees Celsius and 5 degrees Celsius, respectively, about 12 notches below normal.
The airport police have booked the sales manager of a car showroom in Viman nagar on charges of duping the company of ₹42.15 lakh. The incident took place between February 8 this year till date. Anil Babulal Giri (49), of Kothari wheels, has lodged a first information report (FIR) in this regard. The police have booked Desai under sections 420,406,468, 469 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code.
The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau has found a Lamborghini, and gold and diamond jewellery worth ₹1.5 crore during a search at the house of former Bhartiya Janata Party Member of Legislative Assembly Narendra Mehta and hNarendra Mehta'swife Suman. The ACB had on Thursday registered a case against Narendra Mehta and his wife Suman Mehta at the Navghar police station in Mira-Bhayandar under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
The Sahakarnagar Police have booked a 31-year-old man for allegedly inappropriately touching two minor girls on May 19. The victims' mother had lodged a case against the accused for molesting her two daughters, aged seventeen and nine, on the footpath outside a housing society in Sahakarnagar. “The victims were walking on the footpath when the accused committed the act. The accused is a resident of the same area,” Police sub-inspector Mohsin Pathan said.
The ghat section of the Sinhagad fort witnessed a heavy traffic jam on Sunday, as the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited has suspended its electric bus service here. Within a fortnight of its opening, the Sinhagad e-bus service had reported two mishaps with the recent on May 13, wherein 28 passengers had a narrow escape after an electric bus hit the railing at the ghat section.
Two deans will be appointed at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University. These two deans will be for 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship' and 'Training and Placement'. The appointment of deans will give impetus to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. Similarly, the appointment of dean for training and placement will directly benefit students in their placements. This will help in providing better training to the students and facilitate better placements.