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Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur says government working on plan to resolve water woes; seeks more support from Centre
He also said the state government will implement nine schemes in the current year for boosting the income of farmers.
The earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was recorded at 3.36 a.m., the meteorological office told IANS.
Himachal: After Kasauli firing, McLeodganj hoteliers asked to deposit firearms before demolition drive
The unusual direction follows a shooting last month at a similar demolition drive in Kasauli, where a hotelier allegedly killed assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma and PWD employee Gulab Singh.
The helicopter will take off from Shimla's airport at Jubbarhatti at 8 a.m. and reach the Chandigarh International Airport at 8.20 a.m.
Witnesses told the police the bus driver probably lost control over the vehicle when it was descending a steep gradient.
Demanding regular water supply, the agitating protestors also raised slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-controlled Municipal Corporation.
Shimla Deputy Commissioner Amit Kashyap said, 'I received a couple of complaints regarding the illegal connections of water and they were correct.'
Jai Ram Thakur said that a submersible pump would be set up between Nauti Khad and Gumma which would ensure 5 MLD water supply.
With the temperature hovering around 45 degrees in most parts of the state, water scarcity has become a big issue of concern.
Over 70 police personnel have been deployed to specially deal with the situation in the water-deprived hill-station.
Belonging to a family of freedom fighters, Singh was appointed as the governor of Himachal Pradesh in 2010.
He said that he would like to promote wrestlers of the State by providing them a platform.
He advised the people not to panic about the Nipah virus, and said all medical colleges in the state were prepared to deal with any eventuality.
Criminal defamation case: SC sets aside Himachal HC order denying relief to IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi
Vineet Chawdhary, a 1982-batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre and former deputy director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences-Delhi, had filed a complaint against Chaturvedi in April 2016
An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt in Himachal Pradesh early on Friday, an official said.