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The government and the Indian Air Force (IAF) stepped up efforts to airlift the thousands stranded since September 22 after landslides in different spots snapped road links on the hills.
The decision has been taken despite the fact that the water level in the dam reached 1,389.44 feet at 1 pm against the danger level of 1,390 feet, an official said.
Following the snowfall, the Rohtang Pass and inner roads in the area got blocked due to which about 300 people, including the students who were on a trekking expedition, got stranded.
Beas river had swelled and as a result of which small islets were formed in the river wherein people were stranded.
As water level increased in rivers and streams following incessant rain, a man died after he was swept away in the swelling Nahad Khad (rivulet) in Kangra district.
An Indian Air Force chopper rescued 19 people on Sunday as they were stuck in a flash flood in Dobi in Kullu district.
The incident happened after the private bus hit a crash barrier that prevented it from falling into a gorge at Luna vilage in Bharmour, around 420 km from Shimla.
As many as 33 incidents of cloud burst and 391 landslides took place in the state during the current monsoon season resulting in huge losses to property.
Jai Ram Thakur said the airport in Mandi would boost the tourism sector, besides facilitating tourists with easy access to the famous tourist destination of Manali.
Former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh was suffering from viral fever and hospitalised at the IGMCH late on Thursday.
In a written reply to a question in the Assembly, he said that the state is addressing both the sides, demand and supply, of the drug problem.
The trekker, fondly known as Sathya among his friends and family, has been missing for the past one month.
Urban Development Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, informed the house that 17,981 new applicants had already started to get Rs 1,300 old age pension every month, while 22,378 applications are still pending
The body of the cattle herder was found, but since it was dark the animals stuck under the boulders could not be rescued.
A departmental probe has been ordered against the cop, who was summoned to remain present in police lines in Jhalera.