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Himachal gets snow, rain

Shimla, Feb 20: The hills of picturesque tourist resorts Mali and Shimla on Monday saw rainfall, while high hills in Himachal Pradesh received a fresh spell of snowfall. Shimla and its upper reaches like Kufri, rkanda, Jubbal and Kotkhai received rain, according to a meteorological official here. The temperatures across the state fell margilly. The hills overlooking Mali got mild spells of snow. The high hills in Lahaul and Spiti, Kinur, Kullu, Shimla and Chamba districts have been experiencing light to moderate snowfall since Monday morning, said a weather department official. The minimum temperature in Shimla was 7.5 degrees Celsius and 3.4 degrees in Mali, which saw 21.6 mm of rain. Kalpa in Kinur district was the coldest place in the state with a minimum temperature of 0.8 degree Celsius. It too recorded 3.6 cm of snowfall.  (IANS)