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Himachal gets snow, rainfall

 Shimla, May 7: The higher hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced mild snowfall on Monday, while the mid and low hills saw rainfall, the weather bureau said. It warned of more snow and rains accompanied with hailstorms and gusty winds in the state till Wednesday. While Shimla town got mild rain, the high altitude areas of Kullu, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti district received snowfall, according to a Met official here. The minimum temperature in the state capital was 11.2 degrees Celsius. While Chamba town recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 14 mm, it was 7.2 mm in picturesque tourist resort Manali, 6.2 mm in Dharamsala and 10 mm in Dalhousie. Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti, saw 3 cm of snow. It was the coldest at a minimum temperature of minus 2.9 degree Celsius. (IANS)

Haryana policeman shot dead 
Chandigarh, May 7: Two assailants shot dead a policeman on Monday in Haryana’s Bhiwani in a bid to free a prisoner who was being produced in a court there, police said on Monday. Cnstable Bhagirath was escorting a prisoner for a hearing at the court complex in Siwani town of Bhiwani district, nearly 300 km from here, when he was shot from close range by the assailants and died on the spot. Panic gripped the court complex following the firing incident. The assailants, identified as Sumit and Manjit, were overpowered by other policemen and people at the court complex. (IANS)