The incessant rains in Kullu district have wreaked havoc as rivers are in flood, major roads and bridges are closed, people living close to rivers have started shifting to safe areas and landslides preventing people from going from one place to other. Both Manali-Rohtang-Leh and Manali-Chandigarh national highways are closed. A government school building at

MANALI/SHIMLA: Peak winter months of Himachal — December and January — have passed but neither the water taps were found frozen nor did the residents feel the biting cold as it used to be earlier. For many, this is one of the pleasant winters they have ever had. Tourists enjoy skiing after fresh snowfall in