|Monday, March 13, 2000,
|S P O T L I
G H T
Snow in Shimla
March 12 (UNI) Shimla and its adjoining areas
besides tourist resorts of Kufri, Fagu, Narkanda and the
upper areas of the district and higher reaches in
Himachal Pradesh experienced heavy snowfall today.
High-altitude areas in the tribal districts of
Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur and Pangi valley in Chamba
district had snowfall today. The 13050-feet-high Rohtang
Pass, gateway to Lahaul-Spiti district and the majestic
Dhauladhar mountain ranges, facing the Kangra valley,
also experienced heavy snowfall.
(Maharashtra), March 12 (UNI) An earthquake
measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rocked Satara district
late tonight, damaging several houses and other property,
but no casualty was reported. The tremor, with its
epicentre nearly 39 km away from the Koyna Dam, shook the
region around 11.35 pm.