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Rehearsals for the 74th Independence Day celebrations, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, at Ridge in Shimla.

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Women tie 'rakhis' on the wrist of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan', at his residence in Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya and State Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur pose for the media, during the oath taking ceremony of three ministers, at Raj Bhawan in Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur greets the newly appointed State BJP President Suresh Kashyap during his oath ceremony, in Shimla.

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Congress activists raise slogans during a protest against the government's policies, at Himachal Governor House in Shimla.

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Monsoon clouds hover over the hill-station of Shimla.

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View of a fruit market after a landslide in the area following heavy rain, near Shimla.

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View of a demolished building, which was decalred unsafe by authorities after a landslide, in Shimla.

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Congress activists raise slogans during a protest against the State government's decision to open tourism business amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla.

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Tibetan Youth Congress activists raise slogans to boycott Chinese products during a protest against the killing of 20 Indian Army soldiers in Ladakh's Galwan Valley by the Chinese troops last month, in Shimla.

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Tourists vehicles stuck in a traffic jam after authorities opened Himachal Pradesh for tourists, during Unlock 2.0, at Shoghi in Shimla.

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Workers paint a 108 ft statue of Lord Hanuman at Jakhoo Temple, in Shimla.

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Congress leader Neeraj Bharti, who was arrested by the CID on sedition charges for posting allegedly objectionable contents on facebook, comes out of the District Court after he was granted bail, in Shimla.

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Congress activists pull a vehicle with ropes as they stage a protest against the hike in fuel price, in Shimla.

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A city road wears a deserted look during Unlock 1.0, in Shimla.

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People take a stroll at ridge during rainfall, in Shimla.

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Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists burn an effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest against the killing of 20 Indian Army soldiers by the Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley last week, in Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur arrives to attend 'BJP virtual rally', during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at party office in Shimla.

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Rooftop of a building damaged after a tree fell on it due to heavy rainfall, at Chotta Shimla in Shimla.

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Passengers sit in a bus after the Himachal Government re-started the bus services on the first day of the COVID-19 lockdown 5.0, in Shimla.

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Buses parked at a local bus stand for sanitization ahead of the start of the bus services by the Himachal government, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Shimla.

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Youth Congress activists raise slogans against the State government during a protest against the alleged health scam, in Shimla.

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A barber wearing a PPE kit attends to a customer at his salon, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Shimla.

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A farmer works in his field in a village near Jubbarhati during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, on the outskirts of Shimla.

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An under-construction bridge on Pabbar river collapsed, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, at Rohru in Shimla district.

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People throng a market after authorities allowed shops to open with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Shimla.

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Seven houses gutted in a fire that broke out at Shishtwari village of Chirgaon area in Shimla. Two persons are injured one is missing after the fire incident.

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People buy essential items from a shop during curfew relaxation hours, amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Shimla.

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Smoke billows from a fire at at Dungyani village, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Shimla district.

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Stranded Kashmiri workers board a bus for Jammu and Kashmir from Lakkar Bazar Bus stand after Himachal Pradesh government permitted them amid a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Shimla.

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Deserted roads during the nationwide lockdown, imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, at Kufri near Shimla.

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People maintain social distancing at a market during the nationwide lockdown, imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur chairs a cabinet meeting during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Shimla.

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Volunteers distribute food packets to stranded migrant labourer during the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic, Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur wearing face mask amid COVID-19 outbreak salutes the Tricolor after unfurling it during 73rd Himachal Day parade at Ridge in Shimla.

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Special train with workers and water supply run on Shimla-Kalka Railway track during a nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur along with other maintaining social distancing pays tribute to Babasaheb Dr BR Ambedkar on his birth anniversary amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, in Shimla.

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Locals stand in a queue to buy school books during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Shimla

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A worker sprays IGMC hospital staff bus after three patients from Nalagarh who were tested positive for Covid-19, had been shifted in the hospital, during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla.

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Firefighters spray disinfectant on a street after three patients from Nalagarh who were tested positive for COVID-19, had been shifted to IGMC hospital, during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla.

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Kashmiri migrant labourers take shelter at a mosque during the nationwide lockdown, in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla

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Migrant labourers take shelter at a mosque, during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla

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Locals maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to buy vegetables during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla.

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Kashimiri porters walk on a road during the complete lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus, in Shimla. Around 7000 Kashmiris living in entire Himachal Pradesh, with most of them porters or working at dhabas, are worried about their future livelihood after losing their work following imposition of the complete lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

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A city street wears a deserted look during 'Janata curfew' in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla. PM Modi proposed a 'Janata curfew' between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the deadly virus. The number of coronavirus cases across the country rose to above 320 on Sunday.

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A man walks along a deserted railway station following cancellation of trains in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla. Novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 258 on Saturday after 35 fresh cases were reported in various parts of the country.

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A view of landslide following heavy rainfall near IGMC hospital in Shimla.

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People along with their ponies walk on a snow-covered road after fresh snowfall at Kufri in Shimla.

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Young women walk on the Ridge during heavy hailstorm, in Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur arrives to present the State Budget 2020-21 at Vidhan Sabha, in Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on his way to attend Budget session of the State Assembly, in Shimla.

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Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) students participate in 'Tiranga march' to pay tribute to martyrs of last year's Pulwama attack, in Shimla.

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People walk by a snow-clad tree on the Ridge in Shimla.

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Snow covered rooftops on a sunny morning after fresh snowfall in Sanjauli area of Shimla.

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Snow covered valley on a sunny morning after fresh snowfall in Sanjauli area of Shimla.

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Anganwadi workers and students form a human chain to mark the National Girl Child Day, at Ridge in Shimla.

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Police, Army, ITBP, NCC and NSS cadets rehearse for the Republic Day parade at Ridge, in Shimla.

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Tourists stroll at Ridge during snowfall in Shimla.

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Newly elected State BJP President Rajiv Bindal (C) with Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur (2nd L) and other BJP leaders being garlanded in Shimla.

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Chefs prepare 1995 kgs 'Khichdi' on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Tattapani near Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur rides pillion on a water motorbike after inspecting the demonstration of Water Sports Activity, during Makar Sakranti festival at Tattapani near Shimla.

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Tourists play ice-skating after heavy snowfall in Shimla.

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People walk on snow covered path at Kufri after heavy snowfall, in Shimla.

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Tourists ride on horses on a snow covered path at Kufri after heavy snowfall, in Shimla.

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Icicles hang from the roof of a house after snowfall in Shimla

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An aged-man carries a cylinder on his back as he walks on a snow-covered road following snowfall in Shimla.

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People walk on a snow covered road after heavy snowfall in Shimla.

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A blanket of snow covers the hill city of Shimla.

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People walk on snow covered roads following heavy snowfall in Shimla.

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Vehicle move with slow pace on a slippery roadfollowing heavy snowfall in Shimla.

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CITU activists raise slogans during a protest organised in support of the Trade unions' nationwide strike, in Shimla.

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Young girls pose for photos as they prepare to welcome the 'New Year 2020' in Shimla

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People make a human chain to form '2020' to welcome the New Year in Shimla

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A view of snow-covered city following heavy snowfall in northern hill town of Shimla.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah presents a certificate to a beneficiary of a government scheme during a rally organised on the occasion of completion of two years by Himachal Pradesh's BJP government, at Ridge in Shimla. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and MoS for Finance Anurag Thakur are also seen.

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Him Darshan Express, India's first Vista Dome Train (Glass Top), runs on Shimla-Kalka Heritage rail tracks, in Shimla.

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Youth Congress activists raise slogans during protest against CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) outside DC office, in Shimla.

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People enjoy skating at an ice-skating rink at Lakkar Bazaar, in Shimla.

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Tourists visit snow-covered market after snowfall in Shimla.

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A jeep moves on a snow covered road after snowfall in Shimla.

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Locals walk on snow covered road after fresh snowfall at Kufri near Shimla.

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A view of the city of Shimla in the backdrop of snow-covered Himalayan ranges after fresh snowfall, Shimla

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Tourists play after fresh snowfall on a hillside at Kufri in Shimla district.

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People take part in stone pelting festival (Pathar ka Mela), a day after Diwali festival, near Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur (centre) and Ministers Mahinder Singh and Suresh Bhardwaj along with the supporters celebrate their victory in Dharamshala and Pacchad bye-elections, in Shimla.

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Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur at a Grahak Unnmukhi Mela, in Shimla.

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Rajya Sabha member Anand Sharma and other Congress leaders take part in a 'padyatra' as part of the party's 'Gandhi Sandesh Yatra' on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, in Shimla.

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Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur carries the holy ‘Palki Sahib’ during a nagar kirtan to celebrate 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Ridge in Shimla

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Medical students of IGMC hospital form the alphabets 'AB' ahead of the one-year completion of Ayushman Bharat scheme which was launch on Sept. 23, 2018, at the historical ridge in Shimla.

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Children display placards as they take part in a Muharram procession in Shimla.

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Candidates leave an examination centre after appearing in the Himachal Police recruitment exam, in Shimla.

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A view of a road covered with debris following heavy monsoon rain at Badhal village of Shimla district.

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A view of a road covered under the debris following heavy monsoon rain at Badhal village of Shimla district.

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A view of a road covered with debris following heavy monsoon rain at Badhal village of Shimla district.

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Congress leader Mukesh Agnihotri and other party leaders protest in support of former union minister P Chidambaram, against his arrest by CBI in the INX media case, outside Vidhan Sabha in Shimla.

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A tree fell on a bus following heavy monsoon rain, in Shimla.

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Fire and police personnel attempt to rescue a person buried under the debris after a landslide following heavy monsoon rain, in Shimla.

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A vehicle is seen buried in debris following heavy monsoon rain, in Shimla.

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People offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Eidgah in Shimla.

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Marching contingent of police force during the full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day parade, at Ridge in Shimla.

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