School reopening news: The Himachal Pradesh government has given its nod to reopen educational institutions outside the containment zones in the state, from September 21, in accordance with the guidelines issued  by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. Also Read - COVID-19 Puts Pause on Highly Revered Himachal Deity's Winter Sojourn

These educational institutions would be allowed to open with 50 per cent teaching and non-teaching staff for students from class IX to XII, provided the students are willing to take guidance from the teachers. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut's Explosive Video For Uddhav Thackeray: Defaming a State Because You Are Upset With One Woman

However, a written consent of the parents or guardians of the student will be mandatory. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Responds to Uddhav Thackeray's 'Ganja' Statement: Open Bullying by a Working CM

The Cabinet also gave its approval to start BSc (Honours) in forestry in Government College for Forestry and Horticulture in Mandi district from this session.

Notably, the Centre, in its Unlock 4 guidelines, had allowed partial resumption of teaching activities in schools for students of Classes 9 to 12. But, it left it to the states to take final decision on resuming classes.