HIGHLIGHTS NORTH 9.45 PM
Fire breaks out at state-run Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata. Patients evacuated; 10 fire engines battling to douse flames: Police
Following are the top stories from the northern region at 9.45 pm.
DEORIA DES7 UP-SHELTER-MANAGER
Deoria (UP): Call it ambition or urge to become prosperous that made a woman at a 'silai kendra' to rise and become an influential manager of Ma Vindyavasini shelter home, which is now accused of running a sex racket.
PRATAPGARH DES5 UP-WOMEN
Pratapgarh (UP): At least 26 women were found missing from two shelter homes in Pratapgarh during surprise checks conducted by the district administration, officials said today.
NEWDELHI DEL17 NCPCR-AUDITS-UP-BIHAR
New Delhi: Bihar and Uttar Pradesh governments have been resisting social audits by national child rights body NCPCR at their 316 child care institutions, which house over 7,000 children, according to a senior official.
LUCKNOW DEL80 UP-PILGRIMS-HOOLIGANISM
Lucknow: Some Muslim families in a Bareilly village left their homes recently fearing violence when `kanwariyas’ pass through during the annual pilgrimage, an official said today amid reports of stray incidents of violence involving the pilgrims.
JAMMU DEL22 JK-KATHUA-WITNESSES
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police's Crime Branch has asked Kathua police to file FIRs based on the complaints of two witnesses in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old who have alleged they are being threatened by the family members and friends of the accused, officials said today.
SRINAGAR DES1 JK-YOUTH
Srinagar: A youth, who was allegedly abducted and tortured by unidentified militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries at a hospital, police said today.
KOTA DES8 RJ-MAN-COW
Kota (Rajasthan): A 65-year-old cattle trader was allegedly beaten to death in Rajasthan's Baran district by a man who complained that the cows sold to him were not producing enough milk, police said today.
ROHTAK DES33 HR-KEJRIWAL-DISSIDENTS
Rohtak: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal today played down the infighting in the party's Punjab unit, calling it a family matter.
SRINAGAR DEL78 JK-AIRPORT
Srinagar: The Srinagar airport was "technically" cleared for night operations after first night landing and taking off of a commercial aircraft was undertaken here this evening, officials said.
AMRITSAR NRG27 PB-AUJLA-FUNDS
Amritsar: Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla's donation of Rs 20 lakh from the MPLAD fund to a golf club in Chandigarh today drew flak from the Opposition which accused him of "misusing" the money.
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