HIGHLIGHTS NORTH 9.15 PM
These are the top stories from the northern region at 9.15 pm.
NEWDELHI DES41 DL-LD POLLUTION-VEHICLES
New Delhi: Over 400 heavy and medium goods vehicles were returned from Delhi borders due to a ban on their entry as the city's air quality remained severe for the second consecutive day on Friday, an official said.
NEWDELHI DEL41 DL-STUBBLE BURNING POLLUTION
New Delhi: Stubble burning in neighbouring states of Delhi on Thursday was the "largest-ever recorded" this year which might lead to a further deterioration in the already "severe" air quality of the national capital, a government-run agency said Friday.
LUCKNOW DES15 UP-LD-DEMONETISATION
Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party on Friday tried to corner the BJP over the demonetisation issue, terming it a failure and demanded an apology from the ruling party.
CHANDIGARH DES9 PB-CONG-PROTEST
Chandigarh: The Congress Friday held demonstrations across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh against demonetisation and slammed the BJP-led government at the Centre for "adversely affecting the economy and causing hardships to people" with the "ill-conceived" move.
LUCKNOW DEL16 UP-PM-TERMINAL
Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river in Varanasi on Monday under a project aimed at promoting inland waterways as a cheaper and more environment-friendly means of transport.
SRINAGAR DES26 JK-OMAR-LD AFGHAN TALKS
Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has asked why the Centre did not initiate talks with the stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir if it could participate in the dialogue on Afghanistan in Russia in the presence of the Taliban.
CHANDIGARH DES14 PB-AMARINDER-UT EMPLOYEES
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief minister Amarinder Singh has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to maintain the status quo in filling up of civil posts in Chandigarh Union Territory (UT), according to an official statement here Friday.
SAMBHAL NRG12 UP-LD BUS
Sambhal (UP): Eight people were killed and 11 others injured when a roadways bus collided with a SUV on the Moradabad-Agra Highway on Friday, police said.
DEHRADUN DES25 UKD-LD-TEMPLES
Dehradun: Amid special prayers and the chanting of Vedic hymns before hundreds of devotees braving cold winds, the Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath and Yamunotri closed Friday for the winter months.
JAIPUR DES16 RJ-POLLS-CORRUPTION
Jaipur: Harping on a social media allegation that Congress tickets for the assembly elections are on “sale”, the Rajasthan BJP has charged that corruption is in the blood of the rival party.
MIRZAPUR DES35 UP-YADAV-DIVORCE-HAVAN
Mirzapur (UP): Amid strains in the marriage of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tej Pratap Yadav, an 11-day puja was performed at the Maa Vindhyavasini Devi temple here, a priest said Friday.
SRINAGAR DEL40 JK-LD ENCOUNTER
Srinagar: A Pakistani Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday, police said.
NEWDELHI DES44 DL-SUICIDE-LD AIR CHIEF
New Delhi: A 30-year-old domestic help at IAF chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa's residence in Lutyens' Delhi allegedly committed suicide, police said Friday.
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