HIGHLIGHTS NORTH 4.30 PM
These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm
JAMMU DEL2 JK-FIRING
Jammu: An Army soldier was killed Saturday in sniper fire by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said.
SRINAGAR DEL3 JK-LD ENCOUNTER
Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were Saturday killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
DEHRADUN NRG3 UKD-POLLS-CHAUHAN
Dehradun: In a setback to the Congress ahead of the civic body polls in Uttarakhand, former president of the party's city unit Prithviraj Chauhan has joined the BJP.
GONDA DES6 UP-AYODHYA-PHULE
Gonda (UP): Amid growing demands for a Ram temple, Savitribai Phule, the BJP MP from Bahraich, has called for installing a statue of Lord Buddha at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
MATHURA DES4 UP-AYODHYA-MINISTER
Mathura: Alleging that the Congress is the biggest hurdle in the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh minister Shrikant Sharma Saturday asked its president Rahul Gandhi to make clear his party's stand on the issue instead of visiting shrines across the country "to garner votes".
JAMMU NRG6 JK-MUGHAL ROAD
Jammu: Mughal road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with south Kashmir's Shopian, was opened for one-way traffic on Saturday after remaining closed for eight days owing to heavy snowfall, a senior official said.
SHAHJAHANPUR DES7 UP-TRAIN SMOKING STRANGULATED
Shahjahanpur: A pregnant woman was allegedly strangled to death on a train for objecting to a co-passenger smoking, a senior GRP official said.
IN THE PIPELINE
Faizabad (UP): The decision to rechristen Faizabad district to Ayodhya has not gone down well with many residents.
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