HIGHLIGHTS NORTH 8.30 PM
These are the top stories from the northern region at 8.30 pm
JAMMU DEL11 JK-LD SOLDIER
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.
CHANDIGARH DES12 HR-INLD-DUSHYANT
Chandigarh: Haryana MP Dushyant Chautala Saturday refused to accept his expulsion and that of his brother Digvijay Chautala from the INLD, claiming that the party’s national executive had not met and no sack order issued by president Om Prakash Chautala.
DEHRADUN DES11 UKD-BJP-FILM
Dehradun: A senior BJP leader Saturday demanded a ban on "Kedarnath", an upcoming film set against the backdrop of a catastrophic deluge that hit the Himalayan shrine in 2013, alleging that it hurts the sentiments of Hindus and promotes love jihad.
NEWDELHI DEL9 DL-POLLUTION-BAN
New Delhi: The Environment Pollution Control Authority extended Saturday the ban on construction activities, industries using coal and biomass, and entry of trucks till November 12 due to high pollution levels in Delhi.
NEWDELHI DEL12 DL-LD AIR QUALITY
New Delhi: After a slight improvement on Saturday morning, Delhi's air quality again turned 'severe' by evening due to unfavourable weather conditions and significant increase in pollution from stubble burning, authorities 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.
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