These are the top stories from the northern region at 9.30 pm
NEWDELHI DEL79 LDALL HASHIMPURA
New Delhi: Over three decades after the Hashimpura massacre in Uttar Pradesh in which 38 Muslims were shot dead in cold blood, the Delhi High Court Wednesday sentenced 16 former policemen to life imprisonment, holding it was a "targeted killing" of "unarmed, innocent and defenceless" persons.
MEERUT DEL84 UP-HASHIMPURA-FAMILIES
Meerut: The families of the 1987 Hashimpura massacre victims could not hold back tears on Wednesday after the Delhi High Court sentenced 16 ex-policemen to life imprisonment for killing 38 people from the Muslim community.
LUCKNOW DEL29 UP-STATUE-MAYAWATI
Lucknow, Oct 31 (PTI) Hours after the inauguration of a Rs 3,000-crore statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat, BSP president Mayawati demanded an apology from those who had flayed her over the statues of Dalit leaders her government had installed in Uttar Pradesh.
NEWDELHI DEL47 DL-POLLUTION-EPCA-VEHICLES
New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority has urged Delhiites to use public transport for the first 10 days of November when the air quality of the national capital is likely to further deteriorate.
JAMMU DEL32 JK-POLICE
Jammu: Dilbag Singh was appointed Wednesday as the full-time director general of the Jammu and Kashmir Police as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court, officials said here.
DEHRADUN NRG6 UKD-BJP-CIVIC POLLS
Dehradun: Seeking people's mandate for the first time after coming to power in Uttarakhand with a massive win in the assembly elections, the BJP faces a tough challenge of matching its own performance at the urban local bodies polls on November 18.
CHANDIGARH NRG21 HR-ROADWAYS-STRIKE
Chandigarh: The Haryana Roadways employees who are on a strike were lathicharged Wednesday by police as they tried to block the route from where a motorcade of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was passing, officials said.
DHARMSHALA NRG7 HP-DIWALI-TOURIST
Dharamshala (HP): Hoteliers in this popular hill station of Himachal Pradesh are trying to attract tourist by reducing tariffs and offering special discounts during Diwali in order to revive their business that has suffered hugely after the high court shut around 80 illegally built hotels here.
NEWDELHI DES4 DL-METRO-OPENING
New Delhi: The 17.8-km Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake section of the Pink Line was opened to public Wednesday, putting Delhi among a select group of cities such as London and Shanghai that have an operational metro network of over 300 km.
DEHRADUN DES8 UKD-PM-KEDARNATH
Dehradun: A meditation cave 400-metre above the Kedarnath temple and a wide road from the confluence of Mandakini and Saraswati rivers are in readiness for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the Himalayan shrine, officials said Tuesday.
NEWDELHI NRG24 DL-BJP-WORKERS-CLASH
New Delhi: Two groups of BJP workers clashed at a 'Run for Unity' event in South Delhi on Wednesday with a group alleging "misbehaviour and assault" by supporters of the party's local MP Ramesh Bidhuri, a charge denied by him as a "political conspiracy".
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