HIGHLIGHTS NORTH 9.45 PM
These are the top stories from the northern region at 9.45 pm
LUCKNOW DEL56 LDALL-UP-ALLIANCE
Lucknow/New Delhi: Jan 12 (PTI) Once arch-rivals Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party announced Saturday their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each and keeping the Congress out of the alliance.
VARANASI DEL59 UP-ALLIANCE-CHIDAMBARAM
Varanasi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Saturday said his party was ready to fight the Lok Sabha elections alone but hoped there would be a rethink on the SP-BSP alliance for Uttar Pradesh.
LUCKNOW DEL45 RLD-UP-ALLIANCE
Lucknow: On a day when the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) announced a tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the coming Lok Sabha polls, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) kept its hopes alive, saying the talks for finding a place in the alliance were continuing.
DEHRADUN DES8 UKD-RAIDS
Dehradun: Thirteen business establishments of senior BJP leader Anil Goyal and his family in Uttarakhand and Haryana were raided by Income Tax sleuths Friday, officials said.
CHANDIGARH DES12 PB-ADVERTISEMENT-REVENUE
Chandigarh: Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Saturday said his department has set a target of Rs 150 crore annual revenue from outdoor advertisement in all urban local bodies.
Bhadohi DES16 UP-SCHOOL-VAN
Bhadohi (UP): At least 16 students and two women Saturday sustained burn injuries when a gas cylinder of a school van exploded in Gyanpur town here, an official said.
CHANDIGARH DES20 PB-CONG-MLA-PROTEST
Chandigarh: A Congress MLA from Punjab's Zira Saturday left his ruling party red-faced when he boycotted a district-level function, saying "no action" was taken against liquor contractors selling illicit alcohol in Ferozepur district.
DELHI DES28 DL-MINOR-POISON
New Delhi: A 17-year-old rape victim was allegedly forced to drink poison by two bike-borne men when she was returning home from tuition in Dwarka district's Hastsal area, police said Saturday.
JAMMU DES26 JK-FAESAL-GUV
Jammu: Hailing Shah Faesal as an "efficient" and "dedicated" IAS officer, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday said although the former's decision to join politics was personal, he could have served people better as an officer rather than as a politician.