These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm NEWDELHI DEL7 HIMACHAL-CONG New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday formed a jumbo state Congress committee in Himachal Pradesh which includes 15 vice presidents, 18 general secretaries and 68 secretaries. DELHI DEL14 PM-GEHLOT New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Tuesday, the Prime Minister's Office said.
LUCKNOW DEL13 UP-ADITYANATH-BENGAL Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to travel to West Bengal's Purulia district by road from Bokaro in BJP-ruled Jharkhand to address a party rally on Tuesday. BALLIA DES6 UP-BJP-ALLY Ballia (UP): Putting its ally BJP in Uttar Pradesh on notice, the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party has said the option of going with the SP-BSP alliance in the general elections was open to the party.
JAMMU DES7 JK-PAK-FIRING Jammu: Pakistani troops Tuesday violated ceasefire in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir by firing two rounds of rocket launchers towards an Army camp along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector, an army officer said. LUCKNOW DES4 UP-ESMA Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) banning strikes in all departments and corporations under it for a period of six months.
LUCKNOW DES2 UP-MAMATA-MAURYA Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya Tuesday alleged that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had put democracy in peril in West Bengal and sought to know if Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar was an office bearer of her party TMC. SHIMLA DES9 HP-SWINEFLU-ASSEMBLY Shimla: Sixteen people died due to swine flu in Himachal Pradesh this season, Health minister Vipin Parmar informed the state assembly on Tuesday.
JAMMU NRG8 JK-HIGHWAY Jammu: The one-way traffic resumed on Jammu-Srinagar national highway Tuesday as authorities allowed traffic from summer capital Srinagar after remaining suspended for the past five days, an official said. BHADARWAH (JK) NRG13 JK-CRPF-TOUR Bhadarwah (JK): A group of 15 underprivileged students hailing from this picturesque hilly area of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday left on a 10-day 'Bharat Darshan' tour to Visakhapatnam. PTI ASH ASH.