New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 9.45 pm
These are the top stories from the northern region at 9.45 pm JAIPUR DEL99 RJ-GUJJARS-3RDLD-QUOTA Jaipur: The Rajasthan Assembly Wednesday passed a bill giving a five per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutes to the Gujjars and four other communities agitating for it. LUCKNOW DEL46 UP-LD-PRIYANKA Lucknow: Taking a break of just a few hours after night-long discussions with party workers, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Wednesday resumed the exercise, prepping the party in eastern Uttar Pradesh for the coming Lok Sabha elections.
JAIPUR DEL103 2NDLD VADRA Jaipur: Robert Vadra, Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law, was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate officials here for nine hours on Wednesday after he appeared before the agency for the second consecutive day in connection with an alleged land scam in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. LUCKNOW DES16 UP-ASSEMBLY- 2NDLD ADJOURN Lucknow: The denial of permission to Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to fly to Allahabad rocked the Uttar Pradesh legislature Wednesday as angry SP and BSP members stalled proceedings of both the Houses.
ALIGARH DEL59 UP-2NDLD AMU Aligarh (UP): Fourteen Aligarh Muslim University students, including their union chief, were booked under sedition charges after protests on the campus following reports of a planned visit by AIMIM lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi, officials said Wednesday. LUCKNOW DEL16 UP-LD CHIEF SECY Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Anup Chandra Pandey, who was due to retire in February, has got an extension for six months, an official said Wednesday.
LUCKNOW DEL93 UP-CONG-LD ALLIANCE Lucknow: The Congress Wednesday roped in a little known local outfit Mahan Dal in an alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha polls. DEHRADUN DES15 UKD-ASSEMBLY-SUGARCANE Dehradun: Proceedings of the Uttarakhand Assembly were disrupted for the third day in a row on Wednesday with opposition Congress refusing to budge from its demand for a debate in the House on issues facing the sugarcane growers.
CHANDIGARH DES13 PB-ASSEMBLY Chandigarh: The Ludhiana gang rape incident rocked the Punjab assembly on Wednesday with the opposition alleging that the law and order situation in the state had deteriorated under the Congress government. JAIPUR DEL72 RJ-HOROSCOPE Jaipur: Rajasthan hospitals will hand over new mothers their baby’s horoscope when they send them home after the delivery, if a proposal being mulled by the state government is implemented.
SRINAGAR DEL48 JK-LD ENCOUNTER Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including one of the main recruiters of the outfit, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district Wednesday, police said. SRINAGAR DEL34 JK-SCHOOL-BLAST Srinagar: A blast at a private school in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district left at leat 12 students injured Wednesday, police said. JAMMU DES7 JK-SUICIDE-SOLDIER Jammu: A 30-year-old soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside an Army camp here, a police official said Wednesday.
SRINAGAR DES6 JK-SEPARATISTS-SHUTDOWN Srinagar: Normal life was hit in Kashmir on Wednesday due to a shutdown called by separatists to protest against the legal challenge to Article 35-A and Article 370 of the Constitution, which grant special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir. ALLAHABAD DES47 UP-KUMBH-FIRE-BH-GUV Allahabad: Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon escaped unhurt after a fire broke out at a tent located on the Kumbh Mela campus here, fire officials said Wednesday.
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