These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.45 pm LUCKNOW DEL24 UP-CM-LD INTERVIEW Lucknow: Asserting that Priyanka Gandhi's entry into politics will make "no difference" to the BJP's prospects in the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Saturday dubbed it an "internal matter" of that party. DEHRADUN DEL26 UKD-LD RAHUL Dehradun: Congress president Rahul Gandhi trained his guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, saying the PM was busy posing for cameras at the Corbett National Park when CRPF jawans were being killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama.
SHIMLA DEL19 HP-POL-SECURITY FORCES Shimla: National security can become a major issue in the upcoming general election in Himachal Pradesh, where a good number of voters are either ex-servicemen or currently serving in the security forces. LUCKNOW DEL16 UP-POLLS-ALLIANCE Lucknow: The united colours of the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh will be ready for rollout as soon as Holi gets over, say party leaders who are busy finalising strategy to send out a message of togetherness ahead of the elections beginning next month.
JAIPUR DES8 RJ-BENIWAL-PARTY Jaipur: TI) The Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, formed ahead of the 2018 assembly elections in Rajasthan, is planning to contest all Lok Sabha seats in the state. DEHRADUN DES2 POL-UKD-KHANDURI Dehradun: Senior BJP leader Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri's son Manish Khanduri joined the Congress on Saturday at a rally here in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi.
SRINAGAR DES10 JK-FAESAL-PARTY Srinagar: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal will launch his political outfit 'Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement' at a function in Rajbagh area of the city on Sunday. BANIHAL/JAMMU DEL12 JK-LD ACCIDENT Banihal/Jammu: Eleven people, including four women and five children, were killed and four others injured when an SUV skidded off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
SRINAGAR DES7 JK-SPO-SHOT Srinagar, Mar 16 (PTI) A woman special police officer (SPO) was shot dead by militants at her home in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, police said. PTI ASH ASH.