These are the top stories from the northern region at 10.15 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 DEL44 UKD-3RDLD RAHUL Dehradun: Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, saying the PM was posing for cameras at the Corbett National Park for a documentary when CRPF jawans were being killed in 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: 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.
JK-SPO-LD-SHOT Srinagar: A woman special police officer (SPO) was shot dead by terrorists at her home in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, police said LUCKNOW DES15 UP-SP-LD POLL LIST Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Saturday decided to field sitting BJP MP from Allahabad Shyama Charan Gupta as its nominee from Banda Lok Sabha seat. CHANDIGARH DES25 PB-KHAIRA-BATHINDA Chandigarh: Punjab legislator and former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira will contest from Bathinda constituency, which is presently represented by Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. LUCKNOW DES26 UP-DANISH JOINING Lucknow: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, senior JD(S) leader Danish Ali joined the BSP on Saturday.
JAMMU DES32 JK-EC-OBSERVERS Jammu: The three special observers appointed by the Election Commission Saturday held discussions with top civil and police officers here as part of their exercise to decide when to hold assembly elections in the state. SRINAGAR DES14 JK-MIRWAIZ-NC Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) Saturday asked the Centre not to make it a point of prestige to summon moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to New Delhi. NEW DELHI DES27 DL-BJP-CEO New Delhi: The BJP's Delhi unit has requested the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to appoint special observers at mosques to prevent any attempt to influence voters on "religious lines" during the Lok Sabha election.
JODHPUR LGD3 RJ-HC-NARI NIKETAN Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court has directed the inspection of all women shelter homes in the state by the legal service authority which has to submit a report within 10 days. CHANDIGARH DES29 PB-LOAN-WAIVER Chandigarh: As his government marks the completion of two years in power, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Saturday said more farm loans would be waived once the state's fiscal situation improves.
CHANDIGARH DEL38 PB-KARTARPUR-AMARINDER Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said Saturday he did not trust Pakistan's intent behind the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, saying their agenda was "nefarious and political" and aimed at "exploiting" the sentiments of the Sikhs. PTI ASH ASH.