These are the top stories from the northern region at 8.30 pm. DEL91 DAY-5THLD KASHMIR On I-Day, Guv Malik assures J&K people their identity not tampered with Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir that their identity was not at stake following abrogation of the state's special status guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution.
DES21 PB-DAY-AMARINDER Punjab CM warns inimical forces against attempt to destroy peace Jalandhar (Pb): Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday called upon the people to join hands in fighting forces that want to destroy the country's peace and harmony. DES28 PB-SAD-TEMPLE Ravidas temple demolition: SAD-BJP delegation to call on PM Modi Baba Bakala (Amritsar): Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said a SAD-BJP delegation will soon meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urge him to provide a piece of land for rebuilding the Guru Ravidas temple which was demolished in Delhi's Tughlakabad area.
LGD5 RJ-PEHLU-COURT Pehlu Khan case: Court picks serious shortcomings in probe Jaipur: All six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case got the benefit of doubt due to "serious shortcomings" in the police probe, the Alwar court observed while acquitting them on Wednesday. DES22 DAY-HARYANA-KHATTAR People will get benefits of social security schemes at doorsteps soon in Haryana: Khattar Sonipat: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said a database of all household families in the state is being prepared "on the pattern of developed countries" to ensure that people get benefits of social security schemes at their doorstep.
DES20 UKD-FESTIVAL Stone-pelting festival celebrated in Uttarakhand's Champawat Pithoragarh: Devotees turned up in large numbers at the Devidhura temple in Champawat district on Thursday and pelted each other with stones to celebrate Bagwal, a festival in which blood is shed to please the presiding deity. NRG8 HP-WEATHER Warning issued for heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh Shimla: The meteorological department on Thursday issued a orange weather warning for extremely heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh on August 18, an official said..
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