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New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm.

DEL27 NCR-NIGHT CURFEW COVID-19: Night curfew imposed in Noida, Ghaziabad till April 17 Noida/Ghaziabad (UP): Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, a night curfew has been imposed in Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad districts of Uttar Pradesh, both adjoining Delhi, according to official orders issued on Thursday.

DES10 PB-AMARINDER-PROJECTS-GURU Punjab CM urges Modi to clear projects worth Rs 937 cr for 400th 'Prakash Purab' of Guru Tegh Bahadur Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clear his government's proposal for launching projects worth Rs 937 crore to pay befitting tributes to ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur, whose 400th 'Prakash Purab' is being celebrated this year.

DES9 RJ-IAS LD TRANSFERS Rajasthan govt transfers 67 IAS officers Jaipur: In an administrative reshuffle, the Rajasthan government has transferred 67 IAS officers including collectors in eight districts.

DES3 UP-MINISTER-PRISONER Ansari brought back to UP, Atiq Ahmad next: Minister Anand Swarup Shukla Ballia (UP): A day after gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was brought back to the state from a prison in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh minister Anand Swarup Shukla on Thursday said jailed former parliamentarian and strongman Atiq Ahmad is next.

DES15 PRIYANKA-UP-CM Priyanka claims Yogi attending rallies despite 'coming in contact' with Covid-positive person New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday cited media reports to allege that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath acted in an 'irresponsible' manner by attending rallies even after coming in contact with a COVID-positive person.

DES13 UP-MULAYAM-NIECE Mulayam's niece files papers for panchayat polls as BJP candidate Mainpuri (UP): Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's niece Sandhya Yadav has filed papers as a BJP candidate for a district panchyat member here, according to officials.

DES18 UKD-VIRUS-INSTITUTIONS Uttarakhand: COVID spreads its tentacles in leading educational institutions Dehradun: The second wave of coronavirus is fast spreading to leading educational institutions in Uttarakhand with 56 cases detected at the Central Academy for State Forest Service, The Doon School and IIT-Roorkee. PTI RDK RDK