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New Delhi, Jul 3 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm.

DEL25 UKD-CM-DHAMI Pushkar Singh Dhami to be the new CM of Uttarakhand Dehradun: Pushkar Singh Dhami was on Saturday elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party, paving the way for him to take over as the eleventh Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

DES12 PB-AAP-PROTEST Police use water cannon to disperse AAP workers trying to gherao Punjab CM's residence Mohali (Punjab): Police on Saturday used water cannon to disperse AAP workers forcing their way to 'gherao' the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh at Siswan here in protest against frequent power cuts.

DES6 PB-SUKHBIR-MINING SAD chief Sukhbir Badal alleges illegal sand mining at Punjab's Mukerian Chandigarh: SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday alleged that illegal sand mining was being carried out at Mukerian in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district.

DES13 UP-ZILA-PANCHAYAT-LD-CHAIRPERSON Counting of votes for zila panchayat chairman posts underway in UP Lucknow: Counting of votes for the zila panchayat chairman posts in 53 districts of Uttar Pradesh is underway, the State Election Commission said.

DES11 UP-OWAISI If Asaduddin Owaisi becomes voter of UP, he can become CM: SBSP chief Ballia/Bareilly: Making a pitch for AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party president Om Prakash Rajbhar has said if Owaisi becomes a voter of Uttar Pradesh, then he too can become the chief minister of the state. PTI RDK RDK

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