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New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm.

DES17 UP-POLLS-LD VIOLENCE Block panchayat chief polls: BJP candidate's supporters try to 'abduct' BDC member, one killed Bahraich (UP): A brother-in-law of a block development committee member was killed here as he resisted an alleged attempt to abduct his relative by a BJP candidate’s husband and supporters ahead of the polls for the block panchayat head.

DES12 UP-VIRUS-VARIANT Two cases of Kappa variant of COVID-19 detected in Uttar Pradesh Lucknow: Two cases of Kappa variant of COVID-19 have been detected in Uttar Pradesh, according to an official statement issued on Friday.

DES10 UP-COLLEGE-PM PM Modi to inaugurate nine medical colleges in UP next week: Official Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh next week, a senior official said on Friday.

DES3 UP-RAJBHAR Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha will hold first rally in Moradabad on July 15: Om Prakash Rajbhar Ballia (UP): Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar on Friday said the newly-constituted Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha, a coalition of smaller parties, will hold its first rally in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad on July 15 to strengthen the alliance.

DES1 UP-KALYAN SINGH-HEALTH Condition of Kalyan Singh better: Hospital Lucknow: The condition of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, who is admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences here, is 'better' and showing 'consistent improvement', the hospital said on Friday.

DEL14 HP-VIRBHADRA-NADDA J P Nadda pays tributes to departed Congress leader Virbhadra Singh in Shimla Shimla: BJP president J P Nadda on Friday paid last respects to former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh who passed away on Thursday.

DES7 UKD-VIRUS-DHAMI-REVIEW Set up separate pediatric wards at all hospitals to deal with third wave: Uttarakhand CM Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said there should be separate pediatric wards at all district hospitals, CHCs and PHCs besides adequate oxygen, ICUs and ventilators in the state to deal with a possible third wave of COVID-19.

DES4 UKD-DHAMI-TEMPLES-PROJECTS Uttarakhand CM urges officials to speed up work on Kedarnath-Badrinath temples Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has asked officials to quickly prepare a detailed plan for the beautification of Badrinath temple premises on the lines of Kedarnath including development of a riverfront, a lakefront and an arrival plaza there.


Shimla: Rahul, Nadda, thousands of supporters pay tributes to Virbhadra in Shimla, cremation on Saturday. PTI RDK RDK

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