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New Delhi, Jul 16 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm.

DEL47 UP-PRIYANKA-VISIT Priyanka Gandhi arrives in Lucknow on 2-day visit, will meet party leaders, farmers Lucknow: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Friday arrived here on a two-day visit during which she will hold meetings with party functionaries and leaders to prepare it for the next year's Assembly polls.

DEL29 PRIYANKA-UP-PM PM's 'certificate' cannot hide Yogi govt's cruelty, negligence during Covid 2nd wave: Priyanka New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for praising the Uttar Pradesh government for its handling of the Covid crisis, saying his 'certificate' cannot hide the truth of the Yogi Adityanath dispensation's 'cruelty, negligence and mismanagement' during the second wave of the coronavirus.

DES5 UP-BJP-NADDA Adityanath govt turned UP into one of 'leading states' in country, claims Nadda Lucknow: Crediting the Yogi Adityanath government with turning Uttar Pradesh into one of the “leading states” in the country, BJP national president J P Nadda on Friday exhorted party leaders and workers to ensure that welfare schemes and programme reach people.

DEL16 SIDHU-SONIA Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi ahead of likely Punjab Cong revamp New Delhi: Amid continued infighting in the Punjab Congress, former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday met party chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence here.

DEL15 PB-TEWARI Amid reports of Sidhu being made Punjab Cong chief, Manish Tewari gives composition of population Chandigarh: Amid reports that Navjot Singh Sidhu, a Jat Sikh, is likely to be appointed as Punjab Congress chief, senior party leader Manish Tewari on Friday gave details of the composition of the state's population, appearing to bat for a Hindu face for the post.

DEL48 RJ-CHIDAMBARAM Covid pandemic exposed chinks in political system: Chidambaram Jaipur: Former Union Finance minister P Chidambram on Friday said the coronavirus pandemic has exposed gaping loopholes in the political system, charging that in a corroded diminished democracy, rulers find diverse ways to evade responsibility. PTI RDK RDK

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