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New Delhi, Jul 6 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm.

DES4 PB-AMARINDER Punjab CM leaves for Delhi for likely meeting with Sonia Gandhi Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday left for Delhi where he is likely to meet party president Sonia Gandhi, amid reports of factionalism in the Punjab Congress.

DES17 PB-TEACHERS-PROTEST Police use teargas, water cannons on schoolteachers Chandigarh: Police on Tuesday lobbed teargas shells and used water cannons to disperse schoolteachers as they tried to force their way through barricades put up on the Chandigarh-Mohali border in a bid to reach Punjab CM Amarinder Singh’s official residence here.

DES1 UP-MAYAWATI Mayawati claims UP Police attacked Dalits in Azamgarh, demands action against cops Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday accused the Uttar Pradesh Police of committing atrocities on Dalit families in Azamgarh and demanded strict action against the guilty cops and compensation for the victims.

DES16 UP-PRIYANKA Congress always at forefront of tackling challenges: Priyanka Lucknow: Congress general secretary and UP in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday asserted that the party has always taken a 'leading role' in tackling the challenges posed before the country.

DES3 HP-DALAI LAMA-BIRTHDAY Dalai Lama turns 86, says committed to reviving ancient Indian knowledge Dharamshala: On his 86th birthday on Tuesday, the Dalai Lama said he has taken full advantage of India's freedom and religious harmony and is committed to reviving ancient Indian knowledge.

LGD16 HC-UKD-MLA Booked in rape case, BJP MLA in Uttarakhand moves HC seeking protection from arrest Nainital (Uttarakhand): The BJP MLA from Jwalapur, Suresh Rathore, against whom an FIR was lodged recently for the alleged rape of a party worker, has filed a petition in the Uttarakhand High Court seeking protection from arrest. PTI RDK RDK

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