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New Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm.

DEL18 UP-POPULATION-CONTROL-BILL UP population draft bill: Those with over two kids can't contest local polls, apply for govt jobs Lucknow: According to a draft of the proposed population control bill, anyone violating two-child policy in Uttar Pradesh will be debarred from contesting local bodies elections, from applying for or getting promotion in government jobs, and receiving any kind of government subsidy.

DEL14 UP-CONG-LD VIOLENCE Rahul, Priyanka slam BJP govt in UP over poll violence New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday slammed the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over incidents of alleged violence and misbehaviour with women during the filing of nominations for block panchayat chiefs, with party leader Rahul Gandhi saying that violence has been renamed 'masterstroke' in the state.

DES15 NCW-UP-BLOCK PANCHAYAT POLLS-SARI PULLING NCW writes to UP police on sari-pulling incident during block panchayat polls New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked the UP police to immediately take action against two men who misbehaved with a woman, pulling her sari, during the filing of nominations for the block chairman polls in Uttar Pradesh' Lakhimpur Kheri.

DES13 UP-MAYAWATI 'Jungle raj' prevailing in UP: Mayawati Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government over law and order, saying a “jungle raj” is prevailing in the state as violence marred the panchayat polls and women faced indecent behaviour.

DES14 UP-BLOCK-PANCHAYAT-2NDLD POLLING Counting of votes for 476 block panchayat chief posts begins in UP Lucknow: Counting of votes polled for the 476 posts of block panchayat chiefs has begun in Uttar Pradesh, the State Election Commission said.

DES17 RJ-GEHLOT-BHATIA Gehlot flays BJP spokesperson for remarks against ex-Union minister, seeks apology Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday criticised BJP’s national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia for his alleged indecent remarks against the late former Union minister Sis Ram Ola and demanded an apology from the party. PTI RDK RDK

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