HIGHLIGHTS NORTH 4.30 PM

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

DEL51 HR-FARMERS-LD TIKAIT Jind mahapanchayat demands repeal of farm laws Jind (Har): A 'mahapanchayat' attended by Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday renewed the call to repeal the new farm laws, an event marred by the collapse of the stage on which the speakers had assembled.

DEL32 RJ-MILITARY-EXERCISE Indo-US joint military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas' to begin in Rajasthan on February 8 Jaipur: The 16th edition of Indo-US joint military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas' will be held in Rajasthan between February 8 and 21, a defence spokesperson said on Wednesday.

DES3 UP-FARMERS-MAYAWATI Centre should repeal farm laws, work towards normalising situation at Delhi borders: Mayawati Lucknow: The multi-layered barricading, barbed wires and roadblocks at Delhi's borders to 'threaten' protesting farmers is not appropriate and the Centre should fulfil their demand of repealing the new agri laws, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said on Wednesday.

DES1 HP-HEALTH-STUDY 39 pc people in HP suffer from obesity, 11.5 pc diabetic: Study Shimla: Thirty-nine per cent people in Himachal Pradesh suffer from obesity while 11.5 per cent are diabetic, according to a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research-India Diabetes (ICMR-INDIAB). PTI RDK RDK