New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm.
DEL1 JK-ENCOUNTER Three militants, one soldier killed in encounter in J-K's Pulwama Srinagar: Three militants and a soldier were killed in a gunbattle in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday, officials said.
DES9 JK-NC-MEET NC's political affairs committee meets first time after revocation of J-K's special status Srinagar: A meeting of the political affairs committee (PAC) of the National Conference began here on Saturday, the first such gathering of the top decision-making body of the party after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status in August last year.
DES10 UP-VIRUS-SUICIDES UP: COVID-19 takes toll on mental health Lucknow: At a village in Barabanki district, 37-year-old Vivek allegedly poisoned his wife and three children and then took his own life. And some 250 km away in Banda, migrant labourers Chutku and Rambabu killed themselves in their native villages.
DEL4 UP-CONG LEADER UP Cong leader demands Ghulam Nabi Azad's expulsion from party Lucknow: A Congress leader in Uttar Pradesh has said the party should expel Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was among the 23 signatories to a letter that called for an overhaul of the organisation.
DES13 UP-RAJYA SABHA-NOMINATION UP Rajya Sabha polls: Nomination papers of BJP leader Syed Zafar filed Lucknow: Nomination papers of BJP candidate Syed Zafar for the Rajya Sabha bypolls were filed here on Saturday.
DES3 UP-VIRUS-MINISTER UP minister Satish Mahana tests COVID positive Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Satish Mahana said on Saturday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and isolated himself at home.
DES14 HR-VIRUS-MINISTER Haryana minister Ranjeet Singh tests COVID positive Chandigarh: Haryana Power Minister Ranjeet Singh said on Saturday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
DES12 RJ-VIRUS-CASES 595 fresh COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, 8 more die Jaipur: Rajasthan recorded eight more fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Saturday, taking the death toll from the disease to 1,025 in the state while 595 new infections pushed the virus count to 77,965, officials said. PTI RDK RDK