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New Delhi, Mar 23 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.45 pm.

81 pc of 401 Punjab samples show UK variant, Amarinder asks PM to widen vaccine ambit Chandigarh: Eighty-one per cent of the 401 samples sent by the government for genome sequencing have tested positive for the UK variant of COVID-19, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday, asking the Centre to widen the vaccination net to cover those younger than 60.

DES8 RJ-GEHLOT-VACCINATION Remove age restriction for COVID-19 vaccination: Gehlot Jaipur: Voicing concern over rising cases of COVID-19 across the country, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said there should be no age restriction for getting the COVID-19 vaccination.

DES16 UP-VIRUS-DIRECTIVES UP beefs up anti-Covid measures Lucknow: Ahead of the Holi and upcoming Panchayat elections, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday ordered testing of people coming from other states seeing a spurt in coronavirus cases.

DES11 UKD-CONG-LEADER Congress leader held for indecent WhatsApp chat with woman bank manager Dehradun: A Congress leader has been arrested for allegedly using obscene language in a conversation with a woman bank manager on a social media platform, police said on Tuesday. PTI RDK RDK