HIGHLIGHTS NORTH 4.45 PM

New Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.45 pm.

DEL7 JK-FAESAL-PSA Shah Faesal booked under PSA Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has booked former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal under the controversial Public Safety Act, official sources said on Saturday.

DEL8 JK-FIRING Pak violates ceasefire in J&K's Kathua Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Saturday violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing on forward posts and villages along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district early on Saturday, officials said.

DES12 JK-RESIGN PDP leader resigns from party, says Article 370 was 'dead stock' Jammu: Senior PDP leader Shah Mohammad Tantray has resigned from the primary membership of the party, citing his unhappiness with it over 'unnecessary expulsions' of leaders for meeting Lt Governor G C Murmu here.

DES16 CH-TELECOM-CONG Centre favoured telcos by deferring recovery of dues: Cong Chandigarh: A day after the Supreme Court rapped telecom companies for failing to pay their dues to the Department of Telecommunications despite orders, the Congress lashed out at the Centre, accusing it of 'favouring' private players by deferring the recovery of dues.

DES15 PB-CHILDREN Four children die as school van catches fire in Punjab Chandigarh, Feb 15 (PTI) Four children were burnt alive when a mini van of a private school carrying students caught fire in Punjab's Sangrur district on Saturday, police said. PTI RDK RDK