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New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 5.15pm.

DEL22 PB-LD CRASH IAF pilot killed as MiG-21 Bison crashes in Punjab field, Court of Inquiry ordered Moga (Pb): An IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft crashed during heavy rain in a field in Punjab's Moga district, killing its pilot Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary, officials said.

DEL43 UKD-2NDLD BAHUGUNA Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna passes away Dehradun: Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna died of Covid-19 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh on Friday.

LGD6 RJ-HC-ASARAM Rajasthan High Court rejects Asaram's bail plea Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram's plea for interim bail to pursue medical treatment through Ayurveda in Haridwar was rejected by the Rajasthan High Court on Friday.

DES8 RJ-PILOT Hemaram Chaudhary’s resignation a matter of concern: Pilot Jaipur: Congress leader and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot on Friday said senior legislator Hemaram Chaudhary’s resignation is a matter of concern.

DES10 HP-VIRUS-POLICE Five Himachal cops died of COVID-19; 2,874 test positive so far Shimla: Five Himachal Pradesh police personnel have died after contracting COVID-19 so far, state Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Kundu said on Friday.

DES14 UP-BLACK FUNGUS UP to declare black fungus as notifiable disease Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government will declare black fungus as a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act later in the day, a senior official said after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued directions in this regard.

DES19 UP-MOSQUE-FIR Barabanki mosque demolition: Seven committee members among 8 booked for fraud Barabanki (UP): Police here registered a case of fraud against a former inspector of the UP Sunni Central Waft Board and seven members of the management committee of the mosque demolished recently here. PTI RDK RDK

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