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New Delhi, Apr 26 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 5 pm.

DEL21 HR-OXYGEN-HOSPITAL 5 COVID patients die at pvt hospital in Hisar, kin allege oxygen shortage as cause Hisar (Haryana): Five COVID-19 patients, including one from Delhi, died at a private hospital here on Monday with relatives of the deceased holding a protest attributing their death to alleged grave shortage of medical oxygen at the facility.

DES4 HR-OXYGEN-PGIMS PGIMS hospital in Rohtak stops admissions of new COVID-19 patients after oxygen shortage Rohtak (Haryana): The PGIMS hospital in Rohtak has stopped admission of new COVID-19 patients till further orders, saying it is faced with a 'shortage' of medical oxygen.

DES14 UP-VIRUS-AKHILESH-BJP UP govt fudged coronavirus death number, alleges Akhilesh Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of fudging coronavirus death number, saying the data shown by it is contradicted by the rush at crematoriums.

DES10 UP-2NDLD PANCHAYAT POLLS UP panchayat polls: 36.39 pc turnout till 1 pm in third phase Lucknow: A turnout of about 36.39 per cent was recorded till 1 pm in the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls, for which over 2.72 lakh candidates are in the fray on 2.14 lakh seats across 20 districts of the state. PTI RDK RDK