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New Delhi, Apr 14 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 5 pm.

DEL29 UKD-KUMBH-SNAN Shahi snan in Haridwar: Lakhs ignore Covid concerns to take holy dip Dehradun (Uttarakhand): Throwing caution to the wind amid rising cases of coronavirus, thousands of seers congregated on Wednesday at Har ki Pairi in Haridwar to take a dip in the Ganga during the third shahi snan of the Kumbh mela.

DEL38 UP-CM-LD VIRUS Uttar Pradesh CM tests positive for COVID-19 Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

DES13 UP-VIRUS-CURFEW Coronavirus: Night curfew imposed in UP's Bahraich Bahraich (UP): Amid a rise in coronavirus cases, the Bahraich administration on Wednesday imposed a night curfew till April 30 in the district.

DES8 UP-CM-REMDESIVIR UP govt to procure 25,000 Remdesivir injections from Gujarat Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh health officials were on Wednesday sent to Ahmedabad to procure 25,000 Remdesivir injections on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's directions.

DES6 UP-PANCHAYAT-POLLS UP panchayat polls begin tomorrow Lucknow: Voting for the first of the four-phase Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections, seen as a semi-final to the 2022 Assembly election, will be held on Thursday in 18 districts with ballot papers.

DES12 RJ-BJP-BYPOLLS Rajasthan: BJP seeks deployment of para forces for Assembly bypolls Jaipur: The BJP on Wednesday sought the deployment of central paramilitary forces for the bypolls to three Assembly seats in Rajasthan, accusing the ruling Congress of misusing government machinery and threatening voters.

DES18 HR-AMBEDKAR-KHATTAR Khattar pays rich tributes to Ambedkar Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday paid tributes to B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, saying he spent his life for the uplift of the poor and underprivileged. PTI RDK RDK