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New Delhi, Nov 2 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 5 pm.

DEL18 RJ-GURJAR-AGITATION Open to further negotiations with Gurjars: Rajasthan govt Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Monday said it is open to further negotiations with Gurjars demanding reservation even as the protest by the Gurjar Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti entered its second day with a rail track being blocked in Bharatpur and road traffic hit in many parts of the state.

DES19 UP-TEMPLE-LD NAMAZ Four booked for offering namaz at Mathura temple Mathura: Police have booked four people after a video clip showing members of their group offering namaz on the premises of a temple here surfaced on social media, official said.

DEL15 UP-LD MAYAWATI-BJP BSP-BJP alliance not possible, ideologies opposite: Mayawati Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati asserted on Monday that her party would never enter into an alliance with the BJP in the assembly or the Lok Sabha elections, highlighting that the ideology of the two parties were 'opposite'.

DES11 UP-LD MOTHER UP: Woman dies of burns after being set ablaze by son, his wife & in-laws Shahjahanpur (UP): A 58-year-old woman succumbed to burn injuries after being set on fire by her son, daughter-in-law and relatives of her daughter-in-law over a family dispute, police said on Monday.

DES16 UP-WOMAN-ACID ATTACK UP: 4 men throw acid on young woman, all accused arrested Firozabad (UP): A 25-year-old woman had acid thrown on her by four men as she allegedly resisted their attempts to molest her in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district, police said on Monday.

DES10 UP-POET-FIR Poet Munawwar Rana booked over remarks on France killings Lucknow: An FIR has been registered against Urdu poet Munawwar Rana for allegedly defending the recent killings in France over a caricature of Prophet Muhammad, police said on Monday.

DES15 UP-VIRUS-CASES Uttar Pradesh reports 25 more COVID-19 deaths, 1,788 new cases Lucknow: The COVID-19 death toll in Uttar Pradesh rose to 7,076 on Monday after 25 more people succumbed to the disease, while 1,788 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 4,85,609, according to a statement.

DES20 UKD-RS-BANSAL BJP's Naresh Bansal declared elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Uttarakhand Dehradun: Senior BJP leader Naresh Bansal was declared elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Uttarakhand on Monday with no other party in contest. PTI RDK RDK