New Delhi, Jun 28 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 5 pm.

DEL31 UP-PRIYANKA-MBBS CLASSES UP govt decision to start classes for MBBS students can jeopardize their safety: Priyanka New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday hit out at the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh for its decision to start classes for MBBS students, saying it can jeopardise the safety of the students.

DES8 UP-AYODHYA-LD DETAINED Activists in Ayodhya confined to their homes to stop them from submitting memo to UP CM Ayodhya: Activists and leaders of parents' groups were confined to their homes in Ayodhya on Sunday morning, ahead of a planned visit by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, to stop them from submitting a memorandum on school fees to him.

DES2 UP-ASSEMBLY-SESSION-SPEAKER Monsoon session of UP Assembly may be held through video conferencing: Speaker Lucknow: The monsoon session of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly could be held in August through video conferencing, its Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit said on Sunday, but ruled out holding a 'hybrid session' on the lines of the British Parliament.

DES5 RJ-VIRUS-CASES 175 fresh cases, five more COVID-19 deaths in Rajasthan Jaipur: The coronavirus toll in Rajasthan rose to 396 on Sunday with five more fatalities, while 175 fresh cases took the number of infections to 17,119, according to an official report here.

DES4 UKD-GARDEN  India's first lichen garden comes up in Uttarakhand's Munsiyari Dehradun: The country's first lichen garden has been developed in Munsiyari, a picturesque hill station in Uttarakhand's Kumaun region, by the research wing of the state's forest department. PTI RDK RDK