New Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 5 pm.

DEL18 RJ-VIRUS-CASES Raj: With 7 new deaths, death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 372; total cases mount to 15,809 Jaipur: Rajasthan reported seven new deaths and 182 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 372 and the total number of infections in the state to 15,809, officials said.

DES9 UP-MLA-SON-FIR Ballia: BJP MLA's son, nephew booked for rioting Ballia (UP): An Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA’s son and nephew were booked along with seven others for rioting and under provisions of the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act, police said here on Wednesday.

DES14 UKD-SWAMY-BARAHOTI Govt should concentrate more on Barahoti: Swamy Dehradun: Amid the ongoing tension with China in Ladakh, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has advised the Centre to focus on Barahoti in Uttarakhand saying China and Nepal could coordinate there.

DES13 PB-LABOURER-SUICIDE Asked to stop drinking, labourer slits wife's throat, kills self in Punjab's Ludhiana Ludhiana (Pb): A labourer allegedly killed his wife by slitting her throat and then ended his life by consuming a poisonous substance in Gurdev Nagar area here on Wednesday, after she asked him not to drink, police said.

DES3 HR-QUAKE Low intensity quake hits Rohtak; 8th since April 12 New Delhi: A low intensity earthquake of magnitude 2.8 hit Rohtak in Haryana on Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology said. PTI RDK RDK