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New Delhi, Nov 6 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 5 pm.

DEL47 JK-2NDLD ENCOUNTER Two militants, civilian killed in encounter in J-K’s Pulwama Srinagar: Two militants were killed while another surrendered before security forces during an overnight encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in which a civilian also lost his life, police said on Friday.

DEL20 UP-PRIYANKA-ELECTRICITY Priyanka raises issue of irregularities in power billing in UP; demands halving of rates for farmers New Delhi: Voicing concern over alleged irregularities in electricity billing in Uttar Pradesh, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday urged the Yogi Adityanath government to act against those responsible for it and demanded that the rate of power for farmers be halved immediately.

DEL37 NCR-NEP-POKHRIYAL New education policy based on equity, quality, accessibility: Pokhriyal Noida (UP): Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Friday said India's new National Education Policy (NEP) is based on concepts of equity, quality and accessibility.

DES6 HR-ASSEMBLY-LOVE JIHAD Mulling law against 'love jihad', Haryana minister tells assembly Chandigarh: Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Friday told the Vidhan Sabha that the state government is considering a law against 'love jihad' and has sought information from Himachal Pradesh, which had passed a bill on the issue.

DES7 RJ-VIRUS-HEALTH MINISTER Rajasthan minister exhorts people not to lower guard as experts predict second wave of COVID-19 Jaipur: Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma on Friday said the coronavirus curve is flattening but exhorted people not to lower their guard as experts predict a second wave in winter months. PTI RDK RDK