HIGHLIGHTS NORTH 6 PM

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New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 6 pm.

DEL41 PRIYANKA-UP-TEACHERS Death of teachers in UP: Priyanka demands Rs 1 crore compensation, job for kin New Delhi: Slamming the Yogi Adityanath dispensation over the death of teachers and workers who were on panchayat poll duty, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government give Rs 1 crore compensation each to the next of kin of the deceased and employment to one dependent from the bereaved family.

CAL8 WB-WAJID ALI SHAH-LEGACY 165 yrs on, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah's legacy lives on in his 'piya ka des' Kolkata: Some 165 years ago, in the month of May, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah -- the last ruler of Awadh -- is believed to have written the now-famous lament 'Babul Mora Naihar Chooto Jai...Mein Chali Piya ke Des' (O father, my home I leave behind...I go to my beloved's land), as he made his way to Kolkata to live the next 31 years of his life in exile.

DES3 UP-LOCK INDUSTRY Aligarh's lock industry hit hard by lockdowns, seeks urgent help Aligarh (UP): The Aligarh lock industry which employs nearly 1.5 lakh skilled and unskilled workers has demanded prompt steps from the Yogi Adityanath government for its 'revival' in the face of persistent hardships intensified by lockdowns.

DES7 UP-COMMUNITY KITCHENS Amid COVID-19 pandemic, charity began from home for Lucknow NGO Lucknow: The community kitchen operated by Dr Akhilesh Das Foundation is an example of charity beginning at home, and then gradually expanding to lend a helping hand to others.

DES14 HR-VIRUS-LOCKDOWN Haryana govt extends coronavirus lockdown till May 31 Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Sunday extended the coronavirus lockdown till May 31, according to an order issued here.

IN THE PIPELINE...

Chandigarh: Two activists of the Khalistan Tiger Force arrested, Punjab police said on Sunday.

Chandigarh: Cases of black fungus in Haryana rose to 398 until May 22, with maximum 147 being reported from Gurgaon district, according to data by the health department. PTI RDK RDK

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