New Delhi, Oct 18 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 8.30 pm.
DES27 PB-FARM-LAWS-LD SESSION Punjab Cabinet authorises CM to take decision on farm laws Chandigarh: Ahead of a two-day special assembly session to counter the Centre's farm laws, Punjab Cabinet on Sunday authorised Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to take any legislative or legal decision he may deem fit to protect farmers' interests.
DES30 PB-VIRUS-CASES 13 deaths, 476 fresh virus cases in Punjab Chandigarh: Thirteen more people died from coronavirus in Punjab on Sunday as 476 fresh cases took the state’s infection tally to 1,27,630.
DES26 PB-BILL Punjab govt to table bill in assembly to boost investment Chandigarh: The Punjab government will table a bill in a special assembly session beginning Monday to improve the state's investment climate and generate employment.
DES33 CH-VIRUS-CASES COVID: One death, 64 fresh cases in Chandigarh Chandigarh: One more person died from coronavirus in Chandigarh on Sunday as 64 fresh cases took the infection count to 13,646 in the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana.
DEL48 UP-3RDLD FIRING BJP leader, four others held in Ballia murder case Ballia/Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested the main accused—a BJP leader—and four others in the Ballia murder case, officials said on Sunday.
DES29 UP-HATHRAS-ANTI ROMEO SQUADS Hathras: Anti-Romeo squads back in action to check crimes against women Hathras (UP): Nearly a dozen teams with over 50 police personnel are part of the anti-Romeo squads that have been reactivated in Hathras to check crimes against women, officials said on Sunday.
DES25 UP-GANGRAPE Dalit woman gang-raped at gunpoint in UP Kanpur: A Dalit woman was allegedly raped at gunpoint by two men, including a former village head, in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday.
DES16 UP-VIRUS-CASES 29 more COVID-19 deaths, over 2,500 fresh cases in UP Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh on Sunday reported 29 more deaths due to COVID-19 and 2,503 fresh cases. The state's COVID-19 tally has reached 4,55,146 and the death toll mounted to 6,658.
DES24 HR-VIRUS-CASES No new COVID-19 fatality reported in Haryana in last 24 hrs Chandigarh: No coronavirus-related fatality was reported in Haryana during the past 24 hours as the state reported 952 fresh cases on Sunday, according to the Health Department's daily bulletin. PTI RDK RDK