New Delhi, Sep 30 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 9.15 pm.
DEL121 2NDLD-BABRI All 32 accused in Babri demolition case acquitted; court clears Advani, Joshi of conspiracy charge Lucknow: A special court on Wednesday acquitted all 32 accused including BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti of involvement in the destruction of Babri Masjid 28 years ago, a verdict slammed by the opposition as running counter to the constitutional spirit.
DEL100 BABRI-LD CBI CBI to decide on challenging special court verdict after consulting legal department: Counsel Lucknow: The CBI will decide on filing an appeal against the special court verdict acquitting all 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case after consulting the legal department, its counsel said on Wednesday.
DEL61 BABRI-JILANI-APPEAL Babri mosque verdict will be challenged in high court: Jilani Lucknow: Senior lawyer and member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Zafaryab Jilani on Wednesday said the verdict of a special court acquitting all the 32 accused in the Babri mosque demolition case would be challenged in the high court.
DEL43 UP-HATHRAS-3RDLD CREMATION Hathras gang-rape victim cremated in dead of night; kin allege police did it forcibly Hathras (UP): The 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died in a Delhi hospital a fortnight after she was gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, was cremated here in the early hours of Wednesday, with her family alleging the local police forced them to conduct the last rites in the dead of the night.
DEL101 UP-HATHRAS 2ND LD-SIT Gang-rape case: PM calls for strict action, Adityanath sets up SIT Lucknow: Amid outrage over the Hathras gang-rape case, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and sought strict action against the accused, the Chief Minister's office said on Wednesday.
DEL113 UP-CM-LD HATHRAS Hathras gang rape: UP CM speaks to father of woman, assures stringent action against accused Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday spoke to the father of a 19-year-old woman, who died two weeks after she was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras, and assured him of stringent action against all the accused, a senior official said here.
DES51 UP-HATHRAS-RAPE-2NDLD PROTESTS Hathras gangrape: Oppn parties protest across UP; locals demand transfer of district officials Lucknow: Workers of several opposition parties protested in parts of Uttar Pradesh Wednesday against the gangrape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died at a Delhi hospital a fortnight after being brutalised by four men, as tempers ran high in her village in Hathras district during a visit by BJP leaders.
LGD34 UP-COURT-MATHURA-TEMPLE Mathura court dismisses plea seeking removal of mosque Mathura: A Mathura court on Wednesday dismissed the plea seeking the removal of a mosque near the birthplace of Lord Krishna here, the petitioners' counsel said.
DES33 PB-FARMERS-LD PROTEST Punjab farmers to stage sit-ins outside homes of BJP leaders Chandigarh: Punjab farmers have decided to stage sit-ins outsides homes of BJP leaders from Thursday besides extending their “rail roko” agitation the Centre’s farm laws for an indefinite period.
DES52 PB-SAINI Ex-Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini fails to appear before SIT Chandigarh: Former Punjab police chief Sumedh Singh Saini on Wednesday failed to appear before the SIT to join investigation in the 1991 Balwant Singh Multani disappearance case.
DES46 HR-FARMERS-LD-BLOCKADE Haryana farmers protest against delay in procurement of paddy, block highways Ambala/Kurukshetra: Farmers protested against the alleged delay in procurement of paddy by putting up road blockades at various places in Haryana on Wednesday.
DES37 HR-BJP-RESIGN-FARM Haryana BJP leader Shyam Singh Rana quits over new agriculture laws Chandigarh: Haryana BJP leader Shyam Singh Rana on Wednesday quit the party over the recently enacted agriculture laws.
DES63 HR-VIRUS-CASES Haryana reports 26 more COVID-19 deaths, 1,625 fresh cases Chandigarh: The COVID-19 death toll in Haryana rose to 1,382 on Wednesday with 26 fatalities, while the infection tally reached 1,28,599 after 1,625 more people tested positive for the disease, according to a health bulletin.
DES58 HR-LD CHIEF SECRETARY Vijai Vardhan is new Haryana chief secretary Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Wednesday appointed senior IAS officer Vijai Vardhan as the state's new chief secretary.
DES56 UKD-VIRUS 1,005 more test positive for COVID-19 in U'khand Dehradun: A total of 1,005 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand on Wednesday taking the state's infection tally to 49,000 while 20 more persons died of the disease at different hospitals in the state. PTI RDK RDK