New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 9.20 pm.
LGD13 RJ-COURT-SHOURIE Laxmi Vilas Palace case: Rajasthan HC stays arrest warrant against Arun Shourie Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday stayed the arrest warrant against former union minister Arun Shourie and one other in a case involving the sale of an Udaipur hotel at an alleged loss of Rs 244 crore to the exchequer.
DES45 RJ-VIRUS-CASES 15 deaths, 1,946 fresh virus cases in Rajasthan Jaipur: Fifteen people died from coronavirus in Rajasthan on Wednesday as the state reported a record 1,946 daily cases, taking the infection numbers to 1,20,739, according to a health bulletin.
DES56 RJ-JAIPUR METRO Jaipur Metro resumes operations, Gehlot inaugurates service on extended track Jaipur: After six months of its closure due to the COVID lockdown, Jaipur metro resumed operations on Wednesday when chief minister Ashok Gehlot also inaugurated a small underground stretch of the existing line to a new destination in the walled city area.
LGD20 PB-HC-SAINI Ex-DGP skips appearance before SIT, gets relief from high court Chandigarh: The high court on Wednesday directed the Punjab government to give former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini seven days' notice before arresting him for any crime during his entire police career, other than the disappearance of a junior engineer in 1991.
DES26 PB-SIDHU-FARM BILLS Navjot Sidhu stages protest against farm bills (Eds: Correcting word in intro) Amritsar: Punjab MLA and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday staged a protest against the farm bills which, he said, will 'ruin' the farming community.
DES27 UP-VIRUS-CASES UP sees 5,234 fresh COVID-19 cases, 87 deaths; recoveries cross 3 lakh-mark Lucknow: With 87 COVID-19 deaths reported from Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, the death toll due to the disease climbed to 5,299, while the total number of people discharged after treatment crossed the 3 lakh-mark in the state.
DES10 UP-FILM CITY-INVESTMENT Singapore-based firm offers USD 10 million investment for film academy in UP Film City Lucknow/Noida: A Singapore-based media company has offered an initial investment of USD 10 million (approximately Rs 73.51 crore) for setting up a film academy in the proposed film city in Uttar Pradesh.
DES24 UKD-ASSEMBLY-LD SESSION Cong creates ruckus in U'khand Assembly, seeks debate on coronavirus Dehradun: The Congress on Wednesday created a ruckus in the Uttarakhand Assembly, demanding a discussion on the coronavirus situation in the state.
DES57 HR-VIRUS-CASES Coronavirus claims 27 lives as 1,986 fresh cases detected in Haryana Chandigarh: Twenty-seven more people died from coronavirus in Haryana on Wednesday as 1,986 fresh cases took the state’s infection tally to 1,16,856.
DEL57 HR-LD FARM BILLS-PROTESTS Cops use water cannons on anti-farm bill activists in Ambala and Panipat Chandigarh: The Haryana police on Wednesday used water cannons in Panipat and Ambala on agitators to stop them from proceeding to Delhi to protest against the Centre’s farm reform bills.
DES17 HP-VIRUS-LD-SUICIDE COVID-19 positive woman ends life in Shimla hospital; magisterial probe ordered Shimla: A 54-year-old woman who had tested positive for coronavirus last week allegedly killed herself at a government hospital in Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla early Wednesday, police said. PTI RDK RDK