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New Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 9 pm.

DEL29 JK-LD ABDULLAH NC claims Farooq Abdullah not allowed to leave house, J-K parties condemn 'violation' of rights Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration prevented former chief minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah from leaving his residence to offer prayers at the Hazratbal shrine here on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi on Friday, his party said.

DES21 JK-VAISHNODEVI-PILGRIMS 15K devotees to be allowed to offer prayers at Vaishnodevi Temple from Nov 1 Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday said 15,000 pilgrims will be allowed per day to pay obeisance at the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi from November 1.

DES29 RJ-ASSEMBLY-FARM LAWS Rajasthan assembly session tomorrow; state govt may bring bill against Centre's farm laws Jaipur: The Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan is likely to introduce an amendment bill to counter the Centre’s new farm laws when the state assembly convenes on Saturday.

DES35 RJ-GURJAR-STIR Rajasthan: Gurjar stir over reservation from November 1 Jaipur: A major Gurjar organisation on Friday said it will begin an agitation over reservation for the community from November 1.

DES32 RJ-VIRUS-DEATHS 10 more deaths, over 1,700 fresh COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan Jaipur: Rajasthan on Friday reported 10 more fatalities due to COVID-19, taking the death toll to 1,898, while 1,794 fresh cases pushed the tally to 1,95,213, the state health department said.

DES39 PB-KARTARPUR-SAD SAD chief urges PM to direct Lands Port Authority to reopen Kartarpur Corridor Chandigarh: Ahead of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to direct the Lands Port Authority of India (LPAI) to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor.

DES33 PB-POLICE-HOSHIARPUR CASE Hoshiarpur rape-murder case: Punjab Police files charge sheet in court Chandigarh: The Punjab Police on Friday submitted a charge sheet in a court in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a six-year-old Dalit girl in Hoshiarpur.

DES10 PB-POWER Power situation in Punjab turns grim, power plants nearly run out of coal stock Chandigarh: Power situation has turned grim in Punjab with thermal plants nearly running out of coal stock as movement of coal rakes in the state has remained suspended for about a month in view of the farmers' stir and authorities on Friday said imposing power cuts may be unavoidable.

DES16 UP-AMU-PROTEST AMU students protest, condemn Macron's comments Aligarh (UP): A group students held a protest at the Aligarh Muslim Union, condemning French President Emmanuel Macron’s stand on publication of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.

DES20 UP-MLA-SON Bhadohi police issue lookout notice for Bhadohi MLA's son Bhadohi (UP): Police here on Friday issued a lookout notice for Nishad Party MLA Vijay Mishra’s son Vishnu Mishra suspecting that he may flee the country to evade arrest in connection with rape and other criminal cases, an official said.

DES14 UP-LD BURNT Amethi: Village head's husband dies from burns, family says killed over electoral rivalry Amethi (UP): A village head's husband died from burns here on Friday, with his family claiming that he was killed over electoral rivalry, police said.

DES12 UP-VIRUS-CASES 2,237 fresh COVID-19 cases take UP's tally to over 4.8 lakh, death toll 7,007 Lucknow: The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 7,007 in Uttar Pradesh on Friday with 24 more fatalities, while 2,237 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to over 4.8 lakh, a senior official said.

DES13 HR-STUDENT-MURDER-VHP Ballabhgarh murder: VHP expresses concern over 'love jihad', seeks speedy trial Ballabhgarh (Har): Expressing concern over incidents of 'love Jihad', Vishva Hindu Parishad’s working president Alok Kumar on Friday demanded Rs 1 crore relief and speedy trial in the Ballabhgarh student murder case.

DES3 HR-STUDENT RAMDEV Ballabgarh student killing case: Ramdev demands public hanging of culprits Haridwar (Uttarakhand): Yoga guru Ramdev has demanded public hanging of the killers of a 21-year-old woman outside her college in Haryana's Ballabgarh, terming the murder as a case of 'love jihad'.

DES40 HR-STUDENT-SELJA Congress has no connection with Ballabhgarh murder accused, BJP spreading misinformation: Selja Chandigarh: Rejecting allegations of a 'Congress connection' of the Ballabhgarh murder accused, Haryana party president Kumari Selja accused the BJP of trying to spread 'false information' to cover up its failure on the law and order front.

DES44 HR-VIRUS-CASES 11 deaths, 1650 virus cases in Haryana Chandigarh: Eleven more people died from coronavirus in Haryana on Friday as 1,650 fresh cases surfaced, pushing the state’s infection count to 1,65,467, according to a health bulletin.

DES36 UKD-VIRUS 349 more COVID-19 cases in U'khand Dehradun: The COVID-19 tally in Uttarakhand on Friday rose to 61,915 with 349 more people testing positive, while two more patients died. PTI RDK RDK