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New Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 9 pm.

DEL23 RAIL-PUNJAB Rail Board chief rules out partial resumption of train services in Punjab, says farmers still around station premises New Delhi: The railways on Saturday declined to resume only goods train services in Punjab as demanded by agitating farmers, who cleared tracks after squatting on them for over 40 days, and said it will operate both freight and passenger trains or none.

DES27 PB-TRAINS-FARMERS Punjab farmer bodies slam Centre for not resuming goods trains Chandigarh: Farmer bodies protesting against the farm laws on Saturday slammed the Centre for not resuming goods trains in Punjab even as they stuck to their stand of not allowing passenger trains.

DES44 PB-VIRUS-CASES COVID: 15 deaths, 480 new cases in Punjab Chandigarh: Fifteen more people died from coronavirus in Punjab on Saturday as 480 new cases pushed the state’s infection count to 1,36,958, according to a bulletin.

DES38 HR-HOODA Bring MLAs, MPs under right to recall: Hooda Chandigarh: Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday asserted that the right to recall must be first applicable on MLAs and MPs and only then it should be allowed for members of panchayati raj institutions.

DES34 HR-VIRUS-CASES COVID-19: 2,011 fresh cases, 17 more fatalities in Haryana Chandigarh: Haryana on Saturday reported 2,011 fresh novel coronavirus cases, taking the caseload to 1,80,424, and with 17 more fatalities the COVID-19-related death toll in the state rose to 1,897, according to the state health department's daily bulletin.

DES18 UP-DALIT-GIRL-ABLAZE Man sets Dalit girl ablaze for rejecting his sexual advances: Police Ballia: A 15-year-old Dalit girl was set ablaze in a village here in Ballia district by a youth for rejecting his sexual advances, police said on Saturday.

DES30 UP-HARASSMENT UP: Man beaten to death for objecting to daughter's harassment Gorakhpur (UP): A 50-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death for objecting to his daughter’s harassment in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria district, police said on Saturday.

DES32 UP-RAPE-MURDER Seven-year-old raped, murdered in UP's Sant Kabir Nagar Sant Kabir Nagar (UP): A seven-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered at a village here, police said on Saturday.

DES12 UP-VIRUS CASES UP reports 1,901 more cases; Recovery rate 94 percent Lucknow: With 1,901 fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally in Uttar Pradesh rose to 4,95,421, while the fatalities went up to 7,180 with 25 more deaths, officials said on Saturday.

DES4 UP-MAYAWATI-STUBBLE BURNING Atrocities on farmers in garb of pollution caused due to stubble burning is extremely condemnable: Mayawati Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Saturday appealed to the Uttar Pradesh government to make farmers aware about stubble burning and its impact on air pollution, before initiating any action against them.

DES16 RJ-GURJAR-STIR Rajasthan: Gurjar leader Bainsla threatens to intensify agitation Jaipur: Gurjar leader Col Kirori Singh Bainsla on Saturday threatened to intensify their agitation over reservation from November 9 if their demands are not met immediately.

DES29 RJ-VIRUS-CASES 13 more COVID deaths, 1,841 cases in R'than Jaipur: Rajasthan recorded 13 more coronavirus deaths, taking the toll to 1,979 on Saturday, while the tally rose to 2.09 lakh with 1,841 new cases, the Health Department said.

LGD7 HP-HC-HYDRO-PROJECT HC seeks stands of Centre, Punjab on plea to transfer Mandi power project to HP Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Saturday sought the Punjab government’s stand on a petition seeking to divest its control over the Mandi-based the Uhal River Hydro-Electric Project in Mandi and transfer it to the hill state.

DES33 UKD-VIRUS 498 more test positive for COVID-19 in U'khand Dehradun: Uttarakhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 65,036 on Saturday with 498 more persons testing positive, a state health department bulletin said. PTI RDK RDK