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New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 9 pm.

DES16 HR-FARMERS-KHATTAR Farmers hold protest against Khattar in Haryana's Rohtak Chandigarh: Farmers on Saturday held a protest against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Rohtak district.

DES25 RJ-BYPOLL-CANDIDATE-ALLEGATIONS Sahada bypoll: In viral video & letter, BJP rebel alleges he withdrew nomination after threats Jaipur: A day after BJP rebel Ladulal Pitliya withdrew nomination as an independent candidate in the Sahada assembly bypoll, a video clip and a letter circulating on social media suggest he pulled out of the elections as 'the BJP was mounting pressure' on him, and his family was being harassed.

DES28 UP-TIKAIT-MAHAPANCHAYAT Attack on my convoy pre-planned by BJP workers: Tikait Aligarh (UP): Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait claimed on Saturday that the attack on his convoy of vehicles in Rajasthan's Alwar was 'pre-planned by BJP workers' and said it should serve as a reminder to the farmers protesting against three new agriculture laws of the Centre about the travails and challenges they are going to face in the days to come.

DES24 UP-VIRUS-CASES 14 deaths, 3,290 fresh virus cases in Uttar Pradesh Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh on Saturday reported 14 coronavirus deaths as 3,290 fresh cases surfaced, pushing the state’s infection count to 6,25,923, according to a Health Department Bulletin.

DES19 UP-GIRL DEATH Girl sets herself ablaze after repeated molestation by minor, dies: Police Hamirpur (UP): A 15-year- old girl who had set herself ablaze in a village under Sumerpur police station area after allegedly being molested by a boy, succumbed to her injuries in a Kanpur hospital on Saturday, police said.

DES4 UKD-BAHIKHATAS 'Bahi khatas' of Haridwar pandas relevant even in era of computers Haridwar: Apr 3 (PTI) A step into one of the nondescript houses the pandas live in at Kushaghat near Har Ki Pairi here, one will be confronted by almirahs fully stacked with arrays of yellowing pages in huge volumes.

DES38 PB-FARMERS-PAYMENT Punjab CM writes to PM Modi, seeks continuation of existing mode of payment to farmers Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking continuance of the existing system of payment to farmers for crop procurement till a consensus is evolved on the issue of direct benefit transfer.

DES34 PB-SAD-PROTESTS SAD to hold statewide protests against Punjab govt on April 5 Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday said it will hold protests against the Congress-led Punjab government across the state on April 5 over rising power tariffs, higher taxes on fuel and law and order situation. PTI RDK RDK