Following are the top stories from the northern region at 1730 HRS:
DEL 30 UP-CONG-LEADER-SUSPEND
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Congress suspends a senior leader from all party posts after he purportedly referred to Rahul Gandhi as "Pappu", in a Whatsapp post that otherwise lauded his attempts to reach out to farmers in Mandsaur.
DEL 34 RD-RURAL TRANSPORT
New Delhi: The Centre will launch a new scheme to provide interest-free loan to women self-help groups in rural areas on the purchase of small commercial vehicles, to boost public transport and generate employment.
DES 9 MHA-FLOODS
New Delhi: The Centre is keeping a close watch over the flood situation in the north-eastern states and is ready to offer all necessary help, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said.
DES 8 MHA-TWITTER
New Delhi: Home ministry launches a Twitter handle for a fund which helps families of paramilitary personnel killed while fighting extremists.
DES 6 DOPT-REGULATORS-PAYCUT
New Delhi: The chairpersons and members of regulatory bodies cannot take both salary and pension, the Centre has said.
DES 13 UP-BUS-ACCIDENT
Jaunpur (UP): At least eight persons, including a woman, were killed and 30 injured when an Uttar Pradesh roadways bus fell on the bank of Sai river from a bridge.
DES 2 UP-ROADS MOBILES
By Abhinav Pandey
Lucknow: Roadways bus drivers talking on phones while behind the wheels in Uttar Pradesh need to watch out as passengers clicking them while flouting rules will win prizes.
DES 11 MOSJ-TECHNICAL EDUCATION
New Delhi: Technical education should be imparted in regional languages to provide a level playing field to the rural youths whose lack of knowledge of English put them at a disadvantage in comparison to their urban counterparts, Union minister Vijay Sampla said.
NRG 1 PB-PAK-INTRUDER
Ferozepur (Punjab): BSF personnel have nabbed an inebriated Pakistani national who crossed the international border in Ferozepur sector, an official said today.
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