Following are the top stories from the northern region at 1730 hrs:
New Delhi: The government restores a crucial senior-level post in the Sino-India border guarding force ITBP after three years, a development seen as strengthening the paramilitary in the wake of frequent military stand-offs between the two sides.
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Union Minister Uma Bharti were among those who cast their votes for the presidential poll here.
New Delhi: At least 26 fresh cases of malaria have been reported last week, taking the total number of people affected by this vector-borne disease this year to 210, according to a municipal report.
Hoshiarpur (PB): At least 12 children have been injured when their school van rammed into a truck amid heavy rains near here.
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Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh seeks from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley a GST exemption on 'langars' and the 'prasad' distributed at various religious places, including temples.
Jaipur: Ten bovine animals, including seven cows, die after consuming plants that had been sprayed with pesticides in Rajasthan's Pali district, the police say.
Muzaffarnagar (UP): A man has been arrested here after he was allegedly found extracting money from passengers on a train posing as a Travel Ticket Examiner (TTE), officials say.
Badaun (UP): A man has been arrested for allegedly raping his 11-year-old daughter at a village here, police say.