Following are the top stories from the northern region at 1735 hrs:
Dehradun: Five people including a Kanwaria are killed in two road accidents in the state, police say.
Srinagar: A policeman posted as driver of a PDP MLA and three others are arrested in connection with an attack on a special police officer (SPO) last month.
Jammu: Amid tight security, the seventeenth batch comprising 3,603 pilgrims leaves Jammu for the 3,888-metre- high Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials say.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police is thrown into a tizzy when it is alerted by a man about a threat call about blowing up the Red Fort.
DES7 BOOK-DALHOUSIE VISIT
New Delhi: The over 160-year-old Dalhousie hill station in Himachal Pradesh may have been named after the famous Governor General of India, but strangely Lord Dalhousie himself never visited the idyllic town, claims a new book. By Kunal Dutt
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Ludhiana: The pastor of a church shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants at Salem Tabri locality here late last night.
New Delhi: With an aim to promote paperless transaction, the Delhi Assembly directs city government departments to send their replies to questions asked by lawmakers via email and in a pen drive.
New Delhi: Scores of Tamil Nadu farmers, who grabbed eyeballs with their unique protest earlier this year, land in the national capital to resume their agitation for loan waiver and drought-relief package.
Lucknow: The UP Anti-Terrorism Squad conducts a mockdrill in the precincts of the Uttar Pradesh Legislature building to plug possible loopholes in security ahead of voting for the presidential poll tomorrow.
DES18 HR-TRADER SLAPPED-ARREST
Hisar: Another person arrested for allegedly slapping a Muslim trader when he refused to raise the slogan of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' during a protest by Bajrang Dal activists against the recent terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims, police say.