: Following are the top stories from the northern region at 1815 HRS:
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New Delhi: The BJP is "misusing" the CBI and the I-T department to implicate Delhi minister Satyendar Jain, the AAP alleges after the agency questioned his wife in connection with an ongoing inquiry into money laundering charges against him.
Lucknow: Hours after the NDA picked up Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate for the post of president, BSP chief Mayawati says her party cannot take a negative stand against a Dalit nominee.
Srinagar: Widespread celebrations erupt in Kashmir following Pakistan's win against arch-rival India in the Champions Trophy final at Oval, with separatist leaders congratulating the neighbouring country for clinching the title.
Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani says that there was no threat to the annual Amarnath Yatra, scheduled to begin later this month, stressing that the pilgrims were "our revered guests", who would be received as per the age-old traditions.
Lucknow: Though Uttar Pradesh has given the nation a number of prime ministers, it will be perhaps for the first time that the politically-crucial state will have the pride of sending someone to Rashtrapati Bhavan if NDA nominee Ramnath Kovind becomes president.
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New Delhi: A CBI team visits Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to probe the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed, a student who had gone missing from his hostel on October 16, 2016.
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asks opposition parties to rise above party politics and support senior BJP leader Ram Nath Kovind for the post of President.
New Delhi: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan extends full support to the NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, saying his choice is a political masterstroke by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
DES2 UP-GOMTI RIVERFRONT-CBI PROBE
Lucknow: Days after recommending a CBI probe into the alleged multi-crore scam in Shia and Sunni waqf boards, the Uttar Pradesh government might recommend a similar investigation into various anomalies in the Gomti River Front Development - a dream project of former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Chandigarh: The Punjab Assembly witnesses a heated exchange of words between the treasury and Opposition benches as the government tables a white paper on the state finances accusing the previous SAD-BJP regime of resorting to a "systematic loot" of the resources.