Following are the top stories from the northern region at 1910 HRS:
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issues notices to Haryana's director general of police and the Gurgaon police commissioner over the alleged gangrape of a 23 -year-old woman in the industrial area of Manesar.
DES1 UP-TREES DEFECATION
Gonda (UP): One of the dirtiest places in India - Gonda - is going green to stop open defecation with the administration planting trees having religious significance in the hope of putting an end to the menace.
Chandigarh: Three gangsters allegedly commit suicide when after finding themselves surrounded by Punjab and Haryana police in a village in Haryana's Sirsa district, say police.
Chandigarh: Over 4,000 Haryana Roadways buses remain off the road as employees call for a 'chakka jam' and strike work for a day to demand withdrawal of permits to private bus operators.
Lucknow: Eight inmates of a juvenile home here remove an exhaust fan and use bedsheets to escape from the facility, say police.
New Delhi: For the first time, an NDRF team has been permanently based in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - Srinagar - to undertake quick rescue operations in the event of an earthquake or floods.
New Delhi: As many as 28 students from Kashmir belonging to economically weaker sections have made to top institutions like IITs and NITs with the help of the Army's 'Kashmir Super 30' initiative.
New Delhi: The Home Ministry is examining a mercy petition of realty baron Gopal Ansal, convicted in the Uphaar fire tragedy case, and has sought opinion of the ministries concerned before conveying its decision to the President.
Chandigarh: In a major decision ahead of the Budget Session, the Punjab Cabinet gives its nod for increasing the reservation for women in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) from 33 per cent to 50 per cent.
Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet here gives the go-ahead for the draft model GST Bill to be put before the House during the budget session of the state assembly and also approved the report of the Fifth State Finance Commission submitted to the Punjab Governor.