Following are the top stories from the northern region at 1915 hrs: NRG9 UKD-SWINE FLU-ALERT Dehradun: A swine flu alert is sounded in Uttarakhand after three deaths caused by the disease within a week. NRG15 RJ-DROWN Kota (Raj): Four children are killed after falling into a water reservoir while they were taking a bath at Dugari village in Rajasthan's Bundi district, police say. DES28 JK-MEHBOOBA PAY New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urges Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to enhance the "hardship allowance" for the state police force by bringing it on par with that of central paramilitary forces. DES14 DL-FARMERS-PROTEST 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. DES16 UP-ASSEMBLY-MOCKDRILL 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. DES24 DCW-NRI MARRIAGES New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women seeks suggestions from the public on issues concerning dispute in NRI marriages, the panel says in a statement. DEL45 MHA-AMARNATH-ACCIDENT New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and takes stock of the situation following the death of 16 Amarnath pilgrims in a bus accident, officials say. DES27 DL-PARAKRAM-VANS New Delhi: The Delhi Police will add 15 'Parakram' vans manned by NSG-trained drivers and commandos to its existing fleet of 10 such vans, as the force ramps up security in the run up to Independence Day.
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