: Following are the top stories from the northern region at 9.30 pm.
SRINAGAR DEL50 JK-LD INFILTRATION
Srinagar: An Army major and three soldiers were killed during an operation in which they foiled an infiltration bid in Gurez area of North Kashmir, gunning down two of the eight infiltrators, officials said.
GORAKHPUR DEL61 UP-LD-SHELTER-INMATE
Gorakhpur/Deoria (UP): The police today found an inmate from the Deoria shelter home, from where 24 girls were rescued and 18 appeared missing on Sunday night, at an old age home run by the same NGO in Gorakhpur.
LUCKNOW DES10 UP-GIRLS-MINISTER
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi today admitted laxity by Deoria administration in shutting down the shelter home from where 24 girls were rescued, saying the district officials were aware about the closure order but allowed the facility to operate for more than a year.
SRINAGAR DEL7 JK-INFILTRATION
Srinagar: An Army major and three soldiers were killed while foiling an infiltration bid in north Kashmir's Gurez sector, officials said today. At least two militants were gunned down in the operation, they said.
CHANDIGARH DES3 HR-ROADWAYS-STRIKE
Chandigarh: Haryana Roadways employees today went on a day-long strike in protest against the state government's decision to introduce 700 private buses in the state.
BALLIA DES28 UP-MINISTER-PRAYER
Ballia (UP): Uttar Pradesh minister and Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar's supporters in Dharampura village treat him as a deity and the politician doesn't mind at all.
CHANDIGARH DES36 HR-GURUKULS-KHATTAR
Chandigarh: The Haryana government will give land free of cost to 'gurukuls' which provide free education to children, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today.
SRINAGAR DEL37 JK-OMAR-MEHBOOBA
Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti today took on each other with words -- and emojis -- to trade barbs on the issue of elections for the deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha.
SRINAGAR DES55 JK-SHRC
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has raised questions over the manner police applied the Public Safety Act (PSA), a law which provides for preventive detention of a person without trial for six months to one year, in case of a man from Bandipora who stayed under detention for nearly three years.
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