These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm.
DEL26 KASHMIR-2NDLD-RESTRICTIONS EASED
Kashmir restrictions eased for Friday prayers, security forces on high alert
Srinagar: Restrictions were eased to allow people in Kashmir to offer Friday prayers in local mosques, officials said on Friday as security forces were put on high alert across the Valley in an apparent move to prevent possible protests.
DEL40 LEFT-2NDLD DETAINED
Yechury, D Raja not allowed to enter Kashmir, sent back: CPI(M) sources
New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yecury and CPI chief D Raja were not allowed to enter Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and were sent back from Srinagar airport after a brief detention, party sources said.
Unable to go home for Eid, Kashmiris fear for their families
Shimla: Contrary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance during his address to the nation on Thursday, Kashmiris in Shimla are not being able to go to their native places to celebrate Eid with their families.
End of J-K special status harbinger of hope and justice to Jammu's Valmikis
Jammu: The revocation of provisions of Article 370 has given hope to over 3,000 Valmiki community members, who live on the land allocated to their ancestors brought from Punjab by J&K government in 1957 but were denied state's 'subjectship' and entailing rights, that their plight will end soon.
NSA Doval tours sensitive downtown Srinagar, talks to locals, security personnel
Srinagar: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, who has been camping here since Tuesday, talked to locals and security personnel during a quick tour of the sensitive downtown area here on Friday, officials said.
Punjab Assembly Speaker accepts Phoolka's resignation
Chandigarh: Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana K P Singh has accepted the resignation of H S Phoolka, who had quit as legislator last year.
UP govt issues order for setting up of 2 school for tribals, Dalits in Sonbhadra
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a directive for setting up of two residential schools for children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state's Sonbhadra district, where 10 tribals were killed last month over land conflict.
IN THE PIPELINE
Jodhpur: Doubts over the plying of the Thar Express between India and Pakistan.
Chandigarh: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's parole plea has not been found valid by Rohtak Jail Superintendent.
Jaipur: Mahatma Gandhi's greatgrandson Tushar Gandhi flays process undertaken for the revocation of provisions under Article 370.
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