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HIGHLIGHTS NORTH 6.30 PM

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
These are the top stories from the northern region at 6.30 pm

GHAZIPUR DEL19 UP-3RDLD-PM-GHAZIPUR

Ghazipur (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday accused the Congress of misleading farmers on loan waivers, saying its governments had handed out lollipops instead of what was promised.
VARANASI DEL18 UP-PM-RICE

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday dedicated the International Rice Research Institute's South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) campus to the nation in Varanasi.
LUCKNOW DES9 UP-SUHELDEV-LEGACY

Lucknow: With the Lok Sabha elections slated for early next year, the legacy of Maharaja Suheldev, who is said to have killed the Ghaznavid general Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud in the early 11th century is up for grabs for the NDA partners in Uttar Pradesh.
NEWDELHI DEL12 CONG-UP-ALLIANCE

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday said it was open to an alliance in Uttar Pradesh with any party that wants to "free" the people from BJP rule and urged all such forces to not weaken each other.
JAIPUR DEL3 RJ-YEARENDER

Jaipur: After being reduced to just 21 seats in the last assembly elections, the Congress bounced back in Rajasthan in 2018. This was also the year when the Zika virus struck, the law caught up with actor Salman Khan and godman Asaram Bapu, and a man was beaten to death after being branded a cow smuggler.
CHANDIGARH NRG12 PB-PANCHAYAT-POLLS

Chandigarh: The polling to elect sarpanchs and panchs for 13,276 villages in Punjab will be held Sunday amid tight security arrangements.
AMBALA DES2 HR-FOG-ACCIDENT Ambala (Har): Seven people were killed and four injured when a vehicle rammed into two SUVs due to heavy fog on the Ambala-Chandigarh national highway on Saturday, police said.
CHANDIGARH NRG7 HR-AAP-ARREST

Chandigarh: Three Aam Aadmi Party leaders were arrested Saturday for allegedly circulating "fake news" on social media attributed to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar even as the AAP accused the BJP of "jungle rule".
SRINAGAR DEL15 JK-2NDLD ENCOUNTER

Srinagar: Four Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, including one suspected to be from Pakistan, were killed Saturday in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

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First Published: Dec 29 2018 | 6:36 PM IST

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