Following are the top stories from the northern region at 8.45 pm
SRINAGAR DEL55 JK-JOURNALIST-LD DEAD
Srinagar: Veteran journalist and Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari and his PSO were shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside the newspaper's office in the heart of this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, police officials said today.
NEWDELHI DEL54 LD AIR POLLUTION
New Delhi: A cloud of dust hung over vast swathes of north Indian plains for the third day today, prompting authorities to suspend civil construction works in Delhi and Haryana as part of emergency measures to improve air quality, besides affecting flight services at Chandigarh airport.
LUCKNOW DEL26 UP-AKHILESH-LS POLLS
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj, which is represented at present by wife Dimple Yadav, while his father Maulayam Singh Yadav will contest from Mainpuri.
JAIPUR DES8 RJ-JAIPUR-FRENCH
Jaipur: A 20-year-old French woman, who was on her way to Jaipur after visiting the holy town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, has been missing for nearly two weeks, police said today.
SAHARANPUR DES17 UP-TICKET
Saharanpur: A consumer court here has directed the Indian Railways to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation to an elderly man who faced the agony of being de-boarded from a train as the ticket issued to him was wrongly dated 1,000 years into the future.
CHANDIGARH DEL38 HR-DOCUMENTS-CHATURVEDI
Chandigarh: A Haryana forest department official who filed a police complaint over missing documents related to whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi has been transferred, amid a move to seek a CBI probe into the matter.
SRINAGAR DES9 KASHMIR-CRPF-BLOOD
Srinagar: Two CRPF jawans went beyond their call of duty and broke their Ramzan fast to donate blood to a woman suffering from cancer as part of the forces' 'madadgaar' initiative for locals of the Kashmir valley.
JAMMU NRG11 JK-AMARNATH-VEHICLES
Jammu: Vehicles ferrying pilgrims to Amarnath Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir will be equipped with Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags as part of enhanced safety measures, officials said today.
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