These are the top stories from the northern region at 5.15 pm
SRINAGAR DES2 JK-POLL-0900HRS
Srinagar: The trend of low voter turnout continued in the ongoing civic polls in Kashmir Saturday as only 1.3 per cent of the 1.62 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the first three hours of polling which began at 6.00 am.
JAMMU DES5 JK-POLL-SAMBA
Jammu: Like first two phases, the enthusiastic voters have thronged polling stations across Samba district of Jammu region in the third phase of the urban local bodies (ULB) elections to seal the fate of 242 candidates in 56 municipal wards.
BANDA DES7 UP-FAMILY-ABLAZE
Banda: A woman killed herself allegedly after tying the hands and legs of her four children and setting them ablaze following a dispute with her husband, police said Saturday.
JAIPUR DES9 RJ- EIGHT KILLED
Jaipur: Eight persons, including three children, were killed and three others injured Saturday when a car they were travelling in collided with a truck in Rajasthan's Udaipur district, police said.
IN THE PIPELINE
Dehradun: AIIMS-Rishikesh threatens to file a defamation case against the ashram with which environmentalist G D Agarwal was associated.