Following are the top stories from the northern region at 4.45 pm
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Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said militants "will only have themselves to blame" if security forces hit them harder than before after the Centre's peace initiative ends.
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Nainital: The popular hill station of Nainital has shut its doors to tourists arriving in vehicles, with authorities putting up houseful banners at various points on the outskirts of the resort town.
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Lucknow: The Bhim Army, which hit headlines after the Saharanpur riots of 2017, is making quiet inroads in Uttar Pradesh to oust the BJP and the RSS in the next Lok Sabha elections.
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Jammu: An FIR has been registered against major telecom players Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio for reportedly carrying out unauthorised digging and damaging 62 km of roads in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Lucknow: The UP BJP has geared up to prepare its "cyber sena" for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, with the party hoping to have around 2 lakh such trained social media experts across the state within the next three months.
Chandigarh: A Haryana school education board class 12 topper is dejected as another student with the same marks has been given a cash prize by the state govt while ignoring him.
Chandigarh: Punjab's finance department unearthed Rs 19.29 crore embezzlement of public funds.
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