New Delhi, May 31 (PTI): Following are the top stories from the northern region at 8.30 pm Also Read - Tandav Row: Supreme Court Rejects Interim Protection, Makers Say 'So-Called Religious Content Removed'

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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh’s ruling BJP today suffered a stunning electoral upset with the joint opposition candidates posting victories in the bypolls for Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly constituencies. Also Read - Punjab, Haryana on High Alert After Tractor Rally In Delhi Turns Violent | Key Points Here

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Lucknow: The BJP defeat in Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly constituency has signalled the strength of unity to the opposition in Uttar Pradesh.

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Lucknow: (PTI) From Gorakhpur and Phulpur in the east to Kairana in the west, the ruling BJP has let another Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh slip away to the opposition in a bypoll, the result of which was declared today.

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Lucknow: Tabassum Hasan, whose victory in Kairana has given strength to opposition unity in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2019 general election, today became the first Muslim MP from the most populous state in the 16th Lok Sabha.

CHANDIGARH DEL49 PB-BYPOLL-SHAHKOT LD RESULT Chandigarh: The ruling Congress today wrested the Shahkot Assembly seat by handing out a crushing defeat to the Shiromani Akali Dal with party candidate Hardev Singh Ladi trouncing rival SAD’s Naib Singh Kohar by 38,802 votes.

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Chandigarh: Punjab’s main opposition party AAP today pinned its loss in the Shahkot Assembly bypolls on Amarjit Singh Thind, who defected to the SAD just before the by-elections, saying he “betrayed” the party and the electorate of the constituency.

DEHRADUN DEL56 UKD-3RD LD-BYPOLL-THARALI Dehradun: The BJP which suffered bypoll losses in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh today had the consolation of retaining the Tharali assembly seat in Uttarakhand by a slim margin.

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Pathankot: The trial in the rape-and-murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua began here today with seven of the eight accused being produced before the district and sessions judge after after the Supreme Court shifted the hearing outside Jammu and Kashmir.

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Chandigarh: A case has been registered by the Haryana police against the director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rohtak on charges of sexually harassing an ex-assistant professor of the institute.

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Chandigarh: All 51 students of a government school in Palwal failed in the Haryana Board Class 10 examination, prompting the education department to ask authorities to initiate strict action against the “erring” teachers.

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