New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the northern region at 8.30 pm
JAMMU DEL54 JK-SHELLING VICTIMS
Jammu, May 23 (PTI) Thirteen-year-old Shivpaul was playing with his younger brother Krishan Lal Sharma when a Pakistani mortar shell exploded inside their house in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
ARNIA DES5 JK-SHELLING-MIGRATION
Arnia (Jammu): The bustling Arnia border town and nearly 100 border hamlets along the Indo-Pak border now wear an empty look, with over 76,000 villagers abandoning their homes to escape heavy shelling by Pakistani troops.
LUCKNOW DEL59 UP-3RD LD-MLAS THREAT-MESSAGES Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police today set up a special task force to probe extortion threats to at least 12 MLAs from a person who seems to be claiming a past link with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
KAIRANA DEL28 UP-KAIRANA-CAMPAIGN
Kairana: After the party’s shock defeat in the bye-elections in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, the BJP seems to be taking no chances in Kairana.
SRINAGAR DES21 JK-MAJOR
Srinagar: A probe was ordered into a scuffle that allegedly broke out at a hotel here today after the staff did not allow a woman and another person to meet an Army officer, the Jammu and Kashmir police said.
DEHRADUN DES UKD-FOREST FIRE-CM
Dehradun: At least 295 new forest fires were reported from different parts of Uttarakhand over the last one day, prompting Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to reprimand the officials concerned for their “lack of preparedness”.
SITAPUR DES10 UP-DOG ATTACK
Sitapur (UP): In continuing incidents of stray dog attacks in Sitapur district, an eight-year-old boy was mauled by a pack of feral canines in the Pipri Kalan village this morning.
CHANDIGARH DES16 PB-FISH-NOTICE
Chandigarh: Punjab Pollution Control Board today issued a notice to Chadha sugar mill in molasses leakage incident, seeking its reply on why action should not be initiated against it for the alleged violations detected by the probe committee.
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