New Delhi, May 22 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the northern region at 9 pm
SRINAGAR DES8 JK-FIRING-CIVILIANS INJURED Srinagar: Four women, including two sisters, were wounded in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district when Army troops allegedly fired at a group of civilians protesting an iftar feast organised by the force, police said today.
JAMMU DEL3 JK-FIRING
Jammu: A 70-year-old woman was among two persons injured as Pakistani Rangers opened fire and lobbed mortars along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir early today, triggering panic among border residents and forcing many to take shelter in government-run camps.
JAMMU DES33 JK-HAMLET-SHELLING
R S Pura (Jammu): The metallic smell of gunpowder lingered in the air and thick clouds of smoke belched from the charred houses in the Jorafarm hamlet, razed to the ground in the relentless firing by Pakistan before residents could have their Sehri – pre-dawn Ramzan meal.
SRINAGAR DEL6 JK-FAROOQ-GOVERNOR RULE
Srinagar: Questioning the Mehbooba Mufti government’s silence on the alleged involvement of BJP leaders in a land row in Jammu, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has called for immediate imposition of governor’s rule in the state.
LUCKNOW DES9 UP-AKHILESH-MAYAWATI
Lucknow: The swearing-in of H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka chief minister tomorrow is set to see one-time rivals in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, sharing a public platform.
DEHRADUN DES20 UKD-FOREST FIRE
Dehradun: As the mercury crossed the 40-degree mark, Uttarakhand witnesses a sudden rise in incidents of forest fires over the past two days with 65 forest blazes reported in one day and 600 fire alerts received today.
GURDASPUR NRG19 PB-INMATES PROTEST
Gurdaspur: A group of inmates lodged at the central jail here today protested against a search operation launched by the jail authorities for recovery of mobile phones, forcing the police to deploy extra force outside the prison to prevent any untoward situation.
CHANDIGARH DEL62 PB-SIKH-CENSOR-BOARD
Chandigarh: May 22: The Akal Takht today set up a ‘Sikh Censor Board’, saying it was “mandatory” for filmmakers now to seek approval from it before making a movie on a subject related to Sikhs and their religion.
AGRA NRG21 UP-MONKEYS-FRENCH TOURISTS-TAJ MAHAL Agra: Two French tourists were attacked by a pack of monkeys at Taj Mahal, the 17th century monument of love, in Agra district this morning, officials said.
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