• | Friday | 22nd October, 2021

Kolkata, Oct 22 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm. CAL 1 OD-OLIVE RIDLEY-SEA EROSION Olive Ridley turtles" nesting faces sea erosion risk in Odisha Berhampur: A massive sea erosion near the confluence of Rushikulya River and Bay of Bengal in Odisha"s Ganjam district has posed a threat to the mass nesting of the Olive Ridley turtles this year, wildlife activists said. CAL 2 WB-BANGLA VIOLENCE-POLITICS Bangladesh communal violence resonates in West Bengal"s political discourse Kolkata: Recent incidents of communal violence against minority Hindus in neighbouring Bangladesh has set off a churning in the political discourse of West Bengal, with the ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition BJP trying to cash in on the issue in the run-up to the October 30 by-elections in the state. CAL 3 AS-PORN-MURDER Assam: 3 boys arrested for killing 6-year-old girl for not watching porn videos Nagaon: Three boys have been arrested in Assam"s Nagaon district for allegedly beating their six-year-old friend to death after she refused to watch pornographic videos on a mobile phone with them, police said on Friday. CAL 4 OD-MAJHI-RESIGN OPCC working president Pradeep Majhi quits party, likely to join BJD Bhubaneswar: In a major jolt to opposition Congress ahead of the panchayat polls due in early 2022, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) working president and former MP Pradeep Majhi resigned from the party"s primary membership on Friday. CAL 5 WB-MAMATA-GOA Mamata to visit poll-bound Goa next week Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will embark on a two-day visit to poll-bound Goa next week, a TMC leader said on Friday. CAL 6 WB-BJP-BRAWL Bengal BJP activists brawl in front of state leadership Kolkata: Rumblings of discontent within the Bharatiya Janata Party"s Bengal unit spilled out in the open, when two factions within the party brawled in the presence of state BJP President Sukanta Majumder and his predecessor Dilip Ghosh at Katwa in Paschim Bardhaman on Friday. CAL 7 NETAJI-ASHES Narasimha Rao govt wanted to bring back Bose’s ashes, dropped idea after intelligence warning of riots: Netaji grandnephew Kolkata: The P V Narasimha Rao government in the 1990s had been on the verge of bringing to India the ashes, believed to be the mortal remains of Subhas Chandra Bose now kept at the Renkoji Temple in Japan, but was dissuaded from doing so due to an intelligence report, which warned that controversy surrounding the issue could lead to riots in Kolkata, a grandnephew of Netaji said. CES 10 BH-PRESIDENT President winds up Patna tour with visit to Takht Harmandir Sahib Patna: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday visited places of worship of different faiths here and tried his hands at spinning Khadi before winding up his three-day tour of the city. PTI RG RG

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