• | Saturday | 6th August, 2022

Kolkata, Aug 6 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm. CAL 9 BH-JD-U-RCP JD(U) seeks reply from RCP on corruption allegations levelled by party workers Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar"s JD(U) has sought an explanation from its former national president R C P Singh on serious allegations of corruption levelled against him by some workers of the party. CAL 8 OD-RAIN Heavy rain batters parts of Odisha Bhubaneswar: Intense spells of rain pummeled Bhubaneswar, Puri and several other parts of Odisha on Saturday, leading to waterlogging in low-lying areas. CAL 7 BH-BOAT-BLAST Bihar: Four killed as LPG cylinder explodes on motor boat in Sone River Patna: Four people were killed and several others were injured when an LPG cylinder exploded on a motor boat in Sone River in Patna on Saturday, an official said. CAL 6 JH-PIG-DEATHS Over 100 pigs die due to suspected African swine fever, alert sounded Ranchi: With more than 100 pigs dead in Ranchi district since July 27 due to suspected swine fever, the Jharkhand animal husbandry department (AHD) has sounded the alert and asked the others to take precautionary measures, a government official said on Saturday. CAL 5 BH-JDU-BJP JD(U)’s frayed ties with BJP under scanner Patna: Ties between the BJP and its ally JD(U) have come under scanner following the latter’s top leadership asserting that the party is aiming at making a comeback as the largest political force in the state. CAL 3 BH-PRISONERS-REMISSION SCHEME Bihar govt decides to release certain prisoners under special remission scheme Patna: The Bihar government has decided to release certain categories of prisoners, who have served half their jail terms, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the country’s independence, a state minister said on Saturday. CAL 2 MN-ASSEMBLY-POPULATION COMMISSION Manipur Assembly adopts resolutions to establish population commission, implement NRC Imphal: The Manipur Assembly has unanimously adopted two private member resolutions to set up a state population commission and implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC). PTI RG RG

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