• | Monday | 15th August, 2022

Kolkata, Aug 15 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.CAL18 AS-DAY-LD HIMANTA Assam to withdraw 1 lakh minor cases: Himanta on Independence Day Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday announced that his government will withdraw one lakh ‘minor cases’, including some involving social media posts, to reduce burden on lower courts. CAL 15 WB-DAY-LD MAMATA Want to build a nation where no one goes hungry: Mamata shares her "dream for India" Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she wants to build a nation where no one goes hungry, where no woman feels unsafe and where no oppressive forces divide the people. CAL 14 NL-GUNFIGHT-ASSAM RIFLES 2 Assam Rifles jawans injured in gunfight with militants Kohima: At least two jawans of the Assam Rifles were injured in a gunfight with militants of NSCN-K (Yung Aung) in Nagaland"s Mon district in the early hours of Monday, officials said. CAL 13 BH-DAY-NITISH On Independence Day, Nitish says his govt aiming to provide 20 lakh jobs Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asserted that his new government was not only committed to fulfilling the promise of 10 lakh jobs, made by his deputy Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, but would like to exceed the employment generation target twice over. CAL 12 MZ-DAY-ZORAMTHANGA Taking concrete steps to strengthen internal security in Mizoram: CM Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Monday said his government has been taking concrete steps to strengthen the internal security of the state. CAL 11 JH-DAY-SOREN No space for hate, separatism in India"s culture: Soren Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday said honest efforts were on to build a strong Jharkhand to fulfill the aspirations of the people for which a separate state was created. CAL 10 AR-DAY-KHANDU Tough reforms on cards for better Arunachal Pradesh: Khandu Itanagar: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday said his government would undertake tough reforms and would not hesitate to take on legacy issues for a better Arunachal Pradesh. CAL 9 OD-DAY-PATNAIK Prepare for India"s 100th Independence Day from today: Odisha CM Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged the people of the state to give their time for nation building so that a major transformation could be achieved in the next 25 years, leading to the centenary of India"s Independence. PTI RG RG

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