• | Thursday | 18th August, 2022

Kolkata, Aug 18 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm. CAL 9 OD-LD FLOOD Odisha flood: CM to conduct aerial survey, nearly 5 lakh people hit Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is on Thursday set to conduct an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of the Mahanadi river basin as around five lakh people in 12 districts are reeling under the deluge. CAL 10 BH-TEJASHWI BJP trying to defame us, party uncomfortable over CM’s job creation promise: Tejashwi Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Thursday alleged that BJP, “having got nothing else to do”, was trying to "defame" the new government in the state as it was “uncomfortable" with the ‘Mahagathbandhan’s pro-people stance. CAL 8 BH-NITISH Nitish snubs BJP"s "jungle raj return’ allegations, says answer will be given at appropriate time Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday dismissed allegations of “return of jungle raj” by the BJP and asserted that the controversy surrounding newly inducted minister and RJD MLC Kartikeya Singh was being “looked into” for suitable action. CAL 7 JH-COURT-DEATH 15 people sentenced to death by Jharkhand court for killing jail inmate Jamshedpur: Fifteen people were sentenced to death by a court in Jharkhand"s East Singhbhum district on Thursday for killing an inmate of the Ghaghidih Central Jail in Jamshedpur during a clash between two groups in 2019. CAL 6 JH-DROUGHT-FARMERS J"khand farmers worried about low sowing coverage amid drought-like situation Ranchi: Bhupati Bhusan Mahto, a 64-year-old farmer in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district, is worried about his farming as more than 90 per cent of his paddy field remains uncultivated, with a drought-like situation prevailing in the state. CAL 5 WB-SCHOOL-MONDAL Arrested TMC leader claims his daughter cleared school recruitment exam Kolkata: Denying an allegation that his daughter Sukanya Mondal was appointed to a primary school without having cleared Teachers" Eligibility Test, arrested TMC leader Anubrata Mondal on Thursday claimed that she has passed the exam and has a document to prove it. CAL 4 TR-COLLEGE-MURMU Tripura: President Murmu likely to attend MBB College"s platinum jubilee celebrations Agartala: President Droupadi Murmu is likely to attend the platinum jubilee celebrations of Mahara Bir Birkam College, which will commence on September 5, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said. CAL 3 WB-NETAJI-ASHES Netaji"s daughter says she"ll soon approach India, Japan for DNA test of ashes at Renkoji Kolkata: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose"s daughter Anita Bose Pfaff said she will soon approach the Indian and the Japanese governments for a DNA test of the ashes at Tokyo"s Renkoji Temple. PTI RG RG

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