• | Wednesday | 30th November, 2022

Kolkata, Nov 30 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm. CAL 9 BIZ-TEA-IRAN Exporters say key buyer Iran not lifting Indian tea Kolkata: Tea exporters on Wednesday said that Iran, a major buyer of the product from the country, was not filling up mandatory proforma meant for purchases as they were waiting for finalisation of a rupee-payment deal. CAL 8 BH-JUMBO-DNA PROFILING Bihar to start DNA profiling of captive elephants Patna: The Bihar government will soon start DNA profiling of all captive elephants in the state to curb illegal trade of the pachyderm. CAL 7 WB-TRAIN GRAZE Two EMU local trains graze each other outside Sealdah station Kolkata: Two EMU local trains grazed each other while travelling in the same direction on adjacent tracks outside Sealdah railway station here on Wednesday but none was injured, a railway official said. CAL 6 OD-BYPOLL-PATNAIK Odisha bypoll: Patnaik to hit campaign trail in Padampur on December 2 Bhubaneswar: Adding momentum to BJD’s campaign for bypoll to Padampur assembly segment, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will be canvassing for party candidate Barsha Singh Bariha on December 2, sources in the state’s ruling camp said. CAL 5 TR-TIPRA MOTHA-LD AGITATION Tipra Motha to hold demonstration in Delhi demanding "Greater Tipraland" Agartala: The Tipra Motha, a regional outfit led by scion of erstwhile royal family Pradyot Kishore Debbarma, is set to hold a demonstration in Delhi next week to press for their demand for a separate state for Tripura"s indigenous people. CAL 4 AS-CM-TEA ESTATE Assam CM distributes cheques of Rs 1 lakh each among Cachar tea estate families Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has handed over cheques of Rs 1 lakh each to 1,296 families residing at Cachar district"s Doloo Tea Estate, which got mired in controversies earlier in the year over land acquisition for a greenfield airport. CAL 3 OD-PATNAIK-SHGs Interest-free loans up to Rs 5 lakh for Mission Shakti SHGs in Odisha Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, in a bid to boost the state"s "Mission Shakti" scheme, has announced that his government would hike the upper limit for interest-free loan provided to self-help group members from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, starting April next year. PTI RG RG

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