• | Thursday | 8th December, 2022

Kolkata, Dec 8 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm. CAL 14 BH-BYPOLL-LD RESULT BJP wrests Kurhani from ruling ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in Bihar Muzaffarpur: In a major embarrassment for the recently formed “Mahagathbandhan” government, the JD(U) on Thursday ended up conceding the Kurhani assembly seat to the BJP with which the party’s supremo Nitish Kumar snapped ties four months ago. CAL 16 OD-BY-POLL-5TH LD COUNTING Bariha secures unassailable lead in Padampur by-poll Bhubaneswar: BJD candidate Barsha Singh Bariha has secured an unassilable lead in Padampur by-election in Odisha by securing over 57.80 per cent of the votes polled and is leading over her nearest rival Pradip Purohit of BJP by over 38,252 votes. CAL 15 AN-PRINCESS-DESCENDANT-GERMANY Descendant of Nicobari chief who helped sink WW1 German ship to take island culture to Saxony museum Port Blair: Over a century after a Nancowrie princess helped the British sink a German warship during World War I, her great-grandson has been invited by an ethnographic museum in Germany’s Saxony to explain the unique handicrafts and culture of the Nicobari island chain. CAL 10 WB-CONG-YATRA-RAHUL Rahul, Priyanka may visit Bengal for Bharat Jodo Yatra Kolkata: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are likely visit West Bengal in the latter half of this month to participate in the state leg of the "Bharat Jodo Yatra" which will be starting from December 28, a party leader said on Thursday. LGC 2 WB-HC-ADHIKARI Cal HC stays proceedings in criminal cases filed against Suvendu Adhikari Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday stayed proceedings against Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari in criminal cases filed against him at various police stations in the state. CES 3 AS-BRU-SURRENDER 1000 Bru militants to surrender arms in Assam on Dec 12 Hailakandi: Around 1000 Bru militants will surrender arms and return to the mainstream at a formal ceremony in Assam"s Hailakandi district on December 12, police said on Thursday. CES 2 TR-RUBBER-NORTHEAST Rubber Board sets target of 2 lakh hectares land for cultivation in NE by 2025 Agartala: The Rubber Board has set a target of 2 lakh hectares of rubber cultivation in the northeastern states by 2025 to increase production, a senior official said. PTI RG RG

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