HIGHLIGHTS-EASTERN REGION

Following are PTI”s top stories from the eastern region at 9 pm.

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Guv expresses reservation about one JU Honoris Causa recipient, relents later

Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday voiced reservations about one of the four Honoris Causa recipients this year during a ”court” meeting of Jadavpur University, but relented later saying there should be “wider consultation in future”.

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CPI(M), TMC and Congress hit out at Piyush Goyal for calling Abhijit Banerjee Left-leaning

Kolkata: Parties in West Bengal cutting across political lines unequivocally criticised union minister Piyush Goyal for his comment against Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and said it reflects the “narrow” mindset of BJP and the saffron camp.

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No report sought from Assam police about threat to Hajela: IGP

Guwahati: Assam police was not asked to submit any report about perception of any threat to NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela whose transfer the Supreme Court ordered “forthwith” on Friday, a top Assam police official said.

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Hurt by statements of WB ministers : Dhankhar

Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday said he was hurt by the statements of some of the state”s ministers and that comments were made on his being being provided ”Z” category security without checking facts.

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WB govt decides to hold students” union polls in colleges, varsities

Kolkata: After putting student union polls on hold for over two years in all the colleges and universities in the state, the West Bengal government has decided to allow the institutes to conduct elections whenever they deem appropriate, state minister Partha Chatterjee said.

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RSS hopes Ayodhya case will be in favour of Hindus, supports NRC

Bhubaneswar: RSS on Friday expressed optimism that the Supreme Court judgment in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case at Ayodhya will be in favour of the Hindus.

Shiv Sena expels woman who defeated Narayan Rane in bypoll

US tariffs a ”hostile act” by ”American allies”: French minister