Kolkata, Dec 1 (PTI) Following are PTI's top stories from the eastern region at 2 pm.

CAL1 WB-TMC Anti-NRC campaign, appeal to Bengali pride helped TMC regain its sheen, say party leaders Kolkata: The ruling TMC in Bengal has steadily regained its glory and confidence after a temporary setback in the Lok Sabha elections, riding on anti-NRC campaign and frequently stoking 'Bengali pride', senior leaders of the party said.

CAL2 MZ-BRU-REPATRIATION Bru repatriation: 289 of over 4000 families return to Mizoram Aizawl: Altogether 1,165 Brus, belonging to 289 families, returned to Mizoram from the six relief camps of Tripura during the ninth round of the government-sponsored repatriation process, which concluded on November 30, a state home department official said on Sunday.

CES3 WB-DONATION Donated Rs 97L to edu institutes since 2002: Retd Bengal prof Kolkata: With a monthly pension of just over Rs 50,000, a septuagenarian retired professor has claimed to have donated Rs 97 lakh to educational institutes in West Bengal since 2002.

LGC1 JH-COURT-RAPE Jharkhand court convicts man for raping minor girl Ramgarh: A Jharkhand court has convicted a 25-year-old man for raping a 16-year-old girl two years ago in Ramgarh district of the state.

CCM1 BIZ-TEA Amazon, Infosys, 26 other cos respond to Tea Board's EoI for technology use Kolkata: Corporate bigwigs Amazon, Infosys and Yes Bank are among the 28 companies which have responded to an expression of interest (EoI), floated by Tea Board, for using blockchain and allied technologies to determine the traceability of tea, an official said. PTI ACD ACD