HIGHLIGHTS-EASTERN REGION 5 PM

Kolkata, Jan 16 (PTI) Following are PTI's top stories from the eastern region at 5 pm.

CAL 11 BH-CITIZENSHIP-SHAH Shah seeks peoples support to CAA;reiterates Nitish to lead NDA in upcoming Bihar polls Vaishali: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday made an impassioned plea for the support of people of Bihar to measures taken by Narendra Modi government like the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

CAL 12 WB-LD BJP DILIP GHOSH Dilip Ghosh re-elected Bengal BJP president Kolkata: With an eye on the 2021 assembly polls the BJP on Thursday re-elected Dilip Ghosh, who is credited for the growth of the saffron party in West Bengal, as president of its state unit for the second consecutive term.

LGC 2 JH-COURTI LALU Lalu appears before CBI court in the fifth fodder scam case Ranchi: Jailed RJD president Lalu Prasad appeared before a special CBI court here on Thursday in connection with a case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 139.35 crore from Doranda Treasury when he was the Bihar chief minister in the 1990s.

CES 1 OD-MO SARKAR ST & SC Development Dept comes under 'Mo Sarkar' programme Bhubaneswar: In its bid to take the administration close to the people, the Odisha government has announced the inclusion of the ST and SC Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Department under the 'Mo Sarkar' (my government) programme.

CES 3 JH-MIGRATORY BIRDS Decline in number of migratory birds visiting Maithon dam Dhanbad: Migratory birds have arrived in large numbers at Panchet dam but the number of winged guests at Maithon dam in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district has come down, officials said.

CES 6 JH-TIGRESS-ALERT Tigress alert in Jharkhand's Ghatsila Jamshedpur: The Jharkhand government has warned villagers and picnickers of presence of a tigress in and around Dainmari jungle in East Singhbhum district after pugmarks of the big cat were spotted in the forest, an official said here on Thursday.

CES 8 OD-BJP-MOHANTY Samir Mohanty emerges consensus candidate for Odisha BJP chief Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Samir Mohanty is likely to be the next president of the party's Odisha unit, after he emerged as the consensus candidate for the post on Thursday.

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