HIGHLIGHTS EASTERN REGION 5 PM

Kolkata, Nov 18 (PTI) Following are PTI's top storiesfrom the eastern region at 5 pm.

CAL2 BH-LD ACCIDENT Truck overturns on children, 6 minors killed Gopalganj (Bihar): Marbles-laden truck overturnedkilling six minors standing on the roadside in Bihar'sGopalganj district on Monday, a senior police officer said.

CAL3 WB-LD NUSRAT Nusrat Jahan admitted to hospital with respiratorytrouble Kolkata: Nov Actress and TMC MP Nusrat Jahan wasadmitted to a city-based private hospital after she complainedof respiratory problems, a statement issued by her family saidon Monday.

CAL6 JH-POLL-SARYU Proximity with Nitish could be one reason for denyingme ticket: Saryu Roy Jamshedpur: Former Jharkhand minister Saryu Roy, whofiled nomination papers against Chief Minister Raghubar Dasfrom Jamshedpur (East) seat on Monday, said his proximity withBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar could be one of the reasonfor BJP denying him the ticket.

CAL7 WB-MAMATA CAB CAB is another trap like NRC to make legal citizensrefugees: Mamata Coochbehar (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister MamataBanerjee lashed out against the BJP government at the Centreon Monday for planning to introduce the contentiousCitizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Parliament and said theproposed legislation is a 'trap' like the NRC to excludeBengalis and Hindus as legal citizens of the country.

CES3 OD-ASSEMBLY-CORRUPTION Over 6,000 corruption cases against govt officerspending trials: Odisha CM Bhubaneswar: Altogether 6,817 corruption cases againstOdisha government officials are pending trials in variouscourts, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Monday.

LGC1 WB-HC-METRO Metro project: Cal HC gives permission to movetunnel-boring machine up to 5 metres Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court allowed the KolkataMetro Railway Corporation (KMRC) on Monday to move a tunnel-boring machine up to five metres in the city's Bowbazar area,where an aquifer burst in August during drilling operations,leading to several houses collapsing.

CES4 TR-INCIDENT 8 CPI(M) supporters injured in Tripura Agartala: At least eight persons, including two women,were injured near Khayerpur in Tripura when a group of peoplepelted stones at a bus carrying CPI-M activists, police saidon Monday.

ERG3 WB-WBPCB-GAS-CONNECTION WBPCB plans to offer gas connection to roadside foodvendors Kolkata: To reduce air pollution the West BengalPollution Control Board (WBPCB) plans to offer gas connectionsto roadside food vendors who use coal or wood fired ovens(open chullahs) for cooking. PTINN NN