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CAL 12 WB-SHUKLA-RESIGNATION-MAMATA Shukla's resignation accepted : Mamata Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said the resignation of the Minister of state for Youth Services and Sports Laxmi Ratan Shukla has been accepted and that she has fowarded the letter to Governor Jagdeep Dhankar.

CAL 13 WB-SHUKLA-RESIGNATION-POL REAX TMC says Shukla's resignation not to affect party; BJP welcomes him to join saffron camp Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said that the resignation of Laxmi Ratan Shukla as West Bengal minister of state for youth services and sports is unfortunate but it will not affect the party, while the BJP said that the former cricketer is welcome to join the saffron camp.

CAL 14 BH-JD(U)-MLA JD(U) MLA claims he ensured BJP candidate's defeat in adjoining Bihar seat Patna: In an embarrassment to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumars JD(U), a party MLA has claimed to have ensured the defeat of an 'arrogant' BJP candidate in an adjoining constituency by refusing to campaign in favour of the latter.

CAL 15 WB-SHUKLA-RESIGNATION-GOVERNOR Governor accepts Shukla's resignation Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Laxmi Ratan Shukla from the state's council of ministers on the advice of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

CES 7 OD-SCHOOL-HEALTH-CHECKUP Odisha to conduct health check-ups in schools & colleges for COVID-19 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government would undertake regular health check-ups in educational institutions across the state for COVID-19 after opening of schools and colleges, an official said on Tuesday.

CES 8 WB-CINEMAS-OCCUPANCY Single-screen theatre owners urge Bengal govt to allow 100 pc occupancy in halls Kolkata: Single-screen owners in West Bengal on Tuesday urged the state government to allow 100 per cent occupancy in theatres, up from the current 50 per cent, citing poor box office returns as the reason.

CES 9 OD-COMPULSORY RETIREMENT Odisha gives compulsory retirement to 7 officials for corruption & inefficiency Bhubaneswar: Carrying forward its drive against corrupt and inefficient officials, Odisha government on Tuesday gave compulsory retirement to seven officials including an officer of the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of prisons, official sources said. PTI RG RG