Kolkata, Nov 12 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 21 BH-NITISH-LJP-OATH Only BJP can decide on LJP's continuance in NDA: Nitish Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose JD(U) suffered a major slump in seats in the assembly polls on account of the rebellion by Chirag Paswan, on Thursday said it is for the alliance spearhead BJP to take a call on whether to retain the LJP in the NDA.

CAL 15 BH-POLL-TARIQ Grand Alliance lost because of Congress' poor performance: Tariq Patna: Senior Congress leader Tariq Anwar on Thursday came out with the candid admission that his party, on account of its dismal performance in the Bihar assembly elections, emerged as the weak link preventing the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) from forming its government in the state.

CAL 17 WB-DILIP GHOSH-LD GJM Black flags shown, stones hurled at Bengal BJP chief's convoy, saffron party condemns attack Jaigaon/Kolkata: Stones were hurled and black flags shown at BJP state president Dilip Ghosh's convoy at Jaigaon area in Alipurduar district on Thursday, where he had gone to attend party programmes, police said.

CAL 22 WB-DHANKHAR No abating of political violence in Bengal: governor Kolkata: There is no sign of abatement of political violence in West Bengal, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Thursday when cars in a convoy of BJP state president Dilip Ghosh were damaged after stones were thrown on them in North Bengal's Alipurduar district.

CAL 24 WB-VIRUS-CASES Bengal logs record recovery of 4,453 COVID patients Kolkata: West Bengal on Thursday reported the highest single-day recovery of 4,453 COVID-19 patients, taking the total number of cured people to 3,81,149, the health department said in a bulletin.

CES 19 WB-TRAINS-INCREASE ER to increase suburban train sevices to almost 100 pc during peak hours: Official Kolkata: Eastern Railway authorities on Thursday said they will increase its suburban train services to 'almost 100 per cent' of its normal count to cope with the rush of passengers during morning and evening peak hours.

CES 20 TR-VIRUS-SEROLOGICAL SURVEY 34 per cent people in Tripura have developed antibody against COVID-19: Serological survey Agartala: About one-third population of Tripura have developed 'antibody' against COVID-19 virus, state Education minister Ratan Lal said on Thursday.

CES 24 NL-FUEL-TAX Tax on fuels hiked in Nagaland Kohima: The Nagaland government has hiked tax on diesel, petrol and other motor spirit from Thursday, an official notification said. PTI RG RG