Following are the top stories from Eastern Region at 2100 hours. CAL5 BIZ-LPG-PRADHAN Agartala : The subsidy on LPG cylinder for domestic use for the poor will continue, Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. CAL7 JH-DOKLAM CONG Jamshedpur : The Congress today said India should use the diplomatic route and also try to take help of its old friends like Russia to ensure that China withdraws its troops from Doklam. CAL8 TR-MLAS LD BJP Agartala : Six Tripura MLAs, who were sacked by the Trinamool Congress and voted for NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential election, today formally joins BJP. CAL11 WB-GJM-LD SITUATION Darjeeling : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supremo Bimal Gurung today threatened to intensify the agitation in the Darjeeling hills if the Centre did not intervene to resolve the crisis as the indefinite strike demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland entered its 54th day. CES11 WB-WBGST Kolkata : The West Bengal Assembly today began discussions on the West Bengal Goods and Services Tax (WBGST) bill to replace the ordinance on the new tax system. CES12 BH-NITISH-GREENARY Patna : Battling low green cover area in Bihar at 9 per cent, the Nitish Kumar government is all set to enhance green cover to 15 per cent by the end of this year. CES16 OD-LIGHTNING Bhadrak : Three persons, including a couple, were killed and two others injured in lightning in Odisha's Bhadrak district today. CES17 TR-TEACHERS-STRIKE Agartala : The indefinite hunger strike of the teachers of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) demanding regularisation of their jobs was called off today following request from the Governor Tathagata Roy. CES19 WB-NDL-AWARD Kolkata : Android mobile application of the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) has been declared the winner of mBillionth South Asia Award 2017 in 'Learning and Education' Category, an IIT KGP statement said. CES20 WB-XLRI MCGARTH Kolkata/Jamshedpur : Fr Edward Hugh McGrath (94), one of the founding fathers of XLRI, has died in Jamshedpur.
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