ALSO READFour people die of cold in Gangasagar fair, half a million to take holy dip Website to trace missing people at Ganga Sagar fair Puri Shankaracharya welcomes Mamata's demand for treating WB govt to support development of north Bengal 'Ganga Gram' project for villages to be launched tomorrow
The following are PTI's expected/top stories from eastern region at 4.30 pm: STORIES IN THE PIPELINE: *Makar Sankranti related stories STORIES ON THE WIRE: CAL1 WB-GANGA SAGAR Over 20 lakh devotees take holy dip on Makar Sankranti Sagar Island (WB): Nearly 20 lakh devotees from across the country as well as from neighbouring Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh today took a holy dip at the confluence of the River Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. CCM1 BIZ-COALINDIA Coal India boss sees challenging times ahead Kolkata: Coal India Ltd, which is struggling to meet coal production targets, foresees significant competition coming in from the private sector in the future. CES4 WB-TOURISM-POLICY West Bengal to unveil revamped tourism policy by Jan-end Kolkata: The West Bengal government is set to unleash a new revamped tourism policy by the end of this month. CES5 JH-CEMETRY-CHINA China wants historical cemetry at Ramgarh to be turned into global tourist spot Ramgarh (Jharkhand): The consul general from Chinese consulate in Kolkata MA Zhanwu has said China wants the historical cemetery in Ramgarh to be developed as a global tourist destination. CES7 WB-INMATES-ESCAPE Three Bangladeshi inmates flee Alipore jail Kolkata: Three Bangladeshi inmates have allegedly fled the Alipore Central Correctional Home, where they were imprisoned for the past three years for various offences.
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