Following are top PTI stories
from the eastern region at 9 pm.
STORIES ON THE WIRE:
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CEC rules out return to ballot papers; cites SC verdicts in support
Kolkata: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Friday categorically dismissed the demand for doing away with EVMs and bringing back ballot papers, citing orders passed by the Supreme Court in the past.
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TMC promises to 'look into' demand for monthly allowance to Hindu priests
Kolkata: A West Bengal minister on Friday said the government will "look into" the long-pending demand of monthly allowance for Hindu priests, in a bid to reach out to the community amid the opposition BJP's accusation that the ruling TMC appeases Muslims.
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Heavy rains claim three lives in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: The heavy and incessant rains in south and west Odisha earlier this week has claimed at least three lives, left two missing and hit over 1.3 lakh people in nine districts, an official said on Friday.
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Derek O' Brien questioned by CBI in Saradha chit fund case
Kolkata: TMC MP Derek O' Brien was questioned by CBI in the Saradha ponzi scheme case here on Friday, sources in the probe agency said.
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Crashed Sukhoi aircraft pilot send to Kolkata for better treatment
Tezpur: One of the two pilots of the Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet, that crashed in Assam's Sonitpur district, was sent to the Army hospital in Kolkata Friday for advanced medical treatment, a defence spokesman said.
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Jharkhand Cong chief quits, accuses party colleagues of nepotism
New Delhi/Ranchi: Jharkhand Pradesh Congress chief Ajoy Kumar quit his post on Friday, accusing some colleagues of promoting their own interests over the party's and indulging in corrupt practices.
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