Following are the top/expected stories from the eastern region at 4.30 pm.
STORIES ON THE WIRE
Assam govt taking initiatives to defuse border tension: Patowary
Guwahati: The Assam government is taking initiatives to defuse tension and maintain peace on the state's border with Mizoram, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said in the Assembly.
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Rio govt sails through trust vote in Assembly
Kohima: The Neiphiu Rio-led government in Nagaland won the floor test in the Assembly today.
Meghalaya govt making efforts to tackle militancy: Minister
Shillong: Meghalaya Home Minister James K Sangma has said the new dispensation is making concerted efforts to tackle militancy and crime.
CFSL found no trace of semen on Kunduli rape case exhibits: Odisha Police
Cuttack: The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in Kolkata said in its report that Kunduli rape victim's clothes did not bear any trace of semen, a senior police officer has said.
Youth to interact with political leaders at Commonwealth meet
Kolkata: Young people from 53 Commonwealth countries will get a chance to meet and interact with their political leaders at an event in London next month, British Deputy High Commissioner Bruce Bucknell has said.
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Mizo scribes protest against attacks on them by Assam police
Aizawl: Scribes in Mizoram organised sit-ins in the capital town of Aizawl and seven district headquarters to protest against alleged attacks by Assam police on their colleagues, including two lady journalists while they were on duty.
80-kg ganja seized in Odisha, six arrested
Berhampur (Odisha): Excise department officials seized more than 80 kilogram ganja and arrested six persons in this connection from three different places in Odisha's Ganjam district, a senior official said today.
Over 32,000 posts vacant in Assam schools: Himanta Biswa Sarma
Guwahati: Over 32,000 posts, including nearly 28,000 teaching posts, are lying vacant in government schools across Assam, the state Assembly was informed today.
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Child sex ratio improves in Odisha's Ganjam district
Berhampur (Odisha): The child sex ratio at birth in Odisha's Ganjam district rose to 869 females against 1000 males in 2017 from 790 females in 2014, officials said today.
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