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Following are the top stories from Eastern Region at 1700 hours.
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Siliguri(WB) : West Bengal Tourism minister Gautam Deb alleges that Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists hurled stones at him when he went to Panighata to attend a programme, a charge denied by the GJM.
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Darjeeling(WB) : A GTA office was set on fire and several vehicles were damaged in Darjeeling as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered the 29th day.
Kolkata : The Nation Hydel Power Corporation has shut down its hydel power plant at Ramdi in Darjeeling hills after a mob of over 600 people started an agitation outside the plant site, a NHPC official said.
Motihari : The Sashashtra Seema Bal (SSB) arrests two persons including a Nepalese citizen along with Nepalese currency notes from Indo-Nepal border in Bihar's East Champaran district.
Bhubaneswar : Globally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, who had launched a hunger strike at Puri protesting beach pollution, shifted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar as he fell ill.
Sasaram : Four children drown in a pond in Bihar's Rohtas district.
Kendrapara(Odisha) : Child rights activists, civil officials and police personnel intervene and prevent a child marriage in Kendrapara district of Odisha.
Aizawl : A joint memorandum of all major political parties, NGOs and student associations of Mizoram in regard to the future of the Mizos living in neighbouring Manipur has been submitted to the Prime Minister's office.
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Kolkata : The president of Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group and IIT-Kharagpur alumnus Ajit Jain has donated stocks of the company to IITKGP Foundation US for his alma mater.
Kolkata : The country's second exclusive store for Forevermark diamonds will come up in the city by the festive season.
Kolkata : Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee, currently the pro Vice-Chancellor (finance) of Calcutta University, will be the next interim Vice-Chancellor of the esteemed institution.