Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 1730 hours. CAL1 MN-BJP-CONG Imphal : The strength of the first-ever BJP-led coalition government in Manipur increases to 40 in the 60-member House with two Congress MLAs joining the ruling party. CAL2 MN-BRIDGE-COLLAPSE Imphal : The crucial Barak bridge located along the National Highway-102 collapses, cutting off land-locked Manipur from rest of the country. CAL4 WB-GJM-SITUATION Darjeeling(WB) : Supporters of GJM and other hill parties hold a dharna outside the district magistrate's office as the indefinite strike demanding a separate state enters its 33rd day. CAL6 OD-FLOOD Bhubaneswar : Relief and rescue operations gain pace following improvement in the situation in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts of Odisha where flash floods claimed one life and left thousands marooned. CAL9 OD-LOWPRESSURE-RAIN Bhubaneswar : The low pressure area over north-west Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression in the next 24 hours leading to heavy rains. CAL11 WB-MAMATA-CENTRE Kolkata : Trinamool Congress decides to launch an "all-out fight" against the Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and corner it over its alleged "failures" in dealing with issues like the Darjeeling crisis, standoff with China and GST. CES2 OD-PREZ-POLL Bhubaneswar : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Leader of the Opposition Narasingha Mishra and BJP legislature party leader K V Singhdeo cast their votes for the presidential poll. CES3 MN-BLAST Imphal : Miscreants explode a high intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the busy commercial locality. CES4 WB-PREZ-POLL Kolkata : Voting for presidential election underway at West Bengal Assembly with several legislators casting their votes. CES5 WB-RKM-SMARANANANDA Kolkata : Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj (87) unanimously elected as the 16th president of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. CES6 AR-PREZ-POLL Itanagar : Legislators of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly cast their votes to elect the next president of the country. CES7 SK-BHANDARI BODY Gangtok : The mortal remains of former Sikkim chief minister Nar Bahadur Bhandari brought to Sikkim from Delhi. CES9 JH-PREZ-POLL Ranchi : All the 81 MLAs of Jharkhand Assembly cast their votes to elect the 14th president of the country. CES10 WB-PUJA-MUSLIMS Kolkata : Like every year, the residents of a Muslim-dominated village in Howrah district are working round-the-clock to make hair for Goddess Durga in time for the approaching festival. CES11 WB-TMC-GJM MLAS Kolkata : TMC MLA Paresh Pal courts controversy when he shouted at three GJM MLAs and asked them to "go back to Darjeeling" when they were in the West Bengal state Assembly to cast their votes for the presidential elections. CCM6 BIZ-HORASIS-MEETING Kolkata : The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and West Bengal government will jointly host a maga Asian meet, Horasis, in the city on 26-27 November.
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