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Following are the top stories from the Eastern region at 1830 hrs.
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Darjeeling: Security forces have patrolled the streets in the hills and internet services remained suspended for the second day today as Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters held protest march here demanding Gorkhaland and burnt effigies of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) today expresses its "displeasure" with the Centre and questioned the absence of Darjeeling BJP MP S S Ahluwalia at the time of crisis.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today urged all concerned parties and stakeholders to attend an all-party meeting called by the state government in Siliguri on June 22 on the prevailing situation in Darjeeling.
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expressed happiness over state Governor Ram Nath Kovind's candidature for the President's post, but stopped short of committing support to the NDA nominee.
Kolkata: Virtually expressing her party's reservation about the candidature of Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA's pick for the post of president, Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee today claimed that the Bihar Governor was nominated only because he had been a leader of the BJP's Dalit Morcha in the past.
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Lakhisarai/Patna: The Bihar government today set up a Special Investigation Team to probe into the shocking incident involving a teenage girl, gangraped by six persons and thrown off a running train in Lakhisarai district.
Darjeeling: Over 350 zoo inmates of a specialised zoo located in Darjeeling, known for its conservation and breeding programmes of highly endangered animals, are facing the heat of the ongoing shutdown with food supplies fast drying up.
Tezpur: A herd of wild elephants today killed one person at Rangapara and intruded into Patanjali Mega Herbal Food Park near Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) complex after destroying its boundary wall at Ghoramari in Assam's Sonitpur district, official sources said.