ALSO READTMC lawmakers voted for Meira to register their protest:Mamata Mamata condemns CBFC's proposal on Amartya Sen documentary TMC supports Meira Kumar; is against unlawfulness, injustice: Mamata Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 2115 HOURS. WB BJP prez questions Amartya Sen's contribution to nation
Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 2130 hours.
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Kolkata : After demanding four words in a documentary on Amartya Sen to be muted, the censor board seeks to beep out two words in Bengali thriller "Meghnad Badh Rahasya".
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Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says all TMC lawmakers voted for the joint opposition candidate, Meira Kumar, in the presidential election to register their protest against "what is going on in the country".
Patna : Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Prasad Yadav brushes aside questions on the growing demand for his resignation as media speculation, even as the BJP says he has only two options - resign or get sacked.
Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blames the Modi government's "diplomatic failure" for the "deterioration" in ties with neighbours like China, Nepal and Bangladesh, says her state "suffered" because of it.
Guwahati : Assam floods claims five more lives, even as the overall situation improves marginally with around 8 lakh people affected across 17 districts in the state.
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Darjeeling(WB) : GJM activists set fire to a traffic police outpost and a flat belonging to the electric supply board on the 33rd day of the indefinite shutdown.
Kohima : Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu left embarrassed after being stopped at the entrance to the Assembly hall, where polling for the presidential election was going on, by the security staff.
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Aizawl : 38 of the total 40 MLAs of Mizoram cast their votes at the Assembly secretariat to elect the next president of the country.
Patna : Bihar will soon launch a vaccination campaign to cut down casualty due to pneumonia, which claims almost 15 per cent of the child population below 5 years of age in the country.
Guwahati : The country's oldest tigress in captivity dies of age related ailments at the Assam state zoo.
Guwahati : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directs all Deputy Commissioners to ensure that families affected by the current wave floods is provided with relief materials, irrespective of whether they are staying in relief camps or not.
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Ranchi : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today claimed that the victory of NDA's presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind is "200 per cent sure" and by his victory a common man will occupy the highest post in the country.
Berhampur(Odisha) : Two persons killed in lightning in separate places in Odisha's Ganjam district as incessant rains continued to pound it.
Phulbani(Odisha) : Seven people die of some undiagnosed disease, which has affected over 80 others during the last one month at a remote Ranipanga village in Odisha's Kandhamal district.