Following are the top stories from the Eastern region at 1700 HRS.
Darjeeling : The police raid premises of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung and arrest some party activists following which, the outfit calls for an indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling Hills. CAL5 WB-EXTORTION-SAMUEL
Kolkata : Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel appears before police for questioning in connection with a case of an alleged extortion call to a former Bihar MP.
Kolkata : Trinamool Congress MLA Iqbal Ahmed appears before CBI for questioning in connection with its probe into the Narada 'sting' wherein a number of party leaders, including MPs and ministers, were allegedly seen taking money. CAL7 BH-LIQUOR-DISMISSAL
Patna : Three policemen attached with the Beur police station dismissed for allegedly shielding liquor mafia. CAL8 AR-ARMY-FIRING
Itanagar : Army opens fire on a villager mistaking him of being an ultra in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, killing him on the spot.
Imphal : Suspected militants ambush Assam Rifles party in Ukhrul district of Manipur killing a jawan and injuring three others.
Bhubaneswar : Union minister Babul Supriyo ridicules the ruling BJD and opposition Congress in Odisha saying he will make omelet if eggs are hurled at him. CES4 OD-MAHANADI
Sambalpur/Bhubaneswar : Chhattisgarh industries minister Amar Agarwal says construction of barrages in that state on Mahanadi river is not a recent development and Odisha government is politicising the issue to "mislead" people, a charge which has elicited sharp response from the ruling BJD. CCM4 BIZ-MSTC-DIVEST
Kolkata : Centre will reduce its stake in MSTC Limited to 64 per cent from 89.85 per cent in the current round of divestment plan.
Guwahati : Oxford University Press launches compact English-English Assamese dictionary.