Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 1800 hours.
Darjeeling: With the indefinite strike in the Darjeeling hills entering its 59th day today, the Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) calls for an emergency meeting of all the hill-based parties to discuss the "future course of action".
TAgartala: hree districts of Tripura have been affected by flash floods due to incessant rains and at least 4,500 families were rendered homeless, official sources said today.
Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav today accused Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey of misusing his position by deputing doctors at his home.
Kolkata: The sit-in demonstration by Jadavpur University students was lifted early today, after the university authorities assured them of communicating their sentiments to the government regarding provisions of a bill.
Kolkata British Council India will collaborate with internationally-acclaimed Oscar-winning Aardman Animations to generate the first ever crowd-sourced digital arts project.
Bhubaneswar, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today flags off the extension of the Rourkela-Jammu Tawi-Rourkela Express up to Sambalpur through video conferencing from New Delhi.
Kolkata West Bengal government today said it is tackling on war footing the flood in north Bengal where it has impacted five districts and inundated about 100 tea gardens.