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The following are PTI's expected/top stories from eastern region at 4.30 pm.
STORIES ON THE WIRE:
There is anti-BJP political space in Bengal: Singhvi
Kolkata: Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the Congress nominee for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha polls from West Bengal, says there was an "anti-BJP space" in the state and he was happy to be nominated from here.
Police probe into use of drugs and phones in Ara jail
Patna: The Bihar police launches a probe into alleged use of mobile phones and drugs by inmates of a prison in Bhojpur district.
Odisha govt directs schools to run morning classes in summer
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government directs all schools to conduct morning classes from April 2 as preventive measure against possible heat wave during summer this year, says an official.
Man gets 20-year imprisonment for raping woman
Kendrapara (Odisha): A court here sentences a man to 20-year rigorous imprisonment for raping a woman in 2013.
Man gets 10 years in jail for assaulting minor
Krishnanagar (WB): A local court sentences a man to 10 years in jail for sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl on February 25.
36 acres of poppy plantations destroyed in Arunachal
Itanagar: The Tirap district administration in Arunachal Pradesh, in association with police, Assam Rifles and an NGO, destroys 36 acres of poppy plantations in seven villages, says an official report.
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