Following are PTI's expected and
top stories from the eastern region at 4.30 pm.
* STORIES RELATED TO WEST BENGAL PANCHAYAT POLL
* STORIES RELATED TO LALU PRASAD'S RETURN TO RANCHI
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TOP STORIES ON THE WIRE:
CAL 4 WB-3LD PANCHAYAT POLL
Violence mar WB panchayat polls, 6 killed
Kolkata: Widespread violence marred the panchayat polls in West Bengal today, leaving at least six people dead and 43 injured, with 41 per cent polling reported till 1 pm.
CES 2 WB-COUPLE-FIRE
Couple burnt to death
Canning: A couple were burnt to death at their home in South 24 Parganas district early today, hours before panchayat polls were to being in West Bengal, police said.
CES 3 OD-MAOIST-ENCOUNTER
Another Maoist killed in Odisha encounter, toll rises to 7
Phulbani: A Maoist was gunned down today in a fresh encounter with security forces in Sudukumpa reserve forest of Odisha's Kandhamal district, taking the toll to number of naxals killed in separate operations in the state since yesterday to seven.
CES 4 BH-THUNDERSTORM
Thunderstorm claims four lives in Bihar
Patna: At least four persons were killed and several others injured early today when thunderstorm lashed parts of the state, uprooting trees, electric poles and billboards.
CCM 1 BIZ-NINL
NINL records highest ever pig iron production
Bhubaneswar: Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL) has recorded its highest ever single-day pig iron output since its inception with production of 2,772 ton of pig iron on May 12.
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