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.
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.
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