• | Wednesday | 20th October, 2021

Kolkata, Oct 20 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm. CAL 6 WB-SK-2ND LD RAINS Heavy rainfall, landslides, cuts off highway linking Gangtok, flooding in low lying North Bengal areas Gangtok/Kolkata: Torrential rains pounded the tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim and the tea growing region of North Bengal, causing landslides which cut off National Highway-10, the main road linking Gangtok with the rest of the country. CAL 7 OD-LADY TEACHER-BANDH Shutdown in Kalahandi over missing lady teacher, BJP demands minister"s resignation Bhawanipatna: A 12-hour shutdown on Wednesday by opposition BJP over the disappearance of a lady teacher and subsequent recovery of an unidentified body buried in the playground of the school where she taught hit normal life in Odisha"s tribal Kalahandi district. CAL 8 WB-BY-POLL-CENTRAL FORCES EC to deploy 80 companies of central forces in WB by-poll Kolkata: The Election Commission will deploy at least 80 companies of central forces in the four assembly constituencies in West Bengal where by-poll is scheduled on October 30, a senior official of the poll panel said on Wednesday. CAL 9 WB-BJP-CIVIC POLL BJP to demand central forces for Bengal civic poll Kolkata: BJP on Wednesday said it has no faith in West Bengal police and will seek deployment of central forces during the election to civic bodies in the state. CAL 10 OD-LADY TEACHER-BODY IDENTIFICATION Kalahandi lady teacher was a victim of pre-plannned murder by school president : Police Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police Wednesday confirmed that the half burnt body exhumed from the playground of a private school in Kalahandi district is that of the missing lady teacher who fell prey to a pre-planned murder by the arrested prime accused, the president of the educational institution"s managing committee. CES 9 AS-FLOOD-CENTRAL TEAM Flood: Central team visits Assam to assess damages; state seeks funds Guwahati: A high-level Inter-Ministerial Central Team visited various districts of Assam for an on-spot assessment of damages caused by flood and landslides this year, while the state government urged it for release of funds for repair and restoration works, an official statement said on Wednesday. CES 12 WB-DOUBLE MURDER-PROBE Kolkata double murder: police detain domestic help for questioning Kolkata: Sleuths of Kolkata Police probing the double murder including that of engineering firm executive Subir Chaki on Wednesday detained a woman who worked as domestic help at the house where the killings took place, an officer said. LGC 1 BH-HC-NEW JUDGES Seven new Patna HC judges take oath Patna: Seven newly appointed judges of the Patna High Court were on Wednesday administered the oath of office by Chief Justice Sanjay Karol. LGC 2 JH-HC-RAHUL GANDHI Modi surname case: J"khand HC extends order of no coercive steps against Rahul Gandhi Ranchi: The High Court of Jharkhand on Wednesday extended the order of no coercive action against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi till December 7 in connection with a defamation case filed against him for allegedly saying "why all thieves share the Modi surname". PTI RG RG

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