• | Sunday | 26th June, 2022

Kolkata, Jun 26 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm. CAL 15 TR-BYPOLLS-RESULTS BJP wins 3 seats, Congress 1 in crucial Tripura by-elections Agartala: The ruling BJP won three assembly seats and the Congress bagged one in the high-stakes by-elections in Tripura on Sunday, officials said. CAL 20 TR-BYPOLLS-RESULTS-CLASH Tripura Congress chief among 19 injured in clash with BJP Agartala: At least 19 people including Tripura PCC chief Birajit Sinha were injured in a clash between Congress and BJP supporters in front of Congress Bhavan here on Sunday. CAL 18 AS-SENA-LD ASSAM MINISTER Assam BJP ministers meet rebel Shiv Sena MLAs at Guwahati hotel Guwahati: Assam ministers Ashok Singhal and Pijush Hazarika on Sunday visited the luxury hotel in Guwahati, where dissident Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde is camping with other MLAs from Maharashtra, and held a series of discussions with them, sources said. CAL 21 AS-FLIGHT-DISSIDENT MLA Chartered flight with "rebel Shiv Sena MLA" on way to Guwahati Guwahati: A chartered aircraft from Surat in Gujarat carrying three passengers, including at least one dissident MLA from Maharashtra, is set to reach Guwahati on Sunday evening, an official source said CAL 17 AS-SILCHAR-LD HIMANTA Administration yet to reach all affected people of Silchar: Himanta Silchar: With Silchar town in Assam’s Cachar district submerged in flood waters for a week now, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday conceded that the administration has not been able to reach all the marooned people yet. CAL 16 JH-BYPOLL-LD TRENDS Congress leads in Mandar bypoll in Jharkhand Ranchi: Congress candidate Shilpi Neha Tirkey was leading by 11,245 votes as counting was underway on Sunday afternoon for the by-election to the Mandar assembly seat in Jharkhand"s Ranchi district, officials said. CAL 9 AS-FLOOD-SITUATION Flood situation remains grim in Assam, over 25 lakh still hit Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain critical on Sunday with more than 25 lakh people still reeling under the deluge, although water level has started receding from some areas. CAL 6 AS-RHINO-HABITAT Rhino habitats in Assam facing threat from invasive plant species Guwahati: Assam"s three major habitats for one-horned rhinoceros are facing threat, not just from poachers but also from several invasive plant species that are posing a grave danger to the grasslands, prompting interventions in some areas to save the fodder for the animals. CAL 19 WB-GTA-LD POLLS Voting peaceful for GTA elections in Darjeeling, 38 per cent turnout recorded till 1 PM Kolkata: Polling to Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in Darjeeling hills and Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in north Bengal has been peaceful thus far, with 38 per cent and 46 per cent voting percentages recorded respectively till 1 PM on Sunday, officials said. PTI RG RG

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