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Kolkata, Jun 18 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 9 WB-BJP-VIJAYVARGIYA-POSTERS 'Go Back' posters against Kailash Vijayvargiya crop up outside BJP offices in Kolkata Kolkata: Amid the ongoing rumblings in West Bengal BJP after its defeat in the assembly elections, 'go back' posters against the party's national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya cropped up outside party offices in Kolkata on Friday.

CAL 10 WB-SUVENDU-MUKUL Suvendu Adhikari submits petition to speaker seeking Mukul Roy's disqualification as MLA Kolkata: Leader of the opposition in Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Friday submitted a petition to Speaker Biman Banerjee seeking disqualification of Mukul Roy's membership in the House under the anti-defection law as he has recently crossed over from the BJP to the TMC, a senior leader in the saffron party said.

CAL 11 AS-TIGER-SHOT Tiger dies after being hit by stray bullet fired by forest guards in Assam Golaghat: A male Royal Bengal Tiger has died suspectedly after being hit by a stray bullet fired by forest guards to prevent it from entering human habitations adjacent to the Kaziranga National Park in Assam's Golaghat district, a senior forest official said.

CAL 13 AS-BOARD EXAMS-CANCELLATION Assam cancels class 10, 12 state board exams due to COVID situation Guwahati: The Assam government on Friday cancelled this year's class 10 and 12 state board examinations due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, Education Minister Ranoj Pegu said.

CAL 14 MG-MINE-RESCUE Water level in Meghalaya coal mine recedes by 22 feet Shillong: The water level in the flooded 152-metre- deep coal pit in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, where five people have been trapped since May 30, receded by 22 feet on Friday, an official said.

LGC 5 WB-HC-MAMATA-LETTER Mamata's counsel seeks reassignment of election petition against Suvendu to another bench Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's counsel Friday wrote to the secretary of the Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court, seeking reassignment of her petition challenging the election of BJP's Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram, to another bench.

CES 14 OD-RATH-TESTS Rath Yatra: Servitors, cops and officials to undergo RT-PCR tests four times Bhubaneswar: Priests, police personnel and government officials who are set to take part in the annual Rath Yatra activities will have to undergo RT-PCR tests at least four times amid the festivities, in an effort to minimise the chances of COVID-19 spread.

CES 18 BH-NITISH-ENTREPREUNERSHI Nitish launches schemes to encourage entrepreneurship Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday launched two schemes aimed at giving a boost to the spirit of enterprise among the states women and youth. PTI RG RG

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