Kolkata, Jan 12 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 5 AS-NADDA Nadda holds meetings with Assam BJP leaders on assembly polls Guwahati: BJP president J P Nadda held a series of meetings with senior party leaders of Assam on the upcoming assembly election, the saffron party's state unit Ranjeet Kumar Dass said on Tuesday.

CAL 6 WB-ABHISHEK-BJP Swami Vivekananda's land will never allow BJP's 'hate politics' to triumph: Abhishek Banerjee Kolkata: Senior TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee Tuesday mocked the BJP for claiming to be a follower of Swami Vivekananda and said the people of the state will never allow 'hate politics' of the saffron camp to triumph in Bengal, where the monk was born in 1863.

CAL 7 WB-LD POL VIVEKANAND TMC-BJP lock horns over Swami Vivekananda legacy ahead of assembly polls Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress and the BJP Tuesday indulged in verbal duel in a bid to appropriate the legacy of Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary ahead of the assembly polls.

LGC 1 AS-HC-CONGRESS Gauhati HC stays derecognition of Debabrata Saikia as Leader of Opposition in Assam Assembly Guwahati: The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday put an interim stay on the Assam Assembly secretary's notification withdrawing recognition to Congress leader Debabrata Saikia as the Leader of the Opposition in the 126-member House.

CES 10 BH-HOME GUARD Bihar Home Guard jawan fires indiscriminately, gets killed by cops Munger: A 52-year-old Home Guard personnel was shot dead in a police encounter after he indiscriminately fired many rounds in a fit of 'mental distress', leading to an initial impression that it was a naxal attack, a senior official said on Tuesday.

CES 15 OD-TURTLE ZSI & Odisha govt to tag Olive Ridley turtles near Rushikulya river mouth Berhampur: In a bid to track the migratory pattern of the endangered Olive ridley turtles, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) in collaboration with Odisha government on Tuesday launched a drive to tag the turtles near the Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam district, an official said.

CES 18 WB-GUV-VIVEKANANDA Bengal guv urges youth to follow ideals of Swami Vivekananda on monk's birth anniv Kolkata: Paying floral tributes to a statue of Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary at his ancestral residence here on Tuesday, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar called upon the youth of West Bengal to work for the state's development, thereby placing it at the top in the country.

CES 20 WB-DILIP-MUSLIMS TMC govt did nothing to uplift Muslims: Dilip Ghosh Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday said Muslims haven't received their dues under the Mamata Banerjee-led government, and it's time the minority community secures its rights.

CES 21 OD-VACCINE Odisha receives first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Tuesday received the first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccine before launch of the vaccination programme across the state from January 16.