Kolkata, Nov 28 (PTI) Following are PTI's top stories from the eastern region at 5 pm.

CAL19 WB-BYPOLLS-LD RESULTS TMC set to sweep West Bengal assembly bypolls Kolkata: West Bengal's ruling TMC on Thursday looked set to win all the three assembly seats bypolls for which were held on Monday, bagging Kaliaganj and Kharagpur Sadar, and establishing an unassailable lead in Karimpur.

CAL18 WB-BYPOLL-LD MAMATA BJP getting paid back for its arrogance, mandate against NRC: Mamata Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the TMC's victory in the Assembly by-polls was in favour of 'secularism and unity' and a 'mandate against NRC'.

CAL22 WB-BYPOLL BJP Confusion over NRC the reason behind bypoll defeat : BJP candidate Kolkata: In the midst of Bengal BJP unit trying to put up a brave face as the ruling TMC won in all the three constituencies where the bypolls were held, one of its candidates said on Thursday that confusion over the proposed implementation of NRC has cost BJP the seats.

CAL13 JH-POLL-SHAH Vajpayee govt created Jharkhand, Modi taking it forward: Shah Chatra: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday said that the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had created Jharkhand and the Narendra Modi dispensation is taking it forward.

CES6 AS-ASSEMBLY-CONGRESS Cong MLAs lay down outside Assam Assembly over CAB, NRC Guwahati: The Winter session of the Assam Assembly began on a stormy note on Thursday with MLAs of the opposition Congress protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the state government's bid to reject the final NRC, lying down outside the House after being prevented from pressing for acceptance of their adjournment motion. PTI ACD ACD