Kolkata, Apr 13 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 13 WB-MAMATA-LD PROTEST Mamata stages dharna in Kolkata to protest 24-hr campaign ban Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday staged a 3.5-hour-long dharna in the heart of the city to protest against the Election Commission's 'unconstitutional' decision to bar her from campaigning for 24 hours.

CAL 14 WB-POLL-RAJNATH Mamata Banerjee has realised TMC will lose the election : Rajnath Madhyamgram/Swarupnagar: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday claimed that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has realized that Trinamool Congress will lose the ongoing assembly poll to the BJP in the state and was therefore inciting people to resort to violence.

CAL 16 AS-VIRUS-AIR PASSENGERS Assam makes RAT mandatory for all air passengers arriving in the state Guwahati: Assam government Tuesday made it mandatory for all air passengers arriving in the state to undergo the rapid antigen test(RAT) which will be done free of cost.

CAL 17 WB-VIRUS-CASES Bengal reports highest one-day spike of 4,817 COVID cases, 20 more deaths Kolkata: West Bengal on Tuesday recorded the highest single-day spike of 4,817 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the tally to 6,24,224, the health department said in a bulletin.

LGC 1 AS-HC-FOREIGNER HC rejects Assam tribunal order declaring man foreigner Guwahati: The Gauhati High Court has set aside an order of a tribunal of Assam declaring a man 'foreigner' and observed that the person does not need to explain the linkage with all his relatives featured in voters lists to establish his citizenship.

CES 10 JH-SIMON MARANDI DEATH JMM founding member Simon Marandi die Ranchi/Patna: Founding member of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and former minister Simon Marandi died after illness in Kolkata, party sources said Tuesday.

CES 12 BH-VIRUS-MLAs Three Bihar MLAs booked for violating COVID guidelines Sasaram: Three Bihar legislators have been booked for violating COVID guidelines in Rohtas district, police said on Tuesday. PTI RG RG