Kolkata, Apr 14 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 20 WB-FIRING-2NDLD MAMATA Will initiate probe into Cooch Behar killings to track, punish culprits: Mamata Mathabhanga: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met family members of those killed in CISF firing during the fourth phase of assembly elections, assuring them of a probe that will track down and bring the culprits to book.

CAL 18 WB-POLL-NADDA TMC leaders insulting Dalits, Nadda says on Ambedkar birth anniversary Katwa: Remembering B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, BJP president J P Nadda on Wednesday alleged that under Mamata Banerjee's leadership, Trinamool Congress leaders are insulting Dalits.

CAL 19 WB-CORONA-AIR PASSENGERS Air passengers to Bengal asked to undergo RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Wednesday issued a directive to air passengers coming to the state from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Telegana to carry reports of their RT-PCR negative status conducted 72 hours before boarding the flights, a senior official said.

CAL 21 WB-POLL-NADDA-MAMATA The bell for Mamata s departure has already rung : Nadda Jamalpur: BJP president J P Nadda Wednesday hit out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for using inappropriate language against BJP top leaders and disrespecting the culture of Bengal and said the bell for her departure has already rung.

CAL 22 WB-POLL-LD RAHUL GANDHI Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP and TMC in his maiden poll outing in Bengal Goalpokhor/Siliguri: In his maiden campaign in poll- bound West Bengal, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday termed BJP's claim to build 'Sonar Bangla'(golden Bengal) as a 'mirage' and said the saffron party has nothing to offer except for hatred, violence and dividing people on the basis of language, religion, caste and creed.

CAL 23 WB-POLL-BARANAGAR-CLASH BJP and TMC workers come to blows in Baranagar hours before campaign ends Kolkata: BJP and Trinamool Congress workers Wednesday came to blows as trouble broke out during a motorcycle rally for the saffron partys candidate from Baranagar assembly constituency, Parno Mittra in the northern outskirts of the city hours before the campaign for the assembly election in the seat ended.

CAL 25 WB-POLL-FIFTH PHASE- CAMPAIGN ENDS Campaigning for fifth phase of Bengal elections ends Kolkata: Campaigning for the fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections, in which 45 seats will go to polls on April 17, ended on Wednesday.

CES 8 OD-BYPOLL-CANDIDATE-DEATH Congress candidate for Odisha assembly by-election dies Bhubaneswar: Congress candidate for the by-election in Odisha's Pipili assembly constituency, Ajit Mangaraj, died at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday, three days before the polling scheduled on April 17, family sources said.