Kolkata, Dec 16 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 10 WB-SUVENDU-LD RESIGN Suvendu Adhikari resigns as TMC MLA,BJP welcomes his decision Kolkata: Ending weeks of speculations, TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigned as an MLA of the state assembly Wednesday further fuelling the theory of him switching over to the saffron camp.

CAL 11 WB-SUVENDU-MUKUL If Suvendu Adhikari joins, BJP will benefit: Mukul Roy Kolkata: Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy said on Wednesday that if Suvendu Adhikari joins his party, it will benefit, claiming that the Trinamool Congress is collapsing like a house of cards.

CAL 13 WB-LD DHANKHAR-ELECTION My biggest task is to ensure free and fair assembly polls : Dhankhar Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Wednesday asserted that he 'is neither a post office nor a rubber stamp' and his biggest task will be to ensure free and fair Assembly elections in the state.

CAL 15 WB-SUVENDU-MEETING Suvendu holds meeting with disgruntled TMC leaders Kanksa: Hours after he resigned as MLA, rebel TMC leader Suvedu Adhikari Wednesday held a closed door meeting with disgruntled leaders of the party including senior MP Sunil Mandal and Asansol civic body chief Jitendra Tiwari here, sources said.

CAL 16 WB-SUVENDU-GUV Fearing 'vendetta', Suvendu seeks Guv's intervention Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Wednesday that former minister Suvendu Adhikari has sought his intervention so that the state police is dissuaded from implicating him in criminal cases out of 'political vendetta'.

CES 16 WB-VIJAY DIWAS Vijay Diwas celebrated in Army's Eastern Command Kolkata: Paying rich tributes to the Indian Amy soldiers and 'Mukti Joddhas' (liberation warriors) who laid down their lives during the 1971 India-Pakistan war that led to the birth of Bangladesh, Eastern Army commander Lt Gen Anil Chouhan on Wednesday said that their martyrdom will inspire generations of soldiers and citizens. PTI RG RG