Kolkata, Dec 22 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 10 OD-COLD Normal life hit in severe cold in interior Odisha Bhubaneswar: Normal life in interior Odisha was severely hit on Tuesday as the mercury level plummeted to 4 degrees celsius at Phulbani in Kandhamal district making it the coldest place in the state.

CAL 11 WB-ADHIKARI-TMC TMC party of opportunists, would not have existed without help from BJP: Adhikari Purbasthali: Calling upon people to dislodge the 'corrupt' TMC government in West Bengal, newly inducted BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday said 'opportunist' members of the ruling party had, in the past, solicited help from the BJP and the Congress for survival, only to ditch them later.

CAL 12 WB-FIRE Major fire breaks out in city Kolkata: A major fire has broken out in a number of shanties at Duttabad, adjacent to E M Bypass in Salt Lake area of the city and located next to an apartment building on Tuesday.

CES 14 AS-CABINET-BODO Assam to introduce new law to accord Bodo status of associate official language Guwahati: The Assam government on Tuesday said it will introduce a new law to accord Bodo the status of associate official language of the state.

CES 15 NL-VIRUS-CASES 8 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland, tally rises to 11,866 Kohima: Nagaland on Tuesday reported eight new COVID- 19 cases, pushing the tally in the state to 11,866, a health department official said.

CES 16 WB-TRAM WORLD 'Tram World' set to offer sneak peak into Kolkata culture Kolkata: The city on Tuesday got its 'Tram World', a concept that its makers WBTC claimed to be unique in the world, where people will get an opportunity to soak themselves in a myriad of interests like art, music and heritage, an official said.

CES 22 TR-LYNCH Man suspected of theft lynched in Tripura Agartala: A man died allegedly after being beaten up with sticks by a mob over suspicion of theft in Tripura, a police officer said on Tuesday. PTI RG RG