Kolkata, Dec 29 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 12 BH-LATHICHARGE Anti-farm bill demonstration lathi charged in Patna, several injured Patna: Several people were injured here on Tuesday in a lathi charge at a busy crossing in the heart of the city when police personnel tried to stop a procession, taken out in protest against the farm laws from heading towards the Raj Bhavan.

CAL 13 WB-MAMATA-LD RALLY Tagore's Bengal would not allow hate politics to overpower secularism: Mamata Bolpur: Iterating that the BJP is a 'party of outsiders', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asserted that the land of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore would never allow hate politics to triumph over secularism.

CAL 15 BH-PANCHAYAT-SPITTLE-SUICIDE Forced by 'panchayat' to lick his spittle man hangs self in Bihar Kaimur: A young man was found hanging from the ceiling of his home in Bihar hours after being forced to lick his own spittle by a kangaroo court that accused him of harassing a girl he was supposedly in love with, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

CAL 16 AS-BJP-AJANTA Assam: Two expelled Congress MLAs, former BPF lawmaker join BJP Guwahati: Former Assam minister and expelled Congress leader Ajanta Neog along with two ex-legislators in the state joined the BJP on Tuesday.

CAL 17 AS-ASSEMBLY-VIRUS-DEATHS Besides official figure, 1,357 COVID patients having other ailments also died in Assam Guwahati: The Assam government on Tuesday said that 1,357 COVID-19 patients who were also suffering other ailments have died in the state till December 27, besides the death of 1,037 people due to coronavirus.

CES 14 AS-VIRUS DRY RUN COVID-19 vaccine dry run in Assam Nalbari/Tezpur: COVID-19 vaccine dry run programme was held for the second day on Tuesday in Nalbari and Sonitpur, two select districts of Assam, health officials said.

CES 16 AS-ASSEMBLY-SUSPENSION Assam Congress MLA suspended from assembly, removed by marshals Guwahati: Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami on Tuesday suspended Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi for the day for raising the issue of land encroachment by Nagaland before the start of the Question Hour and he was forcefully removed from the House by marshals. PTI RG RG