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CAL 1 WB-CHILDREN-SORCERY 2 children dead, 2 injured after sorcery practices in Bengal Malda: Two children have died and two others were injured after sorcery practices were allegedly performed on them in West Bengal's Malda district, police said on Saturday.

CAL 2 OD-ASSEMBLY Odisha Assembly adjourned after protests over speaker's media ban Bhubaneswar: House proceedings were disrupted on Saturday over Speaker S N Patro's ban on media from reporting ruckus in the Odisha Assembly, leading to adjournment twice.

CAL 3 BH-AMBEDKAR-GIRIRAJ CPI, RJD activists ''purify'' Ambedkar statue with ''Gangajal'' after Giriraj garlands it Begusarai: A statue of BR Ambedkar here was 'purified' with 'Gangajal' on Saturday by some CPI and RJD activists who alleged that it had been 'defiled' by Giriraj Singh, Union minister and local BJP MP known for his Hindutva hardline.

CES 1 OD-GOVERNOR-PAPERLESS Odisha govt saved 700 trees by switching over to paperless budgeting: Governor Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has said that the state government has saved around 700 big trees by partially switching over to paperless budgeting in 2019-20 fiscal, officials said on Saturday.

CES 2 WB-FISHING CAT Severed head of fishing cat found in Bengal Howrah: The severed head of an endangered fishing cat was found near a canal in West Bengal's Howrah district, forest officials said on Saturday.

CES 3 WB-ASSEMBLY-APOLOGY TMC MLA apologises to CPI(M) legislator over objectionable comment in Assembly Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MLA Nargis Begum on Saturday apologised to CPI(M) legislator Jahanara Khan for making an objectionable comment on her in the West Bengal Assembly.

CES 4 WB-METRO-SMOKE Smoke in Kolkata Metro coach, passengers evacuated Kolkata: Passengers of a Noapara-bound train in the North-South line of the Kolkata Metro were evacuated at Chandni Chowk station after smoke was seen billowing out from one of the coaches on Saturday, officials said.

CES 5 AS-ARMS 2 held with arms, ammunition, deer horns in Assam''s Udalgiri Guwahati: Two persons were arrested with arms, ammunition, gunpowder and two deer horns in Assam's Udalguri district, police said on Saturday. PTI RG RG