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

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CAL 23 WB-PM-RALLY Modi attacks Mamata over 'cut money', insulting Bengali pride Chuchura: Launching a frontal attack on the Mamata Banerjee government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged on Monday it has perpetuated 'syndicate raj' in all spheres of life in West Bengal where no work gets done without common people having to pay 'cut money'.

CAL 28 WB-PM-LD METRO PM inaugurates Kolkata Metro extension, several other railway projects in West Bengal Hooghly: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the extension of Kolkata Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar, revered for the over 160-year-old temple of Goddess Kali, apart from other railway projects in West Bengal.

CAL 25 BH-ASSEMBLY-BUDGET Bihar govt presents Rs 2.18 lakh crore budget for FY22 in Assembly, no new tax imposed Patna: The Bihar government on Monday presented a Rs 2.18 lakh crore budget for 2021-22 fiscal in the Assembly, with no new tax and a thrust on infrastructure and social sectors.

CAL 26 WB-BLAST-PROBE Blast possibly accidental, Bengal minister may not be target: CID officer Kolkata: West Bengal minister Jakir Hossain, who was seriously injured in an explosion last week in Murshidabad district, might not be the target of the perpetrators and the bomb seemed to have gone off accidentally, an officer of the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said on Monday.

CAL 27 AS-GRAND ALLIANCE-MODI Modi 'migratory bird' : Grand Alliance in Assam Guwahati: The Congress-led Grand Alliance in Assam on Monday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'migratory bird' who visits the state often but does not solve any problem.

CAL 29 OD-DEF-MISSILE VL-SRSAM successfully launched twice Balasore: Indigenously developed and designed vertical launch short range surface-to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) for Indian Navy by DRDO has undergone two successful launches here on Monday, official sources said.

CAL 30 WB-EC-LD VISIT EC official in Bengal on Thursday, likely to issue guideline for deployment of central forces Kolkata: Deputy Election Commissioner and in-charge of West Bengal, Sudeep Jain, will be visiting the state on Thursday to oversee the preparedness for the upcoming assembly elections, officials said.

CAL 31 WB-CBI-LD RUJIRA Coal theft case: Abhishek's wife asks CBI team to visit home; sleuths examine her sister Kolkata, Feb 22 (PTI) A day after the CBI served a notice to Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife, Rujira Banerjee, asking her to join the probe in the alleged coal pilferage scam, she asked the central agency to send its team to her residence for examination on Tuesday, officials said. PTI RG RG