Kolkata, Feb 4 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 3 AS-AJP-LD RAIJOR DAL Regional players AJP and Raijor Dal forge alliance for Assam assembly polls Guwahati: Newly floated Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), led by former AASU leader Lurinjyoti Gogoi, on Thursday forged an alliance with the Raijor Dal of jailed anti-citizenship law activist Akhil Gogoi for the upcoming assembly elections.

CES 3 WB-MINOR GIRL 9-year-old girl's body recovered from residential building in Kolkata, cops suspect sexual abuse Kolkata: The body of a nine-year-old girl was recovered on Thursday morning from the terrace of a residential building in the city's Jorabagan area, sparking protests by locals, who claimed that the police did not take action when the family had reported that she was missing.

CES 4 JH-ASSEMBLY-BUDGET SESSION Budget session of Jharkhand Assembly to begin from Feb 26 Ranchi: The budget session of the Jharkhand Assembly will be held from February 26 to March 23, an official said.

CES 5 OD-JUMBO DEATH-TRAIN Two elephants die after being hit by goods train in Odisha Bhubaneswar: Two elephants were killed after being hit by a goods train in Rourkela forest division area in Odisha's Sundargarh district, officials said on Thursday.

CES 7 TR-BRU-RESCUE 8 girls among 10 Brus rescued in Tripura Agartala: Eight girls and two women from the Bru community were rescued here after they fled a rehabilitation camp in North Tripura district in search of jobs, police said on Thursday.

CES 8 WB-IIT-URBAN PLANNING IIT-KGP inks MoU with NIUA to develop framework for inclusive city planning Kolkata: IIT Kharagpur has inked an MoU with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) to develop a framework for universal city planning inclusive for all sections of the society, an institute spokesperson said on Thursday.

CES 9 WB-GUV Authorised CM to perform duties related to finacial statement presentation: Bengal guv Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Thursday that he has authorised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to perform all duties in the Assembly related to the presentation of the annual financial statement for 2021-22 and the motion for vote on account.

CES 10 WB-OFFICE-ATTENDANCE West Bengal govt allows several depts to work with 100pc staff strength Kolkata: With the COVID-19 pandemic on a steady decline, several departments of the West Bengal government have decided to allow all its employees to attend office, an official said on Thursday. PTI RG RG