Kolkata, Jan 27 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 6 WB-ABBAS SIDDIQUI-INTERVIEW Mamata created Hindu-Muslim divide, did more harm than good to Muslims: Abbas Siddiqui Kolkata: Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui, the influential cleric of of Muslim shrine Furfura Sharif, who has muddied the political waters of West Bengal with the launch of Indian Secular Front (ISF), feels the Mamata Banerjee government has done more harm than good to the Muslims by creating a Hindu- Muslim divide.

CAL 7 WB-LD PARA TEACHERS-DEMONSTRATION Para teachers demonstrate outside WB Assembly demanding pay parity Kolkata: Women members of an organisation of para teachers Wednesday staged a demonstration outside West Bengal Assembly demanding parity in pay with regular teachers in schools, police said.

CAL 8 TR-TEACHERS-STIR Cops clash with sacked teachers in Tripura Agartala: Tension prevailed in Agartala on Wednesday, as scores of terminated school teachers demonstrated outside Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb's official residence here, prompting the police to use tear gas and water cannons to disperse them.

CAL 9 WB-MAMATA-DUARE SARKAR 78pc of people who visited 'Duare Sarkar' camps have received benefits: Mamata Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said around 78 per cent of the 2.5 crore people who visited 'Duare Sarkar' (government at doorsteps) camps have already received benefits of the programme.

CAL 10 WB-GANGULY-LD HOSPITALISED Sourav Ganguly taken to hospital 'for check-up'; vital parameters stable Kolkata: Less than a month after he underwent an angioplasty, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly was on Wednesday taken to a private hospital in Kolkata for a 'checkup for his cardiac condition', a senior official of the medical establishment said.

CAL 11 WB-HAKIM-LORD RAM BJP pulling down Lord Ram to the streets for politics : Hakim Kolkata: West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim on Wednesday hit out at the BJP for chanting the name of Lord Ram for political purposes and said the saffron party cannot win the state election with 'hired soldiers'.

CAL 12 WB-MGNREGA Bengal tops in 100-day work programme again Kolkata, Jan 27 (PTI) West Bengal generated 36 crore person days under the 100 Days' Work scheme to get the first position in the country and bag the National Award four times in a row, the state government said on Wednesday.

CES 17 WB-BJP-MAMATA Bengal CM does not believe in culture of courtesy: Dilip Ghosh Jhargram: Accusing Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of using 'inappropriate' language to hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday claimed that the TMC supremo 'does not believe in the culture of courtesy'. PTI RG RG