Kolkata, Jan 3 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 7 BH-VIRUS-SCHOOLS-REOPENING Schools, colleges to reopen in Bihar from Monday; Govt issues safety guidelines Patna: Educational institutions including schools, colleges, universities, coaching institutes will reopen in Bihar from Monday after a gap of over nine months since the outbreak of COVID pandemic.

CES 9 OD-BJP-MURDER BJP leader & associate killed in Odisha Bhubaneswar: A BJP leader and his associate were killed by miscreants in Odisha's Cuttack district, police said on Sunday.

CES 10 OD-COLLESGES-REOPEN Colleges, varsities in Odisha to reopen for final year students on Jan 11 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday announced that physical classes in colleges and universities in the state will resume from January 11 for the students of final year undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

CES 11 OD-SCHOOL EXAM-MARKS Students to answer questions for 80 marks in class 10 Odisha board exams Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday said that students will answer questions for 80 marks in each paper instead of 100 marks in the state board examinations this year.

CES 12 WB-MINISTER-MISHAP Bengal minister escapes unhurt as mini truck hits his car Kolkata: West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee had a close shave on Sunday as a mini truck hit his car in Kasba area of Kolkata, police said.

CES 14 BH-VIRUS-CASES Bihar reports 282 new COVID-19 cases, 2 fresh deaths Patna: Bihar's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,53,933 as 282 more people tested positive for the virus, while two fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,405, a health department bulletin said on Sunday.

CES 15 WB-MATUA-MAURYA BJP will solve problems of Matuas after coming to power in Bengal: Maurya Howrah: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Sunday said that the BJP, after coming to power in West Bengal, will redress the grievances of the Matuas who are refugees holding sway in many seats in the poll-bound state.

CES 16 NL-FIRE-DZUKOU IAF choppers, NDRF teams try to extinguish wildfire in Nagaland's Dzukou Range Kohima: Indian Air Force choppers, NDRF teams, forest and police personnel on Sunday tried to extinguish the wildfire in the Dzukou range in Nagaland's Kohima district, officials said. PTI RG RG