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

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CAL 5 JH-SOREN-SPORTS AWARD Soren announces Rs 50L cash award for archer Deepika Kumari;Rs 2 cr for olympic gold winner from J'khand Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday announced a cash award of Rs 50 lakh for star archer Deepika Kumari who had grabbed a hat-trick of gold medals as India made an unprecedented clean sweep at the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris last month for a perfect build-up to Tokyo Olympics in less than a month's time.

CAL 6 WB-TMC-BJP 'Blot on democracy': TMC on BJP ruckus in assembly during guv's address Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress hit out at the BJP on Saturday for creating ruckus during Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's inaugural address to the newly constituted assembly.

CAL 7 AS-DRUGS-LAW Assam Police using rarely used legal provision in its war against drugs Guwahati: The Assam Police has invoked a rarely used legal provision for preventive custody of habitual drug crime offenders in its intensified war on drugs, a senior officer said on Saturday.

CAL 8 WB-PETROL-PROTEST 'No sale' protest by Kolkata petrol pumps on July 7 over jump in prices Kolkata: Fuel retailers in Kolkata will shut operations for 30 minutes on July 7, protesting against the steep jump in petrol and diesel prices that are nearing Rs 100, a trade body official said on Saturday.

CAL 9 OD-CORRUPTION-ARREST Odisha Vigilance Cell arrests its own prosecutor while taking bribe Bhawanipatna: The Vigilance Cell of the Odisha government caught its own special prosecutor on Saturday while taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh, officials said.

CES 8 SK-VIRUS Sikkim logs 178 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 20,955 Gangtok: Sikkim reported 178 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 20,955, a health department bulletin said on Saturday.

CES 14 AS-ELEPHANT Assam: Elephant dies after getting stuck in wetland Golaghat: A tusk-less adult elephant was found dead in a wetland in Assam's Golaghat district on Saturday, forest officials said.

CES 16 WB-TMC MLA-FB POST 'Emotional outburst, shouldn't be politicised', says TMC MLA on controversial FB post Kolkata: TMC MLA Manoranjan Byapari on Saturday said his controversial Facebook post in which he had stated he was 'feeling suffocated in politics' shouldn't be politicised because it was an 'emotional outburst' as he could not help every distressed person who looks up to him as a 'masiha' (saviour) for being a people's representative.

CES 17 JH-MUNDA Eklavya schools to revolutionise education in tribal areas: Munda Seraikela: Union minister Arjun Munda on Saturday said that Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) will revolutionise education in tribal dominated areas of the country as children of the community will be provided with the best modern education in those institutes. PTI RG RG

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