Kolkata, Mar 10 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 20 WB-MAMATA-LD INJURY Mamata injured after being 'manhandled' during poll campaign in Nandigram Nandigram: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Wednesday that she was attacked by 'four-five men' who manhandled her during the election campaign in Nandigram, because of which she was injured in the left leg.

CAL 23 WB-MAMATA-INJURY-ECI 'Attack' on Mamata at Nandigram: ECI seeks report, says official Kolkata: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday sought a report from the state police on the alleged attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nandigram constituency, in which she was injured, an official said.

CAL 12 WB-BJP-JOIN Bengal minister Bachchu Hansda, MLA Gouri Sankar Dutta join BJP after being denied poll ticket by TMC Kolkata: West Bengal minister Bachchu Hansda and Tehatta MLA Gouri Sankar Dutta joined the BJP on Wednesday after being denied nominations for the assembly polls by the Trinamool Congress.

CAL 14 WB-POLL-ALLIANCE-NANDIGRAM CPI(M) fields Minakshi Mukherjee against Mamata, Suvendu from Nandigram Kolkata: The Left-led opposition grand alliance on Wednesday fielded CPI(M)'s Minakshi Mukherjee from the high- stakes Nandigram seat where she will fight the upcoming assembly elections against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is the TMC candidate, and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari.

CAL 18 AS-BJP-RESIGN Denied poll tickets, 2 Assam BJP MLAs resign from party Guwahati: Two BJP MLAs of Assam on Wednesday said that they resigned from the party after they were denied tickets to contest the forthcoming assembly elections in the state.

CES 16 OD-TURTLE-NESTING Olive Ridley turtles arrive at Gahirmatha beach for mass nesting Kendrapara: The endangered Olive Ridley female turtles have started arriving at the Gahirmatha beach in Odisha's Kendrapara district, the world's largest known rookery of these species, to lay eggs, a phenomenon otherwise called 'arribada', officials said on Wednesday.

CES 17 MG-ASSEMBLY-BUDGET Meghalaya CM presents tax-free deficit budget Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday presented a deficit budget for the financial year 2021-22 without proposing any new tax. PTI RG RG