Kolkata, Mar 24 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 24 AS-MODI-LD-RALLY Beware of Congress-AIUDF 'Mahajoth' as it's 'Mahajhoot': Modi Bihpuria/Sipajhar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called upon the people of Assam to beware of the Congress-AIUDF 'Mahajoth' (grand alliance) as it is a 'Mahajhoot' (grand lie).

CAL 23 WB-MAMATA-2ND LD RALLY People sent from other states to foment trouble in Bengal before polls outsiders: Mamata Bishnupur/Onda/Bankura: With 'insider-outsider' narrative dominating polls in Bengal, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said her party consider only those 'pan masala-chewing,tilak-sporting' people sent from states like Uttar Pradesh 'to foment trouble' before elections in West Bengal as outsider goons.

CAL 19 BH-ASSEMBLY-LD TURMOIL Nitish party MLA Maheshwar Hazari elected deputy speaker of Bihar assembly amid oppn boycott Patna: Senior JD(U) leader Maheshwar Hazari was elected Deputy Speaker of the Bihar legislative assembly amid boycott by opposition on Wednesday, accusing the ruling NDA of having throttled their voice and rammed down a 'draconian' Bill on the previous day amidst unprecedented chaos.

CAL 20 WB-BJP WORKER-BODY BJP worker found dead at Dinhata, party workers clash with police Dinhata: A local BJP leader was on Wednesday found hanging in the groundfloor corridor of a veterinary hospital here triggering protests across Coochbehar district in poll- bound West Bengal, police said.

CAL 22 WB-BJP CHIEF-COMMENT-CONTROVERSY Bengal BJP chief's 'Wear Bermudas' remark sparks outrage Kolkata: A video of BJP state president Dilip Ghosh apparently suggesting West Bengal Chief Minister should wear bermuda shorts to display her injured leg has triggered controversy with the ruling TMC slamming it as a 'distasteful comment' and women expressing outrage over the remark in social media.

CAL 25 AS-AGP-MANIFESTO AGP promises implementation of Assam Accord, Clause 6 implementation Guwahati: Ruling alliance partner Asom Gana Parishad on Wednesday released its poll manifesto for the coming state assembly poll promising implementation of Assam Accord and its Clause 6 to protect the rights of the indigenous people.

CES 7 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 170 new COVID cases, highest spike in 45 days Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Wednesday went up to 3,39,246 after 170 more people tested positive for the virus, the highest daily spike in the last 45 days, a health department official said. PTI RG RG