Kolkata, Nov 7 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 9 BH-POLL-TURNOUT CLOSE Bihar polls: At 57.58%, 3rd phase turnout exceeds first 2 rounds' polling Patna: The voter turnout in the third and final phase of Bihar elections was recorded at 57.58 per cent on Saturday, more than the polling percentage witnessed in the previous two rounds, according to Election Commission data.

CAL 8 AS-BORDER-BLAST Blast destroys school building near Assam-Mizoram border Silchar: Amid tension on the Assam-Mizoram border, a primary school building near the inter-state boundary in Cachar district was destroyed in an explosion carried out by unknown miscreants early on Saturday, police said.

CES 19 MN-BYPOLL-FINAL TURNOUT 91.54 pc voting in bypolls to 4 Manipur assembly seats Imphal: Around 91.54 per cent of total 1.35 lakh voters exercised their franchise in by-elections to four assembly seats in Manipur on Saturday, amid tight security and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, an Election Commission official said.

CES 14 AS-CONG-PROTEST Congress leaders arrested for taking out rally against farm laws Mangaldoi: Around 100 Congress leaders, including party general secretary Jitendra Singh and MPs and MLAs, were arrested from Darrang district on Saturday while protesting the Centre's farm laws, police said.

CES 15 OD-FIRECRACKER-SEIZURE Illegal firecrackers worth Rs 70 lakh seized, 3 arrested in Odisha Berhampur: A huge quantity of firecrackers were seized from illegal manufacturing units in Odisha's Ganjam district and three persons arrested on Saturday, police said.

CES 17 AR-WATER-SHEKHAWAT 'Har Ghar Nal se Jal' project to be completed in aspirational district within 9 months: Shekhawat Itanagar: Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Saturday asserted that the 'Har Ghar Nal se Jal' project under Jal Jeevan Mission will be completed within 9 months in aspirational districts of the country on a priority basis.

CES 18 NL-VIRUS-CASES 128 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland; tally rises to 9,455 Kohima: After 10 consecutive days of more COVID-19 recoveries than positive cases, Nagaland on Saturday reported 128 fresh infections pushing the caseload in the state to 9,455, said a Health Department official. PTI RG RG

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