Kolkata, Nov 7 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the eastern region at 5 pm. CAL26 BH-CASTE-NITISH Nitish for hike in quotas for SCs, STs and OBCs; legislation likely in current assembly session Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday told the state assembly that he was in favour of raising the quotas for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in the state.

CAL24 MN-HIGH COURT-LD INTERNET Manipur HC asks state to lift mobile internet ban in peaceful areas Imphal: The Manipur High Court has directed the state government to operationalise mobile towers, on a trial basis, in all those district headquarters which have not been affected by ethnic strife.

CAL23 ELECTIONS-MZ-LD HUNGER STRIKE Mizoram: ‘Walkathon man’ on fast seeking change of counting day as polling continues Aizawl: A 65-year-old social activist of Mizoram on Tuesday staged a hunger strike against the Election Commission’s “silence” over the demand for rescheduling the day of the counting of votes, as polling for the 40-member assembly continued across the state.

CAL21 NL-BYPOLL-LD TURNOUT Nagaland: Nearly 93 pc voter turnout in Tapi assembly bypoll till 3 pm Kohima: Polling for the by-election to Tapi assembly seat in Nagaland's Mon district was progressing smoothly with nearly 93 per cent of over 15,000 voters exercising their franchise till 3 pm on Tuesday, an official said.

CAL20 ELECTIONS-MZ-3RD LD TURNOUT Nearly 69 pc voter turnout till 3 pm in Mizoram assembly polls Aizawl: Nearly 69 per cent of 8.57 lakh electors cast their votes till 3 pm on Tuesday in the Mizoram assembly elections, officials said.

CAL19 BH-ASSEMBLY-LD CASTE More than a third of families in Bihar surviving on Rs 6k per month or less, assembly told Patna: More than a third of families inhabiting Bihar were living in poverty, making do with a monthly income of Rs 6,000 or less, according to a detailed report of the caste survey tabled in the state assembly on Tuesday.

CAL14 DEF-LD MISSILE India successfully test-fires 'Pralay' missile off Odisha coast Balasore (Odisha): India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) 'Pralay' from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, a Defence official said.

CAL8 BH-ASSEMBLY-AANGANWADI Aanganwadi workers’ protest rocks Bihar assembly Patna: Police on Tuesday used water cannons to disperse thousands of Aanganwadi Sevika workers who had gathered outside the Bihar assembly to press their demands, even as ruckus created by the opposition on the issue rocked the House.

CAL6 OD-RAPE-MURDER Five-year-old raped, throat slit in Bhubaneswar slum Bhubaneswar: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped and subsequently killed by slitting her throat in a slum in Bhubaneswar, police said on Tuesday.

CAL5 ELECTIONS-MZ-ZORAMTHANGA There won't be hung assembly, MNF will sweep polls: Zoramthanga Aizawl: Exuding confidence that there will not be hung assembly in Mizoram as the ruling MNF will sweep the polls, Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Tuesday said his party does not have an alliance with the BJP in the state and its support to NDA at the Centre is 'issue-based'. PTI BDC

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