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Kolkata, Jul 21 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm CAL11 WB-MAMATA Modi govt wants to establish 'surveillance state': Mamata Kolkata: Latching on to the Pegasus snooping row, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday accused the Modi government of trying to establish a 'surveillance state'.

CAL 5 AS-BHAGWAT-CAA-NRC CAA, NRC nothing to do with Hindu-Muslim divide: RSS chief Guwahati: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, who is in Assam on a two-day visit, said on Wednesday that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have nothing to do with Hindu-Muslim divide and communal narrative surrounding the two issues were being peddled by some to gain political mileage.

CAL 1 AS-OLY-LOVLINA Assam cycles to wish Olympics boxer Lovlina Borgohain Guwahati: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary and Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia on Wednesday pedalled bicycles, wishing success to pugilist Lovlina Borgohain, the lone competitor from Assam in Tokyo Olympics.

CAL 4 TR-TMC-ARRESTS Several TMC leaders arrested in Tripura Agartala: Several Trinamool Congress leaders and activists, including the party's Tripura unit president Asish Lal Sinha, were arrested on Wednesday in the state's Unakoti district as they gathered, violating the COVID restrictions, police said.

CAL 6 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs record 69 fatalities, 1,927 new COVID-19 cases Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Wednesday recorded 69 COVID-19 fatalities, the highest so far in a single day, taking the toll to 5,241, while 1,927 new cases pushed the tally to 9,59,986, a health department official said.

CES 2 AR-VIRUS-CASES Arunachal Pradesh reports 476 new COVID-19 cases Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 43,804 as 476 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said here on Wednesday.

CES 4 MZ-VIRUS-CASES Mizoram reports 725 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death Aizawl: Mizoram's COVID-19 tally surged to 29,020 as 725 more people including 138 children tested positive for the virus RG RG

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