Kolkata, Apr 11 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 4 WB-POLL-LD MAMATA EC trying to suppress facts by barring entry of politicians in Cooch Behar: Mamata Siliguri: Describing the incident of firing in Cooch Behar as a 'genocide', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the Election Commission has restricted the entry of politicians in the district for 72 hours as it seeks to 'suppress facts'.

CAL 5 AN-VIRUS-LD CASES 14 new cases take COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 5,175 Port Blair: Months after keeping the COVID-19 outbreak in check, Andaman and Nicobar Islands along with the entire country have started experiencing the second wave of coronavirus infections with 14 more people testing positive for the disease, which took the tally in the Union Territory to 5,175, an official said Sunday.

CAL 9 WB-POLL-FIRING-BURIAL Cooch Behar firing: Gloom descends on Bengal village as bodies taken for burial Sitalkuchi: A pall of gloom prevailed at Jorepatki village on Sunday as the bodies of four persons, who died when CISF personnel opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals, were taken for burial by the bereaved families.

CAL 10 WB-POLL-SHAH-ROADSHOW Mamata's advice to gherao central forces instigated people to attack CISF in Sitalkuchi: Shah Santipur: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched a scathing attack against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, alleging that her advice to gherao central forces had instigated people to attack CISF in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi that led to four deaths in firing by security personnel.

CAL 11 POL-GURUNG-INTERVIEW Cooch Behar killings turning point, BJP to be routed from north Bengal: Bimal Gurung Darjeeling: Asserting that Saturdays firing by the CISF in Cooch Behar, which claimed four lives, would prove to be a 'turning point' in Bengal polls, Bimal Gurung, the chief of one of the two GJM factions, claimed that the BJP would face the wrath of voters in the remaining four phases of polling in the northern part of the state.

CES 4 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 1,379 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 3,49,561 Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,49,561 as the state registered this year's highest single- day spike of 1,379 new cases on Sunday, a health official said.

CES 5 SK-VACCINE-TAMANG Sikkim CM and his wife receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang along with his wife Krishna Kumari Rai on Sunday received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, following which he appealed to those eligible for the immunisation drive to get inoculated. PTI RG RG