Kolkata, Apr 12 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 18 WB-PM-LD RALLY Mamata 'clean bowled', her entire team asked to leave field: Modi Bardhaman/Kalyani: Drawing a cricket analogy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the people of Bengal have hit so many fours and sixes in the first four phases of the assembly polls that the BJP has already completed its century and the TMC is on course to being wiped out.

CAL 19 WB-POLL-LD SHAH TMC spreading lies about NRC, it will have no impact on Gorkhas: Amit Shah Kalimpong/Dhupguri: Seeking to allay fears created among the people of the hills by TMC's 'lies', Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Monday that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will have no impact on the Gorkhas.

CAL 17 WB-POLL- MAMATA Those threatening of more Cooch Behar-like killings should be banned politically: Mamata Ranaghat: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in an apparent jibe at state BJP leaders, said on Monday that those threatening of more Cooch Behar-like killings should be banned politically.

CAL 20 TR-TTADC-TIPRA TIPRA stakes claim to form the new council of TTADC Agartala: Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA), which swept the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) elections winning 18 of the 28, has staked its claim to form the new council, sources in TIPRA said on Monday.

CAL 1 JH-VIRUS-CASES Jharkhand reports 2,296 new COVID-19 cases, 21 fresh fatalities Ranchi: Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,39,384 on Monday as 2,296 more people tested positive for the infection, while 21 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,213, a health official said.

CAL 2 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha's COVID-19 tally breaches 3.5-lakh mark with 1,741 new cases Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload breached the 3.5-lakh mark on Monday as 1,741 more people tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,928, a health official said.

CES 4 BH-VIRUS-BODY-FIASCO Bihar hospital declares alive COVID patient dead, hands over another person's body to kin Patna: A state-run hospital in Bihar's capital has courted controversy by declaring an alive COVID patient dead and handing over another person's body to his kin, prompting an inquiry into the incident. PTI RG RG