Kolkata, Apr 20 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 1 WB-VIRUS-TRAIN-CANCELLATION Suburban train services hit in Bengal after 90 drivers, guards test COVID-19 positive Kolkata: Eastern Railway on Tuesday said it has so far cancelled 56 local trains in the Sealdah section after around 90 drivers and guards tested positive for COVID-19.

CAL 2 MZ-LOCKDOWN 7-day lockdown comes into force in Aizawl, 10 other district headquarters of Mizoram Aizawl: A seven-day lockdown has come into force from Tuesday in Aizawl and 10 other district headquarters of Mizoram to contain the spread of COVID-19.

CAL 6 WB-CORONA-JEET Bengali filmstar Jeet tests positive for corona Kolkata: Bengali filmstar Jeet has tested positive for the COVID-19 and has been advised home isolation, a state health department official said on Tuesday.

CAL 8 WB-SITHARAMAN-LD GROWTH Need complete trust between industry, govt to sustain growth amid Covid situation: Sitharaman Kolkata: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said there should be complete trust between the industry and the government to sustain growth amid the COVID- 19 situation.

CAL 11 WB-POLL-MAMATA Mamata accuses PM of allowing open market sale of vaccines after depleting stocks through gifts abroad Bhagawangola: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has allowed open market sales of coronavirus vaccines after shipments made by him to foreign shores have depleted stocks in India.

CAL 12 WB-POLL-STRATEGIES COVID challenges, 'Bangaliana', gender among strategies, fault-lines in Bengal's electoral battleground Kolkata: The epic electoral 'Battle for Bengal' has seen the two bitter rivals BJP and Trinamool Congress change their poll strategies deftly as they square off against each other in a gruelling, one-and-half-month-long campaign.

CAL 13 JH-VIRUS-LOCKDOWN COVID-19 surge: Jharkhand to observe lockdown from April 22-29 Ranchi: The Jharkhand government on Tuesday declared one-week lockdown starting from April 22 to check the spread of coronavirus cases,Chief Minister Hemant Soren said.

CAL 14 OD-VIRUS-LD-CASES Odisha reports record 4,761 new COVID-19 cases, 5 fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally soared to 3,77,464 on Tuesday as the state registered its highest single-day spike of 4,761 new cases, while five fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 1,953, a health official said. PTI RG RG