Kolkata, Apr 26 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 3 WB-POLL-BJP-DETAIN BJP candidate's agent detained for molesting women voters in Kolkata Kolkata: BJP candidate from the Rashbehari assembly constituency Lt Gen Subrata Saha's agent was detained on Monday for allegedly molesting a few women voters inside a polling booth in the city's New Alipore area, police said.

CAL 4 WB-POLL-SITUATION Bengal polls: Stray violence marks first half of seventh phase, voter turnout 37pc till 11 am Kolkata: Stray incidents of violence were reported Monday from some areas where voting is underway for the seventh phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal, though the overall polling process has been peaceful with 37.02 per cent turnout till 11 am, officials said.

CAL 5 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 6,599 fresh COVID cases, nine more fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 4,14,056 on Monday as 6,599 more people tested positive for the infection, while nine fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 1,997, a health department official said.

CAL 6 WB-POLL-NADDA Nadda accuses Mamata of misleading people on Covid vaccination Malda: BJP president J P Nadda Monday accused Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee of misleading people of West Bengal on various issues, ranging from 'insider-outsider' to Covid vaccination during the campaigning for the assembly elections in the state.

CAL 9 WB-POLL-MAMATA Mamata welcomes Madras HC order, demands withdrawal of central forces who may be infected with Covid Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday demanded withdrawal of central forces to contain covid spread in West Bengal in the next phase of polling, while welcoming the Madras High Courts observations that the Election Commission could not avoid blame for the spread of Covid.

CAL 10 WB-MAMATA-VOTE Mamata casts vote in Bhabanipur Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday cast her vote at a polling booth in south Kolkata's Bhabanipur.

CES 9 WB-VIRUS-PARNO BJP candidate Parno Mittra tests positive for COVID-19 Kolkata: BJP candidate Parno Mittra on Monday said she has tested positive for COVID-19.

CES 12 WB-CATTLE-ANUBRATA CBI summons TMC's Anubrata Mandal in cattle smuggling case Kolkata: The anti-corruption branch of the CBI on Monday summoned TMC leader Anubrata Mandal for questioning in connection with its probe into cross-border cattle smuggling.