Kolkata, Apr 29 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

CAL 1 AN-VIRUS-JOURNALIST-ARREST Scribe arrested in Andamans over corona tweet Port Blair: A well-known journalist was arrested in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands over a tweet where he questioned the rationale of the authorities allegedly asking people to be home-quarantined after they had spoken to COVID-19 patients by phone, police said on Wednesday.

CAL 2 MZ-LOCKDOWN-HOME-FRIEND Home at heart, man travels 3,000 km with friend's body Aizawl: Home is where the heart is, in life and in death, too.

CAL 3 WB-LOCKDOWN-ATTACK-ARREST 10 arrested for attacking policemen enforcing lockdown in Howrah Kolkata: Ten persons were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting policemen enforcing lockdown in the coronavirus red zone of Howrah district last evening.

CAL 4 OD-VIRUS-PATNAIK COVID-19 situation in Odisha well under control but next few days extremely challenging: Patnaik Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 situation in Odisha is 'well under control', but the next few days will be 'extremely challenging' as a large number of people are likely to return from states that have been hit hard by the pandemic, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Wednesday.

CES 2 MG-VIRUS-SALARIES Part of salaries of bureaucrats, 80,000 govt employees, ministers deferred in Meghalaya Shillong: The Meghalaya government has decided to defer the payment of a part of the salaries of cabinet ministers, bureaucrats, and its 80,000 employees as the hill state battles the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a notification.

CES 3 WB-LOCKDOWN-RESTAURANT Fine dining experiences will never be same again, feel restaurateurs Kolkata: Fine dining experiences will never be the same again, feel restaurateurs who believe people will be more interested in takeaway and online ordering after the lockdown is lifted.

CES 4 AN-VIRUS-RECOVER 4 persons recover from COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, active cases at 18 Port Blair: Four persons, including the 39-year-old police radio operator from the Bambooflat area, recovered from COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, officials said on Wednesday.

CES 5 OD-VIRUS-LD CASES Covid cases climb to 122 in Odisha with 4 new patients Bhubaneswar: Four persons, including a woman, tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 122 in the state, officials said.

CES 7 OD-VIRUS-ROBOTS ITI Cuttack develops low cost robots to combat COVID- 19 Bhubaneswar: Joining the fight against Covid-19, the government-run Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Cuttack has developed two low cost robots, which can save health workers from the infectious virus and reduce the need for personal protective equipment. PTI RG RG