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

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CAL 3 WB-POLL-DEATH Man killed after being hit by car in Murshidabad, CPI(M) blames TMC Domkal: A man was killed and two others injured as a car hit them in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, triggering tension in the area hours ahead of the polling, police said on Thursday.

CAL 4 AS-QUAKE People spend sleepless night as quake aftershocks rock Assam Guwahati: People spent a sleepless night as a series of aftershocks continued to shake Assam, following the strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake that caused extensive damage in the state.

CAL 6 AS-MILITANT-ENCOUNTER Top ULFA(I) militant shot dead by security forces in Assam Guwahati: A top ULFA (I) militant was killed during an encounter with security forces in Bongaigaon district of Assam on Thursday and one of his aides arrested, state DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said.

CAL 8 WB-POLL-SITUATION Stray violence, attack on candidates mark last phase of Bengal polls, 37.80 pc turnout till 11 am Kolkata: Stray incidents of violence were reported on Thursday from several areas where voting is underway for the eighth and last phase of assembly elections in Bengal, but the overall polling process has been peaceful with 37.80 per cent turnout till 11 am, EC officials said.

CAL 9 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 6,998 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Thursday surged to 4,35,513 after 6,998 more people tested positive for the infection, while 12 fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 2,029, a health department official said.

CAL 10 WB-LD BOMBS Firecrackers used outside Mahajati Sadan, not bombs: official Kolkata: Firecrackers were set off outside Mahajati Sadan in central Kolkata on Thursday morning, which were initially alleged to be crude bombs, an official said.

CES 7 NL-AGRI Nagaland facing drought-like situation: official Kohima: Nagaland is facing a drought-like situation with reports of water shortage coming in from across the state, a senior official said.

CES 8 AN-VACCINE Andaman places order for 3.6 lakh doses of COVID vaccine for phase 3 Port Blair: The Andaman and Nicobar administration has placed an order for 3.6 lakh doses of COVID vaccine for the third phase of the inoculation drive that will begin on May 1, an official said. PTI RG RG