Kolkata, Apr 3 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 10 AS-LD PM-RALLY Modi urges Assam militants to join mainstream Tamulpur: Buoyed by a raft of peace agreements with underground outfits in the Northeast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a fervent appeal to militants in Assam who have not surrendered yet to return to the mainstream as they are needed to create an 'Atmanirbhar Assam'.

CAL 18 WB-PM-RALLY Mamata's 'obstructionist mindset' deprived Bengal of jobs, industries: Modi Haripal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday alleged the 'obstructionist mindset' of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her TMC deprived West Bengal of industries and jobs.

CAL 1 AS-POLL-HIMANTA BROTHER-TRANSFER Assam polls: EC transfers Himanta's cop brother from Goalpara Guwahati: After barring Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning in the assembly polls for 48 hours, the Election Commission has also transferred his brother and Goalpara Superintendent of Police Sushanta Biswa Sarma from the district.

CAL 7 WB-POLL-ADITYANATH-ROADSHOW Bengal polls: Yogi Adityanath holds roadshow in Howrah's Uluberia Uluberia: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a roadshow here in Howrah district on Saturday as he sought to bolster the BJP's campaign in West Bengal ahead of the third phase assembly elections.

CAL 9 WB-POLL-MAMATA-RALLY BJP engineering communal strife in Bengal to win polls: Mamata Raidighi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused the BJP of engineering communal strife in the state to win the assembly elections.

CAL 15 OD-TRIBAL-NAIDU Adopt good habits of tribal communities to keep COVID-19 at bay: Naidu Bhubaneswar: The tribal population in Odisha was largely untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic and their unique customary practices and traditions have helped them keep the infection at bay, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Saturday while citing a study.

CES 5 OD-VIRUS-CASES 452 new cases push Odisha's COVID-19 tally to 3,42,224 Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,42,224 on Saturday as 452 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. PTI RG RG