Kolkata, Apr 7 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 1 WB-POLL-EC-TRANSFERS Bengal polls: EC removes returning officers of 8 Kolkata constituencies Kolkata: The Election Commission has removed returning officers of eight constituencies in the city that will go to the polls in the last two phases of the West Bengal assembly elections on April 26 and 29, an official said on Wednesday.

CAL 4 TR-VIRUS-CM POSITIVE Tripura CM Biplab Deb tests positive for COVID-19 Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19 and has self-isolated at home, he said in a tweet.

CAL 5 WB-POLL-MAMATA CRPF harassing voters in Bengal at Shah's behest: Mamata Baneswar: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the CRPF personnel are harassing voters in the state at the behest of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

CAL 6 WB-POLL-ADITYANATH TMC leaders swindled all central aid for Bengal: Adityanath Kolkata: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday flayed the ruling TMC in West Bengal, alleging that its leaders swindled whatever central aid was extended to the state, from 'funds to ration supplies'.

CAL 7 WB-SHAH-ROADSHOW-SINGUR Amit Shah holds road show in Singur, assures industrialisation Singur: Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a colourful road show here on Wednesday, once a hot spot of the anti-land acquisition movement, and promised rapid industrialisation of the area if BJP is voted to power.

CAL 8 AS-POLL-CONGRESS Congress demands CCTV feed from strong rooms for candidates Guwahati: The Congress on Wednesday demanded that CCTV feed from strong rooms across Assam be made available to candidates, the state Congress chief said.

CAL 9 WB-SHAH-LUNCH Amit Shah lunches at 'rickshawala's' house at Domjur in Bengal Domjur: Union Home Minister Amit Shah had lunch at the home of a 'rickshawala' here in Howrah district on Wednesday after winding up a road show at Domjur assembly constituency.

CAL 10 WB-POLL-SHAH-SEATS BJP to win 63-68 seats in first three phases in Bengal: Shah Domjur: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the BJP is confident of winning 63 to 68 seats in the first three phases of elections held in West Bengal so far.

CES 4 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports record 791 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more fatality Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Wednesday reported 791 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest count of 2021 so far, pushing the tally to 3,44,647, a health department official said. PTI RG RG