Kolkata, Dec 20 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 9 WB-LD SHAH-ROADSHOW People of Bengal yearning for change, want to get rid of Bangladeshi infiltration: Shah Bolpur: People of West Bengal are yearning for change as they want to get rid of political violence, corruption, extortion and Bangladeshi infiltration, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday, attacking the Mamata Banerjee government.

CAL 1 WB-SHAH-VISVA BHARATI Amit Shah visits Visva-Bharati, pays tribute to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Shantiniketan: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday visited Visva-Bharati here and paid homage to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at Rabindra Bhavan on the university campus.

CAL 3 WB-TMC-BJP Defections will not have any impact on TMC's poll prospects: Bengal minister Kolkata: The TMC on Sunday said there was no need to raise a hue and cry over the recent defections from the party, as 'traitors and backstabbers have existed since time immemorial'.

CAL 4 WB-SHAH-LUNCH Amit Shah has lunch at Bengal folk singer's house in Santiniketan Santiniketan: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on the second day of his two-day visit to the state, visited the residence of a 'Baul' singer (sufi genre folk music of Bengal) here to have a typical Bengali lunch.

CAL 10 WB-PRADHAN-LD OILFIELD Pradhan dedicates Bengal's first oil and gas reserve to nation Ashoknagar: West Bengal found a place in the oil map of India as Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday dedicated an oil and gas producing field in North 24 Parganas district to the nation.

CES 1 JH-VIRUS-CASES Jharkhand reports 247 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths Ranchi: Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,12,853 as 247 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Sunday.

CES 7 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 372 new COVID-19 cases, four more deaths Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Sunday mounted to 3,26,233 after 372 more people tested positive for the infection, while four fresh deaths raised the toll to 1,836, a health department official said. PTI RG RG