Kolkata, Feb 17 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 1 AS-ARREST-MINISTER 2 journalists arrested for attempt to 'malign' Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Guwahati: Two journalists were arrested on Wednesday for their alleged attempt to malign Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma after they shared a photo of him along with his daughter with a 'salacious intent', police said.

CES 2 AN-VIRUS-CASES Andamans reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 5,013 Port Blair: Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported four new COVID-19 cases, pushing the coronavirus caseload in the union territory to 5,013, an official said on Wednesday.

CES 3 AR-VIRUS-ZERO CASE No new COVID-19 case in Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh did not report any new COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a senior health department official said on Wednesday.

CES 4 OD-JAGANNATH-GOLD Devotee donates over 4 kg gold, 3 kg silver to Puri Jagannath Temple Bhubaneswar: A devotee of Lord Jagannath has donated over 4 kg gold and 3 kg silver jewellery for the trinity - Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath, on the occasion of Shree Panchami, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) said.

CES 5 WB-CYLINDER-BLAST Two injured in LPG cylinder blast Kolkata: Two persons were seriously injured on Wednesday morning in a cooking gas cylinder blast in the city's Kasba area, police said.

CES 6 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 75 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 3,36,397 Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Wednesday surged to 3,36,397 after 75 more people tested positive for the virus, a health department official said.

CES 7 WB-DONA-FACEBOOK Sourav Ganguly's wife Dona lodges police complaint over fake Facebook page Kolkata: Cricket icon Sourav Ganguly's wife Dona Ganguly lodged a police complaint about a fake Facebook page in her name, an officer said on Wednesday.

CES 10 MZ-SCHOOL-REOPEN Schools in Mizoram will reopen for students of class 9 & 11 from Feb 22 Aizawl: Schools in Mizoram will reopen for students of class 9 and 11 from February 22, an Education Department official said on Wednesday. PTI RG RG