Kolkata, Jan 12 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 1 JH-BIRDS Large number of crows, mynas, herons found dead in Jharkhand's Dumka, bird flu suspected Dumka: A large number of crows, mynas and herons were found dead at a village in Jharkhand's Dumka district, triggering panic over the possibility of the bird flu outbreak in the area, officials said on Tuesday.

CAL 2 WB-SISIR TMC's Sisir Adhikari, Suvendu's father, removed as development agency chairman Kolkata: Senior Trinamool Congress MP Sisir Adhikari was removed as the chairman of the Digha Shankarpur Development Authority (DSDA), which is responsible for development works in the beach town in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district, as per an official notification.

CAL 4 WB-VACCINE First consignment of around 6.89 lakh COVID vaccines arrives in Bengal Kolkata: The first consignment of around 6.89 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived here on Tuesday in a special flight from Pune, a senior official of the West Bengal health department said.

CES 2 OD-KENDU Odisha CM announces Rs 92.37cr financial assistance for kendu workers Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced financial assistance of Rs 92.37 crore for the welfare of kendu leaf pluckers and other workers associated with it.

CES 3 JH-VIRUS-CASES Jharkhand reports 144 fresh COVID-19 cases, one more death Ranchi: Jharkhand reported one more fatality due to COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 1,048, while the tally mounted to 1,16,961 with 144 fresh cases, a health department official said on Tuesday.

CES 5 WB-VIVEKANANDA- CELEBRATIONS Swami Vivekananda's 158th birth anniversary celebrated across Bengal Kolkata: Swami Vivekananda's 158th birth anniversary was celebrated on Tuesday across West Bengal with political leaders and people making a beeline at his ancestral house here to pay tributes to him.

CES 6 WB-BUS Minibus with picnickers overturns in Jalpaiguri, 2 killed Jalpaiguri: A minibus with around 35 people on board overturned in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday, killing two people standing on the roadside and injuring several, police said.

CES 7 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 225 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally on Tuesday mounted to 3,32,331 as 225 more people tested positive for the disease, while two fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,894, a health department official said. PTI RG RG