Kolkata, Jan 27 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 2 WB-GANGULY-HOSPITALISED Sourav Ganguly hospitalised again with discomfort in chest Kolkata: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was on Wednesday hospitalised again with discomfort in the chest, less than a month after he underwent angioplasty here.

CAL 3 WB-ABBAS SIDDIQUI-INTERVIEW Mamata created Hindu-Muslim divide, did more harm than good to Muslims: Abbas Siddiqui Kolkata: Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui, the head of Muslim shrine Furfura Sharif, who has muddied the political waters of West Bengal with the launch of Indian Secular Front (ISF), feels the Mamata Banerjee government has done more harm than good to the Muslims by creating a Hindu-Muslim divide.

CAL 4 BH-POLL-COVID EXPERTISE Bihar to guide poll-bound states on conducting elections amid COVID pandemic Patna: The Bihar government will guide four poll-bound states and a Union territory on conducting elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said on Wednesday.

CAL 5 WB-LD PARA TEACHERS-DEMONSTRATION Para teachers demonstrate outside WB assembly demanding pay parity Kolkata: Women members of an organisation of para teachers Wednesday staged a demonstration outside West Bengal Assembly demanding parity in pay with regular teachers in schools, police said.

CES 6 AS-BOAT-CAPSIZE Assam: 4 drown as boat capsizes in Brahmaputra Jorhat: At least four people, including two minors, have drowned after a country boat capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Assam's Jorhat district, officials said on Wednesday.

CES 7 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 138 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 3,34,667 Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally on Wednesday mounted to 3,34,667 as 138 more people tested positive for the disease, a health department official said.

CES 8 AS-MLA Assam Congress MLA Jamal Uddin Ahmed dies Karimganj: Jamal Uddin Ahmed, Congress leader and MLA from Badarpur constituency in Assam, died at a hospital here on Wednesday.

CES 9 WB-CHHATRA PARISHAD Congress' student wing members stopped from marching to assembly Kolkata: Activists of Chhatra Parishad, the student wing of the Congress, on Wednesday forced their way past two barriers and scuffled with police in the central part of the city during the 'Vidhan Sabha Abhijan' called by the opposition party. PTI RG RG