Kolkata, Jul 10 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 1 AR-KHANDU-NEC Nothing concrete coming out of North East Council, rues Arunachal CM Itanagar: Expressing his discontentment with the functioning of the North East Council (NEC), Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said 'nothing concrete' was coming out of the agency.

CAL 2 WB-PETROL-TMC TMC protests across West Bengal over spiralling fuel prices Kolkata: Trinamool Congress members protested across West Bengal on Saturday against the spiralling fuel prices that are causing hardships for the common people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CAL 3 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 2,334 new COVID-19 cases, 58 more deaths Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally on Saturday surged to 9,37,470 after 2,334 more people tested positive for the infection, while 58 fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 4,534, a health department official said.

CAL 4 OD-MAOIST-ENCOUNTER 2 Odisha cops injured in gun-battle with Maoists: DGP Bhubaneswar: At least two personnel of Odisha Police's elite Special Operation Group (SOG) were on Saturday injured in an ongoing gun-battle with Maoists in forests bordering Boudh and Kandhamal districts, Director General of Police Abhay said.

CAL 5 WB-RATH YATRA-ISKCON Carcade to replace chariots on Rath Yatra in Kolkata Kolkata: In a departure from tradition, Lord Jagannath and his divine siblings, amid the COVID-19 restrictions, will give the hand-pulled chariot a miss this time and instead travel in a cavalcade of 15 cars, covering a distance of three kilometres, as part of the ISKCON Kolkata's 50th year Rath Yatra celebrations.

CES 4 AN-VIRUS-ZERO No fresh COVID-19 case in Andamans, tally at 7,492 Port Blair: The union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record a single fresh COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Saturday.

CES 5 AN-VIRUS-CASES Arunachal Pradesh reports 403 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 39,085 Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 39,085 with 403 more people testing positive for the infection, a senior health official said here on Saturday.

CES 8 SK-VIRUS-CASES Sikkim reports 198 new COVID-19 cases, one more death Gangtok: Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 22,163 as 198 more people tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours while one new fatality pushed the death toll to 313, a health department bulletin said on Saturday. PTI RG RG

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