Kolkata, Jul 15 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 1 WB-ARRESTS 3 arrested with huge quantity of explosives near Kolkata Kolkata: Three persons were arrested with a huge quantity of explosives and ammunition in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday.

CAL 2 WB-CAPSIZE 9 fishermen killed, 1 missing as trawler capsizes in Bay of Bengal Namkhana: Bodies of nine fishermen from West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district were found on Thursday morning inside the trawler that capsized in the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

CAL 3 WB-TERRORIST Another JMB terrorist arrested near Kolkata Barasat: Another neo-Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist was arrested from Barasat near Kolkata, police said on Thursday.

CAL 4 OD-BANDH Markets shut, roads blocked, trains disrupted in Left's Odisha bandh over fuel price hike Bhubaneswar: The six-hour Odisha bandh by the Left parties on Thursday against the hike in fuel prices evoked a mixed response.

CAL 5 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 2,110 new COVID-19 cases, 66 fresh fatalities.

Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Thursday mounted to 9,47,859 after 2,110 more people tested positive for the infection, while 66 fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 4,861, a health department official said.

CAL 11 WB-NHRC REPORT NHRC report on Bengal post-poll violence recommends CBI probe into cases of rape, murder Kolkata: Asserting that the situation in West Bengal is a 'manifestation of law of ruler instead of rule of law', an NHRC committee probing alleged incidents of post-poll violence in the state, in a report placed before the Calcutta High Court, has recommended a CBI probe into 'grievous offences like murder and rape'.

CAL 12 WB-MAMATA-VISIT-FRONT Mamata to visit Delhi amid fresh buzz over anti-BJP front Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit New Delhi later this month where she will hold talks with leaders of non-BJP parties, TMC sources said on Thursday, amid the renewed buzz over formation of an anti-BJP front ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

CAL 13 AS-ASSEMBLY-SARMA-ENCOUNTERS Full freedom to Assam police to act against criminals: Himanta on encounters Guwahati: Rebutting criticism against the recent encounters in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said the state police has 'full operational liberty' to fight against the criminals within the ambit of law.

CAL 14 WB-MAMATA-NHRC NHRC disrespected court, should not have leaked report on Bengal post-poll violence to media: Mamata Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday flayed the NHRC for 'disrespecting the court' and pursuing 'political vendetta' of the BJP by leaking its report on alleged post-poll violence to the media. PTI RG RG

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