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

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CAL1 MZ-LD LOCKDOWN Mizoram reimposes total lockdown in AMC area as COVID-19 cases rise Aizawl: The Mizoram government has reimposed a seven- day complete lockdown in Aizawl Municipal Corporation area in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, over two weeks after easing restrictions, officials said.

CAL 2 OD-VIRUS Odisha logs 2,182 fresh COVID-19 cases, 67 more fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload surged to 9,52,111 on Saturday after 2,182 more people tested positive for the virus, while 67 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,992, a health department official said.

CAL 3 WB-HILSA-IRCTC 'Fishy affair' on banks of Rupnarayan river Kolkata: Monsoon ushers in relief from the hot and humid summers everywhere, and for Bengalis it also brings with it a silver lining on their plates in the form of the delectable Hilsa fish, usually savoured steamed, smoked, deep fried, or with mustard paste.

CAL 4 AS-VIRUS-FINANCIAL AID Assam govt to provide financial help to families of people who died due to COVID-19 Guwahati: The Assam government will provide one-time financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to families of people who have died of COVID-19, State Finance Minister Ajanta Neog said on Friday.

CAL 5 WB-MINISTER-CRITICAL Bengal minister Sadhan Pande hospitalised with lung infection, condition critical Kolkata: West Bengal minister Sadhan Pande has been hospitalised with a severe lung infection, a Health official said on Saturday.

CES 5 AR-VIRUS-CASES Arunachal Pradesh reports 443 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh reported 443 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 42,089, a senior health official said here on Saturday.

CES 7 MZ-VIRUS-CASES Mizoram registers 483 new COVID-19 cases, one more death Aizawl: At least 483 more people, including 127 children, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the state's tally to 26,690, an official statement said on Saturday. PTI RG RG

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