Kolkata, Jul 26 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 2 MN-CONG-NOTICE Rajya Sabha polls: Congress issues notices to two Manipur MLAs for cross-voting Imphal: The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has issued show-cause notices to two of its MLAs for allegedly cross-voting in favour of the BJP candidate in the recently- concluded election to the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat.

CAL 3 JH-VIRUS-DEATH COVID-19 death toll mounts to 83 in Jharkhand with 7 more fatalities Ranchi: Seven more persons have succumbed to COVID-19 in Jharkhand, taking the death toll due to the disease in the state to 83, while 214 new cases pushed its tally to 7,841, a health department bulletin said.

CAL 4 AR-VIRUS-CASES 70 fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal; count rises to 1,126 Itanagar: Seventy more people, including nine security personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday, taking the northeastern state's tally of such cases to 1,126, a senior health official said.

CAL 6 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 25,000-mark Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 case count crossed the 25,000-mark on Sunday with 1,376 new infections, while the toll mounted to 140 as 10 more patients succumbed to the disease, a health official said.

CAL 7 SK-VIRUS-DEATH Sikkim reports first COVID-19 death Gangtok: Sikkim reported its first COVID-19 death on Sunday after a 74-year-old man succumbed to the disease at a state-run hospital here, a senior health official said.

CAL 8 WB-TMC-CAMPAIGN TMC launches social media campaign to counter BJP Kolkata: In a bid to counter the BJP's social media campaign, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Sunday launched a new initiative to highlight the achievements of the state government and showcase how federalism is being allegedly eroded by the Centre.

CAL 9 SK-LOCKDOWN-EXTENSION Sikkim extends coronavirus lockdown till August 1 Gangtok: The Sikkim government has extended the statewide lockdown till August 1 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a notification. PTI RG RG

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