Kolkata, Jul 3 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 2 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 2,917 new COVID-19 cases, 45 fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 9,19,026 on Saturday as 2,917 more people tested positive for the infection, while 45 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,154, a health department official said.

CAL 3 WB-FAKE VACCINATION-ARREST One more arrested in vaccination scam in Kolkata Kolkata: Kolkata Police has arrested another associate of Debanjan Deb, who was apprehended for allegedly masterminding fake vaccination camps in the metropolis, officials said on Saturday.

CAL 4 BH-RJD-JOIN Two-time former MLA crosses over from JD(U) to RJD; Tejashwi elated Patna: The opposition RJD in Bihar claimed to have received a shot in the arm on Saturday with the induction of Maheshwar Singh, a two-term former MLA who crossed over from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U).

CES 2 MZ-VIRUS Mizoram logs 233 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 21,003 Aizawl: Mizoram on Saturday reported 233 fresh COVID- 19 cases, raising the state's tally to 21,003, an official said.

CES 3 AR-VIRUS-CASES Arunachal reports 404 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 36,572 Itanagar: The COVID-19 caseload in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 36,572 as 404 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said on Saturday.

CES 4 TR-COVID CURFEW-EXTENSION Tripura extends COVID curfew till July 9 Agartala: The Tripura government has extended the COVID curfew from 2 pm to 5 am in Agartala and eight other urban local bodies (ULBs) till July 9, a notification said.

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