Kolkata, Jul 4 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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ss CAL 1 OD-VIRUS Odisha reports 2,870 fresh COVID-19 cases, 42 more fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday reported 2,870 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 9,21,896, while the death toll climbed to 4,196 with 42 more fatalities, a health department official said.

CAL 3 WB-YAAS-APPLICATIONS 50 pc applications for cyclone Yaas relief in Bengal rejected as 'bogus': Official Kolkata: The West Bengal government has rejected as 'bogus' almost 50 per cent of the applications that were filed seeking compensation for the damage caused by cyclone Yaas, following spot verification by district authorities, a senior official said on Sunday.

CAL 4 AS-AKHIL-ALLIANCE No more in alliance with Assam Jatiya Parishad: Raijor Dal chief Akhil Gogoi Sivasagar: Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi on Sunday said his party has broken the alliance with regional front Assam Jatiya Parishad, led by former AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi.

CAL 5 BH-LJP-FACTIONS Ram Vilas Paswan s birth anniversary: an occasion for LJP factions to flex their muscles Patna: The battle for Ram Vilas Paswans legacy is being played out as his son Chirag and brother Pashupati Kumar Paras, heading two rival factions of the Lok Janshakti Party manoeuvre for a test of strength on the late leaders birth anniversary on Monday.

CAL 6 WB-TMC ACTIVISTS-ATTACK Two TMC activists attacked in Bengal, six arrested Kolkata: Miscreants attacked two TMC activists and opened fire in the air outside one of the ruling party's offices in the city's northern outskirts, triggering panic in the area, a police officer said on Sunday.

CAL 7 AS-ENCOUNTERS Assam: 12 accused gunned down in 2 months; oppn calls police 'trigger happy' Guwahati: A rising number of shoot-out encounters, which have seen at least a dozen suspected insurgents and criminals being shot dead as they 'tried to escape' from custody in less than two months, has whipped up a political furore in Assam.

CES 1 AR-VIRUS-CASES Arunachal Pradesh reports 365 new COVID-19 cases Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 36,937 as 365 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said here on Sunday.

CES 5 MZ-VIRUS-CASES Mizoram reports 243 new COVID-19 cases, 1 fresh fatality Aizawl: Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 21,246 on Sunday as 243 more people, including 59 children, tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 95, a health official said. PTI RG RG

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