Kolkata, Jul 6 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 1 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 2,487 new COVID-19 cases, 51 more fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 9,27,186 on Tuesday as 2,487 more people tested positive for the infection, while 51 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,299, a health department official said.

CAL 2 AS-SWAMY-BISHOPS North East Bishops' body condoles death of tribal rights activist Stan Swamy Guwahati: The North East India Regional Bishops' Council (NEIRBC) on Tuesday condoled the death of Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist Stan Swamy.

CAL 3 WB-ASSEMBLY-MAMATA BJP members do not know courtesy, decency: Mamata in Assembly Kolkata: Sharpening her attack on the BJP, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said members of the saffron camp 'do not know courtesy and decency' and that was evident from the ruckus they created during Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's inaugural speech in the Assembly.

CAL 4 WB-DEATH-CUSTODY Tension in Bengal district after man dies in police custody; two cops suspended Kulti: A 21-year-old man died in police custody in Bengal's Paschim Bardhaman district on Tuesday morning, triggering tension in the area, as locals hurled stones at the outpost, where he was held, and torched several vehicles stationed outside, a senior officer said.

CAL 5 WB-RALLY-MAMATA Mamata to to mark Shahid Divas with virtual address for second year in row Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that she will virtually address the people of the state on the occasion of Shahid Divas (Martyrs' Day) on July 21 in view of the COVID-related restrictions.

CAL 6 WB-IMPOSTER-ARREST Man held in Kolkata for masquerading as govt officer Kolkata: Kolkata Police on Tuesday said it has arrested a man for allegedly impersonating as a state government officer and travelling in a blue beacon-fitted vehicle.

CES 1 AN-VIRUS-ZERO No fresh COVID-19 case in Andamans, tally at 7,482 Port Blair: Months after witnessing a rise in COVID-19 cases, Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record a single fresh infection in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Tuesday.

CES 5 AR-LD VIRUS Arunachal reports 426 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 more fatalities Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh reported 426 fresh COVID- 19 cases, the highest single-day spike so far this month, raising the tally to 37,531, a senior health department official said on Tuesday. PTI RG RG

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