Kolkata, Jul 7 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 2 AS-QUAKE 5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Assam, tremors felt in Meghalaya, Bengal Guwahati: An earthquake of 5.2 magnitude hit Assam on Wednesday morning with tremors being felt in neighbouring Meghalaya and northern parts of West Bengal, besides Bangladesh.

CAL 3 WB-PETROL-PROTEST TMC minister cycles 38 km to assembly as petrol price crosses Rs 100 in Kolkata Kolkata: West Bengal's Labour Minister Becharam Manna cycled a distance of 38 km from his home in the Hooghly district to reach the state assembly in protest as the petrol price crossed the Rs 100-mark in Kolkata.

CAL 4 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports its highest single-day COVID deaths as 59 patients lose their lives Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Wednesday reported the highest single-day COVID-19 fatality as 59 people died, taking the toll to 4,358, a Health Department official said.

CAL 6 WB-ASSEMBLY-BUDGET Bengal Budget FY 22: Govt grants road tax waiver, stamp duty rebate Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Wednesday waived road tax on passenger transport vehicles and offered a rebate on stamp duty as it tabled a Rs 3.08- lakh-crore Budget in the assembly for fiscal 2021-2022.

CAL 8 OD-TUDU-MINISTRY Invited to oath taking ceremony: BJP MP Biseswar Tudu Bhubaneswar: Prominent tribal leader and BJPs Lok Sabha MP from Odishas Mayurbhanj, Bisweswar Tudu Wednesday said he has been invited to attend the oath taking ceremony likely to be held at 6 PM at Rastrapati Bhawan.

CAL 9 WB-MAMATA-MODI PM should hold 'petrol ki baat' instead of 'Mann ki baat': Mamata Kolkata: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'making a mess of the country's economy' and urged him to hold 'petrol and vaccine ki baat' instead of 'Mann ki baat'.

CAL 10 WB-RAPE 26-year-old woman gang-raped in Kolkata flat, robbed of Rs 15 lakh cash Kolkata: A 26-year-old woman was gang-raped in her apartment in Kolkata's Garden Reach area, following which the flat was robbed of Rs 15 lakh in cash, police said on Wednesday.

LGC 4 WB-HC-2NDLD MAMATA Judge recuses from hearing Nandigram poll plea, imposes Rs 5 lakh cost on Mamata Kolkata: Justice Kausik Chanda of the Calcutta High Court Wednesday recused from hearing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's petition challenging the election of BJP's Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram, while imposing a cost of Rs 5 lakh for the manner in which the recusal was sought. PTI RG RG

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