Kolkata, Jun 10 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

CAL 4 OD-VIRUS-CASES 110 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha, tally rises to 3,250 Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 110 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the state's tally to 3,250.

CAL 5 AS-OIL-FIRE-PM PM assures help to victims of Baghjan oil well fire tragedy in Assam Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of all possible assistance to the victims of a massive fire at Oil India's Baghjan well, which has been spewing gas uncontrollably for 15 days in Tinsukia district.

CAL 6 TR-VIRUS-CASES Tripura reports 26 fresh COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 867 Agartala: Twenty-six more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 867, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.

CAL 7 AS-LD OIL-FIRE 2 OIL firemen found dead near blazing well in Assam, PM assures help Dibrugarh/Guwahati: Two firefighters of public sector major OIL were found dead in a wetland abutting the site of a major blaze at its Baghjan well, which has been 'uncontrollably' spewing gas for the last 15 days in Assam's Tinsukia district, officials said on Wednesday.

CES 2 MZ-VIRUS-CASES 5 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram, total climbs to 93 Aizawl: Five more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state tally to 93, an official said on Wednesday.

CES 3 OD-VIRUS-REPOSITORY Odisha to create a repository on pandemic management Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to create a repository of information about COVID-19 for better management of pandemic in future.

CES 10 WB-TMC-ATTACK TMC leader shot dead in Bengal Kolkata: A local leader of the ruling Trinamool Congress was shot dead by unidentified persons in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Wednesday, police said.

CES 14 MG-VIRUS-LD-CASE Pregnant woman tests COVID-19 positive in Meghalaya; count rises to 44 Shillong: A pregnant woman has tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the state's tally to 44, officials said on Wednesday.

CES 16 NL-VIRUS-CASE Fresh case of COVID-19 in Nagaland, total rises to 128 Kohima: A person tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 128, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said. PTI RG RG