Kolkata, Jun 23 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 1 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha registers 3,456 new COVID-19 cases, 46 fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 8,86,946 on Wednesday as 3,456 more people tested positive for the infection, while 46 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 3,717, a health official said.

CAL 2 WB-SPEAKER-DHANKHAR Bengal assembly speaker complains to Om Birla about 'excessive interference' of Guv Kolkata: West Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee has complained to his Lok Sabha counterpart Om Birla about the 'excessive interference' of Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in matters related to parliamentary democracy and functioning of the House.

CAL 3 WB-MOOKERJEE-TMC-BJP TMC, BJP trade barbs over recognition to illustrious sons of Bengal Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP hit out at each other on Wednesday over giving due recognition to the illustrious sons of Bengal, as leaders of the two parties paid tributes to Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his death anniversary.

CES 2 MZ-NOTIFICATION-LANGUAGE Mizoram govt asks all depts to issue notifications in both English, Mizo to avoid confusion Aizawl: The Mizoram government has directed all its departments to issue notifications in both English and Mizo to avoid misunderstanding and confusion among officials and the general public.

CES 3 AR-VIRUS-CASES Arunachal Pradesh reports 289 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 33,664 as 289 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said here on Wednesday.

CES 6 MZ-VIRUS-LD-CASES 103 jail inmates among 419 new COVID-19 patients in Mizoram Aizawl: Mizoram's COVID-19 tally soared to 18,398 on Wednesday as 419 more people, including 103 jail inmates, tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

CES 7 MG-EXPORT Meghalaya exports turmeric, ginger powder to Netherlands, UK Shillong: In a first, the high-value Lakadong turmeric and ginger powder were shipped to the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, Agriculture Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh said on Wednesday. PTI RG RG

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