Kolkata, Jun 24 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

CAL 2 WB-VIRUS-TMC MLA TMC MLA Tamonash Ghosh dies after testing positive for COVID-19 Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Tamonash Ghosh, who had tested positive for COVID-19 in May, died at a hospital here on Wednesday, party sources said.

CAL 3 OD-RATHYATRA-DGP Don't visit Puri, 'darshan' of trinity not allowed: Odisha DGP Bhubaneswar: A day after the chariots of Lord Jagannath and his celestial siblings were pulled in Puri in adherence to the Supreme Court guidelines, Odisha Police on Wednesday appealed to people not to visit the pilgrim town as 'darshan' of the deities is not allowed.

CAL 4 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,752 with 282 new infections Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally increased to 5,752 on Wednesday as 282 new cases, included that of eight NDRF personnel, were reported from 17 districts of the state, a Health Department official said.

CAL 5 WB-BJP-YADAV Mamata Banerjee depriving people of Bengal benefits of central schemes: Yadav Kolkata: BJP national general secretary Bhupender Yadav on Wednesday alleged that TMC workers are misappropriating relief materials and food meant for cyclone Amphan victims in West Bengal and also accused the Mamata Banerjee government of depriving the people of the benefits of central schemes amid the coronavirus situation.

CAL 6 TR-VIRUS-CASES Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,264 with 23 fresh cases Agartala, Jun 24 (PTI) Tripura reported 23 fresh coronavirus cases, pushing the state's tally to 1,264, officials said on Wednesday.

CAL 7 BH-COUNCIL-RJD-NOMINATIONS RJD candidates file nomination papers for Bihar council polls Patna: A Mumbai-based businessman and a party-hopper were among three RJD candidates who filed their nomination papers on Wednesday for the Bihar legislative council elections.

LGC 1 BH-COURT-RAMDEV Complaint filed in Bihar court against Ramdev over COVID-19 medicine claim Muzaffarpur: A criminal complaint has been filed in a Bihar court against yoga guru Ramdev and Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna, alleging that they have misled and put at risk the lives of lakhs of people by claiming to have developed a medicine to treat COVID-19.

CES 2 SK-VIRUS-CASES Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rises to 83, with 4 new cases Gangtok: Four more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sikkim, taking the Himalayan state's tally to 83, a top Health department official said on Wednesday.

CES 5 WB-ELEPHANT-DEATH Elephant calf electrocuted to death in Bengal Alipurduar: An elephant calf was electrocuted to death in a village adjoining the Jaldapara National Park in Alipurduar district of West Bengal on Wednesday, forest officials said.

CES 6 MZ-VIRUS-CASES 3 more test positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram; total count 145 Aizawl: Three more persons, including two women, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state's tally to 145, an official said on Wednesday. PTI RG RG