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CAL 1 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 3,408 new COVID-19 cases, 39 fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 9 lakh-mark on Sunday as 3,408 more people tested positive for the infection, while 39 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 3,887, a health official said.

CAL 2 BH-BJP MEET-NADDA BJP men helped people amid COVID-19 surge, some were active only on Twitter: Nadda Patna: BJP president J P Nadda on Sunday took a veiled dig at opposition leaders such as RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, saying that 'our workers' were out on the streets helping people distressed by the recent COVID-19 surge, unlike 'many others who remained active only on Twitter'.

CES 3 AS-ENCROACHMENT 3,400 hectares of forest land cleared of encroachment in Assam from 2016-20: Minister Guwahati: The Assam government has cleared over 3,400 hectares of forest land of encroachments from 2016-2020, Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said on Sunday.

CES 5 AR-VIRUS-CASES Arunachal Pradesh reports 287 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths Itanagar: Arunachal reported 287 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 34,767, a senior health official said here on Sunday.

CES 6 AS-FISH-DEAD Hundreds of fish found dead in Guwahati pond Guwahati: Hundreds of fish have been found dead in Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati suspectedly due to depletion of oxygen level in the pond, a Fishery Department spokesperson said on Sunday.

CES 8 MZ-VIRUS-CASES Mizoram reports 233 new COVID-19 cases, 2 fresh fatalities Aizawl: Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 19,324 on Sunday as 233 more people, including 62 children, tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 91, a health official said. PTI RG RG

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