Kolkata, Jun 29 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

CAL 1 TR-VIRUS-CASES 12 fresh COVID-19 cases in Tripura; count rises to 1,352 Agartala: Twelve more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said.

CAL 2 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 245 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally climbed to 6,859 on Monday as 245 people, including two NDRF personnel, tested positive for the disease, while the toll rose to 23 with two more fatalities, a health official said.

CAL 3 BH-MIGRANTS-RETURN Hunger brought migrants home, now drives them back thousands of miles away Patna: Hunger and hopelessness drove tens of thousands of migrant workers from cities of their dreams, vibrant and pulsating with life and activity, to languorous villages in Bihar during the lockdown.

CES 1 OD-CONGRESS-DEMONSTRATIONS Odisha Congress to stage demonstrations against fuel price rise Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of the Congress will stage demonstrations across the state on Monday and Tuesday to protest the 'unprecedented' increase in prices of petrol and diesel, a senior party leader said.

CES 3 WB-LD COMMUTER WOES Commuter hassles aggravate in Kolkata as several private buses stay off roads citing losses Kolkata: Transport woes of commuters compounded on Monday with a large number of private buses remaining off the roads in the city, demanding a fare hike in the wake of rising fuel prices and COVID-19 restrictions on the number of passengers allowed to board. PTI RG RG