Kolkata, Jun 3 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

CAL 2 WB-MIGRANTS-MAMATA Mamata urges Centre to give Rs 10,000 each to migrant workers Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to the Centre to give one-time assistance of Rs 10,000 each to migrant workers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

CAL 4 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 143 new cases of COVID-19 Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total number of people infected in the state to 2,388, a health department official said.

CAL 5 AS-LYNCHING Bangladeshi cattle smuggler lynched in Assam Karimganj: A suspected Bangladeshi cattle smuggler was lynched in Karimganj district of Assam, while his accomplice was arrested, police said on Wednesday.

CAL 6 AS-VIRUS-2NDLD CASES Assam records 111 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 1,672 Guwahati: As many as 111 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,672, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

CAL 9 WB-DHANKHAR-VC Spoke to Mamata on pro-VC appointment, want issue to be resolved: Guv Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday said he spoke to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the controversy over the appointment of a pro-VC of Burdwan University and wants to 'put a lid on the issue' as the state is 'going through a crisis'.

CAL 10 JH-MIGRANTS-ANDAMAN Pvt company offers to fly Jharkhand migrants home from Andaman & Nicobar Islands Ranchi: A private company has offered to bring home Jharkhand's stranded migrant workers from Andaman and Nicobar Islands by a charter flight, two days after Chief Minister Hemant Soren sought help from the industry and corporate houses.

CES 2 SK-VIRUS-CASE Second COVID-19 case detected in Sikkim Gangtok: A man who returned from Delhi recently tested positive for COVID-19 in Sikkim, taking the number of cases in the state to two, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

CES 3 MG-QUAKE 4.3 magnitude earthquake hits India-Bangladesh border Shillong: A moderate intensity earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, rocked the India-Bangladesh border on Wednesday morning but there were no reports of any damage, officials said.

CES 6 MZ-VIRUS-CASE Delhi returnee tests COVID-19 positive in Mizoram; count rises to 14 Aizawl: A 30-year-old man who had recently returned to Mizoram from Delhi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, taking the state's tally to 14, an official said on Wednesday.

CES 9 MG-VIRUS-CASE Meghalaya resident who returned from UP tests COVID-19 positive Shillong: A Meghalaya resident who had recently returned from Uttar Pradesh tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the state's tally to 31, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.

CES 11 NL-VIRUS-CASES 9 more test positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland, total rises to 58 Kohima: Nine more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 58 in the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said. PTI RG RG