Kolkata, Mar 28 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 1 WB-MAHATO-ARREST NIA arrests TMC leader Chhatradhar Mahato in 2009 murder case Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency arrested TMC leader Chhatradhar Mahato in connection with the killing of a CPI(M) leader in 2009, soon after he cast his vote in Lalgarh during the first phase of polling in West Bengal, a senior official said on Sunday.

CAL 3 WB-POLL-TURNOUT Bengal records 84.13pc polling in first phase of assembly elections Kolkata: Voting percentage in 30 assembly seats that went to polls during the first phase of West Bengal elections was 84.13, according to an updated report of the Election Commission.

CAL 5 OD-ACTIVIST-ATTACK RTI activist critically injured in bomb attack in Odisha Jajpur: A Right-to-Information (RTI) activist suffered serious injuries after miscreants hurled bombs at him in Odisha's Jajpur district, police said on Sunday.

CES 1 MZ-VIRUS 2 more test COVID-19 positive in Mizoram, tally rises to 4,465 Aizawl: Two more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the tally to 4,465, an official said on Sunday.

CES 2 AN-VIRUS-CASE One new COVID-19 case in Andamans; tally at 5,044 Port Blair: The COVID-19 caseload in Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 5,044 as one more person has tested positive for the disease in the Union Territory, a health department official said on Sunday.

CES 4 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 290 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 3,40,194 Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,40,194 on Sunday as 290 more people, including 10 students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here, tested positive for the disease, an official said. PTI RG RG