Kolkata, May 18 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 8 WB-NARADA-TMC-LD HOSPITAL Narada sting case: Arrested Bengal minister, TMC MLA, former party leader admitted to Kolkata hospital Kolkata: West Bengal minister Subrata Mukherjee, TMC MLA Madan Mitra and former party leader Sovan Chatterjee, who were arrested by the CBI in the Narada sting case, were admitted to a hospital here on Tuesday after they complained of uneasiness in a correctional home, officials said.

CAL 4 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha registers 10,321 new COVID-19 cases, 22 more deaths Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload surged to 6,33,302 on Tuesday after 10,321 more people tested positive for the infection, while 22 fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 2,357, a health department official said.

CAL 5 MN-NSA-FB POST Journalist, activist booked under NSA for FB posts on deceased BJP leader Imphal: The Manipur Police has booked journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem and activist Erendro Leichombam under the National Security Act (NSA) for their allegedly derisive social media posts involving state BJP chief S Tikendra Singh, following his demise due to COVID-19 last week, police sources said.

CAL 6 AS-ONGC-KIDNAP-CM ULFA(I) has kept kidnapped ONGC staff in Myanmar: Assam CM Titabar: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday claimed that abducted ONGC employee Ritul Saikia has been 'kept somewhere in Myanmar' by the proscribed ULFA (I).

CAL 7 WB-CBI-ADHIKARI CBI awaiting LS speaker's green signal to prosecute Adhikari, three other MPs in Narada case Kolkata: The CBI is waiting for the Lok Sabha speaker's nod to prosecute four political leaders in the Narada sting case, including BJP's Suvendu Adhikari -- who was a TMC MP when the tapes surfaced -- one of its senior officials said here on Tuesday, scotching allegations of biasness levelled against the agency by several quarters.

CES 3 AR-VIRUS-CASES Arunachal Pradesh logs highest one-day spike of 304 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh recorded its highest single-day spike of 304 new COVID-19 cases, which pushed the tally to 22,106, while four more fatalities raised the toll to 85, a senior official said here on Tuesday.

CES 4 WB-VIRUS-SCHOOLS-SAFE HOMES Bengal govt to set up 'safe homes' in schools to isolate COVID patients Kolkata: The West Bengal government will set up 'safe homes' for COVID-19 patients in schools in several districts which have been witnessing a spurt in coronavirus cases, an education department official said on Tuesday. PTI RG RG

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