Kolkata, May 19 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 2 WB-HC-CBI-MAMATA Mamata, Bengal law minister made parties in CBI petition before HC to transfer Narada case Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Law Minister Moloy Ghatak have been made parties in a petition by the CBI before the Calcutta High Court seeking transfer of the Narada sting tape case from the state.

CAL 3 OD-VIRUS Odisha logs 11,099 fresh COVID-19 cases, 21 more fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally surged to 6,44,401 on Wednesday after 11,099 people tested positive, while 21 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,378, a health department official said.

CAL 4 WB-BUDDHADEB-HEALTH CONDITION Health condition of Covid-positive former Bengal CM 'stable' Kolkata: The health condition of former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattachayra, who tested positive for COVID-19, is 'stable', health department sources said on Wednesday.

CAL 5 WB-NARADA-PROTEST-GUV Narada case arrests: Bengal Governor takes 'serious note' of protests outside Raj Bhavan, seeks police report Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday took 'serious note' of the demonstrations in front of the Raj Bhavan on consecutive days, despite prohibitory orders in force in the area, and sought a report from the city police.

CES 2 AR-VIRUS Arunachal reports record 356 fresh COVID-19 cases, 3 fatalities Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh reported its highest single-day spike of 356 COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 22,462, a senior health department official said on Wednesday.

CES 3 AR-TIGER Zoo attendant mauled to death by tigress Itanagar: A 35-year-old zoo attendant was mauled to death by a Royal Bengal tigress at the Biological Park here, an official said.

CES 4 MN-VIRUS-SIRENS Manipur govt calls for muting ambulance sirens amid Covid anxiety Imphal: The Manipur government has called for muting sirens of ambulances in the state in a bid to reduce anxiety and panic amid the COVID-19 gloom, officials said.

CES 8 JH-VIRUS-CASES Jharkhand reports 62 more COVID-19 fatalities, 2,925 fresh cases Ranchi: Showing a declining trend in mortalities Jharkhand on Wednesday reported 62 fresh COVID-19 fatalities taking the death toll to 4,601, while 2,925 new cases pushed the tally to 3,20,934. PTI RG RG

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