Kolkata, Nov 1 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 13 BH-PARSA-PROFILE A running subplot in fight for Parsa seat: Lalu's son's troubled marriage Parsa: More than the electoral battle, the Parsa assembly segment in Saran district is witnessing a fight playing out between the families of two Yadav giants of Bihar politics -- Lalu Prasad and Chandrika Roy.

CAL 17 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 1,709 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more fatalities Bhubaneswar: At least 1,709 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Sunday, while 11 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll in the state to 1,331, a health department official said.

CAL 18 BH-POLL-LD PM-RALLY Modi talks of Pak's Pulwama confession, attacks 'double yuvraj' in Bihar rallies Chapra/Samastipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday excoriated the opposition over the Pulwama attack after Pakistan's admission of complicity in it, saying it has 'taken masks off' the faces of those in India who never cared for the 'sons of Bihar' who lost their lives in the assault.

CAL 19 WB-TMC MINISTER-BJP BJP MP invites disgruntled WB minister to join his party, TMC slams saffron camp Kolkata: A day after senior TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari claimed his party colleagues were conspiring against him, BJYM state president Saumitra Khan on Sunday invited the transport minister to join the saffron camp.

CAL 21 BH-POLL-NITISH-CHIRAG Nitish will quit NDA after assembly polls, try to challenge PM Modi in 2024: Chirag Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may ditch the BJP after the assembly poll results are out, join the RJD-led Grand Alliance and make yet another attempt at posing a challenge to the NDA in the 2024 general elections, Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan claimed on Sunday.

CAL 26 BH-MUNGER-LATHICHARGE-FIR FIR lodged against policemen in Bihar lathicharge incident Munger: Police on Sunday lodged an FIR against law enforcers involved in an 'unwanted and unauthorised lathicharge' on devotees during immersion of a Durga idol in Bihars Munger.

CAL 27 WB-LD DHANKHAR Fugitive of law is also fugitive of society: WB Guv on Bimal Gurung's reappearance Siliguri: Taking a dig at GJM supremo Bimal Gurung who had recently made a dramatic public appearance in Kolkata after being on the run for three years following charges of murder and cases under the stringent UAPA, West Bengal Governor on Sunday said a 'fugitive of the law is also a fugitive of the society'.

CES 4 WB-DIWALI-POLLUTION BOARD Pollution board to abide by govt's COVID advisory, 90 -db noise cap for Diwali in place: Official Kolkata: The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) said on Sunday that the existing noise cap of 90 decibel on crackers will be in place during this Diwali, and all COVID-19 advisories by the state and the Centre would be strictly followed to avoid the spread of the viral disease.

CES 7 WB-TRAINS-MEETING Eastern Railway, WB govt to discuss resumption of suburban train services on Monday Kolkata: The West Bengal government and the Eastern Railway will hold a meeting on Monday to discuss resumption of suburban train services, railway sources said. PTI RG RG