Kolkata, Nov 10 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 29 BH-POLL-4THLD TRENDS NDA ahead in more than half of 243 seats of Bihar Patna: The ruling NDA in Bihar was ahead of its rivals in more than half of the state's 243 assembly seats, with the BJP appearing set to outperform its senior alliance partner JD(U) headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, according to trends available so far.

CAL 34 BH-POLL-TRENDS-LD-REAX No dispute regarding NDA leader in Bihar: state BJP chief Patna: With the NDA leading in 128 of the 243 seats in Bihar assembly, BJP state chief Sanjay Jaiswal said there is no dispute regarding who will lead the government if the alliance returns to power in the state.

CAL 32 BH-POLL-RESULT-DARBHANGA BJP wins Darbhanga seat Darbhanga: BJP leader Sanjay Saraogi has won the Darbhanga seat defeating RJD's Amar Nath Gami by over 10,000 votes, Returning Officer Thiyagrajan SM said Tuesday.

CAL 33 BH-BYPOLL-VALMIKI NAGAR JD(U) maintains lead in Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha by- poll Patna: The JD(U) has established a lead of more than 16,000 votes over its nearest Congress rival in the by- election to the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha constituency as counting of votes is underway on the Parliamentary seat where voting was held alongside the state elections.

CAL 25 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 987 new COVID-19 cases, 13 fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: After a gap of around 110 days, the number of new infections reported daily across Odisha dropped below 1,000 on Tuesday as 987 more persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the states caseload to 3,03,780, a health department official said.

CES 21 MN-BYPOLL-LD RESULT Manipur bypolls: BJP wins 1 seat, Independent supported by BJP wins 1 Imphal: BJP candidate Oinam Lukhoi Singh won the by- election to the Wangoi seat, while Y Antas Khan, an Independent candidate supported by the saffron party bagged the Lilong seat in Manipur, officials said Tuesday.

CES 23 BH-RJD-TRENDS RJD negates poll trends, says Grand Alliance will form govt in Bihar Patna: The RJD on Tuesday claimed that reports from its candidates and workers from across Bihar have suggested that the Grand Alliance is winning the state elections, even as poll trends project otherwise.

CES 19 OD-BYPOLL-LD-TRENDS Odisha bypolls: BJD continues to lead in both assembly seats Bhubaneswar: BJD candidates continued to lead in both the assembly seats, where counting of votes polled in the November 3 by-elections is underway on Tuesday, election officials said.

CES 20 NL-BYPOLL-LD TRENDS Nagaland bypolls: NDDP leading in Southern Angami I, Independent ahead in Pungro Kiphire Kohima: The ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) nominee Medo Yhokha was leading in the by- election to the Southern Angami I seat while Independent candidate T Yangseo Sangtam was ahead in the Pungro Kiphire constituency in Nagaland, as per trends. PTI RG RG