Kolkata, Nov 12 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 12 BH-POLL-TEJASHWI Tejashwi elected Grand Alliance legislature party leader, claims NDA won by deceit Patna: RJD's Tejashwi Yadav was on Thursday elected the leader of the Grand Alliance legislature party and promptly hit out at the NDA, claiming it won the assembly elections through 'deceit'.

CAL 13 BH-NITISH-OATH Nitish may take oath as CM on Monday Patna: Nitish Kumar may take oath as Bihar chief minister for a fourth successive term next week but the date has not been finalised yet, a close aide said on Thurday.

CAL 14 BH-HAM-MANJHI Manjhi elected HAM legislature party leader, says won't accept ministerial berth Patna: Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi was on Thursday elected the leader of its four-member legislature party.

CAL 1 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 986 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally on Wednesday rose to 3,05,986 with 986 more people testing positive for the infection, while 14 fresh fatalities pushed the toll in the coastal state to 1,483, a health department CAL 2 WB-BJP WORKER-TMC BJP worker found dead in Bengal, saffron party claims 'TMC goons' killed him Contai: A BJP worker was found dead in a forested area in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district, triggering tension in the locality, as the saffron party alleged that he was murdered by TMC 'goons', official said.

CES 1 JH-VIRUS-CASES Jharkhand reports 284 new COVID-19 cases, 3 fresh fatalities Ranchi: Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,05,224 on Thursday as 284 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

CES 5 WB-ELEPHANT-CELLS Bengal to constitute anti-electrocution cells to protect elephants Kolkata: The West Bengal government has decided to constitute multi-departmental anti-electrocution cells to protect wild elephants in the state, officials said on Thursday.

CES 6 WB-TRAINS-CROWD COVID-19 norms go for a toss as commuters cram local trains Kolkata: Passengers crowded local trains during the peak hours on Thursday morning -- the second day after suburban railway services resumed in Bengal -- with little or no regard for COVID-19 safety protocols.

CES 10 WB-DILIP GHOSH-GJM Bengal BJP chief greeted with black flags at Alipurduar, stones hurled at his convoy Kolkata: Stones were hurled and black flags shown at BJP state president Dilip Ghosh's convoy in Jaigaon area of Bengal's Alipurduar district on Thursday, where he had gone to attend party programmes, police said.

CES 11 AR-PANCHAYAT-CIVIC-POLLS Arunachal panchayat, municipal elections on Dec 22 Itanagar: Panchayat and municipal elections will be held simultaneously in Arunachal Pradesh on December 22 after a delay of over two years, election officials said on Thursday. PTI RG RG