Kolkata, Nov 13 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 5 BH-LD NDA-MEETING Newly elected NDA MLAs to meet on Nov 15 to declare Nitish as their leader Patna: A joint meeting of the NDA legislature party will be here held on Sunday where Nitish Kumar will be elected as its leader, it was decided on Friday.

CAL 1 POL-BENGAL-AIMIM Owaisi party entry into Bengal likely to unsettle TMC's sway over minorities Kolkata: With Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM announcing that it would contest Bengal polls, having bagged five seats in neighbouring Bihar, political arithmetic, in all likelihood, is set to witness a major change as TMC's sway over minority votes seems to be up for a stiff challenge. By Pradipta Tapadar CAL 2 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 1,018 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more fatalities Bhubaneswar: At least 1,018 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, raising the tally to 3,07,004 on Friday, while 12 fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 1,495, a health department official said.

CES 1 JH-VIRUS-CASES J'khand reports 269 new COVID-19 cases, four fresh fatalities Ranchi: Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,05,493 as 269 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Friday.

CES 4 WB-ATTACK Four beaten to death by man in Bengal's Asansol area Asansol: Four people were allegedly beaten to death by a man at a liquor shop in West Bengal's Paschim Burdwan district, following which the police nabbed the accused, who is suspected to be mentally unstable, a senior officer said on Friday.

CES 5 WB-TRUCK ACCIDENT Truck overturns on tea stall in Bengal's Jalpaiguri, 1 body recovered Jalpaiguri: A boulder-laden truck overturned on a tea stall in Moynaguri area of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district around 8 am on Friday, suspectedly burying several people who had gathered at the shop, police said.

CES 6 OD-AGRICULTURE-ORDINANCE Odisha govt to repromulgate ordinance on agri- marketing to attract private investors Bhubaneswar: In a shift from the ruling BJD's earlier position to oppose the farm sector reforms introduced by the Centre, the Odisha government has approved a proposal to repromulgate an ordinance on agricultural produce and livestock marketing to attract private investors in the segment.

CES 7 WB-DILIP GHOSH-TMC TMC and Gurung's GJM plotted attack on my convoy: Dilip Ghosh Kolkata: A day after his convoy was pelted with stones in Bengal's Alipurduar district, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh on Friday alleged that members of the ruling TMC and the Bimal Gurung-led faction of the GJM had hatched a conspiracy to carry out an attack on him. PTI RG RG