Kolkata, Nov 14 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 3 AR-VIRUS-CASES 57 more COVID-19 cases in Arunachal, positivity rate at 9.14pc Itanagar: Fifty-seven more people, including two Armymen, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, following which the state's tally rose to 15,758, a Health Department official said on Saturday.

CAL 4 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha's COVID-19 toll crosses 1,500-mark, 902 new cases found Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 death toll crossed the 1,500-mark on Saturday with 15 more people losing their lives, while 902 new cases pushed the tally to 3,07,906, a Health Department official said.

CAL 5 BH-COUNCIL-LD RESULTS Bihar council polls: JD(U), BJP, CPI win 2 seats each; Cong, Independent bag 1 Patna: The JD(U) lost one constituency of the Bihar legislative council to an Independent candidate and held on to two others, while the other five were retained by the respective members belonging to the BJP, CPI and Congress in the polls held last month, officials said on Saturday.

CES 2 JH-VIRUS-CASES J'khand reports 288 new COVID-19 cases, four fresh fatalities Ranchi: Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,05,781 as 288 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Saturday.

CES 4 NL-VIRUS-FINE Nagaland govt to impose Rs 100 fine on people not wearing mask Kohima: The Nagaland government has decided to impose a fine of Rs 100 on people who don't wear face masks in public places and Rs 500 on institutions without handwashing facilities with immediate effect, an official said on Saturday.

CES 5 AN-VIRUS-CASES Andamans COVID-19 tally rises to 4,518 Port Blair: The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,518 as 11 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Saturday.

CES 6 WB-MITRA- SITHARAMAN Bengal FM writes to Sitharaman seeks GST Council meeting Kolkata: West Bengal Finance minister Amit Mitra has written to Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman urging her to convene a meeting of the GST Council for discussions on Centre's borrowings to meet the collection shortfall. PTI RG RG