Kolkata, Nov 3 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 10 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 1,201 new COVID-19 cases, 12 fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 2,94,415 on Tuesday as 1,201 more people tested positive for the infection, while 12 fresh fatalities pushed the coastal state's coronavirus death toll to 1,352, a health official said.

CAL 11 WB-IAS-LD RESHUFFLE Major bureaucratic reshuffle in West Bengal Kolkata: In a major IAS-cadre reshuffle effected by the West Bengal government, Poonambalam S, who was the district magistrate (DM) of Darjeeling, has been made the new joint secretary in the land and land reforms department and Shashank Sethi succeeded him, a notification said.

CAL 16 BH-POLL-LD PM-RALLY NDA in Bihar has met people's needs, it will meet their aspirations: PM Modi Forbesganj/Saharsa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dismissed suggestions of anti-incumbency against the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, asserting that the NDA had spent the last decade meeting the people's 'needs' and was now focused on taking care of their 'aspirations.

CAL 17 BH-POLL-LD TURNOUT Bihar records nearly 33 per cent polling till 1 pm; Nitish, Tejashwi cast votes Patna: Nearly 33 per cent of the total 2.85 crore electors exercised their franchise till 1 pm on Tuesday in 94 constutiencies of Bihar during the second phase of assembly elections.

CAL 18 BH-POLL-RAHUL RALLY Youths know Modi, Nitish looted Bihar: Rahul Gandhi Katihar: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged they have 'looted' Bihar, and claimed that people have decided to vote them out of power.

CES 14 MZ-HOME SECY-LD ASSAM Mizoram home secy urges Assam counterpart to ensure safety of Mizos in his state Aizawl: Mizoram Home Secretary Lalbiaksangi has written to her Assam counterpart, asking him to ensure the safety of Mizo communities living there, amid the growing tension in the region, sparked by the death of a neighbouring state's resident in Vairengte, over 100km from here.

CES 20 JH-BYPOLL-2NDLD-TURNOUT Jharkhand bypolls: 57.55 pc voting till 3 pm in two assembly seats Dumka/Bokaro: Around 57.55 per cent of total 5.63 lakh voters cast their ballots till 3 pm in by-elections to two assembly seats in Jharkhand on Tuesday amidst tight security and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, election officials said.

CES 21 OD-BYPOLL-2NDLD-TURNOUT Odisha bypolls: 55.04 pc voting in two assembly seats till 3 pm Bhubaneswar: Around 55.04 per cent of total 4.67 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 3 pm in by-elections to two assembly seats in Odisha on Tuesday amidst tight security and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, election officials said.

CES 22 NL-BYPOLL-2NDLD-TURNOUT Nagaland bypolls: 78.05 pc voting till 3 pm in two assembly seats Kohima: Around 78.05 per cent of total 43,242 voters exercised their franchise till 3 pm in by-elections to two assembly seats in Nagaland on Tuesday amidst tight security and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, election officials said. PTI RG RG