Kolkata, Nov 4 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 2 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 1,474 new COVID-19 cases, 12 fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 2,95,889 on Wednesday as 1,474 more people tested positive for the infection, while 12 fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 1,364, a health department official said.

CAL 6 BH-RAHUL-RALLY Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi, Nitish over job, migrant crisis; praises Sharad Yadav Madhepura: Hitting out at his political rivals, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who did not help distressed people during the coronavirus lockdown, are now seeking votes from them.

CAL 8 BH-POLL-RAHUL-ARARIA 'Modi Voting Machine' or 'Modi ji's media', not scared of them: Rahul Gandhi tells Bihar poll rally Araria: Describing electronic voting machine as 'Modi Voting Machine' (MVM), Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he is not scared of 'MVM or Modi ji's media'.

CES 1 JH-VIRUS-CASES Jharkhand reports 397 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths Ranchi: Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,02,887 as 397 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Wednesday.

CES 3 AR-VIRUS-CASES Arunachal reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths Itanagar: Four more persons died of COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the toll to 42, while the caseload rose to 15,083 with 85 people testing positive for the infection on Wednesday, a senior official said.

CES 4 MZ-VIRUS-CASES Two-month-old baby among 101 new COVID-19 patients in Mizoram Aizawl: At least 101 more people, including a two- month-old baby, tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram on Wednesday, taking the tally in the northeastern state to 2,893, a health department official said.

CES 5 JH-MAOIST Maoist leader arrested in Jharkhand Medininagar: A Maoist leader, wanted in several criminal cases, has been arrested in Jharkhand's Palamu district, a police officer said.

CES 6 MG-FARMERS-ISRAEL India-Israel agri proj to benefit Meghalaya farmers: Sangma Shillong: If all goes well, Meghalaya, in collaboration with Israel, will set up two centres of excellence in the state, as part of a project between India and the Middle East country -- which is aimed at equipping farmers with technology to help increase their income. PTI RG RG