Kolkata, Nov 7 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 7 BH-POLL-3RD LD TURNOUT Nearly 46% turnout till 3 pm in 3rd phase of Bihar polls Patna: An estimated 46 per cent of the total 2.35 crore electors exercised their franchise till 3 pm in the 78 assembly seats of Bihar where polling is underway in the third and final phase of elections on Saturday.

CAL 5 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses three lakh-mark, death toll mounts to 1,410 Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 tally crossed the three lakh-mark on Saturday as 1,372 more people tested positive for the infection, while 17 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,410, a health department official said.

CES 2 JH-VIRUS-CASES Jharkhand reports 356 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death Ranchi: Jharkhand has reported 356 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death, officials said on Saturday.

CES 3 NL-REPOLL Repoll in two Nagaland booths underway Kohima: No incidents of violence were reported as re- election was underway in two polling stations in the Pungro- Kiphire assembly segment in Nagaland on Saturday, officials said.

CES 4 AR-VIRUS-CASES Arunachal's COVID-19 tally rises to 15,325 with 81 fresh cases Itanagar: At least 81 more people, including five security personnel and six health workers, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, pushing the tally in the state to 15,325, an official said.

CES 5 MN-BYPOLL-TURNOUT Manipur bypolls: 37.61 pc voting in four assembly seats till 11 am Imphal: Around 37.61 per cent of the total 1.35 lakh electors exercised their franchise in the first four hours of polling for by-elections to four assembly seats in Manipur on Saturday, amid tight security and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, an Election Commission official said.

CES 6 WB-VIRUS-MINISTER Bengal tourism minister hospitalised after testing COVID- positive Kolkata: West Bengal Tourism Minister Gautam Deb tested positive for COVID-19, following which he was hospitalised, Health Department officials said on Saturday.

CES 8 WB-CONGRESS MLA-TMC Bengal Congress MLA Qazi Abdur Rahim joins TMC Kolkata: A Congress legislator along with his supporters joined the Trinamool Congress here on Saturday.

CES 9 BH-POLL-VIOLATION Two brothers fighting it out in Jokihat; the one on RJD ticket booked for violating MCC Araria : The RJD candidate from Jokihat assembly segment Sarfaraz Alam, who seeks to wrest the seat from his own brother now contesting on an AIMIM ticket, has ended up being booked for violating model code of conduct, a senior official said on Saturday. PTI RG RG