Kolkata, Oct 28 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 10 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 1,540 new COVID-19 cases, 12 fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 2,85,482 on Wednesday as 1,540 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

CAL 12 BH-POLL-PM-RALLY Modi rakes up Ayodhya, 'jungle raj' at Bihar rally Darbhanga: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the second leg of his campaign for Bihar assembly elections, raking up the Ayodhya issue and urging the people to defeat the opposition which had ushered in a 'jungle raj' in the state and embezzled funds meant for development schemes.

CAL 18 BH-POLL-PM-RALLY-YUVRAJ Modi calls Tejashwi the 'yuvraj' of 'jungle raj' Muzaffarpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a stinging attack on the opposition RJD in Bihar and its chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav, asking voters to beware of the 'yuvraaj' (crown prince) of 'jungle raj', and alleged the party had the 'copyright over kidnappings'.

CAL 22 MZ-VIRUS-FATALITY Mizoram reports first COVID-19 fatality Aizawl: Mizoram, the only state which had not reported any COVID-19 fatality so far, registered its first coronavirus death on Wednesday as a 62-year-old man succumbed to the infection at a hospital near Aizawl, a health official said.

CAL 28 BH-POLL-RAHUL PM does not talk about unemployment in his speeches: Rahul Gandhi Bettiah: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he talks about other countries in his speeches but not about the problems facing India such as unemployment.

CAL 29 BH-MUNGER-TEJASHWI Tejashwi seeks HC-monitored probe into Munger firing Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday demanded a High Court-monitored probe into the Munger incident in which one person was killed and over two dozen others, including security personnel, were injured in firing and stone-pelting during goddess Durga idol immersion.

CAL 30 WB-GUV-SHAH-MEETING WB Guv to meet Shah in Delhi on Oct 29 Kolkata: Amid incidences of political violence and killings in West Bengal, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Thursday.

CAL 31 BH-POLL-2ND LD VOTING Bihar records 46.29% turnout till 3 PM in 1st phase of assembly polls Patna: Over 46 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 3 PM in the first phase of Bihar assembly polls on Wednesday, the Election Commission said in its provisional data.

CES 6 WB-FIRE-PANDAL Durga idol, marquee gutted Kolkata: A Durga Puja marquee with the idol inside it was gutted in Salt Lake area of the city on Wednesday but none was injured. PTI RG RG