Kolkata, Oct 31 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 3 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 12 more COVID-19 fatalities, 1,470 fresh cases Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Saturday mounted to 2,90,116 after 1,470 persons tested positive, while 12 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,320, a health department official said.

CAL 4 BH-POLL-HASANPUR-PROFILE Battleground Hasanpur: Lalu's elder son faces stiff challenge in new constituency Hasanpur: He relinquished Mahua and shifted to 'safe' seat of Hasanpur assembly segment, but the gamble seems tough for Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav who is pitted against a formidable JD(U) sitting legislator.

CAL 5 OD-SCHOOLS-REOPEN Odisha to allow partial reopening of schools for classes 9-12 from Nov 16 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday announced partial reopening of schools for students of classes 9-12 from November 16.

CAL 6 WB-AMIT SHAH-VISIT Amit Shah to visit West Bengal on Nov 5-6, discuss 2021 assembly poll strategy Kolkata: In a fillip to the West Bengal unit of the BJP ahead of the 2021 assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to the state from November 5 to take stock of the party's organisational matters, sources said.

CAL 7 BH-RAGHOPUR-PROFILE Battleground Raghopur: In Lalu bastion, no walkover for Tejashwi Hajipur: He is hopping from one region to another daily to drum up support for the Grand Alliance so that he could become the chief minister of Bihar, but winning his own seat won't be easy for Tejashwi Yadav who is up against an experienced BJP rival in Raghopur constituency.

CAL 9 TR-NONAGENARIAN-GANGRAPE 90-year-old woman 'gang-raped' in Tripura Agartala: A 90-year-old woman has been allegedly gang-raped by two men in her house in Tripura, police said on Saturday.

CAL 10 WB-BJP-GHOSH-VIJAYVARGIYA No change of BJP guard in Bengal : Vijayvargiya Kolkata: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya Saturday said the party will fight the coming assembly polls in West Bengal with Dilip Ghosh as its president and refuted media reports of his removal. PTI RG RG