Kolkatat, Apr 26 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

CAL 1 OD-FISHERMEN-VOYAGE 38 fishermen undertake 5-day voyage to reach Odisha from Chennai Berhampur: Five days on the sea with little food and water, a group of 38 fishermen covered around 600 nautical miles on their boat to reach their hometown in Odisha from Chennai, officials here said.

CAL 3 WB-VIRUS-LD DEATH Senior govt doctor, another man die of COVID-19 in Bengal Kolkata: A senior government doctor involved in the fight against COVID-19 and a 34-year-old man, both diagnosed with the disease, died at a hospital here on Sunday, sources at the facility said.

CAL 4 WB-VIRUS-CENTRAL TEAMS WB: Central teams tour parts of Kolkata, Howrah, Siliguri to inspect lockdown situation Kolkata/ Siliguri: The inter-ministerial central teams visiting West Bengal to take stock of situation relating to COVID-19, toured several areas of Kolkata and Siliguri on Sunday to inspect if lockdown restriction were being followed.

CAL 5 BH-LIGHTNING 12 killed in lightning strikes in Bihar Patna: Twelve peeople were killed in lightning strikes in three districts of Bihar on Sunday, disaster management officials said.

CES 1 WB-JUDGES- ROAD JOURNEY Judges traverse over 2000 km by road to assume charge as HC chief justices Kolkata: With air and rail passenger services suspended due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown, two judges have embarked on a road journey, each of them covering over 2,000 km, as they gear up to take charge as chief justices of high courts in separate corners of the country.

CES 2 OD-VIRUS-POSITIVE 3 more test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, total count 103 Bhubaneswar: Three more persons, including a woman, tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 103 on Sunday, officials said.

CES 3 WB-LOCKDOWN-IITKGP IIT KGP creates online forum to reach out to stranded foreign students at institute Kolkata: The IIT Kharagpur has created an online forum to help stranded foreign students at the institute share their problems faced during the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, a spokesperson of the institute said on Sunday.

CES 4 MN-LOCKDOWN-MECHANISM Manipur panel to formulate mechanism for bringing back stranded people Imphal: A committee constituted by the Manipur government has decided to formulate a mechanism to bring back people from the state stranded in other parts of the country due to the lockdown, a senior official said.

CES 5 AN-VIRUS-CASE 4 more test positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, total cases rise to 33 Port Blair: Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking the total number of cases to 33, an official said on Sunday.

CES 7 OD-LOCKDOWN-MIGRANT Odisha, Gujarat to constitute joint panel to facilitate return of stranded Odia migrant workers Bhubaneswar: The Odisha and Gujarat governments on Sunday decided to constitute a joint committee to facilitate the return of stranded Odia migrant workers to their homes from the western state, a senior official said.

CES 10 AS-VIRUS-RECOVERY 8 more COVID-19 patients discharged from Assam hospital, total recovered cases 27 Guwahati: Eight more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospital on Sunday, taking the total number of coronavirus recovered persons in Assam to 27, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. PTI RG RG