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

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

Kolkata, Apr 7 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.
CAL 3 AS-VIRUS-POSITIVE

Another COVID-19 positive case in Assam, count risesto 26

Guwahati : A new COVID-19 positive case related toNizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat congregation was reported in Assamon Tuesday, taking the number to 26, Health Minister HimantaBiswa Sarma said.

CAL 4 AS-VIRUS-MLA-ARREST

Assam MLA held for remarks calling COVID 19 hospitalsworse than detention centres

Guwahati: An opposition MLA in Assam was arrested onTuesday for making "objectionable" remarks about the conditionof quarantine facilities and hospitals treating COVID 19patients, calling them worse than detention centres,police said.

CAL 7 OD-VIRUS-DEATH

Odisha reports first COVID-19 death

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported its first COVID-19fatality as a 72-year-old man infected with coronavirus died,officials said on Tuesday.

CAL 8 WB-HC-VIRUS-CURSE

'Be infected with coronavirus,' lawyer curses judgeafter unfavourable verdict

Kolkata: In an "abominable" act of misconduct afterfailing to get a favourable order, a lawyer cursed a CalcuttaHigh Court judge, swearing he be infected with coronavirus,provoking the judge to recommend contempt action against him.

CES 5 OD-VIRUS-IB

COVID-19: IB office in Bhubaneswar sealed, employeesput under home quarantine

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation(BMC) has sealed the office of the Intelligence Bureau (IB)here and put all its employees under home quarantine after itwas found that one of the staff of the central agency had comein contact with a COVID-19 patient, an official said onTuesday.

CES 10 JH-VIRUS-SAMPLE-LD INNOVATION

COVID-19: Mobile 'phone booth' sample collectioncentre introduced in J'khand

Ranchi: In a bid to ensure safety of health workers,the West Singhbhum administration in Jharkhand has introducedan innovative portable unit for collecting samples fromsuspected coronavirus-infected persons, an official said.

CES 14 OD-VIRUS-SEPARATE-HOSPITALS

Separate doctors, hospitals for COVID-19 patients,suspects: Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday said ithas separated novel coronavirus patients from other sickpersons in the state-run medical facilities.

CES 15 DEF-VIRUS-OFB-TENTS

COVID-19: Ordnance Factory Board comes up withisolation tents

Kolkata: As the country is scrambling to increaseinfrastructure for isolation and quarantine facilities tocontain the spread of coronavirus, the Ordnance Factory Board(OFB) has come up with a two-bed tent with necessary medicalfacilities that can be set up in any place, an official saidhere on Tuesday.

CES 16 NL-LOCKDOWN-EASTER

Lockdown: Nagaland not to celebrate Easter in churchesfor first time since statehood

Kohima: Churches in Christian-majority Nagaland havedecided to forego Easter celebration, that falls on April 12during the ongoing lockdown, for the first time since theformation of the state in 1963. RG RG


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