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Kolkata, Oct 20 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm. CAL 5 LD RAIN Arterial road link between West Bengal and Sikkim snapped as rain pounds two states Kolkata/Gangtok: Torrential rain triggered multiple landslides in hill districts of West Bengal and mountainous Sikkim on Wednesday, damaging bridges, submerging highways and throwing normal life off the track, officials of the two adjoining states said. CAL 1 WB-TMC-CONG-WOMEN Cong trying to emulate us: TMC on decision to field 40pc women candidates for UP Assembly polls Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday mocked the Congress over its decision to field 40 per cent women candidates in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, and hoped that the move to “emulate” the ruling party in West Bengal is not mere “tokenism”. CAL 4 BH-PRESIDENT President Ram Nath Kovind reaches Patna on three-day tour Patna: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Wednesday on a three-day visit during which he is scheduled to attend a number of functions, besides refreshing memories of the city where he had spent nearly two years as the Governor of Bihar. CES 3 MG-VIRUS-CASES Meghalaya: No fresh COVID death, 79 new cases push tally to 83,158 Shillong: The COVID-19 death toll in Meghalaya remained at 1,439 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, while 79 fresh infections pushed the tally to 83,158, a health department official said on Wednesday. CES 4 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 550 plus new cases for second day Bhubaneswar: Odisha, for the second consecutive day, logged above 550 new COVID-19 cases taking the state’s tally to 10,36,532 on Wednesday while two fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,296, a health department official said. CES 5 MZ-VIRUS Mizoram logs 665 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths Aizawl: Mizoram on Wednesday reported 665 fresh COVID-19 cases, 288 less than the number of infections registered on the previous day, raising the tally to 1,14,466, an official said. PTI RG RG

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