• January 18, 2022

Following is the Eastern Region News Highlights at 5 pm

Bhubaneswar : Odisha recorded 7,071 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a sharp rise of 46 per cent over the previous day and the biggest one-day spike in over seven months.

The tally climbed to 10.83 lakh with the latest infections, which include 707 children, a bulletin issued by the state health department said. (CAL3) Shillong, : Nearly 90 residents at Lyngkhong village in East Khasi Hills district located along the zero line on the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya live in danger of their village being cut off from the rest of the country as work on a border fence being built 150 yards inside the Indian border nears completion.

Fencing work has been stopped due to protests by the villagers. (CAL4) Kolkata : Calcutta High Court on Tuesday dropped leader of the opposition in West Bengal Assembly from a three member committee formed on January 7 to monitor compliance of COVID-19 restrictions at Gangasagar Mela in Sagar Island.

The Trinamool Congress government objected to the inclusion of the Leader of the Opposition, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari, in the committee. (CAL5) Kolkata : Security experts believe a resurgence in militant attacks, which have rocked India’s northeast in recent months, have come about as ultras work to regroup in China’s borders with Myanmar, and expect more to follow even as elections to Manipur and peace talks in Nagaland are held, Maj Gen Bhabani S Das, former Inspector General of Assam Rifles, told PTI. (CAL6) Kolkata : Renowned Bengali litterateur Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in home isolation.

“I am asymptomatic. I hope that nothing much will happen to me,” said the 85-year-old Sahitya Akademi awardee said. (CAL7) Ranchi : The COVID-19 tally of Jharkhand climbed to 3,82,054 as 4,482 more people tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours, up from 3,444 fresh infections the previous day, a health department bulletin said.

The death toll rose to 5,172 as two more persons succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said. (CES4) PTI KKKK KK

source: PTI News

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