HIGHLIGHTS-EASTERN REGION 5 PM

Kolkata, Feb 9 (PTI) Following are PTI's top stories from the eastern region at 5 pm.

CAL 3 WB-SITHARAMAN Govt seeks to engage itself with businesses, industries: FM Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that the government wants continuous engagement with industries and businesses and will act as a facilitator for hassle-free payments of taxes.

CAL 4 WB-PK BANERJEE-LD-CONDITION Legendary footballer P K Banerjee's condition improving Kolkata: Legendary footballer P K Banerjee, who has been admitted to a private hospital in the city with high fever, is showing signs of improvement, hospital sources said on Sunday.

CAL 5 OD-BUS-FIRE 5 killed, 30 injured after bus catches fire in Odisha Berhampur: Five persons were killed and 30 people injured, some of them seriously, when a bus caught fire after coming in contact with an overhead power transmission line near Golanthara in Odisha's Ganjam district on Sunday, police said.

CES 1 OD-CORONAVIRUS-NEGATIVE Suspected coronavirus patient in Odisha tests negative Bhubaneswar: Suspected coronavirus patient in Odisha has tested negative and has been discharged from a state-run hospital in Cuttack, authorities of the medical institution said on Sunday.

CES 2 WB-TUNNEL 'Centuries-old' tunnel unearthed in Bengal Burdwan: A tunnel, believed to be centuries-old, was unearthed while digging a plot of land for building the foundation of a house in West Bengal's East Burdwan district, officials said on Sunday.

CES 3 MG-GIRL-APP Nine-year-old girl in Shillong develops anti-bullying app Shillong: Distraught over repeated bullying at school, a nine-year-old girl in Shillong has developed a mobile application which would enable a person to anonymously report such incidents to the authorities.

CES 4 OD-RAILWAY-PENALTY Penalty hiked for violation of cleanliness rules: ECoR Bhubaneswar: Littering railway properties will attract hefty fines from Monday as the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has revised penalties, as part of its measures to maintain cleanliness and hygiene.

CES 5 WB-DHANKHAR No harm in following tradition if conditions are met with: Guv Kolkata: Two days after he delivered his Budget speech drafted by the state government, sticking to the convention, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday said there was no harm in following 'parampara' (tradition), if all conditions are met with. PTI RG RG