Kolkata, Aug 2 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 9 BH-FLOOD Bihar flood situation worsens, 53.67 lakh people affected Patna: The flood situation in Bihar worsened on Sunday as water from overflowing rivers inundated fresh areas, while a total of 53.67 lakh people across 14 districts were affected, the Disaster Management Department said here.

CAL 11 AR-VIRUS-LOCKDOWN Ease in lockdown restrictions in Arunachal's Capital Complex from Monday Itanagar: With the month-long lockdown in the capital complex of Arunachal Pradesh coming to an end at 5 am on August 3, the state has decided to ease restrictions in its non-containment zones, allowing shops, and other business establishments to operate for nine hours, six days a week.

CAL 12 WB-VIRUS-CASES COVID-19 tally in Bengal breaches 75000-mark with 2,739 new cases, record 49 deaths reported Kolkata: The death toll due to COVID-19 in West Bengal rose to 1,678 on Sunday with record one-day jump of 49 fatalities, the health department said.

CES 9 WB-VIRUS-COP Traffic cop succumbs to COVID-19 in Kolkata Kolkata: The Kolkata Police lost its eighth personnel to COVID-19 on Sunday, as a traffic constable here succumbed to the infection, a senior officer said.

CES 10 WB-LOCKDOWN-TRAINS SER to regulate trains on total lockdown days in Bengal Kolkata: The South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to regulate the movement of special trains on seven days in August, when total lockdown will be imposed across West Bengal to check the spread of coronavirus.

CES 15 AS-RHINO Rhino calf separated from mother rescued in Assam Guwahati: A new born rhino, separated from his mother, has been rescued by forest guards in the Kaziranga National Park amid the floods in Assam, a forest spokeperson said.

CES 18 MZ-VIRUS-CASES Highest single-day spike of 55 COVID-19 cases in Mizoram; count rises to 468 Aizawl: Mizoram on Sunday reported the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 with 55 people being infected with the deadly virus, taking the northeastern state's caseload to 468, an official said.

CES 19 OD-LOW-PRESSSURE Heavy rain in many parts of Odisha in next few days: MeT Bhubaneswar: A low-pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger heavy rain in many parts of Odisha in next few days and make the sea condition rough, prompting the MeT Centre here to advise fishermen not to venture into the sea during the period. PTI RG RG

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