Kolkata, May 21 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 7 AS-BLACK FUNGUS-SOP Assam govt releases SOP to tackle black fungus infection Guwahati: Days after a COVID-19 recovered patient died of mucormycosis or black fungus at a hospital here, the Assam Health and Family Welfare Department on Friday released a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to contain the possible spread of the disease.

CAL 8 TR-TRIPURA-TEA Tripura wants its teas to be auctioned again in Bangladesh, stopped since 1965 war with Pakistan Agartala: The tiny state of Tripura which has a century old tea growing history wants its teas to be auctioned again in Bangladesh, 56-years after exports through East Pakistans Chittagong tea auction centre stopped in the aftermath of the 1965 war.

CAL 9 AS-ASSEMBLY-SPEAKER BJP legislator Biswajit Daimary becomes new Assam Speaker Guwahati: BJP MLA Biswajit Daimary was on Friday unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 15th Assam Legislative Assembly.

CAL 10 JH-VIRUS-APP Fearing exclusion of smartphone-less tribals, Jharkhand seeks to use own app for vaccination Ranchi: Fearing exclusion of a large chunk of the tribal people in the ongoing vaccination drive against Covid- 19 due to non-availability of smartphones among many of them and access to internet in remote areas, the Jharkhand government wants to use its own 'more user-friendly' app for registration.

CAL 12 AS-VIRUS-INFRASTRUCTURE Assam strengthens health care infrastructure as COVID-19 cases surge Guwahati: To deal with the second wave of the pandemic, Assam is continuously increasing the number of oxygen-supported beds, and it also has enough stock of Remdesivir vials, state Health Minister Kesab Mahanta said on Friday.

CAL 16 JH-MIGRANT WORKERS-LD NEPAL 26 J'khand migrant workers stranded in Nepal due to lockdown to return home Saturday Ranchi: Twenty-six Jharkhand migrant workers, stuck in Nepal due to COVID-induced lockdown there would reach India on Saturday and a bus and an ambulance have been sent to Indo-Nepal border to bring them back, the Jharkhand government said on Friday.

LGC 3 WB-HC-NARADA-LD HOUSE ARREST Narada case: Cal HC orders house arrest of 4 leaders, forms larger bench Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday sent two West Bengal ministers, an MLA and a former mayor of the city to house arrest, modifying its earlier order that stayed their bail granted by a CBI court following their arrest in the Narada sting tape case on Monday. PTI RG RG

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