Kolkata, May 22 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 6 pm.

CAL 22 WB-PM-LD RELIEF PM Modi announces Rs 1,000 cr interim relief for cyclone-hit Bengal Basirhat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an advance assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal on Friday, ravaged by a cyclone that claimed at least 77 lives and pulverised several southern districts, including state capital Kolkata.

CAL 21 MAMATA-CYCLONE-LD MEET Bengal suffered losses of over Rs 1 lakh crore due to 'Amphan': Mamata Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said West Bengal has suffered losses of more than Rs 1 lakh crore due to super cyclonic storm 'Amphan', which has killed 80 people and left thousands homeless in the state.

CAL 15 OD-CYCLONE-ZERO CASUALTY No loss of life due to cyclone Amphan in Odisha, claims govt Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government said on Friday that there has been no confirmation of any loss of human life in the state due to cyclone Amphan though it affected nearly 45 lakh people and damaged a large number of houses in the coastal districts.

CAL 20 OD-PM-ARRIVAL PM Modi arrives in Odisha; Guv, CM receive him by maintaining social distancing Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here to undertake an aerial survey of four cyclone-ravaged districts in Odisha.

CAL 23 AS-VIRUS-LD CASES 12 new COVID-19 cases in Assam; tally rises to 222 Guwahati: Twelve more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam, taking the total number of cases to 222, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday.

CAL 8 OD-VIRUS-CASES 86 new COVID-19 cases reported in Odisha, total count 1,189 Bhubaneswar: At least 86 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, raising the total number of such cases in the state to 1,189, the health department said on Friday.

CAL 2 AS-VIRUS-QUARANTINE Assam to adopt 'ruthless quarantine strategy with a humane heart' to check coronavirus spread Guwahati: With Assam witnessing a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases ever since inter-state travel was allowed, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that the state government will implement a 'ruthless quarantine strategy with a humane heart'. PTI RG RG