Kolkata, May 25 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 3 CYCLONE-YAAS 'Yaas' likely to make landfall near Odisha's Dhamra Port: IMD Bhubaneswar/Kolkata: Severe cyclonic storm 'Yaas' is likely to make landfall near Dhamra Port in Odisha's Bhadrak district early on Wednesday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

CAL 4 JH-PRISON-DECONGEST Covid-19: Jharkhand officials list 8,083 prisoners eligible for bail or parole to SC-appointed body Ranchi: In a bid to decongest Jharkhand prisons during the second surge of Covid-19, jail officials have finalised a list of 8,083 prisoners eligible for bail or parole in accordance with a recent Supreme Court order, a top official said on Tuesday.

CAL 5 WB-BUDDHADEB-HEALTH Coronavirus-positive former Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee admitted to hospital Kolkata: Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, was admitted to a hospital here on Tuesday after his health condition deteriorated, officials said.

CAL 6 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha reports 10,939 new COVID-19 cases, 33 fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload surged to 7,14,380 on Tuesday as 10,939 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

CAL 7 OD-YAAS-DRDO-FACILITIES Measures in place to protect DRDO's missile testing facilities in Odisha: Official Balasore/Bhubaneswar: The Integrated Test Range of DRDO has taken various measures to protect its facilities at Chandipur and Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, which are likely to be affected by cyclone 'Yaas', an official said on Tuesday.

CES 4 OD-CYCLONE-PARADIP Cyclone Yaas: Paradip port suspends operation from 2 pm on Tuesday Paradip: Paradip Port Trust (PPT) suspended its operations from 2 pm on Tuesday as part of safety measures in view of the impending severe cyclone 'Yaas', which is likely to cross Odisha coast on May 26, an official said. PTI RG RG