Kolkata, May 27 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 2 BH-VIRUS-OXYGEN BANK Former Union minister sets up 'oxygen bank' in his Bihar constituency Motihari: Amid the raging second COVID-19 wave which has left patients literally short of breath, residents of East Champaran district in Bihar have access to an 'oxygen bank' committed to prompt delivery of cylinders whenever required.

CAL 3 WB-FIRE Major blaze at godowns near Kolkata, 11 fire tenders at spot Barasat: A major fire broke out at a building that housed a few godowns in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district in the early hours of Thursday, officials said.

CAL 4 OD-CYCLONE-ASSESSMENT Patnaik undertakes aerial survey of cyclone-hit areas in Odisha Bhubaneswar: A day after cyclone Yaas left behind a trail of destruction across north-coastal Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday undertook an aerial survey of the affected areas to assess the damages caused by the calamity.

CAL 5 WB-ASSEMBLY-OATH 12 Bengal MLAs, including 2 ministers, to take oath on Friday Kolkata: Twelve MLAs, including ministers Bratya Basu and Rathin Ghosh, would take oath at the state assembly on Friday, a source in the West Bengal government said.

CAL 6 WB-BUDDHADEB-HEALTH Ex-CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's health condition stable Kolkata: The health condition of former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is stable though he continued to have shortness of breath and be in a state of drowsiness, an official said on Thursday.

CAL 7 JH-CYCLONE-SITUATION 8 lakh affected due to cyclone in J'khand, rescue op underway in some places: Officials Ranchi: At least eight lakh people in Jharkhand have been affected by Cyclone 'Yaas', which barrelled through the state early on Thursday, unleashing copious rain that lashed parts of the state, including Ranchi, and throwing life out of gear in many areas, officials said.

CAL 9 WB-MAMATA-BOARD EXAMS Class 12 board exams to be held in late July, Class 10 tests in mid-August: Mamata Kolkata: West Bengal will hold the Class 12 board examinations in the last week of July, while the tests for Class 10 will take place in mid-August, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday. PTI RG RG