Kolkata, May 27 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 12 WB-RESTRICTION-EXTENSION Covid-19 restrictions extended in Bengal till June 15: Mamata Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday extended the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions till June 15, saying that the curbs have helped ease the pandemic situation a little.

CAL 14 WB-CYCLONE-MAMATA-MODI Will hold review meeting on cyclone devastation with PM Modi, says Mamata Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that she would be holding a review meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the cyclone-led devastation, during his visit to the state.

CAL 16 OD-CYCLONE-NEWBORNS Over 300 births recorded amid cyclone fury, parents rush to name newborns 'Yaas' Bhubaneswar: As the Odisha administration battled Cyclone 'Yaas', which ripped through the state causing widespread destruction, more than 300 births were registered in the coastal state, with some families rushing to name their newborns after the menacing storm, officials said.

CAL 17 OD-CYCLONE-RAINFALL Cyclone-triggered heavy rain lashes north Odisha Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain pummelled several districts of north Odisha under the impact of Cyclone 'Yaas', the meteorological department said on Thursday.

CAL 18 TR-CM-RELIEF PACKAGE Tripura CM announces Rs 579cr relief package for pandemic-hit poor people Agartala: The Tripura government on Thursday announced a Rs 579-crore relief package, including job creation under MGNREGA and financial assistance, to ease the burden on the poor who are facing hard times during the pandemic.

CAL 20 WB-CYCLONE-SITUATION Yaas-hit people cry for food, shelter amid heavy rain in pockets of Bengal Kolkata: Hundreds of people complained that they had to go without food and sleep in the aftermath of cyclone, which has wreaked havoc in Bengal, as their homes lay inundated amid heavy showers that continued to pummel several parts of the state on Thursday.

CAL 21 JH-VACCINE-SOREN Vaccine stock for 18-44 almost over;corporates should step in: CM Hemant Soren Ranchi: Hitting out at the Centre for 'launching vaccination drive without preparedness', Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday said the state is facing an acute shortage of vaccines with jabs for 18-44 age group almost over and hardly two to three days vaccines left for the people above the age of 45 years.

CAL 22 WB-HC-NARADA Narada case hearing to continue in Calcutta HC on Friday Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday adjourned till Friday hearing in the Narada sting tape case, in which two senior West Bengal ministers, an MLA and a former Kolkata mayor were arrested by the CBI.

CAL 23 WB-CYCLONE-STUDY Five-fold increase of cyclones in Bengal: Study Kolkata: The frequency of cyclones in 15 West Bengal districts, home to nearly 72 million people, has increased five-fold between 1970 and 2019 for which priority should be given to preserving the mangrove forests of Sunderbans which act as a natural coastal defence against flooding, an environmental think tank said on Thursday.

CAL 24 WB-CYCLONE-LOSSES Bengal CM pegs losses due to 'Yaas' at Rs 15K crore, announces scheme for affected people Kolkata: A day after Cyclone 'Yaas' wreaked havoc in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that the state has faced losses to the tune of Rs 15,000 crore, and announced the launch of her Duare-Tran (relief at doorstep) scheme next month, primarily aimed at reaching out to the affected people. PTI RG RG

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