Kolkata, May 3 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 21 WB-MAMATA Nandigram poll officer feared for his life, so did not give recounting order: Mamata Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Monday that the returning officer of Nandigram feared for his life and so he did not give a recounting order.

CAL 25 TR-VIRUS-CURFEW EXTENSION Night curfew extended to more areas in Tripura Agartala: With the surge in coronavirus cases in Tripura, the state government on Monday decided to extend night curfew to all local and urban bodies and nagar panchayat areas as well as the number of hours under it, officials said.

CAL 28 WB-SWEARING Mamata to take oath as Bengal CM for third time on May 5 Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee will be sworn in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third time on May 5, her party announced on Monday.

CAL 29 WB-MAMATA-RO-RECOUNTING-FEAR Nandigram RO did not order recounting as he feared for life: Mamata Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed on Monday the returning officer of Nandigram did not order recounting of votes even after she demanded it as he feared for his life.

CAL 30 AS-POLL-SONOWAL Assam CM thanks people for victory of BJP-led alliance Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal thanked all sections of people for giving a clear mandate to the BJP-led alliance in the assembly election, results of which were declared on Sunday.

CAL 32 WB-POLL-CONGRESS West Bengal: Congress whitewashed from longtime bastion by TMC, BJP Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress and the BJP may have fought bitterly against each other in the West Bengal assembly election, but they jointly did one thing, though unwittingly.

The two parties have whitewashed a common rival, the Congress, from its longtime strongholds of Murshidabad and Malda districts.

CAL 33 AS-POLL-CONG Cong to form high-powered comm to analyse poll defeat in Assam Guwahati: The Congress on Monday said it will form a 'high-powered' committee to analyse defeat of the opposition's Grand Alliance and will give suggestions to address the shortcomings.

CAL 34 WB-POLL-VIOLENCE Many claimed dead in post-poll violence in Bengal, Centre, Guv seek report, Mamata appeals for calm Kolkata: West Bengal was in the throes of widespread violence on Monday that allegedly left several BJP workers dead and injured in clashes, and shops being looted, prompting the Union Home ministry to seek a factual report from the state governent on incidents of attack on opposition workers.