Kolkata, May 31 (PTI) Following are the top stories in the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 24 WB-CS-MAMATA-LD PM Mamata requests PM to rescind order recalling CS, says will not release him Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to withdraw the Centre's order recalling Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, and said her government 'is not releasing' the top bureaucrat.

CAL 25 BH-LD LOCKDOWN Bihar lockdown extended till June 08, with eased curbs to facilitate business Patna: The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar on Monday extended the lockdown till June 08 but eased many restrictions, relieved over the decline in intensity of the COVID-19 second wave which has killed thousands and infected lakhs of people in the state.

CAL 22 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 8,313 new COVID-19 cases, 35 fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Monday registered 8,313 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the coastal state to 7,64,997, a health department official said.

CAL 23 JH-MAOIST Maoist killed in gunfight with forces in Jharkhand's Gumla Ranchi/Gumla: A Maoist was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Monday, a senior police officer said.

CES 2 AR-VIRUS-CASES Arunachal reports 172 new COVID-19 cases, 1 fresh fatality Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 26,950 on Monday as 172 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the northeastern state's coronavirus death toll to 115, a senior health official said.

CES 3 JH-VIRUS-CASES Jharkhand reports 703 new COVID-19 cases, 19 fresh fatalities Ranchi: Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally soared to 3,36,943 on Monday as 703 more people tested positive for the infection, while 19 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 4,977, a health bulletin said. PTI RG RG

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