Kolkata, May 31 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 9 pm.

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CAL 38 WB-CS-LD RETIRE Bengal chief secy retired, to act as chief advisor to CM: Mamata Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she was appointing West Bengal's Chief Secretary (CS) Alapan Bandyopadhyay as Chief Advisor for three years effective from Tuesday, after allowing the bureaucrat who was ordered by the central government to report to Delhi, to retire.

CAL 36 JH-PANMASALA-BAN J'khand extends ban on 11 brands of Pan Masala for next one year Ranchi: The Jharkhand government on Monday extended ban on manufacture, storage and distribution or sale of 11 brands of Pan Masala in the state for the next one year.

CAL 39 MG-COAL MINE Six miners feared trapped in Meghalaya coal mine Shillong: Six miners from Assam, allegedly involved in illegal rat-hole mining in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, were feared trapped inside a coal mine after it collapsed, according to information received from the neighbouring state.

LGC 1 WB-HC-POST-POLL VIOLENCE Post-poll violence: Cal HC asks setting up of panel to monitor return of displaced people Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered constitution of a three-member panel to monitor and coordinate the return of people, who were allegedly forced to flee owing to post-poll violence in West Bengal, to their homes, and said it is the duty of the state to ensure that law and order situation is maintained.

CES 6 MG-VIRUS-CASES Meghalaya reports more COVID-19 recoveries than new cases Shillong: Meghalaya on Monday reported more COVID-19 recoveries than fresh cases as 977 patients recuperated from the disease while 408 new infections, pushed the tally to 35,598, a senior Health department official said.

CES 10 MN-VIRUS-CASES Manipur's COVID-19 caseload crosses 50k mark Imphal: Manipur's COVID-19 tally breached the 50,000 mark on Monday as the state reported 869 fresh cases, officials said.

CES 12 JH-IED-DETECTION IED recovered near CCL project office in Bokaro Bokaro: Security forces foiled an attempt by extremists to stage an attack by detecting and defusing an improvised explosive device (IED) near a project office of the Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) in Jharkhand's Bokaro district on Monday, a police officer said.

CES 14 WB-VISVA-BHARATI-TEACHERS Visva-Bharati asks music teachers to take permission before performing outside Kolkata: The Visva-Bharati university authorities on Monday directed the faculty of its department of music not to take part in any cultural function outside without permission, after noticing that some of them are doing it. PTI RG RG