Kolkata, May 4 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 8 BH-LD LOCKDOWN Bihar imposes lockdown till May 15 amid COVID crisis Patna: Lockdown was imposed in Bihar till May 15 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases with the state facing a positivity rate of around 10 per cent, officials said on Tuesday.

CAL 1 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 8,216 new COVID-19 cases, 15 fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 4,79,752 on Tuesday as 8,216 more people tested positive for the infection, while 15 fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 2,088, a health department official said.

CAL 2 WB-BJP-LAHIRI BJP will play role of constructive opposition in Bengal: Ashok Lahiri Kolkata: The BJP will play the role of a constructive opposition in West Bengal, said former Finance Commission member Ashok Lahiri, a newly-elected MLA of the party.

CAL 7 WB-GOVERNOR-PM PM called me, expressed anguish over Bengal's law and order situation: Governor Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him and expressed anguish over the law and order situation in the state following reports of post-poll violence from several districts.

CAL 9 WB-NADDA-POLL-VIOLENCE Post-poll violence in Bengal reminiscent of Partition days: Nadda Kolkata: BJP president J P Nadda on Tuesday said the widespread post-poll violence in West Bengal is reminiscent of the atrocities people had to face during the country's Partition, and exhorted party workers in the state to democratically fight the 'savagery'.

CAL 10 WB-VIOLENCE TMC worker stabbed to death in Ketugram, 3 injured: Police Kolkata: A 54-year-old TMC worker was stabbed to death in West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman district, police said on Tuesday.

CAL 11 WB-POLL-ANALYSIS-MATUA Despite wooing by both BJP and TMC, Matuas choose to split votes Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party in its electoral mathematics for Bengal had counted on the 3 million strong Vaishnavite Matua community spread over the districts of Nadia, South and North 24 Parganas as a major vote bank, with the Prime Minister taking time not only to pay repeated visits to Matua dominated constituencies but even to a Matua shrine in neighbouring Bangladesh. PTI RG RG