Kolkatat, May 6 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the eastern region at 5 pm.

CAL 2 OD-VIRUS-LD CASES Odisha reports second COVID-19 death; total cases at 179 Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported its second COVID-19 fatality after a 77-year-old man died in Bhubaneswar, the Health and Family Welfare Department officials said on Wednesday.

CAL 3 WB-VIRUS-TMC-STRATEGY Panned over COVID-19 handling, Mamata govt shifts strategy Kolkata: Facing vehement criticism over its alleged inept handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, West Bengal's TMC government has reworked its strategy to combat the disease by increasing testing manifold, altering the audit committee's mandate on COVID-19 deaths and tightening the lockdown measures.

CAL 4 WB-TMC-MIGRANTS-CENTRE TMC blames Centre for migrant labourer crisis Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday blamed the Centre's 'lack of farsightedness' for the migrant labourer crisis CES 1 WB-LOCKDOWN-CINEMA HALLS Kolkata cinema hall owners not optimistic about post- lockdown revival Kolkata: Owners of single-screen movie theatres in Kolkata are not very optimistic about the revival of the ailing sector after the lifting of the lockdown, saying the pandemic has affected the concept of watching movies in a gathering.

CES 2 WB-LIGHTNING STRIKE Woman killed in lightning strike in West Bengal Barasat: A 50-year-old woman was killed after being struck by lightning in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, police said.

CES 3 MG-POACHER Poacher arrested in Meghalaya after photo of bear killing goes viral Shillong: A man was arrested after photos showing some poachers killing and skinning a pregnant Asiatic black bear in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district went viral on social media, officials said on Wednesday.

CES 4 JH-VIRUS-WEDDING Sanitisation to thermal screening: J'khand wedding in the time of COVID-19 Medininagar: The marriage of a 25-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman was solemnised in Jharkhand's Palamau district amid a small gathering and overseen by the administration, officials said on Wednesday. PTI RG RG