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Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 9.15 pm. CAL 26 CYCLONE-LDALL PM

Modi applies Rs 1,500 crore balm to cyclone-scarred Bengal, Odisha

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced an interim assistance of Rs 1,500 crore for West Bengal and Odisha after reviewing the situation caused by cyclone 'Amphan' that claimed 80 lives, lay waste to standing crops in thousands of hectares, and ruined infrastructure.

20 new COVID-19 cases in Assam; total rises to 230

Guwahati: Twenty more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam, taking the total number of cases to 230, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday.

PM takes stock of cyclone-ravaged West Bengal, announces Rs 1,000-cr aid; death toll jumps to 80

Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flew down to Kolkata to take stock of the situation in large swathes of West Bengal that were decimated by cyclone 'Amphan' and announced an advance assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for restoration work, as the death toll due to the natural calamity mounted to 80.

5 more test positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand, total 308

Ranchi: Five more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 308, a senior health department official said here.

COVID-19 cases to peak in country between June 21-28: Study

Kolkata: India may witness COVID-19 cases peaking between June 21 and 28 with maximum daily positive cases to be around 7,000-7,500 in this period, a study by a team of researchers said.

Cyclone Amphan inundates College Street, deals fresh blow to book business

Kolkata: After cyclone Amphan lashed Kolkata bringing in heavy rain, water entered closed outlets of booksellers, publishers and binders of the historic College Street, and damaged printed books and pages ready for binding, causing losses to the tune of lakhs of rupees, an official said on Friday.

People in Kolkata stage protests, seeking restoration of power, water supply

Kolkata: People in various parts of Kolkata staged protests on Friday demanding immediate resumption of power and water supply, two days after cyclone 'Amphan' ravaged West Bengal, snapping cables, uprooting trees and leaving behind a trail of destruction.

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First Published: May 22 2020 | 9:20 PM IST

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