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Mumbai, Jul 16 (PTI) Top stories from western region at 5 pm.

BOM7 MH-RAINS-LD MUMBAI Heavy rains pound Mumbai; 250 people shifted as Mithi river swells, local train services hit Mumbai: Around 250 residents of a slum-dominated area in Mumbai’s Kurla were evacuated on Friday morning as the Mithi river swelled up following heavy rains in the city and its suburbs, which also affected the local train services, officials said.

BOM8 MH-VIRUS-PM-THACKERAY COVID-19: Maha CM urges PM to frame national policy to stop gatherings Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to formulate a national policy to stop people from crowding at one place for social, political and religious purposes, in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

BOM3 MP-WELL COLLAPSE-TOLL MP well collapse: Three bodies retrieved; search operation on Vidisha (MP): Three bodies have been recovered from the well in which several people fell while trying to rescue a teenager, who had fallen into it the previous night in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said on Friday.

BOM12 MH-COURT-ELGAR-TELTUMBDE Elgar Parishad case: Allegations against Teltumbde prima facie true, says court Mumbai: A special court here has said that there was sufficient material to show that the allegations against activist Anand Teltumbde, arrested in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, were prima facie true.

BOM11 MH-RAPE CASE-2NDLD BHUSHAN KUMAR T-Series MD Bhushan Kumar booked for rape Mumbai: Mumbai Police has registered a case against T-Series company's managing director Bhushan Kumar, son of music baron late Gulshan Kumar, for allegedly raping a woman on the promise of providing a job to her, an official said on Friday.

BOM2 MH-VIRUS-TEST REPORT-EXEMPTION Maha gives RT-PCR test report exemption to travelers having 15-day gap from 2nd COVID-19 dose Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has exempted those people who have got both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from carrying a negative RT-PCR test report for entering the state, although there has to be a gap of at least 15 days between the second dose and the date of arrival. PTI KRK KRK KRK

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