HIGHLIGHTS WESTERN REGION AT 5 PM

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Mumbai, Mar 29 (PTI) Top stories from western region at 5 pm.

BOM 4 MH-PAWAR-HOSPITAL Pawar in hospital after abdominal pain, to undergo surgery Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar will undergo surgery at a hospital here after it was diagnosed that he has gall bladder issue, a minister of his party in the Maharashtra government said here on Monday.

BOM7 MH-NAXALS Maha: 5 ultras killed in anti-Naxal operation in Gadchiroli Nagpur: Five Naxals were killed on Monday morning in an operation conducted by police against the rebels in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, a senior police official said.

BOM9 MH-WAZE-RAUT Had warned that Waze could create problems for Maha govt: Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday claimed he had warned some party leaders that Sachin Waze, the suspended Mumbai police officer who is currently in the NIA's custody, could create problems for the Maharashtra government.

BOM1 MH-FIRE-SHOP Maharashtra: 4 killed, 3 injured in fire at shop-cum-residence Palghar: Four members of a family were killed and three others injured after a fire broke out in a shop-cum- residence in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Monday, police said.

BOM8 MH-VIRUS-HOLI Holi revellers violate COVID-19 norms in Mumbai suburb Mumbai: A large number of people, most of them without masks, gathered on a road in Mahim area of Mumbai on Monday morning and celebrated Holi while dancing to loud music, in violation of the COVID-19 guidelines.

BES1 MH-VIRUS-RAID Maha: Raid on resort, 47 detained for COVID-19 norms violation Palghar: Police have raided a resort in Maharashtra's Palghar district and detained 47 people for allegedly flouting COVID-19 prevention norms, an official said on Monday.

BES8 MH-LOCKDOWN-BJP Lockdown not a solution for COVID-19 surge: Chandrakant Patil Pune: A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asked officials to prepare a plan for implementation of a lockdown, state BJP president Chandrakant Patil said lockdown is not a solution for the rise in cases of coronavirus. PTI NSK NSK