HIGHLIGHTS WESTERN REGION AT 5 PM

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Mumbai, Dec 19 (PTI) Top stories from western region at 5 pm.

BOM1 GA-LIBERATION DAY-PM PM greets people of Goa on state's Liberation Day Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to the people of Goa on the 60th anniversary of the state's liberation.

BOM3 MH-EX-SENA MP Five-time Shiv Sena MP Mohan Rawale dies Mumbai: Five-time Shiv Sena MP from Mumbai, Mohan Rawale, died in Goa on Saturday following a massive cardiac arrest, party sources said.

BOM5 MH-COURT-AKHTAR-KANGANA Cops asked to probe Akhtar's defamation plaint against Kangana Mumbai: A court in Mumbai on Saturday directed the police to probe the defamation complaint filed by Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar against actor Kangana Ranaut, and asked them to submit a report on January 16.

BOM7 MH-COURT-MALEGAON-PRAGYA Malegaon case: Pragya skips court date for 2nd time this month Mumbai: BJP's Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, failed to appear before a special NIA court here on Saturday for the second time this month.

BOM9 MH-SONIA-LETTER-CONGRESS Sonia's letter to Maha CM not out of resentment: Thorat Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat on Saturday said that Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray not out of resentment, but as part of a dialogue process.

BOM10 MH-VAIDYA RSS ideologue M G Vaidya dead Nagpur: Senior RSS ideologue and the first spokesperson of the organization Madhav Govind Vaidya died here on Saturday afternoon, his family said. PTI KRK KRK KRK