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Mumbai, Nov 7 (PTI) Top stories from western region at 5 pm.

BOM2 MH-VIRUS-DECLINE COVID-19: Daily infection count goes on the wane in Maha Mumbai: The coronavirus situation in Maharashtra, where the infection count has crossed the 17 lakh-mark , appears to be improving gradually as the last one lakh cases were added over a period of 16 days as compared to the earlier average period of less than 10 days.

BOM6 MH-COURT-ARNAB-LD POLICE PLEA Court to hear cops' plea over Arnab's judicial remand on Nov 9 Mumbai: The sessions court at Alibaug in Maharashtra's Raigad district will hear on November 9 the police's revision plea challenging the magistrate's order of judicial remand to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami instead of his police custody in a 2018 abetment of suicide case.

BOM7 MH-HAJ-NAQVI COVID-19 negative report must for Haj pilgrims next year Mumbai: Haj pilgrims will have to submit COVID-19 negative report 72 hours prior to their journey to Saudi Arabia in 2021, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday.

LGB2 MH-COURT-ELGAR-SWAMY Elgar case: Swamy files plea seeking straw, sipper in jail Mumbai: Eighty-two-year-old Father Stan Swamy, arrested in the Elgar Parishad-alleged Maoist links case, has filed an application before a special court here, seeking that he be allowed to use a straw and sipper in Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai, where he is currently lodged.

BOM1 GA-SOMAN-CASE Model Milind Soman booked for 'nude run' on Goa beach Panaji: Goa Police have registered a case against model Milind Soman for allegedly promoting obscenity, after he recently posted a picture of himself running nude on a beach in the state to mark his birthday. PTI KRK KRK KRK