HIGHLIGHTS WESTERN REGION AT 5 PM

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Mumbai, Jan 3 (PTI) Top stories from western region at 5 pm.

BOM2 MH-VACCINE-POONAWALLA 'Covishield' ready to roll out in coming weeks: Poonawalla Pune: Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Sunday said the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' is ready to roll out in the coming weeks.

BOM9 MH-VACCINE-GOVT Maha:Health workers and cops to get COVID-19 shots on priority Mumbai: Health workers, including paramedics, doctors, and police personnel will be administered a COVID-19 vaccine on priority in Maharashtra, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Sunday and added the government will take steps to prevent black marketing of the vaccines.

BOM11 MP-CABINET-LD EXPANSION MP CM expands cabinet, 2 Scindia loyalists return as ministers (Eds: Adding info) Bhopal: The Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh cabinet was expanded on Sunday with the induction of two loyalists of BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, whose exit from the Congress in March last year triggered the fall of the 15- month-old Kamal Nath-led dispensation in the state.

BOM1 MP-NAXALS 100 Naxals sneaked into MP from C'garh, Maha in recent months: Cops Balaghat (MP), Jan 3 (PTI) Around 100 Naxals from Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra have sneaked into Madhya Pradesh over the past few months to expand their base, prompting the state government to seek deployment of six companies of paramilitary forces in the rebel-hit areas, a police official said.

BES8 MH-COP-MINISTER Maha home minister lauds cop who saved man's life at rly stn Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Sunday felicitated railway police constable Sujitkumar Nikam whose presence of mind at Dahisar station saved a 60-year-old commuter from being crushed under a local train. PTI NSK NSK