HIGHLIGHTS WESTERN REGION AT 5PM

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

BOM1 MH-FIRE Maha: Snacks godown, 12 cargo vehicles gutted in major fire Thane: A godown of a prominent snacks manufacturer in Thane city of Maharashtra was completely destroyed along with 12 cargo vehicles in a major fire that broke out in the wee hours of Friday, an official said.

BOM2 MH-VIRUS-BIRTHDAY-FIR Maha: 500 booked for flouting COVID-19 norms at birthday party Thane: Police have registered a case against around 500 people for allegedly violating COVID-19 norms by gathering for birthday celebration at Dombivli in Maharashtra's Thane district, officials said.

BOM4 MH-BHANDARA FIRE-MINISTER Bhandara hospital fire: Two nurses booked for culpable homicide Mumbai: A case of culpable homicide has been registered against two nurses for alleged negligence in connection with the fire at a newborn care unit in Vidarbha's Bhandara district, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Friday.

BOM6 MH-SHIVAJI-LD THACKERAY Face mask only shield against coronavirus: Thackeray Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that swords and shields were used in the battles fought during Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's times but in the fight against the coronavirus, face mask is the only shield.

BOM5 CG-NAXALS-SURRENDER Six Naxals, including two couples, surrender in Chhattisgarh Dantewada: Six Naxals, five of them collectively carrying a reward of Rs 15 lakh on their heads, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Friday, a police official said. PTI KRK KRK KRK