Mumbai, Apr 12 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM12 GJ-HC-VIRUS-LD GOVT Reality contrary to Guj govt's claims:HC on COVID-19 situation Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court pulled up the state government on Monday over the COVID-19 situation in the state and problems being faced by citizens, saying the reality is contrary to what the government claims.

BOM2 MH-VIRUS-LD TEAMS Containment ops sub-optimal in Maha districts: Central teams Mumbai: The Central teams deputed to Maharashtra to coordinate the response to the coronavirus pandemic have observed that containment operations were sub-optimal in Satara, Sangli and Aurangabad districts, says a report sent by the Centre to the state government.

BOM6 MH-PAWAR-SURGERY Sharad Pawar undergoes gall bladder surgery in Mumbai Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar underwent a gall bladder surgery at a private hospital in Mumbai on Monday, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik said.

BOM11 MH-NIA-KAZI SUSPENDED Ambani security scare: API Riyaz Kazi suspended after arrest Mumbai: Assistant Police Inspector Riyaz Kazi, a colleague of police officer Sachin Waze, was suspended from service on Monday, a day after he was arrested by the NIA probing the recovery of an explosives-laden SUV found outside industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence here and the BOM3 MH-VIRUS-JUMBO HOSPITALS COVID-19 spike: 3 jumbo hospitals to come up in Mumbai soon Mumbai: In view of a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra government has decided to set up three jumbo field hospitals in Mumbai in the next five-six weeks, city civic chief Iqbal Singh Chahal said on Monday.

BOM10 MH-VIRUS-EXAMS-POSTPONED COVID-19 surge: Maha govt postpones Class 10, 12 board exams Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Monday postponed the state board exams of Classes 10 and 12, which were scheduled to be held later this month, in view of a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in the state.

LGB1 MH-HC-VIRUS-CCTVS Install CCTVs at quarantine centres in Nagpur, says HC Mumbai: The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has expressed its displeasure over institutionally quarantined COVID-19 patients not following isolation norms, and directed for CCTVs to be installed in all such facilities in Nagpur.

BOM7 MH-VIRUS-FESTIVAL-CASES 62 new COVID-19 cases in Maha village after Bagad festival Satara: Sixty two new COVID-19 cases have been reported from a village here in Maharashtra after the annual 'Bagad Yatra' festival held earlier this month, officials said on Monday.

BOM9 MP-VIRUS-HOSPITALS MP govt offers space to pvt hospitals for COVID-19 treatment Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has offered to provide space to private hospitals to set up their medical facilities in a bid to increase the number of beds for COVID- 19 patients, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday.

BOM4 MP-REMDESIVIR-SHOP-SEALED MP shop sealed for selling Remdesivir at higher price than MRP Jabalpur: A medical store here in Madhya Pradesh was sealed for allegedly selling Remdesivir injections at Rs 18,000 per vial, much higher than its MRP, an official said on Monday.

BES3 MH-VIRUS-POLICE-DEATH COVID-19 second wave claims first life in Mumbai Police force Mumbai: A sub-inspector died due to COVID-19 here on Monday, becoming the first victim from the Mumbai Police force of the second wave of the viral infection, an official said on Monday. PTI RSY RSY