Mumbai, Apr 13 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM5 GJ-VIRUS-CREMATORIUMS Guj: Frames of crematorium furnaces melt due to rush of bodies Surat: Metal structures of furnaces at some crematoriums in Surat have started melting or breaking as they are being used round-the-clock due to the rush of bodies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said on Tuesday.

BOM3 MH-WAZE-DISMISSAL-PROCESS Mumbai Police start process of dismissing Waze from service Mumbai: Mumbai Police have initiated the process of dismissing from service suspended cop Sachin Waze, arrested by the NIA in the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence and the murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran, sources said on Tuesday.

BOM7 MH-MAMATA-LD RAUT EC imposed campaign ban on Mamata at BJP's behest: Sanjay Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday alleged that the Election Commission's decision to bar West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours was taken at the behest of the BJP.

BOM4 CG-VIRUS-BODIES Chhattisgarh: Morgues overflow with bodies of COVID-19 victims Raipur: Bodies of COVID-19 victims have been piling up in mortuaries and crematoriums in Raipur, as the Chhattisgarh administration struggles to deal with the sudden surge in cases of the viral infection and fatalities.

BOM8 MH-KUMBH-RAUT Kumbh mela returnees may exacerbate COVID-19 pandemic: Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday expressed apprehension that the people returning from Kumbh mela in Haridwar will turn out to be potential carriers of COVID-19 infection which will 'cause havoc'.

BOM6 GA-GFP-NDA-SPLIT Goa Forward Party withdraws from BJP-led NDA Panaji: The Goa Forward Party walked out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Tuesday, citing 'anti- Goan policies' of the BJP-led state government.

BOM2 MP-TIGER-DEATH Tiger found dead in MP's Bandhavgarh reserve Umaria: A tiger was found dead in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Madhya Pradesh's Umaria district, an official said on Tuesday.

BES6 MH-PAWAR CONDITION Sharad Pawar to be discharged from hospital in 2 days: Dy CM Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who underwent gall bladder surgery at a hospital here on Monday, will be discharged in the next two days, his nephew and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Tuesday.

BES2 MP-ACCIDENT-BIKE MP: 3 killed after truck hits motorcycle in Raisen Raisen: Three persons were killed after a truck knocked down their motorcycle in Madhya Pradeshs Raisen district, police said on Tuesday. PTI RSY RSY