Mumbai, Apr 19 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM12 MH-HC-VIRUS-REMDESIVIR Allocation of Remdesivir has to be need-based: HC Mumbai: The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday said the distribution of Remdesivir injections has to be on the basis of need and asked the Centre and the Maharashtra government what parameters are followed while allocating the drug to different states and districts.

BOM11 MH-HIRAN RESIDENCE-NIA NIA team visits Mansukh Hiran's residence in Thane Mumbai: A team of the NIA on Monday visited the Thane-based residence of businessman Mansukh Hiran, who was allegedly murdered days after an explosives-laden SUV was found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai, a police official said.

BOM6 MP-VIRUS-ARMY HOSPITALS-RAJNATH Army hospitals in MP to treat civilians amid pandemic: Rajnath Bhopal: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday assured the Madhya Pradesh government that services at Army hospitals in the state will be made available to civilians during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister's Office said.

BOM10 MH-VACCINATION-FIGURES Over 1.22 crore people vaccinated in Maharashtra so far Mumbai: A total of 1,22,83,050 people have so far received COVID-19 vaccine in Maharashtra, the state government said on Monday.

BOM7 MP-VIRUS-PM-HELP COVID-19: Modi assures MP of oxygen, Remdesivir supply Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured full support of the Centre to the Madhya Pradesh government in meeting the requirements ofoxygen, Remdesivir and other resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister's Office said.

BOM8 MH-VIRUS-RAUT-SESSION Raut demands special Parliament session to discuss COVID-19 Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday called for convening a special session of Parliament for at least two days to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country.

BOM9 GA-NAVY-READINESS-NAIK Navy maintained operational readiness during COVID-19: Naik Panaji: Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik on Monday said the Indian Navy has maintained high operational readiness during the COVID-19 crisis and remained in a 'combat-ready posture', ensuring security and stability in the country's maritime domain.

BOM5 MH-FADNAVIS-LD SENA MLA Sena MLA says he wants to stuff coronavirus in Fadnavis' mouth Buldhana (Maha): Amid a row over Remdesivir supply in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Gaikwad has said he wishes he could 'stuff coronavirus in the mouth' of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, sparking protests by the opposition.

BOM13 MP-VIRUS-DOCTOR-AIRLIFT COVID-19-infected MP pulmonologist airlifted to Hyderabad Sagar (MP): A 40-year-old pulmonologist infected with COVID-19 was airlifted to Hyderabad from Bhopal on Monday morning for further treatment after an intervention by the Madhya Pradesh government, a doctor treating him here said.

BOM4 MH-VIRUS-VEHICLES-CORRIDOR Mumbai: 'Green corridor' for vehicles with red stickers Mumbai: Mumbai police have created 'green corridor' at all check points and toll plazas for the speedy movement of vehicles of medical services staff which sport red stickers, an official said on Monday.

BOM2 MH-FIRE-FACTORY Maharashtra: Fire at sanitiser factory in Thane, no casualty Thane: A major fire broke out in a sanitiser factory in Maharashtra's Thane district on Monday, a civic official said.

BES2 MH-REMDESIVIR-SENA Remdesivir row: Sena alleges bid to disturb law & health order Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Monday slammed BJP leaders Devendra Fadnavis and Pravin Darekar for objecting to Mumbai police's grilling of a pharma firm's top executive over alleged stocking of Remdesivir vials, and wondered if there was a conspiracy to disturb the law and health order. PTI RSY RSY