Mumbai, Apr 26 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM1 GJ-HOSPITAL-FIRE 16 critical COVID-19 patients rescued after fire in hospital Surat: As many as 16 critical COVID-19 patients were rescued and shifted to safer places after a fire broke out in the ICU of a private hospital here on Sunday night, officials said.

BOM4 MH-VIRUS-OXYGEN EXPRESS 'Oxygen Express' with 3 tankers arrives in Maharashtra Mumbai: A train carrying three tankers loaded with liquid medical oxygen arrived at Kalamboli near Mumbai from Jamnagar in Gujarat on Monday, railway officials said.

BOM2 MP-VIRUS-OXYGEN TANKER Oxygen tanker stuck in UP reaches Sagar medical college in MP Sagar: A tanker carrying oxygen from Bokaro in Jharkhand reached a medical college in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district on Monday under police escort from the Uttar Pradesh border, officials said.

BOM8 MH-HC-WHATSAPP ADMIN WhatsApp group admin not responsible for post of others: HC Mumbai: An administrator of a WhatsApp group cannot be held criminally liable for an objectionable post by another member of the group, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has held and quashed a case of sexual harassment lodged against a 33-year-old man.

BOM6 GJ-VIRUS-DOCTORS COVID-19: Gujarat doctors under govt bond asked to join duty Ahmedabad: All MBBS graduates under government bond in Gujarat have been asked to immediately join duty in the wake of a shortage of doctors at COVID-19 hospitals in the state.

BOM5 GJ-VIRUS-BEDS 19 private hospitals add 292 more COVID-19 beds in Ahmedabad Ahmedabad: Nineteen more private medical facilities in Ahmedabad have come forward to serve as dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and care centres, adding 292 beds for patients in the city, officials said on Monday.

BOM3 MH-HOSPITAL-FIRE Fire at civic-run hospital in Pune; no casualty Pune: A minor fire broke out in the parking area of a civic-run multi-speciality hospital in Pune on Monday morning, a fire official said.

BOM7 MH-VACCINE-CONG-SENA Bid to take credit for free vaccine not good: Maha Congress Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat on Monday said the decision on free vaccine against COVID-19 for people of the state should be announced by the chief minister and an attempt by others to take credit for it was not good.

BES6 MH-NAXALS-ARSON Maha: Naxals torch vehicles deployed in Gadchiroli road work Nagpur: Three tractors and one tanker engaged in road construction work in Gadchiroli were set ablaze by Naxals, police said on Monday. PTI RSY RSY