Mumbai, Apr 27 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM5 GJ-VIRUS-CURBS Guj govt announces new curbs, night curfew in 9 more cities Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Tuesday decided to impose night curfew in nine more cities of the state in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus.

BOM6 MH-VIRUS-GLOBAL TENDER Maha govt floats global tender to procure Remdesivir, oxygen Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has floated a global tender to procure 10 lakh Remdesivir vials, 40,000 oxygen concentrators and 25,000 metric tonnes of oxygen in the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Tuesday.

BOM3 GA-COURT-TEJPAL-LD VERDICT Goa court to pronounce verdict in Tarun Tejpal case on May 12 Panaji: A sessions court in Goa on Tuesday said it will pronounce the verdict in the Tarun Tejpal case on May 12.

BOM12 MH-VACCINE SUPPLY-TOPE Maha may get supply of 'Covishield' only after May 20: Tope Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday said the state may receive its supply of 'Covishield' vaccine only after May 20.

BOM7 MP-VIRUS-OXYGEN-PACKAGE MP mulls package for industries to increase oxygen production Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government is planning to offer a special package to industrial units to increase the production of oxygen and set up new plants of the life-saving gas in the wake of a spike in COVID-19 cases, a senior official said on Tuesday.

BOM1 MH-VIRUS-BODIES-AMBULANCE Maha: Bodies of 22 COVID-19 victims stuffed in one ambulance Aurangabad: The bodies of 22 COVID-19 victims were stuffed in one ambulance while being taken to a crematorium at Beed in Maharashtra, with the district administration citing lack of medical transport vehicles as the reason for it.

BOM8 MP-VIRUS-OXYGEN EXPRESS COVID-19 surge: 'Oxygen Express' leaves for MP from Bokaro Bhopal: A train carrying six tankers of medical oxygen for supply in Madhya Pradesh left from Bokaro in Jharkhand on Tuesday morning, a railway official said.

BOM10 MH-HC-VIRUS-CREMATORIUMS HC seeks info from Maha govt, BMC on condition of crematoriums Mumbai: The bodies of COVID-19 patients cannot be kept lying for hours waiting to be cremated, the Bombay High Court said on Tuesday, and asked the Maharashtra government and the BMC to inform it about the condition of crematoriums across the state and in Mumbai.

BOM11 MH-PRISON OFFICER-DISMISSAL Maha: Prison officer sacked for violating two-child norm Pune: A woman prison superintendent in Pune has been dismissed from service for allegedly violating the two-child norm and suppressing the fact that she had three children.

BOM9 CG-KARUNA SHUKLA Vajpayee's niece and ex-MP Karuna Shukla dies of coronavirus Raipur, Apr 27 (PTI) Congress leader and former MP Karuna Shukla died of coronavirus in Raipur, her family members said on Tuesday.

BOM4 MH-VIRUS-AHMEDNAGAR Maha: Thorat raises concern over Ahmednagar COVID-19 situation Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minster Balasaheb Thorat has alleged mismanagement of medicines and tests of COVID-19 patients in Ahmednagar and said this could worsen the situation in the district.

BES6 GA-VIRUS-PROTOCOL Goa government revises COVID-19 treatment protocol Panaji: Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said the state government has revised the COVID-19 treatment protocol, by deciding to give medicines to people coming to hospitals with COVID-19 symptoms, even before their test results arrive. PTI RSY RSY