Mumbai, Apr 5 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM10 MH-DESHMUKH-LD RESIGNATION Maharashtra home minister quits after HC orders CBI probe Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned on Monday after the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI probe into the allegations of extortion against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.

BOM5 MH-HC-LD SINGH-DESHMUKH HC asks CBI to probe top cop's allegations against Deshmukh Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

BOM9 CG-NAXAL-3RDLD SHAH Fight against Naxals will be intensified to end menace: Shah Jagdalpur: The fight against ultras will be intensified to end the Naxal menace, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday as he took stock of the situation in the aftermath of the killing 22 security personnel in an attack by the rebels in Chhattisgarh.

LGB1 MH-COURT-KANGANA Court dismisses Kangana's plea over Akhtar defamation suit Mumbai: A sessions court here on Monday dismissed an application filed by Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut challenging the proceedings initiated against her by a magistrates court in connection with a defamation complaint lodged by veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar.

BOM12 MH-DESHMUKH-JOURNEY Deshmukh's eventful journey in Maha politics hits a roadblock Nagpur: Except for the Devendra Fadnavis-led government during 2014-19, Anil Deshmukh has managed to find a berth in the state ministry irrespective of which party came to power in the last over two decades.

BOM6 MH-WAZE-BIKE-SEIZURE Ambani security scare: NIA seizes high-end bike Mumbai: The NIA has seized a high-end bike, suspected to be registered in the name of an alleged woman associate of API Sachin Waze, arrested for his alleged role in planting an explosives-laden SUV near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence, an official said on Monday.

BOM11 GJ-TIKAIT-AGITATION After Delhi, Tikait threatens tractor agitation in Gujarat Ahmedabad: Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday threatened to start a farmers' tractor agitation in Gujarat after Delhi, and said time has come to gherao the state capital Gandhinagar and also break barricades if needed.

BES3 MH-VIRUS-ACTOR Actor Ajaz Khan tests coronavirus positive in NCB's custody Mumbai: Bollywood actor and former 'Bigg Boss' contestant Ajaz Khan, who was arrested by the NCB last week in connection with a drugs case, has tested positive for the coronavirus, an official said on Monday.

BES4 MH-MINISTER-VIRUS Maha minister Shankarrao Gadakh tests positive for coronavirus Pune: Maharashtra minister Shankarrao Gadakh on Monday said he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

BES5 GA-VIRUS-SITUATION-CM Situation in neighbouring Maha, K'taka being monitored: Goa CM Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said there was no immediate plan to impose lockdown or curfew here but the COVID-19 situation in the state and neighbouring ones was being monitored by his government.

BES8 MH-VIRUS-CSIR-DG People have to ensure there is no COVID-19 '3rd wave': CSIR DG Pune: Director General of the Council Of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Dr Shekhar Mande said a 'third wave' of COVID-19 infections cannot be ruled out and it was for people to ensure it does not happen. PTI RSY RSY