Mumbai, Apr 7 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM7 MH-VIRUS-2ND LD STOCK Inoculation centres being closed due to dose shortage: Tope Mumbai: Many inoculation centres in Maharashtra are being shut due to the shortage of coronavirus vaccine, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday, adding the state now has 14 lakh doses which would last just three days.

BOM1 MH-NIA-SINGH Ambani security scare: Param Bir Singh appears before NIA Mumbai: Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh appeared before the NIA here on Wednesday to record his statement in connection with the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence, an official said.

BOM12 MH-COURT-WAZE-REMAND Ambani security scare: Waze's NIA custody extended till Apr 9 Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Wednesday extended the NIA custody ofsuspended Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze till April 9 in the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence and the death of businessman Mansukh Hiran.

BOM13 MH-WAZE-MUMBAI POLICE REPORT Waze posted in CIU at Param Bir Singh's behest: Mumbai police Mumbai: Controversial police officer Sachin Waze, now suspended, was reinstated in the Crime Intelligence Unit in June last year on the insistence of then Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh despite the strong objection raised by then Joint CP (crime), as per a report submitted by the Mumbai Police to the state Home department.

BOM8 MH-COURT-WAZE-CBI CBI seeks NIA court's nod to question suspended cop Waze Mumbai: The CBI on Wednesday approached a special NIA court here seeking permission to question suspended police officer Sachin Waze in connection with its preliminary enquiry into the allegations of corruption against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

BOM9 CG-JAWAN-PHOTOGRAPH Chhattisgarh: Pic of abducted jawan surfaces on social media Bijapur: A photograph of Rakeshwar Singh Manhas sitting in a hut is purportedly released by Naxals who abducted the CoBRA commando after the fierce gun battle in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on April 3 in which 22 security personnel lost their lives.

BOM15 MH-VACCINE-MUMBAI COVID-19 vaccine stock in Mumbai about to get over: Mayor Mumbai: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Wednesday claimed the metropolis, which is witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases, is running out of vaccine doses and demanded that the Centre step up supplies immediately.

BOM14 GJ-TERROR-ISI-ARREST Pak-linked ISI terror module busted in Gujarat; 3 held Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad crime branch on Wednesday arrested three persons for allegedly setting ablaze seven shops here as part of a larger conspiracy of Pakistan's spy agency ISI to spread terror by luring unsuspecting petty criminals in need of money, officials said.

BOM6 MH-VIRUS-CREMATION Maharashtra: 8 bodies of COVID-19 victims cremated on one pyre Aurangabad: Eight bodies of COVID-19 victims were cremated on one pyre due to shortage of space at a makeshift crematorium in Maharashtra's Beed district, a civic official said on Wednesday.

BOM3 MP-VIRUS-BUSES MP suspends bus operations with Chhattisgarh till April 15 Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday suspended bus operations with Chhattisgarh till April 15 in the wake of a rise in COVID-19 cases in the neighbouring state.

BOM10 MP-VIRUS-REMDESIVIR MP govt to procure Remdesivir injections for poor patients: CM Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to procure Remdesivir injections so that they could be provided free of cost for the treatment of critical COVID-19 patients from the economically weaker sections, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Wednesday.

BOM4 MH-PAWAR-VACCINE Sharad Pawar gets second dose of COVID-19 vaccine Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar received the second dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at his residence here on Wednesday, on the occasion of the World Health Day.

BES7 GA-VIRUS-CM No lockdown in Goa, move will disrupt economic activities: CM Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday reiterated that the coastal state will not go for a lockdown, as the move will disrupt the economic activities. PTI RSY RSY