Mumbai, Dec 17 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM5 MH-METRO-RAUT HC decision on Metro car shed work 'unfortunate': Sanjay Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday said the Bombay High Court's decision to stay construction of the Metro car shed in Kanjurmarg here is 'unfortunate', and that the project is a matter of development of Mumbai and Maharashtra.

BOM9 MH-TRP-ARREST TRP scam: Ex-COO of ratings agency BARC arrested Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Thursday arrested former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) in connection with the alleged TRP (Television Rating Points) rigging scam, an official said.

BOM10 GA-LIBERATION-PRESIDENT Kovind to attend Goa Liberation Day celebration on Dec 19 Panaji: President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive on a two-day visit to Goa on Saturday and attend a cultural event to celebrate the 60th year of the state's liberation, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.

BOM6 MH-COURT-ARNAB 'Assault' on woman cop: Arnab withdraws pre-arrest bail plea Mumbai: Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on Thursday withdrew his pre-arrest bail plea in connection with a case registered against him by Mumbai Police for allegedly assaulting a woman police officer.

BOM8 GJ-ACB-ARREST Guj: Cooperative society chairman held by ACB in Rs 10 cr scam Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested the chairman of a cooperative society in Kheda district of the state in connection with an alleged Rs 10 crore scam, the anti-graft agency said.

BOM3 MH-SESSION-SENA Parl session cancelled to evade discussion on key issues: Sena Mumbai: Criticising the Centre's decision not to hold the winter session of Parliament, the Shiv Sena on Thursday claimed the Union government wants to evade discussion on issues like the ongoing farmers' protest, country's economic situation and border standoff with China.

BOM7 MP-CONG-PROTEST MP Cong to protest against fuel price, new farm laws on Dec 19 Bhopal: The opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh will hold a statewide protest on Saturday against the rise in fuel prices and the Centre's three new farm laws, state party spokesman Bhupendra Gupta said on Thursday.

BOM2 MH-AC-LOCAL TRAINS AC local train services begin on CR's main line in Mumbai Mumbai: The Central Railway on Thursday started air- conditioned local train services on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Kalyan section here.

BOM1 MH-VILLAGE-MONKEYS Monkeys terrorise village in Maharashtra, damage crops & homes Aurangabad: Residents of a village in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district are living under constant fear as nearly 300 monkeys have been on a rampage, attacking people and damaging their crops and homes.

BES6 MP-DOUBLE MURDER MP: Cop, wife found murdered; minor daughter among suspects Indore: A constable posted with the Special Armed Force (SAF) here and his wife were allegedly murdered in the early hours of Thursday with a sharp-edged weapon, a police official said.

BES2 MH-VIRUS-THANE Maha: 450 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths in Thane Thane: The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra's Thane district has reached 2,37,329 with the addition of 450 new cases, an official said on Thursday. PTI RSY RSY