Mumbai, Dec 22 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM10 GJ-BLAST-LD COLLAPSE Gujarat: 2 killed, 1 injured as 2 houses collapse after blast Ahmedabad: At least two persons were killed and one was injured after two houses collapsed following a powerful explosion in Kalol town of Gujarat's Gandhinagar district on Tuesday morning, police said.

BOM11 MH-VIRUS-LD RAID Suresh Raina, Sussanne Khan held in raid at Mumbai club Mumbai: Thirty four persons including cricketer Suresh Raina and Bollywood celebrity Sussanne Khan were held after a raid at a posh club near the Mumbai airport on Tuesday for violating social distancing norms, police said.

BOM9 MH-UK PASSENGERS-MUMBAI 591 passengers from UK land in Mumbai in three flights Mumbai: As many as 591 passengers landed in Mumbai in three flights from the UK on Tuesday, a civic official said, adding none of them has been found symptomatic so far.

BOM6 GJ-VIRUS-ADVISORY Gujarat govt issues advisory on mucormycosis fungal infection Ahmedabad: The Gujarat health department has issued an advisory to doctors and health officials after some COVID-19 patients were recently found infected with mucormycosis, saying it a serious but rare fungal infection and has an overall 'mortality rate of 50 per cent'.

LGB1 MH-HC-RESERVATION Can Maratha job aspirants apply under EWS quota? HC asks Maha Mumbai: The Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to decide on on whether the benefit of 10 per cent reservation under the Economically Weaker Section category is applicable to those who availed benefit under the now-stayed Maratha reservation.

LGB2 MH-COURT-JET AIRWAYS Court accepts closure report against Jet Airways' promoter Mumbai: A metropolitan court here on Tuesday accepted the closure report filed by Mumbai police in a cheating case against Jet Airways, which has been grounded since April last year, its promoter Naresh Goyal and his wife.

BOM7 MP-GIRL-CM Rape and murder case: MP police team to visit Jhajjar, says CM Bhopal: A team of Madhya Pradesh police will visit Jhajjar in Haryana where a five-year-old girl hailing from Madhya Pradesh was allegedly raped and killed, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday.

BOM5 MH-PM-SENA Sena takes dig at PM over gurdwara visit amid farmers' stir Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday wondered what will be the outcome of the ongoing farmers' protest after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited a gurdwara and sought inspiration from Guru Tegh Bahadur, whose followers are among those protesters.

BOM1 MH-WEDDING-NORMS Maharashtra: COVID-19 norms go for a toss at BJP MLA's wedding Pune: Social distancing norms were flouted at a BJP MLA's wedding here, with hundreds of people attending it and many of them, including senior party leaders, not bothering to wear masks.

BOM2 MH-WEATHER Mumbai records season's lowest minimum temperature so far Mumbai: Mumbai on Tuesday recorded the season's lowest temperature so far at 16 degrees Celsius, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

BES11 MH-FARMERS-PROTEST New agri laws: Farmers protest at Mumbai collector's office Mumbai: A group of farmers on Tuesday staged a protest outside the office of Mumbai suburban district collector over their demand for withdrawal of the Centre's three new farm laws.

BES10 MH-BISON-SPOTTING Maha: Bison strays into Pune suburb; rescue efforts on Pune: A gaur (Indian bison) strayed into Bavdhan area of Maharashtra's Pune city on Tuesday morning and efforts are underway to capture the animal, a forest official said.

BES5 MH-VIRUS-THANE Maha: 349 new COVID-19 cases in Thane; tally reaches 2,39,280 Thane: With the addition of 349 new COVID-19 cases, the tally in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 2,39,280, an official said on Tuesday. PTI RSY RSY