Mumbai, Dec 31 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM9 GJ-VIRUS-LD MODI Dawai bhi, kadai bhi: Modi for caution even after vaccination Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said new coronavirus cases are on the decline in the country but people should not let their guard down and continue adhering to COVID-19 norms even after vaccination.

BOM12 GA-VIRUS-LD NIGHT CURFEW Minister says night curfew likely in Goa, CM says no decision Panaji: Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Thursday said that a night curfew is likely to be imposed in the state, even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that no decision to that effect has been taken so far.

BOM13 MH-RAPE-CHILD Maha: Rape accused on bail sexually assaults, kills child Mumbai: A three-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and killed by a rape accused who was out on bail in Maharashtra's Raigad district, police said on Thursday.

BOM8 MH-NEW YEAR-MUMBAI POLICE New Year celebrations: Mumbai cops on 'high alert' Mumbai: The Mumbai Police are on 'high alert' and have put in place 'anti-sabotage and anti-terror' measures considering the threat to the financial capital during the New Year celebrations, an official said on Thursday.

BOM10 MP-WEATHER MP feels the chill, Datia shivers at 2.8 degrees Celsius Bhopal: Large parts of Madhya Pradesh are reeling under cold weather conditions with Datia recording the lowest minimum temperature of 2.8 degrees Celsius in the 24 hours till Thursday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

BOM11 MH-SAILORS-SENA Bring back 39 Indian sailors stuck in China: Sena urges Centre Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Thursday urged the Centre to bring back the 39 Indian sailors stranded in Chinese waters.

BES5 CG-RICE-BAGHEL-PM C'garh CM talks to PM over delivery of rice to central pool Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that Centre gives permission for the transfer of rice to the central pool after custom milling of paddy procured from the farmers in the state, an official said.

LGB1 MH-COURT-LIFE MURDER Maha: Man gets life sentence for killing elderly father Thane: A district court here on Thursday sentenced a 52-year-old man to life imprisonment for killing his elderly father in Bhiwandi taluka of Maharashtra's Thane district.

BES1 MH-VIRUS-THANE Thane district's COVID-19 count rises by 390, death toll by 6 Thane: With the addition of 390 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 2,42,835, an official said on Thursday. PTI RSY RSY