Mumbai, Feb 11 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM7 MH-GOVERNOR-LD FLIGHT Maha governor denied nod to travel in state plane to Dehradun Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was scheduled to travel by a state government aircraft to Dehradun in Uttarakhand on Thursday, but the permission to use the plane was not granted even as the governor had boarded the aircraft, sources said.

BOM5 MH-GOVERNOR-FLIGHT-FADNAVIS Fadnavis slams MVA govt over denial of state plane to Governor Pune: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday hit out at the Maharashtra government over denial of permission to Governor B S Koshyari to travel to Dehradun in a state plane, and accused the Shiv Sena-led dispensation of being 'egoistic' and indulging in 'childish acts'.

BOM12 MH-GOVERNOR-FLIGHT-RAUT Maha govt followed norms in denying state plane to Guv: Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday said the Maharashtra government has followed all the laid-down norms in disallowing Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to use a state plane for his visit to Dehradun.

BOM11 MH-EVM-AJIT Have faith in EVM, no return of ballot papers in Maha: Ajit Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday expressed complete faith in electronic voting machines (EVMs) and asserted the state government does not want the use of ballot papers in polls.

BOM10 MH-TRAIN-LD DECOUPLING Mumbai: Coach of moving train gets detached twice; traffic hit Mumbai: A coach of the speeding Bandra Terminus- Ramnagar Express got detached twice from the train on a rail section here in a span of a couple of hours on Thursday morning, delaying local and long distance trains on the western line, officials said.

BOM9 MP-KANGANA-CONGRESS Congress workers threaten protest at Kangana's shoot Bhopal: Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district have threatened that they would not allow Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut to shoot for a film if she did not apologise to farmers over her tweets.

BOM2 MH-VIRUS-TRAVELLERS RT-PCR test must for Maharashtra-bound travellers from Kerala Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has made RT-PCR test mandatory for travellers from Kerala, which has been reporting a high number of COVID-19 cases, to check the spread of the viral infection in the western state, an official said on Thursday.

BOM4 MP-HC-VYAPAM-NOTICE HC notice to MP govt on plea of Vyapam scam whistle-blower Gwalior: The Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued a notice to the state government on a petition of a whistle- blower of the multi-crore Vyapam admission and recruitment scam, after he alleged that he was unlawfully detained for 18 hours in connection with the case in 2018.

BOM8 MH-SOCIAL BOYCOTT-FIR 12 booked for ordering social boycott of family over marriage Mumbai: Police have registered an offence against at least 12 persons for allegedly ordering social boycott of a 23-year-old man and his family in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra after he married a woman belonging to his caste from his own hamlet, an official said on Thursday.

BOM6 GJ-CIVIC POLLS-CONG Guj civic polls:Cong offers sops to city dwellers in manifesto Ahmedabad: Ahead of the February 21 polls to six municipal corporations in Gujarat, the opposition Congress on Thursday announced various sops, including free Wi-Fi zones and parking areas, for residents of prominent cities in the state.

BES4 MH-VIRUS-MOBILE LABS Mobile labs for COVID-19 testing to soon be available in Maha Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said mobile laboratories for COVID-19 testing will soon be made available across the state. PTI RSY RSY