Mumbai, Feb 16 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM9 MP-BUS-LD TOLL MP: 37 dead as bus falls into canal; rescue ops still on Sidhi/Rewa (MP): At least 37 people, including 16 women, died after the bus they were travelling in fell off a bridge into a canal near Patna village in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district on Tuesday morning, a senior official said, adding that search operations are still going on.

BOM3 MH-ACCIDENT-LD EXPRESSWAY Maha: Four of family killed in Pune-Mumbai expressway accident Mumbai: Five persons, including four members of a family, were killed and as many others were injured in the early hours of Tuesday when a container truck rammed into two cars and another vehicle near Khopoli town on Pune-Mumbai Expressway in Maharashtra, police said.

BOM4 MP-BUS-PROGRAMME Bus accident:MP govt cancels event to be attended by Amit Shah Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has cancelled the 'grih pravesh' or house-warming ceremony to be attended virtually by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in view of the Tuesday's Sidhi bus accident in which many passengers are feared drowned.

BOM8 MH-ACTOR DEATH-PROBE Actor Sandeep Nahar hanged himself in bedroom of flat: Police Mumbai: Actor Sandeep Nahar, who had blamed his wife in a video and also mentioned 'politics' he faced in Bollywood in a 'suicide note' posted on Facebook, killed himself by hanging in the bedroom of his flat in suburban Goregaon here, as per preliminary probe by police, an official said on Tuesday.

BOM10 GJ-RAHUL-IRANI Irani dares Rahul to take out money from tea traders in Guj Vansda (Guj): Union minister and BJP MP Smriti Irani on Tuesday dared Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to 'take out money' from the pockets of small tea traders of Gujarat and to contest elections from the state if he has 'guts'.

LGB2 MH-COURT-PAK-DEPORTATION Drugs case: Court rejects deportation plea of 8 Pak nationals Mumbai: A special court here has rejected the deportation plea of eight Pakistani nationals, who were nabbed by the Indian Coast Guard off Gujarat coast with a boat allegedly carrying over 200 kg of heroin in 2015.

BES5 MH-WOMAN-RAUT Maha govt will decide on continuation of Sena minister: Raut Mumbai: Amid allegations that a Maharashtra minister is linked to the death of a 23-year-old woman, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said a decision on the continuation of the minister, Sanjay Rathod, in the state cabinet will be taken by the government.

BES4 GJ-BJP-CANDIDATES Gujarat: BJP announces candidates for bypolls for two RS seats Ahmedabad: The BJP on Tuesday announced the names of candidates who will be contesting the by-elections for two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat, where polls will be held on March 1.

BES11 GA-FIRING-GANG Goa: History-sheeter shot at, injured; 1 held, 2 on the run Panaji: A history-sheeter was shot at and injured by rival gang members near Goa's Margao town on Tuesday afternoon, police said. PTI RSY RSY