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BOM10 GJ-VIRUS-RUPANI Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani tests negative for coronavirus Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani tested negative for coronavirus on Sunday, the CM's office said.

BOM6 MH-VIRUS-SPIKE Maha: Health experts put onus on people for spike in cases Mumbai: As Maharashtra grapples with a spike in coronavirus cases, health experts and government officials are putting the onus for the surge on people not following face mask and social distancing norms.

BOM9 MP-VIRUS-SPIKE Complacency causing spike in COVID-19 cases in MP: Experts Bhopal: After registering a drop in COVID-19 cases for some weeks, the viral disease is again showing an upward trend in Madhya Pradesh, specially its industrial hub Indore, with experts blaming people for lowering their guard against the pandemic.

BOM5 MH-FIRE-CONSTRUCTION WORKERS 1 killed in fire at quarters of construction workers in Thane Thane: A labourer was killed and another one injured after a fire broke out in the quarters of construction workers at a housing complex in Dombivli township here in Maharashtra on Sunday morning, a fire official said.

BOM1 GJ-CIVIC POLLS-VOTING Voting underway for polls to 6 municipal corporations in Guj Ahmedabad: Elections to six municipal corporations in Gujarat are being held on Sunday amid tight security and adherence to COVID-19 norms.

BOM3 GJ-CIVIC POLLS-SHAH Gujarat civic polls: Amit Shah casts his vote in Ahmedabad Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday cast his vote at a polling booth here for election to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and expressed confidence that the BJP will win the civic polls in Gujarat.

BOM7 MH-VIRUS-PUNE-CURBS Maha: New curbs announced in Pune amid rise in COVID-19 cases Pune: In view of a spike in COVID-19 cases in Pune, the district administration has decided to enforce certain curbs, including restriction on movement of people from 11 pm to 6 am for non-essential activities, a senior official said on Sunday.

BES5 MH-CONG-MEETING Maha Cong meet on Feb 23 to discuss readiness for local polls Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress's parliamentary board will meet here on February 23 to discuss the prevailing political situation in the state and the party's preparedness for the forthcoming local bodies polls. PTI GK GK