Mumbai, Feb 3 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM8 MH-LD STEEL PLANT Maha: 38 workers hurt in Uttam Galva Metallics plant accident Wardha: Thirty eight workers were injured, six of them critically, after coming in contact with hot air and coal particles from a furnace at the Uttam Galva Metallics steel plant near Wardha on Wednesday, an official said.

BOM1 GJ-FIRE Guj: Fire at 3 shops in Ahmedabad building, 8 people rescued Ahmedabad: A fire broke out in three shops located in a building in Ahmedabad's Naranpura locality on Wednesday morning, a fire official said.

BOM2 MH-MUMBAI-FIRE Fire breaks out at Scindia House in Mumbai Mumbai: A fire broke out in the Scindia House commercial building in south Mumbai on Wednesday morning, fire brigade sources said.

BOM7 MH-BMC-BUDGET Mumbai civic body unveils Rs 39,038 crore budget Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday unveiled the Rs 39,038.83 crore budget for the year 2021-22.

BOM9 MH-BMC-SANITISER BMC official mistakenly drinks sanitiser instead of water Mumbai: A senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation erroneously drank sanitiser instead of water while presenting the civic body's education budget here on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

BOM3 GJ-LIONS-DEAD 2 lions, leopard found dead in Gujarat Ahmedabad: Two lions and a leopard have been found dead in different parts of Gujarat, a senior forest department official said on Wednesday.

BOM10 CG-DIAMOND-SEIZURE C'garh: Rough diamonds worth over Rs 22 lakh seized, man held Raipur: A 62-year-old man was arrested for allegedly smuggling diamonds worth over Rs 22 lakh in Chhattisgarh's Gariaband district, a police official said on Wednesday.

BOM6 MP-TEMPLE-COPS MP: Theft at Omkareshwar temple, 5 policemen suspended Khandwa: A cash donation box has been stolen from the Omkareshwar temple complex here, following which five policemen deployed there have been suspended for alleged dereliction of duty, an official said on Wednesday.

BOM4 CG-WOMEN-POLICE BAND Chhattisgarh forms women police band in Naxal-hit Bastar Jagdalpur: The Chhattisgarh police have raised the state's first women police band in Naxal-hit Bastar district, giving an opportunity to women personnel in the unit generally dominated by men, an official said on Wednesday.

BES3 MP-VIRUS-MORENA Morena 1st MP district with no active COVID-19 case: Official Bhopal: Morena has not reported any new COVID-19 case in the last three days and has become the first district in Madhya Pradesh to have no active coronavirus case, health officials claimed on Wednesday.

BES2 MH-FLAG-SENA Videos show no insult to national flag at Red Fort: Shiv Sena Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said video recordings of the flag incident at Red Fort during the farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day do not show anything insulting to the tricolour. PTI RSY RSY