Mumbai, Feb 4 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM1 CG-WOMAN-RAPE Woman raped in Raipur; 4 persons, including 2 minors, held Raipur: A 19-year-old woman has been allegedly raped by a man, while his three friends also tried to sexually assault her in Chhattisgarh's Raipur district, a police official said on Thursday.

BOM4 MH-CHILD-MURDER Maharashtra: Man kills crying infant daughter in Gondia Mumbai: A man has allegedly killed his 20-month-old daughter after his wife asked for Rs 5 to buy a snack for the wailing child in Maharashtra's Gondia district, a police official said on Thursday.

BOM3 GJ-CYBER FRAUD Cyber fraud: 2 held for duping Guj businessman of Rs 7.15 lakh Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad cyber crime branch has arrested two persons for allegedly duping a businessman of Rs 7.15 lakh on the pretext of helping him get back his security deposit made for an online auction, officials said on Thursday.

BOM6 GJ-BIRD FLU 190 pigeons found dead in Ahmedabad city; bird flu suspected Ahmedabad: In yet another suspected case of bird flu, around 190 pigeons were found dead in Gujarat's Ahmedabad city over a period of two days, said officials on Thursday.

BOM5 MH-LEOPARDS-DEAD Maha: Two leopards die after being hit by vehicles on highway Thane: Two leopards have died after being run over by unidentified vehicles on the busy Mumbai-Nashik highway here in Maharashtra, a forest department official said on Thursday.

BOM7 MH-GOVERNOR-LD ATHLETE Governor takes dig at Maharashtra govt over job for athlete Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has taken potshots at the state government over not giving job to long-distance runner and Asian Games medallist Kavita Raut, saying there is 'something wrong somewhere'.

BOM2 MH-FOREIGN TOURS-ORDER Maha govt issues guidelines for foreign tours of bureaucrats Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has issued guidelines for foreign tours of IAS officers and state bureaucrats, saying they will be allowed three trips abroad in a year for not more than 15 days.

BES10 GJ-CIVIC POLLS-BJP Gujarat BJP finalises candidates for polls to 6 civic bodies Ahmedabad: The Gujarat BJP's parliamentary board has finalised its candidates for polls to six municipal corporations to be held on February 21, state party president C R Paatil said on Thursday.

BES9 MH-BALLOT-AJIT Maha cabinet to decide on ballot paper suggestion: Ajit Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said the state cabinet will discuss and decide if a suggestion is made to it over framing a law to give electors the option of casting vote via ballot papers besides EVMs in some elections.

BES6 MH-FARMERS-FADNAVIS Tweets on farmers' stir a conspiracy to defame India: Fadnavis Nagpur: Taking a dim view of tweets by some prominent international celebrities and activists in support of the farmers' protests, BJP Leader Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday claimed there was an international consipracy to defame India and create chaos and unrest in the country. PTI RSY RSY