Mumbai, Feb 8 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM7 MH-CELEBRITIES-DESHMUKH Will probe celebs tweets over farmers' protest: Maha minister Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday said the state intelligence department will conduct a probe into allegations that some celebrities were pressurised recently to issue tweets in connection with the ongoing farmers' protest.

BOM6 MH-HC-NAVLAKHA Elgar Parishad case: HC dismisses Navlakha's bail appeal Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed activist Gautam Navlakha's appeal seeking bail in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, saying it sees no reason to interfere with a special court's order which earlier rejected his bail plea.

LGB1 MH-QATAR COURT-COUPLE Qatar court sets aside Mumbai couple's conviction in drug case Mumbai: In a relief to a couple from Mumbai, convicted in Qatar to 10 years' imprisonment in a drug trafficking case, the highest court in Qatar has set aside their conviction and ordered a review of the case.

LGB2 MH-HC-KANGANA-FEES HC dismisses plea on lawyer's fees paid by BMC in Kangana case Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the fees paid by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to a senior counsel in the case of demolition of actor Kangana Ranaut's bungalow, saying the court cannot interfere or regulate such decisions.

BOM4 MH-CDR RACKET-ARREST 2 held in Mumbai for selling call data records of 200 people Mumbai: Mumbai Police have arrested two persons from suburban Goregaon for allegedly procuring and selling illegally call detail records and bank account details of nearly 200 people, an official said on Monday.

BOM3 GA-MINING-PROTEST Goa: Mining dependents take out protest march in Panaji Panaji: Hundreds of people dependent on Goa's mining industry took out a march here on Monday to protest against the failure of the Centre and the state government to resume iron ore extraction activities which have been shut in the state for last three years.

BOM5 MP-PUPPY-CASE MP: Puppy charred to death in fire; police register case Mandsaur: Police have registered a case against unidentified persons in connection with the death of a puppy in a fire in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district, an official said on Monday.

BOM2 MH-BOMB HOAX-ARREST Haryana man arrested for hoax tweet on bomb blasts in Mumbai Mumbai: Mumbai Police have arrested a 19-year-old man from Haryana for allegedly posting a tweet about bomb blasts at some multiplexes in the city which later turned out to be a hoax, a police official said on Monday.

BOM1 MH-CYLINDER BLAST Maha:Cylinders kept in 2 vehicles explode in Thane; 1 injured Thane: A person was injured after some cooking gas cylinders kept in a tempo and a truck in an open ground here in Maharashtra exploded in the wee hours of Monday, a civic official said.

BES2 GJ-RAPE-TEACHER Guj teacher held for raping teen Class XI student Navsari: A schoolteacher was arrested from Gujarat's Valsad town for allegedly raping a 17-year-old Class XI student on the promise of marriage, Navsari police said on Monday.

BES3 MP-WEATHER Cold wave conditions in some MP areas till Tue morning: IMD Bhopal: Nine districts of Madhya Pradesh, including capital Bhopal and Jabalpur, are likely to witness cold wave conditions till Tuesday morning, after which it will start easing, a senior India Meteorological Department official said on Monday. PTI RSY RSY