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BOM18 MH-FIRE-LD THACKERAY Maha CM meets Bhandara fire victims' kin, orders safety audit (Eds: Adding quotes) Bhandara: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday met kin of the newborns who died in a fire at the Bhandara district hospital the day before and said orders have been issued for conducting safety audit of all hospitals in the state.

BOM16 MH-SECURITY-LD POLITICIANS Maha govt reduces security cover of Fadnavis, Raj Thackeray (Eds: correcting Athawale's security in 15th para) Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has reduced the security cover of Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis and his family, former UP governor Ram Naik and MNS president Raj Thackeray, and withdrawn the security cover of state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil.

BOM3 MP-BIRD FLU Bird flu cases confirmed in 13 MP districts so far: Official Bhopal: Bird flu cases have so far been confirmed in 13 districts of Madhya Pradesh, while around 1,100 crows and other wild birds have been found dead across 27 districts since the flu virus was first detected in the state last month, a government official said on Sunday.

BOM7 GA-VIRUS-VACCINATION Goa: 8 hospitals identified for vaccinating 18000 health staff Panaji: The Goa government has identified eight hospitals for the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination in the coastal state where around 18,000 health care workers will receive the doses, an official said on Sunday.

BOM5 MH-HC-SONU SOOD Sonu Sood moves HC against BMC notice for illegal construction Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has approached the Bombay High Court, challenging a notice issued against him by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for allegedly carrying out structural changes to a residential building in suburban Juhu without permission.

BOM1 MH-FIRE-PARENTS Bhandara hospital fire: Parents blame staff for dereliction Bhandara: Many parents whose newborn babies were among those dead in the Bhandara hospital fire have blamed the staff there for dereliction of duty.

BES4 MH-CIVIC CHIEFS-MINISTER Maha minister demands 2 municipal commissioners for Mumbai Mumbai: Maharashtra Textiles Minister Aslam Shaikh has demanded two municipal commissioners for Mumbai to facilitate better development of the metropolis and provision of basic amenities to the people. PTI NSK NSK