Mumbai, Jan 11 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM11 MH-LD BIRD FLU Maha: Bird flu cases confirmed in Parbhani, Mumbai, Thane Mumbai: Avian influenza has been confirmed as the cause of death of different birds in Parbhani, Mumbai, Thane, Beed and Dapoli in Maharashtra, as per test reports of a Bhopal-based lab, a senior state government official said on Monday.

BOM13 MP-WOMAN-GANGRAPE MP: Woman gang-raped in Sidhi, rod inserted into private parts Sidhi: A 45-year-old woman has been grievously injured after four men allegedly raped her and inserted an iron rod into her private parts in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district, police said on Monday.

BOM10 GJ-BIRD FLU Gujarat: Bird flu detected in crow samples in Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad: Bird flu cases have been confirmed in Gujarat's Surat and Vadodara districts as some samples of dead crows from there have tested positive for the avian influenza, officials said on Monday.

BOM4 MH-GANGRAPE Maha: 13-year-old girl gang-raped in Nashik, 7 held Nashik: A 13-year-old girl has been allegedly gang- raped in Maharashtra's Nashik district following which police have arrested five men and a woman, a police official said on Monday.

BOM6 MH-HC-KANGANA Sedition case: HC extends relief to Kangana till Jan 25 Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday extended the interim relief of no coercive action against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel till January 25 in connection with an FIR registered against them under sedition and other charges.

BOM9 MH-HC-SONU SOOD HC extends relief to Sonu Sood in 'illegal' construction case Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday extended till January 13 a civil court order granting interim protection to actor Sonu Sood from coercive action by the BMC against the alleged illegal structural changes made by him in a residential building in suburban Juhu without permission.

BOM12 GJ-WOMEN-ALCOHOL Women alcohol drinkers in 'dry' Guj on the rise: NFHS-5 report Ahmedabad: The percentage of women consuming alcohol has doubled in the last four years in Gujarat, a 'dry state' since its inception in 1960, according to the recently released National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) report for 2019-20.

BOM5 GJ-VIRUS-SCHOOLS COVID-19: Schools, colleges reopen in Gujarat after 9 months Ahmedabad: After remaining shut for over nine months due to the coronavirus outbreak, schools for classes 10 and 12 and colleges for final year graduation and post-graduation students reopened in Gujarat on Monday.

BOM14 GA-IIT More join stir against Goa IIT; CM says ready for talks Panaji: The protest against the proposed IIT campus near a village in North Goa entered the seventh day on Monday as people from nearby areas joined the stir while the state government ruled out scrapping the project, but extended an olive branch to agitators.

BOM8 CG-ELEPHANT-ATTACK Chhattisgarh: 3 killed in elephant attacks in Jashpur Jashpur: Three persons have been killed in separate incidents of attack by elephants in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district, a forest official said on Monday.

BOM2 MH-ACCIDENTS Maharashtra: 1 dead, 13 injured in two road accidents in Pune Pune: One person was killed and 13 others were injured in two separate road accidents in Maharashtra's Pune district on Monday, officials said.

BES1 MH-ACCIDENTS-NAGPUR Maharashtra: 3 killed in two road accidents in Nagpur Nagpur: Three persons have been killed in two road accidents in different areas of Maharashtra's Nagpur district, police said.

BES6 MH-FIRE-BANDH Hospital fire: Markets, shops shut in Bhandara over bandh call Bhandara: Markets and other commercial establishments in most parts of Bhandara remained closed on Monday in response to a bandh called the BJP to express anguish over the death of 10 infants in a fire at the district hospital.

BES8 MH-TEEN-RAPE Maha: Teen girl raped by 3 unidentified men, case registered Aurangabad: A 16-year-old girl who was found at a railway station in Maharashtra's Aurangabad city has told police she was raped by three unidentified men, an official said on Monday. PTI RSY RSY