Mumbai, Jan 27 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM7 MH-BORDER ROW-CM Declare Marathi-speaking K'taka-Maha border areas as UT:Uddhav Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said areas dominated by Marathi-speaking people on the state's border with Karnataka should be declared as a Union Territory till the Supreme Court gives its final verdict on the issue.

BOM4 CG-NAXALS-SURRENDER 24 Naxals, including 12 women, surrender in Chhattisgarh Dantewada: A total of 24 Naxals, including 12 women, have surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said on Wednesday.

BOM3 MH-VIRUS-LOCAL TRAINS 204 more local train services in Mumbai from Jan 29 Mumbai: An additional 204 special local train services will be run on the Mumbai suburban network from Friday, railway officials here said.

BOM2 MH-WEATHER Chilly morning in Mumbai, Mercury dips to 15.3 degrees Celsius Mumbai: Residents of Mumbai woke up to a chilly Wednesday morning as the minimum temperature slipped to 15.3 degrees Celsius, the lowest so far in the city this year, an IMD official said.

BOM1 MH-LABOURERS-TRACK Maha: Labourer killed, 2 injured in accident on rail track Thane: A labourer was crushed to death and two others were injured after they got trapped in a track relaying train (TRT) machine during maintenance work near Kalyan here in Maharashtra on Wednesday, officials said.

BOM6 GA-SESSION-JOBS Goa govt will give jobs to kin of freedom fighters: Sawant Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday assured to fulfil the demand of government jobs to family members of freedom fighters in the state.

BOM5 MP-TIGRESS MP: Tigress found dead in Kanha reserve, poaching suspected Mandla: A tigress has died after getting stuck in a wire trap allegedly laid by poachers in Madhya Pradesh's Kanha Tiger Reserve, an official said on Wednesday.

BES12 GJ-SCHOOLS-RESUMPTION Schools for Classes 9 and 11 to resume in Gujarat from Feb 1 Ahmedabad: Weeks after reopening schools for Classes 10 and 12, the Gujarat government on Wednesday announced that students of Classes 9 and 11 will also be permitted to attend school from February 1. PTI RSY RSY