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

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BOM4 MH-KANGANA Sedition case: Kangana reaches Bandra police station Mumbai: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut on Friday reached the Bandra police station here to record her statement in a case related to sedition and other charges.

BOM9 MP-VIRUS-UK RETURNEE First case of infection of UK-strain of COVID-19 found in MP Indore: In the first such case in Madhya Pradesh, a 39-year-old man who returned to Indore from the UK last month has tested positive for the new coronavirus strain, senior officials said on Friday.

BOM6 MH-AURANGABAD-RENAMING-RAUT Is using Sambhaji Maharaj's name crime?: Raut on renaming row Mumbai: Days after the Congress objected to Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office (CMO) mentioning Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar in a tweet, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday asked whether using the name of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj in government documents a crime.

BOM1 CG-BIRD FLU-CROWS 4 crows found dead in C'garh village; samples sent for test Balod/Raipur: Amid bird flu outbreak in some states, four crows were found dead in Chhattisgarhs Balod district, officials said on Friday.

BOM7 GA-IIT-BJP Goa CM ready to talk to villagers opposing IIT campus: BJP Panaji: The ruling BJP in Goa on Friday said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is ready to have a dialogue with villagers opposing the proposed IIT campus in Sattari taluka and accused the opposition Congress of misleading agitators.

BOM8 MH-VACCINE-GEORGIA-ENVOY Georgia's envoy seeks India's cooperation in COVID-19 vaccine Mumbai: Georgian Ambassador Archil Dzuliashvili on Friday sought India's cooperation in providing COVID-19 vaccine to his country.

BOM5 MH-ATHAWALE-TRUMP One 'Republican' to another: Athawale slams Trump over siege Mumbai: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Friday said US President Donald Trump has lost the right to be called a Republican after his supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to overthrow the November 3 election result.

BOM2 GJ-LEOPARD Boy mauled to death by leopard in Gujarat village Ahmedabad: A four-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in a village in Gujarat's Gir-Somnath district, said an official of the state forest department on Friday.

BES8 MH-VACCINE-SHINDE Centre should provide free COVID-19 vaccines in Maha: Minister Thane: Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Friday demanded that the Centre bear the cost of COVID-19 vaccination in the state.

BES11 MP-BOAT ACCIDENT MP: Three missing as boat capsizes in Narmada river Barwah (MP): Three persons, including two women, went missing after a boat capsized in Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh on Friday afternoon, police said.

BES1 MH-VIRUS-THANE Thane district records 452 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths Thane: With the addition of 452 new coronavirus cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 2,45,853, an official said on Friday. PTI RSY RSY