Mumbai, Jul 31 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM2 GJ-RAM TEMPLE-ARCHITECT Ram temple to be grander than planned earlier: Architect Ahmedabad: The proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya will be almost double the size of what was originally planned as its design was modified following the Supreme Court verdict last year, its architect said on Friday.

BOM3 MH-SUSHANT-FADNAVIS ED should register ECIR in Sushant Singh Rajput case: Fadnavis Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) should register an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) in connection with the money laundering angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Friday.

BOM4 MH-SUSHANT-FRIEND 'Rajput's family pressured me to give statement against Rhea' Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's friend has sent an e-mail to Mumbai Police, alleging that the family members of the late Bollywood star pressurised him to give a statement against actress Rhea Chakraborty, an official said on Friday.

BOM1 MH-RAM TEMPLE-RAJ Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan' not required amid pandemic: Raj Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Friday said that the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony of the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, scheduled to be held on August 5, is not required amid the COVID-19 pandemic and could be organised later when things normalised.

BES10 MH-MVA GOVT-FADNAVIS MVA allies are in live-in relationship, says Fadnavis Mumbai: The MVA government of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress is not a family, but the three parties are in a 'live-in relationship', BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said on Friday as he predicted that the dispensation would due to its internal differences.

LGB1 MH-HC-VIRUS-BENEFITS Specify benefits for frontline workers' kin: HC to Maha govt Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Maharashtra government to file an affidavit about the benefits extended to the kin of frontline health and administrative workers, who get infected or succumb to COVID-19 in the line of duty.

BES4 MP-WOMAN-PARADED Woman paraded with husband on shoulders for suspected affair Jhabua (MP): A tribal woman was allegedly made to carry her husband on her shoulders, thrashed and paraded in a village in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua district over suspicion of having an extramarital affair, police said on Friday.

LGB3 MH-HC-VIRUS-PATIENTS HC declines to pass order on PIL on naming COVID-19 patients Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday refused to pass any order directing for disclosure of names of persons who tested positive for COVID-19, noting there is a central government advisory prohibiting such disclosure.

LGB2 GJ-HC-SCHOOL FEES Govt resolution on pvt school fees struck down by Guj HC Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday struck down a clause in a state government resolution which asked self-financed schools not to collect fees while they remain closed.

BES9 MH-MVA GOVT-RAJ MVA govt won't survive for long as no unity among allies: Raj Mumbai: The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will not last long as there is lack of unity among the ruling allies, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray said on Friday.

BES5 CG-MONSOON-ASSEMBLY Monsoon session of C'garh legislature to begin on Aug 25 Raipur: The monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh legislative Assembly will begin from August 25 and will last for four days, an Assembly official said on Friday. PTI RSY RSY

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