Mumbai, Jun 2 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM7 GA-HC-TEJPAL-NOTICE HC notice to Tejpal on appeal against acquittal in rape case Panaji: The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday observed that the sessions court's judgement acquitting journalist Tarun Tejpal in a 2013 rape case was like a 'manual for rape victims' as it goes into how a victim should respond in such cases.

BOM13 GJ-CLASS 12 EXAMS-CANCELLED Gujarat government cancels state board exams for class 12 Ahmedabad: Taking a cue from the Centre's decision to cancel the CBSE class 12 board exams amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Gujarat government on Wednesday decided to cancel the upcoming state board exams for class 12 students.

BOM15 MP-CLASS 12 EXAM-CANCELLED MP government cancels class 12 state board exam amid pandemic Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to cancel the Class 12 state board exam considering the safety of students amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, a day after the Centre decided against holding the class 12 exam for the CBSE board.

BOM10 MH-HC-VACCINATION-HOME Why can't senior citizens be vaccinated at home? HC Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said when COVID-19 vaccination drives are now being held in several housing societies, why authorities cannot take a step further and go to the homes of senior citizens, specially-abled and bed-ridden people to inoculate them.

BOM3 GJ-CYCLONE-FISHERMEN-PACKAGE Cyclone Tauktae: Guj announces Rs 105 cr relief for fishermen Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government has announced a relief package of Rs 105 crore for fishermen affected by cyclone Tauktae which caused severe damage in the state's coastal belt last month, officials said on Wednesday.

BOM11 MP-BLACK FUNGUS-DEATHS MP: 32 die of black fungus at Indore hospital in 20 days Indore: As many as 32 patients have died of mucormycosis in the last 20 days at a government-run hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city, an official said on Wednesday.

BOM1 MH-NCB-ARREST NCB to probe peddler role in drug case linked to Sushant death Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested drug peddler Haris Khan over his alleged links with gangster and drug peddler Parvez Khan alias Chinku Pathan, an associate of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, an NCB official said on Wednesday.

BOM9 MH-HC-VIRUS-PRISONS HC seeks details of crime rate in Maha during pandemic Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra government to submit details of all FIRs registered and arrests made during the COVID-19 pandemic and inform the court about the present crime rate in the state.

BOM6 GJ-LEOPARD-ATTACK Gujarat: Elderly man mauled to death by leopard in Bhavnagar Bhavnagar: A 70-year-old man was mauled to death by a leopard in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district on Wednesday, a forest department official said.

BOM8 GA-BOARD EXAMS-CM Goa govt to decide on Class 12 board exams by evening: CM Panaji: The Goa government will go through decisions taken by other states and also consult the Union Education Ministry before taking a call on Class 12 Goa board exams by Wednesday evening, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.

BOM5 MP-TIGER-DEATH MP: Tiger carcass found in Pench; territorial fight suspected Seoni: The decomposed carcass of a tiger was found in Madhya Pradesh's Pench Tiger Reserve and forest officials suspect it to be a case of territorial fight between two felines.

BOM2 MP-TIGRESSES-RELEASE MP: Two tigresses rescued one year ago released into wild Bhopal: Two tigresses, rescued from a tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh about a year ago and kept at an animal ward, have now been released into the wild, a senior forest official said.

BES6 MP-ACCIDENT-DEATHS MP: Five killed; five injured as loading vehicle overturns Gwalior: Five persons, including three children, were killed and as many were injured when a loading vehicle laden with wheat overturned in Jourasi Ghati area of Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior on Wednesday, police said. PTI RSY RSY

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