Mumbai, Jun 27 (PTI) Following are news highlights from the western region at 5 PM.

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BOM8 GJ-MODI-LD JAPAN Indo-Japanese partnership during COVID-19 more relevant for global stability: PM Modi Ahmedabad: The Indo-Japanese friendship and partnership during the COVID-19 crisis is more relevant for global stability and prosperity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday and called for further strengthening of the ties between the two countries.

BOM3 MP-TEMPLE-REOPEN MP: Mahakaleshwar temple to reopen on June 28 after 80 days Bhopal: The famous Mahakaleshwar temple at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh will reopen for devotees on Monday after a gap of 80 days, a member of its management committee said.

BOM6 CG-NAXAL-ENCOUNTER Chhattisgarh: Naxal wanted in over 2 dozen criminal cases killed in encounter Raipur: A Naxal, carrying a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head and wanted in nearly 25 criminal cases, was gunned down during an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday, police said.

BOM9 MH-CENTRAL AGENCIES-RAUT Targeting of individuals by central agencies harmful for federal structure: Raut Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the deliberate targeting of leaders in the ruling MVA alliance in Maharashtra by central agencies was harmful for the country's federal structure.

BOM1 MH-MUMBAI SAMACHAR-200 YEARS Mumbai Samachar, India’s oldest newspaper at 200 years, going strong – thanks to loyal readers With pix Mumbai: In the heart of south Mumbai’s heritage Fort precinct, a bright red building houses the unassuming offices of an enduring institution that will soon turn 200 -- Gujarati daily ‘Mumbai Samachar’.

BES5 MH-VILLAS-RAID-DRUGS Maha: Raids on 2 Nashik villas, 22 held, drugs seized Mumbai: Two villas in Nashik in Maharashtra were raided in the early hours of Sunday and 22 people, including some connected to the entertainment industry, were held, while drugs and hookah were seized, police said.

BES2 CG-MURDER CASE-ARREST Chhattisgarh: Police crack murder case after 10 years; 2 held Raipur: Police have cracked a 10-year-old murder case after an accused during a casual conversation with a friend told him that he had killed a man in Raipur in 2011, an official said on Sunday. PTI NSK NSK

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