Mumbai, Jun 29 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM8 MH-LOCKDOWN Maharashtra: Lockdown extended till July 31 Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday said the lockdown in the state is being extended till July 31. The current lockdown was to end on June 30. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had on Sunday ruled out lifting the lockdown from that date.

BOM2 MH-SENA-MUMBAI-DECONGESTION Create infrastructure in UP, Bihar to decongest Mumbai: Sena Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Monday hit out at Union minister Nitin Gadkari's remarks on the need to decongest Mumbai, saying if smart cities like Mumbai and Pune are created in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the population density of the country's financial capital will naturally come down.

BOM4 GJ-CONG-PROTEST Fuel price hike protest: Guj Cong chief, 50 workers detained Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda and nearly 50 other party workers were detained in Ahmedabad on Monday while they were trying to take out a rally against the ruling BJP at the Centre over the fuel price hike, police said.

BOM5 MH-PAWAR-VEHICLE Cop hurt as vehicle in Pawar's convoy overturns on Expressway Pune, Jun 29 (PTI) A policeman sustained minor injuries after a vehicle in NCP chief Sharad Pawar's convoy overturned on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Monday, police said.

BOM1 MH-LOCKDOWN-SUGAR EXPORT Sugar export from Maharashtra hit due to lockdown Mumbai: Nearly 36 lakh tonne sugar has been exported from Maharashtra between January and June this year as against the target of 60 lakh tonne during the period, an official said on Monday.

BOM6 MH-CONG-PROTEST Maharashtra Congress protests against fuel price hike Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress staged protests across the state on Monday against the increase in fuel prices, and demanded roll back of the hike.

BOM3 MH-HOSPITAL-RUCKUS Maha: Man creates ruckus at hospital after daughter's birth Pune: A man allegedly threatened to kill his wife after she gave birth to a baby girl and created ruckus in an inebriated state at a hospital here in Maharashtra, police said on Monday.

BES11 MP-CABINET-EXPANSION 20 to 25 new members likely to join Chouhan ministry in MP Bhopal: Around 20 to 25 new members, including some former Congress MLAs who joined the BJP in March, are likely to be inducted in Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's cabinet in its second round of expansion that is expected soon, sources in the ruling party said on Monday.

BES5 MP-VIRUS-BJP MLA MP: BJP MLA from Rewa tests positive for coronavirus Rewa (MP): A BJP MLA from Rewa in Madhya Pradesh test positive for novel coronavirus on Monday, district chief medical health officer RS Pandey said.

BES7 MH-VIRUS-CONTAINMENT COVID-19: Ahmedabad gets 7 new micro-containment areas Ahmedabad: Seven new micro-containment zones have been added to the 37 existing ones in Ahmedabad city in Gujarat, taking the total number of people placed under restriction in civic limits to 27,509, an official said.

BES8 MH-VIRUS-PLASMA PROJECT Maha CM launches world's largest convalescent plasma project Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday launched convalescent plasma therapy-cum-trial project for treatment of critical COVID-19 patients with a state medical education department official calling it the largest initiative of its kind in the world.

BES2 MH-VIRUS-PANDHARPUR Police seek curfew in Pandharpur ahead of 'Ashadhi Ekadashi' Pune: Solapur Police have sent a proposal to their district administration to impose curfew in the Pandharpur temple town from Tuesday ahead of the 'Ashadhi Ekadashi', in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. PTI RSY RSY