Mumbai, Jun 3 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM7 GJ-OXYGEN PLANTS-LD SHAH India under PM Modi successfully fought COVID-19 battle: Shah Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully fought the battle against COVID-19 and managed to bring disease curve down with the help of 135 crore citizens.

BOM8 MH-HC-SSC EXAMS Cancellation of board exams a policy matter: HC Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday said examinations of Classes 10 and 12 are now being cancelled all over the country owing to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and asked if the court can interfere in such policy matters.

BOM5 MH-VACCINATION-MUMBAI Mumbai likely to get 87,000 Covishield doses on June 4: Mayor Mumbai: Mumbai is expected to get a supply of 87,000 doses of Covishield vaccine against COVID-19 on Friday and the inoculation drive would resume in the city the next day, Mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Thursday.

BOM6 MP-VIRUS-DISTRICTS 35 MP districts reporting less than 10 COVID-19 cases a day Bhopal: As many as 35 districts in Madhya Pradesh are now reporting less than 10 COVID-19 cases in a day, state Home Minister Narottam Mishra said on Thursday.

BOM9 MH-BENGAL ROW-SENA Cyclone of arrogance still hovering over Bay of Bengal: Sena Mumbai: Amid the ongoing tussle between the central government and West Bengal involving the state's former chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said the 'cyclone of arrogance' is still hovering over the Bay of Bengal, and added that it is wrong on the part of the Centre to put pressure on the states.

BOM4 MH-MAYOR-TWEET-ROW Row over tweet: Sena activist posted it, says Mumbai mayor Mumbai: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Thursday said a tweet from her Twitter handle which had triggered a controversy over use of objectionable language was posted by a Shiv Sena activist in a 'fit of anger'.

BOM11 MH-IMD-RAINS Pre-monsoon showers likely in parts of Maha in next 48 hrs:IMD Mumbai: Several parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, are expected to receive pre-monsoon showers of varied intensity in the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday.

BOM10 MP-VIRUS-SUPERSTITION COVID-19: Superstition draws crowd in MP village Rajgarh: Defying COVID-19 norms, a large number of people gathered at a village here in Madhya Pradesh under the belief that a woman, supposedly blessed by a Goddess, can protect them from the viral infection, police said on Thursday.

BOM2 CG-ELEPHANT-ATTACK Chhattisgarh: Woman killed in elephant attack in Jashpur Jashpur: A 42-year-old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Chhattisgarhs Jashpur district, a forest official said on Thursday.

LGB1 GA-HC-PATIENTS-PRIVACY Ensure privacy of COVID-19 patients at Goa govt hospital: HC Panaji: The Bombay High Court has ordered the Goa government to provide adequate number of protective screens to ensure the privacy of COVID-19 patients at the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

BES8 MH-CYCLONE-RAIGAD-RELIEF Maha: Over Rs 348 cr paid to cyclone Nisarga-hit in Raigad Raigad: The Raigad district administration has so far distributed over Rs 348 crore to people affected by cyclone Nisarga which hit coastal parts of Maharashtra on June 3 last year, officials said on Thursday. PTI RSY RSY

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