Mumbai, Jun 8 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM8 MH-HC-LD CASTE CERTIFICATE HC cancels caste certificate of Amravati MP Navneet Rana MumbaiL The Bombay High Court on Tuesday cancelled the caste certificate issued to Amravati Lok Sabha member Navneet Kaur Rana, saying it was obtained fraudulently using fabricated documents, and directed her to surrender it within six weeks.

BOM10 MH-THACKERAY-FADNAVIS Nothing surprising if PM, Thackeray met separately: Fadnavis Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said nothing was surprising if Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi separately in Delhi earlier in the day but added that he was not aware whether such interaction took place.

BOM1 MH-FIRE-CHEMICAL PLANT Pune chemical plant fire: Search ops resume; co owner summoned Pune: Authorities resumed search operation to look for any more victims at a chemical plant here on Tuesday, a day after a massive fire broke out in the premises, and also summoned the firm's owner to ascertain what kind of materials were being used there, officials said.

BOM9 CG-POOR-FREE RICE Chhattisgarh: Free rice to BPL families from July to November Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government will provide free rice to families in the below poverty line (BPL) category from July to November this year as relief in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Tuesday.

BOM5 GJ-HC-BULLET TRAIN-PLEA Slum dwellers hit by bullet train project move Gujarat HC Ahmedabad: As many as 318 people evicted from a slum colony here to make way for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project have moved the Gujarat High Court seeking a direction to authorities to facilitate their rehabilitation.

BOM3 MH-HC-VIRUS-PILOTS Pilots' body moves HC, seeks compensation for COVID-19 death Mumbai: An association of Indian pilots has approached the Bombay High Court seeking schemes for adequate compensation for pilots who died of COVID-19 or got infected by it, priority in vaccination against the disease and insurance coverage for those working during the pandemic.

BOM4 GJ-WORKERS-PORTAL Guj: Portal, mobile App for unorganised sector workers Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Tuesday launched a web portal and a mobile application to facilitate online registration of workers from the unorganised sector to give them smart cards for availing various welfare schemes.

BOM2 MH-RAINS-MUMBAI Rain lashes Mumbai; MeT dept calls it pre-monsoon showers Mumbai: Rains lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Tuesday morning, bringing respite from the sweltering heat, and the MeT department termed it as pre-monsoon showers.

BES6 MP-ACID ATTACK MP: Woman, two minors injured in acid attack in Rewa; one held Rewa (MP): A 20-year-old-woman and two minor girls sustained critical burn injuries after a man allegedly threw acid on them in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district, police said on Tuesday.

BES3 CG-ELEPHANT-ATTACK C'garh: Man trampled to death by wild elephants in Jashpur Jashpur: A 21-year-old man was trampled to death by a herd of wild elephants in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district, a forest official said on Tuesday. PTI RSY RSY

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