Mumbai, May 15 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM7 GJ-MIGRANTS-PROTEST Migrant workers pelt stones at police in Gujarat's Bharuch Bharuch/Botad: Desperate to return to their home states, a group of 150 migrant workers hurled stones at the police in Dahej industrial area of Gujarat's Bharuch district on Friday morning, a senior official said.

BOM11 MH-VIRUS-PAWAR-UDDHAV Thackeray, Pawar hold talks over Maha COVID-19 situation Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar on Friday held parleys over the current situation triggered by COVID-19 and measures to be taken to combat the disease in the state.

BOM5 MH-VIRUS-COMMITTEES Maharashtra govt forms two coordination panels on COVID-19 Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has set up two committees at state and district level for better coordination between public and private hospitals in tackling the spread of COVID-19.

BOM10 GA-COAST GUARD-LD SHIPS Rajnath commissions Coast Guard ship, two interceptor boats Panaji: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday commissioned a ship and two interceptor boats of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) in Goa through video conferencing from New Delhi in the backdrop of COVID-19, a step that will boost operational capability of the maritime security agency.

BOM8 MH-MASKS-POLICE-ATTACK 3 cops hurt as group attacks after argument on face mask rule Mumbai: A group of at least 15 people allegedly attacked a police sub-inspector and two constables with sharp weapons at Antop Hill in central Mumbai after the policemen asked why they were not wearing face masks for protection from coronavirus, an official said on Friday.

BOM9 MH-LOCKDOWN-MIGRANT-DEAD Migrant on way to station to catch train collapses, dies Mumbai: A 45-year-old migrant worker from Rajasthan, who walked 30km from his residence to catch a Shramik Special train, collapsed and died near the Vasai Road railway station, an official said on Friday.

BOM6 MH-PM-PAWAR Pawar writes to PM, seeks aid for crisis-hit sugar industry Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking bail out for the sugar industry from the crisis 'aggravated exponentially' by the unprecedented lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

BOM4 MP-VIRUS-INDORE COVID-19: Indore records 61 fresh cases; tally rises to 2,299 Indore: With 61 new cases in the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 count in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district rose to 2,299, while two more patients succumbed to the infection, a health official said on Friday.

BOM12 GA-VIRUS-CREW 154 crew members of ships to be quarantined in Goa: Sawant Panaji: Over 150 people from Goa, who returned to the state on Friday after working on different ships as crew members, will be quarantined here, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.

BOM2 GA-LOCKDOWN-TRAIN-SAWANT Sawant against train halt in Goa as new COVID-19 cases surface Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has suggested the Railways to cancel the halt at Madgaon for special trains being operated by it as the state records new cases of coronavirus after a gap of more than a month.

BOM1 MH-LOCKDOWN-ACB-TRAPS Lockdown sees significant drop in ACB trap cases in M'rashtra Mumbai: The coronavirus-induced lockdown, which has severely affected functioning of government and semi- government departments, has led to a significant drop in cases of bribe in Maharashtra, reflected in low number of traps set up by the ACB in the last one-and-a-half months.

LGB2 GJ-HC-VIRUS-HOSPITALS Regulate fees of pvt hospitals treating COVID-19 patients: HC Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government to take necessary steps to regulate the 'exorbitant' fees charged by private hospitals which are authorised to treat coronavirus patients.

LGB1 MH-HC-VIRUS-MIGRANTS HC asks Centre, Maha on details of special trains for migrants Nagpur: The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Centre and Maharashtra government to give details of special trains running across the country ferrying migrants and others stranded in the coronavirus-induced lockdown and till when these services would be operated.

BES7 GJ-FISHERMEN-ALERT Guj fishermen asked to remain alert for possible infiltration Porbandar: Following the Indian Coast Guard's input about a possible infiltration, fishermen in Gujarat have been asked to remain alert and inform the authorities about any suspicious person or boat.

BES9 MH-LOCKDOWN-AURANGABAD Complete lockdown in Aurangabad city till Sunday Aurangabad: There would be a complete lockdown in Aurangabad city till May 17 in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases, a senior official said on Friday. PTI RSY RSY