Mumbai, May 20 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM4 CYCLONE-NAVY-2NDLD RESCUE 37 dead, 38 from barge still missing; Navy continues search Mumbai: With 38 people on board a barge that sank in the Arabian Sea four days ago still missing, Indian Navy ships worked through the night, using searchlights to trace any movement in the pitch dark waters, as hopes of finding more survivors began to recede on Thursday.

BOM9 GJ-CYCLONE-DEATH TOLL Cyclone Tauktae: Death toll in Gujarat goes up to 53 Ahmedabad: As many as 53 people have lost their lives in incidents related to cyclone Tauktae in different parts of Gujarat, officials said on Thursday.

BOM15 MH-BLACK FUNGUS-LD PM-TOPE Mucormycosis prime concern for Maha at present: Tope tells PM Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that mucormycosis or black fungus, which has claimed 90 lives in the state so far, is a matter of prime concern for it at present, and the state government needs more supply of the medicine used in its treatment.

BOM16 MH-HC-VACCINATION-PRIORITY Prioritise vaccination for those with prior appointments: HC Mumbai: The Bombay High Court in an interim order on Thursday said the Maharashtra government must prioritise inoculating people who had prior appointments for vaccination against COVID-19 through the CoWIN portal.

BOM8 MH-HC-PARAM BIR-FIR ST/SC Act case not linked to ex-CP complaint on Deshmukh: Cop Mumbai: Inspector Bhimrao Ghadge filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court on Thursday, saying his case under the Atrocities Act lodged against former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh was not to pressurise him to withdraw his complaint against ex-Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh.

BOM11 MH-CYCLONE-RELIEF-PARTIES Give cyclone relief aid to other states too, say NCP & Sena Mumbai, May 20 (PTI) The NCP on Thursday claimed that six states, including Maharashtra and Goa, suffered losses due to Cyclone Tauktae, but the Centre announced financial assistance only for Gujarat.

BOM7 MP-WOMAN-THRASHED MP: Police thrash woman for not wearing mask in public Sagar: A woman was allegedly beaten up and dragged by some police personnel on a road for not wearing a mask while going out to buy vegetables amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district.

BOM10 CG-CROPS-SUBSIDY Rs 10,000 subsidy for Chhattisgarh farmers for non-paddy crops Raipur: Farmers in Chhattisgarh will get an input subsidy of Rs 10,000 per acre for cultivating some crops identified by the government other than paddy from the Kharif season 2021-22, an official said on Thursday.

BOM12 MH-BARGE-PRADHAN-CONG Barge tragedy: Cong seeks resignation of petroleum minister Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress on Thursday demanded the resignation of Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on moral grounds over the death of 37 personnel on board a barge that sank in the Arabian Sea, and termed it as a 'manmade tragedy'.

BOM6 MH-USMANI-FIR Maha: FIR against Sharjeel Usmani over 'objectionable' tweets Aurangabad: Police have registered an FIR against former Aligarh Muslim University student leader Sharjeel Usmani in Maharashtra's Jalna district for allegedly posting some objectionable tweets, a police official said on Thursday.

BES4 GA-CYCLONE-POWER Cyclone Tauktae: Power supply restored in most parts of Goa Panaji: After a four-day-long restoration work, the power supply, which was disrupted due to cyclone Tauktae in Goa, has resumed in most parts of the state, a senior official said on Thursday. PTI RSY RSY

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