Mumbai, May 28 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM5 MH-SUSHANT-NCB-LD ARREST NCB arrests Sushant's flatmate from Hyderabad in drug case Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested Siddhartha Pithani, a roommate of filmstar Sushant Singh Rajput, in a drug case linked to the Bollywood actor's death last year, an official said on Friday.

BOM4 MH-HC-ELGAR-STAN SWAMY Elgar case: HC asks Maha to move Stan Swamy to pvt hospital Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Friday directed the jail authorities in Maharashtra to shift Jesuit priest and activist Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, from the Taloja prison to a private hospital in Mumbai for treatment for two weeks.

BOM7 MH-HC-VIRUS-VENTILATORS HC raps Centre over supply of dysfunctional ventilators Mumbai: The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court on Friday slammed the Centre for its 'insensitive' approach over the issue of supply of more than 100 dysfunctional ventilators to hospitals in Marathwada region of Maharashtra.

BOM6 MH-VIRUS-CLASS 10-EVALUATION Maha govt announces evaluation criteria for Class 10 students Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Friday announced the evaluation criteria for the state board students of Class 10, the examinations of which have been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BOM8 MH-VACCINE-BMC-SUPPLIER Czech Republic vaccine supplier opts out of BMC tender race Mumbai: A vaccine supplier from Czech Republic, which had submitted bid to supply Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots to the Mumbai civic body, has withdrawn its proposal, leaving seven firms in the fray as of now, BMC officials said on Friday.

BOM3 GA-VIRUS-YOGA-NAIK Yoga has helped many countries fight COVID-19: Minister Naik Panaji: Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik on Friday said public awareness on yoga created by the Modi government at the global level has helped several countries fight back the COVID-19 pandemic.

BES5 MP-TIGERS-BANDHAVGARH Nearly 41 tiger cubs spotted in MP's Bandhavgarh reserve Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) has witnessed a big cat boom, as foresters have spotted nearly 41 tiger cubs, from newborns to one year olds, at the sanctuary, a senior forest official said on Friday.

BES8 GJ-YOUTUBE-RUPANI YouTuber held for 'harming' Guj CM's reputation through video Porbandar: A 22-year-old man from a village in Porbandar has been arrested for allegedly trying to harm Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's reputation by creating and uploading a 'doctored video', using a part of the latter's recent speech, police said on Friday.

BES6 MP-BLACK FUNGUS-COMMISSION MPHRC seeks report on treatment denial to black fungus patient Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) has directed Bhopal divisional commissioner and director of health services to submit a detailed report over an incident in which a patient suffering from black fungus was reportedly denied treatment by hospitals here. PTI RSY RSY