Mumbai, May 31 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM4 MP-DOCTORS-STRIKE 3,000 junior doctors in MP go on strike amid COVID-19 pandemic Bhopal: Nearly 3,000 junior doctors in Madhya Pradesh on Monday struck work, barring COVID-19 duties, to press for their demands, including free treatment for them and their families if they contract the coronavirus infection.

BOM9 MH-TRAFFIC-CURBS-CM Stricter curbs in Mumbai if heavy traffic continues: Maha CM Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday expressed concern over the heavy vehicular traffic in Mumbai and warned that the lockdown-like curbs will be made stricter if such a situation continues.

BOM2 MH-VIRUS-STAN SWAMY Elgar Parishad case: Stan Swamy tests coronavirus positive Mumbai: Jesuit priest and activist Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, has tested positive for coronavirus.

BOM6 MH-PAWAR-FADNAVIS Fadnavis meets Pawar in Mumbai, terms it 'courtesy' call Mumbai: Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at the latter's residence here on Monday morning.

BOM5 MP-GANJA-SEIZURE DRI seizes ganja worth Rs 6.19 crore in MP; 3 arrested Indore: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has seized 3,092 kg of ganja (cannabis) worth Rs 6.19 crore from a mangoes-laden truck in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district and arrested three persons in this connection, officials said on Monday.

BOM7 GJ-BLACK FUNGUS-SUICIDE Gujarat: COVID-19 survivor ends life over fear of mucormycosis Ahmedabad: An 80-year-old man from Ahmedabad who had recovered from coronavirus allegedly committed suicide out of fear of contracting the mucormycosis infection, police said on Monday.

BOM1 CG-NAXAL-ENCOUNTER Chhattisgarh: Woman Naxal killed in encounter in Dantwewada Dantewada: A woman Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on her head, was killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Monday, a police official said.

BOM8 GJ-VASAVA-COMMENTS-ARREST Man held for distasteful comments on Guj MP Vasava's health Bharuch: Police have arrested a man for allegedly making unsavoury remarks on Facebook over the health of Gujarat BJP MP Mansukh Vasava, who was hospitalised recently for COVID-19 treatment, an official said on Monday.

BOM3 MH-PARKING-MUMBAI BMC panel gives nod for setting up Mumbai Parking Authority Mumbai: The Mumbai civic body's standing committee has approved the formation of the Mumbai Parking Authority to provide convenient, safe and affordable parking facilities in the city which is facing a space crunch.

BES8 MH-CYCLONE-RAIGAD Tauktae: Raigad damage assessment report ready, say officials Alibag: The assessment of damage caused by cyclone Tauktae, which brought heavy rains to coastal Maharashtra in mid-May, has been completed in Raigad district, officials said on Monday. PTI RSY RSY

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