Mumbai, May 6 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM6 MP-VIRUS-INDORE COVID-19 cases reach 1,681 in Indore; death toll rises to 81 Indore: The number of coronavirus cases in Indore rose to 1,681 after 27 more people tested positive for the disease in the Madhya Pradesh district in last 24 hours, an official said on Wednesday.

BOM9 MH-VIRUS-GOVT ICU BEDS Maha to ramp up ICU beds, seeks Central facilities in state Mumbai: Maharashtra, which is battling surge in COVID-19 cases, has requested the hospitals under the Railways, the Army and other Central undertakings to make their facilities in the state available to the government which is planning to ramp up the number of ICU beds.

LGB4 MH-COURT-RANA KAPOOR ED files charge sheet against Rana Kapoor in Yes Bank case Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against Yes Bank co-founder Rana Kapoor, arrested on money laundering charges, in a special court here.

BOM3 MH-MIGRANTS-DESHMUKH Maha seeks clarity from railways on train fares for migrants Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has sought clarity from the Railways over whether it is bearing 85 per cent of the transport cost of migrant workers heading home amid the lockdown, state Home Minister said on Wednesday.

BOM2 MH-MIGRANTS-TRAIN Spl train carrying 1200 migrant workers leaves from Panvel Mumbai: A Shramik Special train carrying nearly 1,200 migrant workers left from neighbouring Navi Mumbai for Rewa in Madhya Pradesh in the wee hours of Wednesday, the Central Railway said.

BOM4 MH-MIGRANTS-SENA Insisting on COVID-19 test of migrant workers 'inhuman': Sena Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday criticised states which have insisted on coronavirus testing of migrant workers before taking them back, terming it is a 'cruel and inhuman' stand.

BOM5 GJ-VIRUS-CREMATION-CLASH Locals clash with police over COVID-19 victim's cremation Anand: Two policemen and an ambulance driver were injured when a mob allegedly attacked them to stop a civic team from performing the last rites of a COVID-19 victim at a crematorium in Gujarat's Anand district, officials said on Wednesday.

BOM10 MH-VIRUS-CIVIC BODIES KDMC stays decision to keep out locals working in Mumbai Mumbai: The Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) on Wednesday put on hold its controversial decision to deny entry to local residents employed for essential services in Mumbai, which has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, after a furore.

BOM8 MH-VIRUS-AURANGABAD-SHOPS COVID-19: In Aurangabad,odd-even formula for essential shops Aurangabad: In a bid to check the spread of coronavirus and avoid crowding of markets, police have implemented the alternate-day formula for functioning of the shops selling essential items till May 17 in Maharashtra's Aurangabad, a senior police officer said on Wednesday BOM7 MP-VIRUS-GAS VICTIMS Most of COVID-19 deceased were gas tragedy victims: Bhopal NGO Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to screen the vulnerable section among the 1984 gas tragedy survivors who showed primary symptoms so that they can be isolated in view of the deaths of 17 people due to COVID-19 in Bhopal so far, a senior official said on Wednesday.

BOM1 MH-VIRUS-TOWN PLANNING Chance to rework town planning of Mumbai amid COVID-19: Gadgil Mumbai: The spread of COVID-19 in Mumbai and Pune is an opportunity to rework the town planning of the two prominent Maharashtra cities by stopping their vertical growth and encouraging self-contained satellite townships around them, architect Anant Gadgil has said.

BES11 CG-LOCKDOWN-WEEKEND Complete lockdwon in Chhattisgarh on weekends this month Raipur: There will be a complete lockdown in Chhattisgarh on all week-ends -- Saturday and Sunday -- in May to prevent the spread of coronavirus, an official said on Wednesday.

LGB2 MH-HC-NEWSPAPERS-HAWKERS HC seeks govt reply on plea for prohibiting newspaper delivery Nagpur: The Bombay High Court has sought response of the Maharashtra government and the Nagpur civic body on a petition filed by an association of newspaper hawkers seeking a blanket restriction on door-to-door delivery of newspapers and their printing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

BES10 MH-LOCKDOWN-YOUTH-MLA Marathi youth can take advantage of migrants' return: MLA Mumbai: The return of migrant workers to their native states could lead to difficulties in resumption of industrial activities in Maharashtra and the Marathi youth can take advantage of the opportunity, NCP MLA Rohit Pawar said on Wednesday. PTI RSY RSY