Mumbai, May 8 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM11 MH-ACCIDENT-3RDLD MIGRANTS Maha: 16 migrant workers crushed to death by goods train Aurangabad, May 8 (PTI) Sixteen migrant workers sleeping on rail tracks while returning to Madhya Pradesh were crushed to death by a goods train in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on Friday, police said.

BOM8 MH-ACCIDENT-MIGRANTS-UDDHAV Maha CM expresses grief over death of migrants; announces aid Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday expressed grief over the death of migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh in a train accident in Aurangabad district and announced a financial aid of Rs 5 lakh each to their families.

BOM6 MP-ACCIDENT-CHOUHAN Chouhan announces Rs 5 lakh aid for kin of deceased labourers Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday condoled the death of 14 migrant workers from the state in a train accident in Maharashtra and announced a financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to their families.

BOM9 MH-ACCIDENT-MIGRANTS-PAWAR Death of migrants in train accident 'heart-wrenching': Pawar Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday termed the death of 14 migrant workers in the Aurangabad train accident as heart-wrenching and said the Centre must work closely in unison with state governments to ensure labourers reach their homes safely.

BOM14 MH-COUNCIL-LD BJP LIST Former NCP MP in list of BJP candidates for Maha Council polls Mumbai: Former NCP MP Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil and three others figure in the list of BJP candidates for the May 21 Maharashtra Legislative Council poll.

BOM15 GJ-LOCKDOWN-MIGRANTS 2,000 migrants gather outside govt office following rumour Ahmedabad: Flouting lockdown norms, nearly 2,000 migrant workers gathered at a government office in the Gota area here on Friday hoping they will somehow find a way to reach their native places, said police.

BOM13 MH-ACCIDENT-SURVIVORS Train accident: Survivors raised alarm, but in vain Aurangabad: Survivors of the Aurangabad train accident frantically raised alarm to alert their group members sleeping on tracks about a fast-approaching freight train, but it all went in vain as 16 of them were crushed to death at the crack of dawn on Friday.

BOM16 MH-VIRUS-PUNE-CENTRAL TEAM Central team in Pune to take stock of COVID-19 situation Pune: A central health department team arrived in Pune city of Maharashtra on Friday to assess the coronavirus situation in the district, where the number of COVID-19 cases has crossed the 2,400-mark so far.

LGB1 MH-COURT-WADHAWANS Court extends CBI remand of Wadhawans in Yes Bank scam Mumbai: A special court here on Friday extended till May 10 the CBI remand ofDHFL promoter Kapil Wadhawan and RKW Developers promoter Dheeraj Wadhawan, arrested in connection with the Yes Bank scam.

BOM10 MP-VIRUS-INDORE 3 COVID-19 patients die in Indore; case count rises to 1,727 Indore: Three COVID-19 patients, two of them senior citizens, succumbed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, taking the toll to 86 in the district, where the count of positive cases breached the 1,700-mark, a senior official said on Friday.

BOM5 MH-LOCKDOWN-LIQUOR-BORDERS Maha seals borders with other states to curb liquor smuggling Mumbai: In an attempt to prevent smuggling of liquor from neighbouring states during the lockdown, Maharashtra has sealed its borders with them and deployed adequate manpower at a dozen checkposts, an official said on Friday.

BES4 MH-VIRUS-TOPE COVID-19 cases in Mumbai will decline in 15 to 20 days: Tope Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Friday expressed confidence that Mumbai will see a sharp decline in COVID-19 cases in the next 15 to 20 days.

LGB2 MH-HC-AIR INDIA-VIRUS-PAY CUT Air India unions challenge in HC pay cut due to pandemic Mumbai: Air India employee unions have moved the Bombay High Court against the airline's decision to slash allowances, which form a major part of salary, by ten per cent because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

LGB3 MH-HC-LOCKDOWN-POLICE Avoid humiliating lockdown violators: HC to Nagpur police Nagpur: The end does not necessarily justify the means, the Bombay High Court said on Friday while directing the city police chief to ensure no person is made to face any unusual or humiliating punishment by his force for violating norms related to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.

BES9 MH-VIRUS-THANE Tally of COVID-19 patients in Thane district jumps to 1,655 Thane: The count of COVID-19 patients in Thane district of Maharashtra has reached 1,655 with the detection of 142 new cases, officials said on Friday.

BES7 CG-VIRUS-MIGRANTS COVID-19: 22 migrants escape from quarantine centre in C'garh Raipur: At least 22 migrant labourers, who had returned from Andhra Pradesh, escaped from a COVID-19 quarantine centre in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said on Friday. PTI RSY RSY