Mumbai, Nov 10 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM12 MP-BYPOLL-TRENDS 5 MP bypolls: BJP leads in 20 seats, Congress ahead in seven Bhopal: The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh is leading in 20 of the 28 Assembly constituencies for which byelections were held while the Congress is ahead in seven seats, as per the trends of counting on Tuesday.

BOM11 GJ-BYPOLL-TRENDS 2 Gujarat bypolls: BJP ahead in all 8 seats, Congress trails Ahmedabad: The ruling BJP in Gujarat is leading in all the eight seats while the Congress is trailing behind as counting of votes polled for the Assembly bypolls progressed on Tuesday.

BOM16 GJ-BYPOLL-RESULT Gujarat: Cong turncoat wins Abdasa bypoll on BJP ticket Ahmedabad: BJP's Pradhyumansinh Jadeja on Tuesday defeated his nearest Congress rival Shantilal Senghani by a margin of 36,778 votes from Abdasa Assembly seat in Kutch district of Gujarat, the Election Commission said.

BOM9 MH-TRP SCAM-ARREST Senior Republic TV executive held in fake TRP scam Mumbai: Republic TV's distribution head Ghanshyam Singh was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the alleged TRP (Television Rating Point) rigging scam, a Mumbai crime branch official said.

BOM13 GJ-BYPOLL-CM Trends in Guj bypolls show BJP has support of all sections: CM Gandhinagar: With the trends of counting of votes on Tuesday showing the BJP leading in all eight assembly constituencies in Gujarat, the party workers broke into celebration and burst firecrackers at its headquarter here.

BES1 MH-DEMONETISATION-SENA Celebrating note ban akin to cut cakes on victims' graves:Sena Mumbai: In a caustic attack on the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said 'celebrating' the fourth anniversary of demonetisation because of which many people 'committed suicide' and businesses destroyed, is akin to cutting birthday cakes on their graves.

BES4 MH-MSRTC-PACKAGE Maha govt announces Rs 1,000cr package for cash-strapped MSRTC Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has announced Rs 1,000 crore financial package for the cash-strapped Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) for the next six months, minister Anil Parab said on Tuesday.

BES2 MH-VIRUS-THANE Thane's COVID-19 tally rises to 2,16,480 Thane: The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra's Thane district has risen to 2,16,480 with 417 more detections, an official said on Tuesday. PTI RSY RSY