Mumbai, Nov 11 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM1 MP-BYPOLLS-RESULTS MP bypolls: BJP wins 19 out of 28 seats, Cong bags nine Bhopal: The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh won 19 out of the 28 assembly constituencies, where bypolls were held on November 3, giving it a comfortable majority in the House and providing stability to its eight-month-old government in the state.

BOM8 GJ-VIRUS-SCHOOLS Gujarat: Secondary schools and colleges to reopen from Nov 23 Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government has decided to reopen secondary schools and colleges after Diwali vacations from November 23, state education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said on Wednesday.

BOM7 CG-RAIPUR-CINEMA HALLS C'garh allows multiplexes and cinema halls to reopen in Raipur Raipur: Multiplexes and cinema halls have been allowed to reopen in areas outside COVID-19 containment zones in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh, an official said on Wednesday.

BOM9 MH-BIHAR-RAUT Bihar polls: Raut hails Tejashwi Yadav as 'man of the match' Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday praised RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, saying that he has emerged as the 'man of the match' in the Bihar Assembly elections and will play a 'pivotal role' in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

BOM6 GJ-BYPOLLS-CONGRESS Guj bypolls: BJP romps home with all 8 seats at Cong's expense Ahmedabad: The victory of the ruling BJP in the eight seats in the Gujarat Assembly for which bypolls were held recently came at the expense of the Congress, which has seen a steady erosion in its base since notching up 77 seats in the Assembly elections held in December 2017.

BOM5 GJ-BYPOLLS-PARTIES Guj bypoll outcome makes ruling BJP, Rupani stronger in state Ahmedabad: The BJP, which had managed to retain power in Gujarat with a slender majority in the 2017 Assembly polls, has now improved its position ahead of the 2022 state elections by winning all eight seats in the bypolls held last week.

BOM4 MH-NCB-RAMPAL-GIRLFRIEND Drug probe: Actor Arjun Rampal's girlfriend appears before NCB Mumbai: Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal's girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) here on Wednesday as part of its probe into alleged drug use in Bollywood, an official said.

BOM3 MH-BIHAR-AIMIM-JALEEL 'MIM's Bihar poll show slap to those who call it BJP's B-team' Aurangabad: AIMIM's Lok Sabha MP from Aurangabad Imtiaz Jaleel has said that his party's performance in the Bihar Assembly elections, in which it won five seats, was a 'tight slap' to those who accused the party of being BJP's 'B-team'.

BOM2 MH-BIHAR-SENA If Nitish becomes Bihar CM, credit goes to Shiv Sena: Saamana Mumbai: Praising RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav for giving a 'spirited fight' in the Bihar Assembly polls, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday needled the BJP saying that if Nitish Kumar retains the post of chief minister despite the JD(U) winning fewer seats, the credit should go to the Sena.

BES9 MH-UDDHAV-DIWALI Will accept Diwali wishes only through social media: Maha CM Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said he would accept Diwali greetings only through social media and emails, and appealed to people to celebrate the festival of lights safely at home.

BES6 GJ-SHAH-MEETING Guj: Amit Shah to meet village heads of border districts Bhuj: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address a gathering of village heads of three border districts - Kutch, Banaskantha and Patan - near Dhordo tent city in Gujarat's Kutch district on November 12, an official said on Wednesday.

BES3 MH-VIRUS-THANE CASES Maha: Thane sees 414 new COVID-19 cases; 11 more casualties Thane: Maharashtra's Thane district has detected 414 fresh COVID-19 cases and 11 more casualties, an official said on Wednesday. PTI RSY RSY