Mumbai, Nov 17 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM7 MP-LOVE JIHAD BILL-MINISTER MP govt to bring law against 'love jihad',5-year jail:minister Bhopal: The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is planning to introduce Dharma Swatantrya (Religious Freedom) Bill 2020 in the next session of the state Assembly in view of the rising incidents of 'love jihad', state Home Minister Narottam Mishra said here on Tuesday.

BOM8 MP-ACCIDENT-TRUCK MP: 6 killed as truck falls off river bridge in Betul Betul: Five labourers and a truck driver were killed after their vehicle loaded with iron rods fell off the Tava river bridge in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district, police said on Tuesday.

BOM6 MH-THACKERAY-TRIBUTES CM, Pawar pay tributes to Bal Thackeray on death anniversary Mumbai: The Shiv Sena's rank and file, led by Maharashtra Chief Minister and party president Uddhav Thackeray, paid tributes to Sena founder Bal Thackeray on his eighth death anniversary on Tuesday.

BOM5 MH-GADKARI India not 'expansionist', believes in welfare of world:Gadkari Pune: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said India is not an 'expansionist' country and it only believes in the welfare of the world.

BOM4 CG-FAMILY-DEAD 5 members of family found dead at home in Chhattisgarh Raipur: Five members of a family, including two children, were found dead at their home in a village in Raipur district on Tuesday, a police official said.

BOM3 MH-GAIKWAD PATIL-RESIGN Ex-Union minister Jaysingrao Gaikwad Patil resigns from BJP Aurangabad: Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Jaysingrao Gaikwad Patil resigned from the party on Tuesday.

BOM9 GA-VIRUS-ANNUAL FEAST COVID-19: No congregations for Old Goa feast next month Panaji: For the first time in living memory, the Feast of St Francis Xavier held every year in Old Goa which attracts thousands of people, will not be open to the public due to COVID-19 pandemic, a priest said on Tuesday.

BOM2 GJ-CAKE-SWORD Guj: 9 detained for cake cutting with sword at birthday bash Ahmedabad: Police have detained nine persons after a video purportedly showed them celebrating a birthday party where one of them cut cakes with a sword at a public place in Ahmedabad, a police official said on Tuesday.

BOM1 MH-FIRE Fire at godown in Mumbai; no one injured Mumbai: A major fire broke out in a godown in Sakinaka area of Mumbai on Tuesday morning, but there was no report of any casualty, officials said.

BES8 GJ-ACB-CASES ACB registers DA cases against 27 Guj govt employees this year Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered cases against 27 state government staffers this year for having assets disproportionate to their known sources of income, the ACB said on Tuesday.

BES7 MP-BABA-DEMOLITION MP: Encroachments by Computer Baba's aide demolished in Indore Indore: Authorities in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district on Tuesday razed illegal structures built by an associate of self-styled godman Namdeo Das Tyagi on 15,000 sq ft area here, a senior official said.

BES4 MH-LEOPARD-ATTACK Maha: Man, son killed in leopard attack in Aurangabad Aurangabad: A man and his son have been mauled to death by a leopard in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district, a forest official said on Tuesday.

BES5 MH-VIRUS-AURANGABAD CASES Maha: Aurangabad records fresh 65 COVID-19 cases; one death Aurangabad: As many as 65 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while one died of the infection in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district, an official said on Tuesday. PTI RSY RSY